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6 Strange and Wonderful Fourth of July Celebrations From All Over

Thursday is Independence Day, and cities and towns all across America will be celebrating in style—but not always in conventional fashion. Heck, not always in America either.

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Summer Cookouts Are A Bargain

The typical summer picnic, including hot dogs, cheeseburgers and other fare cost an average of $57.20 for 10 people. That's $5.72 per person. That's a better deal than a fast food combo.

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Officials Warn Fourth Of July Holiday Could Be Unusually Dangerous For Driving

A lot of motorists are expected to take to the road this holiday weekend, and law enforcement officials have some advise for drivers. Take extra safety precautions.
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office will be stepping up patrols Beginning Thursday, and through the holiday weekend

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Where To Go For Fourth Of July Fireworks

Some Fourth of July fireworks advice...Let the professionals do it.

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July 4th Spending is Higher in the Northeast

Whatever your plans for the 4th of July, travel and fireworks are part of many celebrations, including here in Acadiana and across the Gulf Coast. According to an annual survey by Visa, Fourth of July spending will be up 58%

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Will You Get Burned This Fourth Of July?

Fourth of July celebrations can sometimes end in unpleasant surprises like a trip to the emergency room. If you'll be celebrating with fireworks, a barbecue, or relaxing at the pool or beach, the American Red Cross has tips for enjoying a safe, happy holiday.

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Debbie Ray’s List of ’9 Things I Must Do This Summer’

Summer has arrived, all full of possibilities and adventures. Besides vacationing, there are a few things that make summer summer. Here's my list of things I must do for summer to be summer!

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Good Friends + Good Grill + Good Recipe = Good Time!

When the weather's nice in South Louisiana, there's nothing like sitting outside with something good on the grill, an ice chest full of cold drinks, and a bunch of good friends.

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Were You Born On A Holiday? You’re Not Alone!

I know several people who were born on or near Christmas, and, as joyous an occasion it is, some of my friends get really upset when I give them their present and say "Merry Birthday!".

(Yes, I am that guy that loves to kill two birds with one stone

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Veterans Parade Float Struck By Train In Texas

4 Dead, 17 Hurt
According to the Huffington Post, a parade of wounded veterans was en route to a banquet honoring the veterans' service when it was struck by a train at a crossing.

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I’m Going To Toledo Bend; Any Suggestions?

Shannon's family has some property at Toledo Bend Lake, and we are headed there this weekend.  I have only been to Toledo Bend once before (no thanks to my cousin, Neil Carret!), so I don't know much about the area.

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Fundraiser On For Purple Heart Bricks

On today's date, August 7, 1782, Gen. George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart, a decoration to recognize merit in enlisted men and non-commissioned officers wounded or killed while serving with the U. S. Military. 

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