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Tigers, Wildcats take parish’s center stage
November 04, 2011 at 9:14 am
Pride will be on the line Friday night when the Destrehan Wildcats travel to Hahnville High School to battle the Tigers at 7 p.m.

Election season not over yet
October 28, 2011 at 9:34 am
The first election for state and parish offices is over, but hold tight. There’s another one ahead.

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.

Take a night out to meet the candidates
September 30, 2011 at 10:04 am
With election time nearing, St. Charles Parish residents should take advantage of the Meet the Candidates night Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Hahnville High School.

Tax system needs to be changed
September 23, 2011 at 9:55 am
One of our country’s major problems at the present time is caused by a tax system with many flaws in it that cannot be corrected with less than a major overhaul. And that does not appear to be forthcoming.

Candidate choices a win for democracy
September 16, 2011 at 9:30 am
While there were few surprises in early election qualifying, there was a stunner minutes before it ended when Councilman Billy Raymond threw his hat into the ring for parish president.

Time to start making up our minds
September 09, 2011 at 9:21 am
Not only do we have to be prepared for hurricanes this fall, here in Louisiana we have to be prepared for elections.

Irene reminds us to get prepared
September 02, 2011 at 9:22 am
So far this week, we have said “Good Night Irene” and remembered the most destructive hurricane ever that struck our coast six years ago, Monday. And we can breathe a sigh of relief that Irene didn’t come this way and, after a difficult struggle, we did survive Katrina.

Football season kicks off in St. Charles
August 26, 2011 at 9:07 am
It may not seem like football season due to the sweltering heat, but players at both Hahnville and Destrehan high schools will strap on their helmets and don their pads for the annual kick off of football in St. Charles - the Ed Reed Jamboree.

Community Ed offers a lot to St. Charles
August 19, 2011 at 9:42 am
Education in St. Charles Parish is not just about teaching young people the ABCs and the complexities of physics. There’s a lot of practical stuff that can help people of all ages improve their lifestyles.

Huey expansion will benefit West Bank
August 12, 2011 at 9:12 am
While riding across the Huey Long Bridge these days, we wonder why such a big and burdensome enlargement project is underway while the Avondale area which it connects to the city of New Orleans is expected to have such a deep economic depression in the future.

Congress needs to get on target
August 05, 2011 at 9:26 am
Though both congressmen representing portions of St. Charles Parish voted no on the bill to raise the debt ceiling and prevent a government default in Washington this week, the measure passed.

West bank still lacks levee protection
July 29, 2011 at 9:23 am
While the East Bank of St. Charles has a completed hurricane protection levee, mostly along Airline Drive, the West Bank has a ways to go.

Spillway could serve us even better
July 21, 2011 at 10:56 am
St. Charles Parish played a big part in keeping the land along the rising Mississippi River dry this year.

Congress must make big decisions soon
July 15, 2011 at 9:28 am
What takes place in Washington D. C. in the next few days can determine how our country goes in the years ahead.
Whether or not to raise the debt limit is the big question. How to pay for our deficit in the future could provide the answer.

Grand Ridge dressing up a beautiful parish
July 08, 2011 at 9:29 am
When you live in St. Charles Parish, you live close to nature. And no place is that more evident than in the Willowdale area, site of the former Willowdale Country Club and the upcoming Grand Ridge Golf Club.


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Political drama starring A-listers films in Norco
Political drama starring A-listers films in Norco
A political drama produced by George Clooney and starring Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton recently filmed in Norco’s Bonnet Carré Spillway.