Peacefulness should be the way of our lives

Terror struck the world again when as a motor vehicle steered off the road on London Bridge and plowed into more than 20 people, turning an area of bars and restaurants into a scene of human screams, injuries and deaths. Read More...
June 15 at 10:00 am

God wants us to give up the cheap things in life so we can receive real treasures

What a Life!
By Father Willie Todd
June 15 at 9:10 am

Lawsuit against superintendent to move outside the session

Despite pleas to hold a hearing before the regular session ends, 19th Judicial District Court Judge William Morvant appears prepared to wait until August to address a lawsuit that questions the employment status of Education Superintendent John White.Read More...
June 14 at 1:02 am

St. Charles Parish Hospital: Quality healthcare in St. Charles Parish

By Austin Reeder, CEO of St. Charles Parish Hospital

As the new chief executive officer of St. Charles Parish Hospital, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for welcoming me into your community. Read More...
June 09 at 3:21 pm

Jesus told us that his followers live in the world but not of the world

What a life!
By Father Wilmer Todd
June 07 at 2:51 pm

Study says Louisiana hosted largest tax increase in U.S.

Louisiana implemented the largest tax increase in the United States in 2016, according to a 50-state survey compiled by the National Conference of State Legislatures.Read More...
June 07 at 2:48 pm

Rural jobs bill unites unlikely political allies

In what could be described as an exercise in star-crossed politics, the left-leaning Louisiana Budget Project and the right-leaning Americans For Prosperity officially joined forces Monday to oppose the creation of a rural jobs tax credit. Read More...
May 26 at 10:00 am

Louisiana Catholic bishops urge legislators to repeal the death penalty

What a life!
By Father Willie Todd

The following is a summary Statement of the Louisiana Catholic Bishops on the repeal of the death penalty dated April 18, 2017. Read More...
May 25 at 5:34 pm

Money for judgments also missing from budget

There’s no money in the House-passed budget to address legal judgments that have been decided against the state and lawmakers are doubtful that any new dollars will be added to the spending plan to pay them next fiscal year, according to Appropriations Chairman Cameron Henry, R-Metairie.Read More...
May 18 at 6:50 am

The Wild Girl of Catahoula

By Terry Jones, Past Times

Much like today’s Bigfoot sightings, newspapers in the late 19th century frequently reported on a mysterious Louisiana figure known as the “Wild Girl of Catahoula.” Read More...
May 10 at 2:40 pm

Southeast Louisiana has great music

Welcome to reality in case you were tuned in to Jazz Fest this past week, which kept Southeast Louisiana tapping its feet to the best musical sounds in the country - if not the world.Read More...
May 10 at 2:39 pm

Lawmakers are looking into prescription drug pricing

A set of bills moving through the state Legislature’s ongoing regular session would create new layers of disclosure in regard to prescription drug pricing in Louisiana. Read More...
May 10 at 2:36 pm

Celebrating Small Business Week May 1 - 7

By Brandt Dufrene,
president/CEO of First National Bank USA

The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and First National Bank USA are joining the Small Business Administration (SBA) in celebrating National Small Business Week, May 1-7. Read More...
May 04 at 1:41 pm

Mom had a strong faith life that gave her strength, vigor and energy

By Father Wilmer Todd

My brother, Br. Terry Todd, S.J., gave the eulogy at my mother’s (Charlotte Todd’s) funeral. The following is a summary of his reflection. Read More...
May 04 at 1:38 pm

Historic message of monuments is not good

The time has come for our monumental statues to be removed from so much public attention. Read More...
May 04 at 1:37 pm

Gas tax hike is still on the session agenda

While House and Senate leaders contend a proposed increase to the state gasoline tax still has a long road ahead in the ongoing regular session, supporters aren’t letting up on their push to generate more money for Louisiana’s overwhelming transportation needs. Read More...
May 04 at 1:35 pm

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Animal Shelter's petting zoo is a hit
Animal Shelter's petting zoo is a hit
Wide-eyed and adorable, baby possums equaled the tabby kittens in popularity at the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter's first petting zoo at this year's parish summer camp.