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Oil spill states still await money
March 29, 2012 at 3:18 pm
Billions of dollars are at stake for Louisiana as the Restore Act that would provide that amount in the BP oil spill recovery flounders in Congress. The act would provide 80 percent of the oil fines recovered by the government in the spill to the four states seriously affected by it.


Education in state to experience change
March 01, 2012 at 2:42 pm
John White, Louisiana’s new superintendent of education, seems to be leading the way in providing our state the type of educational system that will serve its future. Such a system would be primarily aimed at giving our kids careers that will provide for their families and expand the economy of our state.


Lent can make us live a better life
February 24, 2012 at 9:26 am
And now comes lent, which lets us know that human beings are very versatile. They can transform overnight from a lively setting at Mardi Gras to a peaceful and prayerful experience. The contrast between carnival and lent shows the ways in which the human spirit can express itself.


Revision to fireworks ban wrong on so many levels
February 17, 2012 at 9:59 am
Dear Editor,

I am truly perplexed as to why, after the obvious and overwhelming opposition to repeal the fireworks ban in St. Charles Parish a year ago, this kind of proposition would again rear its ugly head.


Celebrate Black History Month by keeping emphasis on education
February 17, 2012 at 9:59 am
Dear Editor,

On Feb. 28, 2011 six African Americans met with the Superintendent of St. Charles Parish Public Schools and among other concerns, raised the question of the gap in academic performance between African-American and white students. Following is precisely what we requested:


Tell your neighbor to throw you something
February 17, 2012 at 9:56 am
Carnival time is here again and St. Charles Parish is looking forward to a big weekend ahead. The Krewes of Lul and Des Allemands are set to roll and will have plenty of favors to spread around. Plus, there will be a lot of merry-making and feasting on the streets of Luling Saturday and Des Allemands Sunday.


St. Charles needs input in airport plans
February 10, 2012 at 9:33 am
Plans for overhauling Louis Armstrong International Airport are in the works and just how it is done could have an effect on residents of St. Charles Parish and the disturbances they encounter.


Are vouchers a good choice
February 03, 2012 at 9:38 am
Gov. Bobby Jindal wants vouchers to private schools to play a bigger role in providing education to our school age kids. And if properly administered, there is no reason why they would not benefit the system.


School board travel seems warranted
January 27, 2012 at 9:52 am
If St. Charles Parish School Board members were to take off for Hawaii and other exotic destinations with bathing suits in hand claiming to be taking care of their official business, one would suspect that they are fiddling with taxpayer money. But such does not seem to be the case.


Coastal restoration plan is welcomed
January 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm
At last, a master plan for the restoration of Louisiana’s coast has been planned and is available for public review. It shows what the coast should be like in 2061 if the restoration is accomplished.


Bill of Rights ensures our freedom
December 16, 2011 at 9:07 am
Sometimes we forget about how our great nation was formed and still stands relatively undisturbed in providing the freedoms we enjoy.


Community center will be plus for parish
December 09, 2011 at 9:56 am
St. Charles Parish is getting ready to make headway in expanding its public facilities in the months ahead.


Paul Maillard to get facelift
December 02, 2011 at 9:35 am
At last, Paul Maillard Road in Luling will get a makeover.


Giving thanks
November 23, 2011 at 10:30 am
Despite the complaints we hear from people every day, there are many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.


The redemption of Jordan Jefferson
November 11, 2011 at 10:38 am
This season was supposed to be LSU quarterback and former Destrehan High School star Jordan Jefferson’s coming out party.


Early voting spikes interest in election
October 21, 2011 at 9:29 am
Voters in Louisiana and St. Charles Parish will decide Saturday who runs their governments for the next four years. Campaigns for the different offices have been active, to say the least, and of different calibers.

Rigs to reefs money should benefit fisheries
October 14, 2011 at 9:11 am
Fishermen always relish the sight of an oil rig when they head offshore to make their catch in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hannan was a strong leader for our area
October 07, 2011 at 9:20 am
The Archdiocese of New Orleans and all of southeast Louisiana lost a very active leader with the death last week of Archbishop Philip Hannan. He will be buried today in a crypt below St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.

St. Rose trapper has gained fame by clearing out parish’s hogs
St. Rose trapper has gained fame by clearing out parish’s hogs
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Not too many animal trappers can boast the resume of St. Rose’s John Schmidt, who not only cleared out thousands of animals to improve the safety of the Louis Armstrong International Airport, but also helped clear out the hog population in St. Charles Parish.