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Parish ranks high in preparedness
July 24 at 11:11 am
Residents of St. Charles Parish can take comfort in the fact that our parish is ranked among the 13 programs accredited nationally for emergency and disaster preparedness capabilities.

Coastal restoration plan getting better
July 10 at 3:28 pm
At last, Louisiana’s efforts to put together a massive $50 billion, 50-year coastal restoration plan it adopted in 2007 is showing some progress in its financing.

It’s time to get rid of Confederate flag
July 02 at 4:01 pm
Americans and others who favor freedom of the people should take a big step forward by not paying their respect to Confederate flags.

Oyster shells needed to help restore disappearing Louisiana coast
June 19 at 12:07 am
If you eat oysters on the half shell in Southeast Louisiana restaurants in the future, you will be helping to save our state’s valuable Gulf of Mexico coast in the future.

Improvements coming in river bank projects
June 12 at 4:29 pm
East and west banks of the Mississippi River will be getting a tremendous amount of improvements in St. Charles Parish in the months ahead, according to the St. Charles Parish goverment.

Hurricane season is here. Are you ready?
June 05 at 5:27 am
As you have heard, hurricane season has arrived. And it is up to us to calm it down.

Pontchartrain Beach on its way back
May 29 at 3:24 pm
Years ago, when older folks of today were enjoying their youth, there was a thrilling place to go not far away from St. Charles Parish on Lake Pontchartrain.

Louisiana industries need to help restore the coast
May 22 at 8:20 am
John Barry, who was dumped as a member of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East after that organization filed a lawsuit against 97 oil, gas and pipeline companies for destruction of the state coast, wrote an interesting column calling on the industries to change its tune in assisting in coastal restoration.

Should we consider a flat tax again?
April 17 at 11:35 am
Income tax time has come and gone again with few expressions being uttered publicly about the unpopularity of the way we collect taxes. Maybe folks have given up on finding a better way to do it.

Ol’ Man Wigle will be remembered
April 10 at 10:20 am
St. Charles Parish has had residents who were memorable in many ways and one of them just passed away at the healthy old age of 103. We’re sure most people will remember the name attached to this very interesting individual.

Parish gets set for Bridge Run
March 26 at 4:19 pm
The most spectacular structure in St. Charles Parish will be the site of one of its most exciting events of the year Saturday.

Obama should approve Keystone
March 20 at 10:39 am
The future of Keystone XL pipeline is still up in the air after some seven years of controversy over whether or not the mineral transportation facility should be completed from oil fields in Canada to refineries in Texas.

Let’s give Jindal a chance
March 13 at 10:57 am
Will Bobby Jindal be our next president? Don’t hold your breath.

River cruises will increase tourism here
March 06 at 1:13 pm
Colorful cruise ships such as those that have plied European waters for many years are expected to soon be travelling waters of the Mississippi River right between the east and west banks of St. Charles Parish.

So who is responsible for wetlands damage?
February 27 at 2:31 pm
It was disturbing to learn that a judge has dismissed the suit by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East for compensation from oil and gas companies because of damages to our coast that occurred during their exploration and development. The law may give them the right to do their work under permits, but it appears that most of those permits required leaving the lands and wetlands they explored in good condition when finished that would not deteriorate the Louisiana coast.

Louisiana needs that offshore royalty
February 13 at 1:21 pm
Louisiana has been having a major problem along its coast, which has been disappearing at more than the size of a football field every hour.

Satellite Center broadens education
February 06 at 1:06 pm
St. Charles Parish has been very creative in the past in the education field. It has always scored as having one of the best systems in the state in teaching our young residents how to read, write and add numbers.

Our coast needs a lot of attention
January 30 at 12:41 pm
Louisiana’s erosion along the coast needs more attention before it is too late. It’s time to speed up the process so our water wonderland doesn’t leave the land behind completely.

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‘Unheard Voices’ tour holds  special showing Friday
‘Unheard Voices’ tour holds special showing Friday
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On Friday, Destrehan Plantation will host a special evening tour titled, “Unheard Voices of the German Coast,” focusing on the lives of the enslaved, free Afro-Creoles, German farmers, and Acadians that lived alongside plantation owners years ago.