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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.


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.


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

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.


Presidential candidates turn focus to Louisiana
March 16, 2012 at 10:22 am
It seems that Louisiana may have a shot after all in determining who will be Republican nominee for President and thus get a chance to become leader of the world’s greatest democracy. That fact was somewhat confirmed when three of the four main candidates made plans to campaign in the state during the remaining two weeks before the primary election here on March 24.

Crawfish cook-off will offer more celebrity judges, 3-day festival.
Crawfish cook-off will offer more celebrity judges, 3-day festival.
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St. Charles Parish’s second annual crawfish cook-off will be bigger in nearly every way this year with three days of festivities, more celebrity judges, carnival rides and nearly 40 boil teams ready to light the fire.