The Voice, now 50¢ at your local newsstandsFeb 10th, 2011 | By Terri Sercovich | Category: Top Story
On January 11, 1890, William F. Roy published the first issue of The St. Bernard Voice. He eventually passed his paper to Edwin M. Roy, who passed it on to Edwin “EM” Roy Jr. The Roys have devoted their lives to spreading news about St. Bernard Parish to its residents. That was always their first priority.
So after Hurricane Katrina destroyed the parish, Mr. Roy distributed The Voice to as many reopening businesses as he could. His first priority was to get information to the people who needed it, and he did so by disregarding the normal charge and handing the paper out for free. It was more important that St. Bernardians be well informed than to continue selling the paper.
More than five years have passed since the storm, and St. Bernard Parish is recovering. We have schools being rebuilt, we have businesses reopening, and we have a hospital on the way.
As each month passing turns into another year, normalcy is returning.
To that end, The St. Bernard Voice will now return to what was normal for the first 116 years of its existence: We will continue to serve the community through covering and reporting on important events in the parish, we continue to serve as St. Bernard’s official legal journal, and now we will return to charging .50 cents to buy a Voice at the newsstand.
As a subscription based paper, it is unfair to our 7,000 paid-readers to continue free distribution. Subscriptions are available no matter your location. Please call 504.279.7488 to subscribe.
We hope that our community, both residents and businesses, respects this transition, and we thank all of our vendors who sell The St. Bernard Voice.
Buy your weekly copy of The St. Bernard Voice at any of these businesses:
• Nicosia Express Lane
• Bradley’s Pharmacy
• Meraux Food Store
• Arabi Food Store
• Barker’s Dozen
• J & R Quick Stop
• Ben’s Pizza
• C & C Drugs
• Chevron on Paris Road
• Chevron on St. Bernard Highway
• Mumphrey’s Pharmacy
• Main’s Food Store
• Par 3 Diner
• Breaux Mart
• PJ’s Coffee
• Rocky & Carlos
• St. Bernard Court House food stand
• St. Bernard Government Building