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It’s time to be merry at carnival

With a cold and icy winter still trying to keep us in tow, it is time to relax and enjoy the carnival spirit which arrives this weekend in southeast Louisiana. Here in St. Charles Parish, residents are getting ready to celebrate at the Krewe of Lul parade, which starts Saturday at noon, and the Krewe of Des Allemands parade, which begins at 1 p. m. Sunday.Read More...
February 28, 2014 at 10:46 am
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Death penalty should be abolished

Another unbelievable case has arisen in which the death penalty has been prescribed and, over a period of many years, in this case 22, the penalty has not yet been delivered. Read More...
February 24, 2014 at 11:27 am
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Graves did well as head of CPRA

After fighting to preserve and restore the diminishing coast of Louisiana for years, the person who led those efforts has resigned effective Feb. 17. Read More...
February 14, 2014 at 1:41 pm
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Community Ed can help us all

The St. Charles Parish school system is remarkable in many ways, and one of those ways is with our Community Education program in which all of our citizens can get education in many subjects.Read More...
February 07, 2014 at 9:04 am
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St. Charles gets A+ for winter storm preparation

While many other areas around the south experienced gridlock due to winter storm conditions, St. Charles Parish and the rest of Louisiana made off much better in comparison.Read More...
January 31, 2014 at 12:38 pm
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Deville

Vera Dufrene DeVille, 73, a native and resident of Bayou Gauche, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 18.Read More...
January 24, 2014 at 10:37 am
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Poverty problems need statewide solutions

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty in the United States with plans to decrease the percentages of starving people and help those by providing all of their needs. Today, poverty reportedly is as rampant as it was then with 40 percent of the nation in that number.Read More...
January 17, 2014 at 10:14 am
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Put Christmas trees to good use

With the Christmas season over, we can take down the decorations and begin to get back to normal. Included in that equation is taking down the Christmas tree and putting it out for the parish pick up so that the tree can be used to help save our deteriorating Gulf coast.Read More...
January 10, 2014 at 9:16 am
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Pope Francis is not a Marxist

Pope Francis was not exhorting a philosophy of Marxism such as was intimated by radio show host Rush Limbaugh last week.Read More...
January 03, 2014 at 10:33 am
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Lake Cataouatche needs attention

The collapse of Lake Cataouatche in St. Charles Parish into an open waterway with little vegetation protecting its perimeters is alarming. One of the purposes of our coastal restoration program is to keep vegetation along our shoreline to protect our coast.Read More...
December 20, 2013 at 9:16 am
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Mandela was a unique person

The world lost one of its greatest citizens last week when Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95. He was a former South African president who did more than, perhaps, anyone else to help bring freedom to all people who inhabit this world in which we live.Read More...
December 13, 2013 at 9:34 am
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Football is not a noise game

The gridiron has provided the location for a lot of thrilling sports activity in recent years. It is supposed to be a contest of how the players handle the oval football in running for touchdowns, throwing and catching passes, kicking the ball and getting it away from the opposition.
But lately, another element has entered the competition - noise from the fans.Read More...
December 09, 2013 at 9:55 am
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Thankful for slow hurricane season, flood protection improvements

As we enter this Thanksgiving, the weather has been disagreeable. Although southeast Louisiana is generally blessed with mild temperatures at this time of the year, many of us have had to crank up our seldom used heaters as temperatures have plummeted and we have been kept damp by a steady mist. Read More...
November 27, 2013 at 1:18 pm
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Parishes take action to restore the coast

Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes have taken the lead in filing lawsuits charging that energy companies and contractors have not followed the law in restoring coastal lands to the healthy conditions that existed before their explorations and production efforts. Louisiana laws clearly say that the land must be maintained and restored to their original condition when work is completed.Read More...
November 22, 2013 at 9:41 am
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Remembering the actions of local soldiers on Veteran’s Day

In a Veteran’s Day proclamation 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy said “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”Read More...
November 15, 2013 at 9:25 am
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Mr. Go is finally ‘Go...Going...Gone’

“Mr. Go . . . Going . . . Gone” is a TV documentary produced by one of Louisiana’s top coastal environmentalist. It is an interesting piece, to say the least, about one of the worst efforts the people of our state put forth supposedly to improve the economy through easier waterway access from the Gulf of Mexico to the Port of New Orleans.Read More...
November 08, 2013 at 9:11 am
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Special needs couple overcome 14 years of obstacles to wed
Special needs couple overcome 14 years of obstacles to wed
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Craig Blackburn and Heather Hancock have had myriad obstacles and a lot of distance to overcome to make their relationship work. Despite that, in so many ways, the couple couldn’t be closer.