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Alligators become industry in St. Charles

It all began back in 1979 when the St. Charles Rotary Club, looking for a money-making event for its charitable purposes, started the Alligator Festival. It was held in the driveway-entrance of Willowdale Country Club but soon advanced to more appropriate areas of the parish.Read More...
September 20, 2013 at 10:14 am
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Is co-existence in our future?

Itís a mixed up world to say the least at the present time. We have Syria saying they have not killed their people with chemical weapons. It was rebels in their country who did it to point the blame at the Syrian government so they could take over the country.Read More...
September 12, 2013 at 1:57 pm
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Coastal restoration canít wait any longer

Weíve been waiting for much too long to get coastal restoration for Louisiana along the Gulf of Mexico going at a fast rate of speed. Now we understand that some of the money due us as civil penalties from the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe could arrive within a year. Hallelujah!Read More...
September 06, 2013 at 9:44 am
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St. Charles not a dangerous place to live

When the value of property goes down, so should the property taxes. That is what the people are paying for - the right to own property at their respective values.Read More...
August 30, 2013 at 8:57 am
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Our state is high in integrity

Itís good news that Louisiana now ranks sixth among states in integrity according to Chicago watchdog group the Better Government Association. The state rated high for laws governing freedom of information, open meetings and conflicts of interest.Read More...
August 23, 2013 at 2:43 pm
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St. Charles businesses donít remove sales tax during holiday

Dear Editor,
I assume that the state of Louisiana and St. Charles Parish instituted the sales tax holidays to provide an opportunity for the residents of the state and parish to purchase items and save the normal taxes paid on said purchases, thereby stimulating the economy and providing savings to the residents. This holiday takes place every year on the first Friday and Saturday of August. All items for personal use should be sales tax free with the exceptions of licensed vehicles, food prepared at a restaurant and some services and rentals.Read More...
August 09, 2013 at 11:01 am
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Residents can benefit from Community Ed

In St. Charles Parish, education is not just for children. It is for all of those adults as well who want to continue their education after graduation in fields that can help them improve the way they live as well as offering them ways to earn a better living.Read More...
August 09, 2013 at 10:58 am
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Lawsuit could benefit our future

One of the biggest lawsuits in the history of the state is about to unfold as the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East prepares to go into the courtroom against many of the oil and gas companies that have produced along the deteriorating Gulf Coast of Louisiana. The prelude is just beginning and apparently the action could go on for a long time.Read More...
August 02, 2013 at 10:52 am
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A tale of 2 statesí unemployment experience

Last month, the North Carolina Legislature enacted legislation to corral its expanding federal debt for unemployment compensation (UC) benefits to its unemployed.Read More...
July 19, 2013 at 9:28 am
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Home sales increase in spite of fears

Thereís good news in the St. Charles Parish real estate market with sales increasing in spite of the fears over threatened increases in flood insurance. Our assessor, Tab Troxler, and local real estate agents have agreed that the future looks promising.Read More...
June 27, 2013 at 11:19 am
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Jindalís tour is good news for state

Itís good news that Gov. Bobby Jindal is undertaking a statewide tour that will take him to all of Louisianaís 64 parishes.Read More...
June 21, 2013 at 10:47 am
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We need less national, more local government

Itís time to start reconsidering the make-up of governments in the United States and produce a system where local people can have more control over the way they live. This will give them more freedom to do the things they want to do.

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June 14, 2013 at 9:20 am
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Social media can help catch criminals

The importance of social media was once again on display during a recent rash of burglaries that primarily took place in Luling.

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June 07, 2013 at 9:18 am
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Be prepared this hurricane season

Itís that time of year again. Hurricane season, we mean.

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May 31, 2013 at 9:40 am
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Big abortion clinic is planned nearby

Teaching the value of life amidst so much terror and violence in our lives will suffer a setback if the abortion clinic scheduled to be built on South Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans is realized. Construction is scheduled to begin this week on the 7,000-square-foot building.Read More...
May 24, 2013 at 2:43 pm
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Internet sales taxes could change things

Sales taxes on the Internet may soon become a regular thing if a bill which passed in the U. S. Senate this week goes the rest of the way to become law. And it would be fairer to most local retailers because, at present, they have to compete against competitors on the Internet who do not have to charge customers the taxes.

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May 10, 2013 at 9:27 am
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Teachers form running club to help students burn off energy
Teachers form running club to help students burn off energy
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Luling Elementary teacher Dana Dufrene saw students running here, running there - running everywhere they shouldn't be.