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Future of coast may brighten up

After the leveeing of the Mississippi River ,which has nearly destroyed the Louisiana coast by depriving it of overflows of fresh water that brought life to our wetlands and marshes, we got a break in 1990. In that year, the Coastal Wetland Planning, Protection and Restoration Act was passed by Congress.Read More...
October 04, 2013 at 9:15 am
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Festivals reign this fall

The 2013-14 school year is in full swing and the high school football season is already a third of the way through. As of Sept. 22, summer has receded and fall is upon us once again.Read More...
September 27, 2013 at 11:07 am
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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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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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Zimmerman trial

The Florida trial of George Zimmerman got more attention from the press than almost any trial in recent memory. And its outcome certainly lends credence to the fact that people can react in various ways to acts that come about through violence.Read More...
July 24, 2013 at 6:14 pm
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Feds should join in saving the coast

We need coordination between the state and federal government in preserving the coast of Louisiana. Among other things, Louisianaís coastal restoration problems are being multiplied by the different viewpoints of governmental agencies that are involved in our survival.Read More...
July 19, 2013 at 9:25 am
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Less jail time may be better

It is disturbing to learn that Louisiana jails a greater percentage of its citizens than any other state in the country. Hopefully, it is not because we have more criminals around but rather because our laws and practices have provided for that situation.Read More...
July 12, 2013 at 12:39 pm
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World Trade Center should remain

Itís unbelievable that The Tricentennial Plan in New Orleans would provide for tearing down one of the most significant buildings in the city ó the World Trade Center at the foot of Canal Street. A non-descript sculpture would replace it similar to the arch that decorates the Mississippi River water front in St. Louis.Read More...
July 03, 2013 at 7:52 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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Destrehan sophomore earns LSU offer
Destrehan sophomore earns LSU offer
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Sophomore running back John Emery has been recognized around Destrehan as being a special talent with great upside since he arrived at the school as a freshman.