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Save money in the parish this weekend
August 03, 2012 at 9:00 am
There’s money in the bank for anyone who wants to shop in St. Charles Parish this week. It’s a sales tax holiday and we are the only parish in the state that will suspend all sales taxes on most retail purchases.


Risk is crux of any free enterprise system
July 27, 2012 at 8:50 am
One of the things I admire most about business people—particularly small business people—is that they have the courage to take risks. Free market capitalism isn’t for the faint of heart. Those folks who take an idea, wrap it in scarce resources, nurture it with hard work, and make it successful will always be special to me.


Electoral college is not democratic
July 27, 2012 at 8:49 am
Though we live in the world’s greatest democracy, we have some shortcomings in how we elect our President and Vice President.


Drought not helpful in preserving our coast
July 27, 2012 at 8:49 am
One would never think this country is in a major drought judging from the amount of rainfall hitting Louisiana in recent weeks. But it is dry in much of the rest of the country, which has attracted damaging forest fires in many areas.


Hagler-Hearns revisited?
July 20, 2012 at 8:49 am
I will never forget "The War" between boxers "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler and Thomas "Hit Man" Hearns fought on April 15, 1985. I watched it at a closed-circuit big screen TV location. A state legislator from the Bayou Lafourche region was sitting in front of me. Right before the bell rang for Round One, he turned to me and asked if I wanted to put $50 on the fight but told me I would have to take Hagler.


Police need facts in our biggest city
July 20, 2012 at 8:48 am
Police in Louisiana’s biggest city, New Orleans, reportedly have started getting more personal with people at traffic and pedestrian stops. They ask for information which some people claim is none of their business.


Restore Act is finally passed
July 03, 2012 at 1:34 pm
Passage of the Restore Act by Congress brings a big sigh of relief from Louisianans who were hoping most of the oil spill penalties assessed against BP would go proportionately to the five states bordering the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana, having been the most affected by it, should receive by far the biggest share.


More diversions may be coming our way
June 29, 2012 at 9:28 am
There was good news at the State of the Coast conference on Louisiana’s coastal restoration efforts this week in New Orleans. According to Garret Graves, chairman of the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, our state hopes to launch a new diversion of Mississippi River water and sediment into the Barataria Basin to build up the wetlands.


Lafon rewarded with four more years
June 22, 2012 at 9:24 am
The St. Charles Parish School Board has extended Rodney Lafon’s contract as superintendent for four more years - and for good reason. In this day and age when many communities are suffering from deficiencies in their education processes, our parish has rated superior in that direction.


Registrar releases election schedule
June 14, 2012 at 10:10 am
It’s an important election year, which comes to a climax in November and December. And it is hopeful that local residents will start getting prepared well in advance.


Rail service could link New Orleans, Baton Rouge
June 07, 2012 at 9:28 am
Rail service between New Orleans and Baton Rouge through St. Charles Parish has been envisioned for some time but so far nothing has come to pass.


T-P to make use of the Internet more
May 31, 2012 at 8:49 am
The news is out. Our neighbor, The Times Picayune, is planning to end its daily publication and go out on the streets and into the homes with print media only three days a week beginning sometime this fall. Instead of daily publication, the newspaper will make more use of the Internet in these modern times.


It’s time again to get prepared
May 25, 2012 at 9:15 am
Hurricane season hasn’t officially come as yet but the tropics couldn’t wait. Tropical Storm Alberto is already thundering around in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South Carolina at 40 mph.


Graduates need to think ahead
May 17, 2012 at 10:25 am
It’s graduation time again when students throw up their caps and cheer the results of their learning through years of schooling.


Port of South Louisiana future looks great
May 10, 2012 at 10:06 am
There could be an expanded future in store for the Port of South Louisiana in the River Parishes.


Sheriff gets help in fighting crime
May 04, 2012 at 9:07 am
Sheriff Greg Champagne is showing us a new way to fight crime - by getting local citizens to help.


School, hospital bond issues win
April 27, 2012 at 12:49 pm
St. Charles Parish voters passed two bond issues Saturday which will provide funding to help keep the parish on its progressive path in providing services to the people.


School, hospital bond election
April 19, 2012 at 2:58 pm
St. Charles is a fortunate parish. We have one of the finest public school systems in the state, if not the best, and a hospital that offers modern medical services convenient to our residents.


Major TV series will be filmed in parish for first time
Major TV series will be filmed in parish for first time
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A major network television series will be filmed in St. Charles Parish for the first time after Quixote Studios in St. Rose inked a deal with ABC.