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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 Louisianaís 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 Lafonís 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
Itís 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.


Itís time again to get prepared
May 25, 2012 at 9:15 am
Hurricane season hasnít officially come as yet but the tropics couldnít 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
Itís 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.


It looks like Obama vs. Romney
April 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm
The real campaign for President is about to get underway.

Vote for hospital bond will cause further debt
April 05, 2012 at 9:00 am
Dear Editor,

Once again, in less than a year, the Administrator and operators of our St. Charles Parish Hospital are asking the good folks of St. Charles Parish to give them more money to expand the hospital. Nothing has changed, except for their plan on how they will access your taxes.


Alternative fuels are still needed
April 05, 2012 at 8:59 am
The world seems to be failing measurably in trying to replace fossil fuel with renewable sources of fuel. There is no indication that solar power is about to take over the gigantic task of fueling our homes and industries.


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, Louisianaís 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.


Ghosts invade nature trail on haunted hike
Ghosts invade nature trail on haunted hike
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The ghosts of Native Americans, French explorers and pirates will inhabit Norcoís Wetland Watcher Park on Saturday, transforming the serene nature trail into an eerie walk through history.