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DNA testing machine breaks new ground

DNA testing machine breaks new ground

Editor June 17, 2017 Comments Off on DNA testing machine breaks new ground

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – The idea of using DNA testing is associated by most people with finding a murder suspect. But at Lakeview Regional Medical Center the use of DNA

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Heart Hospital is sold – Parish owners expect various providers to bring jobs back soon

Heart Hospital is sold – Parish owners expect various providers to bring jobs back soon

Editor June 17, 2017 Comments Off on Heart Hospital is sold – Parish owners expect various providers to bring jobs back soon

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West News LACOMBE – The quiet hallways of the Louisiana Heart Hospital won’t be that way much longer after Stirling Medical Lacombe LLC of Covington purchased the property for $22

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Wounded War Heroes benefit set this Friday in Mandeville

Wounded War Heroes benefit set this Friday in Mandeville

Editor June 17, 2017 Comments Off on Wounded War Heroes benefit set this Friday in Mandeville

SLIDELL – Tickets and sponsorship’s are still available for the third annual Wounded War Heroes fundraising banquet that will be held at the Castine Center in Mandeville this Friday, June 16 from 5:30 to

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Family Fun Day seeking vendors for event

Family Fun Day seeking vendors for event

Editor June 14, 2017 Comments Off on Family Fun Day seeking vendors for event

SLIDELL – Vendors and sponsorship’s are now being sought for the annual Family Fun Day presented for free each year by the Friends of the Harbor Center. The Family Fun Day is an incredible

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Sheriff slashes workforce by 13%

Sheriff slashes workforce by 13%

Editor June 14, 2017 Comments Off on Sheriff slashes workforce by 13%

SLIDELL?– In the wake of the failure to renew the St. Tammany Parish Jail sales tax, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office (STPSO) is now facing a revenue loss of over 10 percent, which

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WWH helped soldier return to civilian life

WWH helped soldier return to civilian life

Editor June 14, 2017 Comments Off on WWH helped soldier return to civilian life

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West News   SLIDELL – “I’m surviving.” That was the best answer Mike Thibodeaux could come up with after taking a few seconds to ponder the question “how are you

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Rep. Schroder resigns – Dedicating time to become Treasurer

Rep. Schroder resigns – Dedicating time to become Treasurer

Editor June 14, 2017 Comments Off on Rep. Schroder resigns – Dedicating time to become Treasurer

BATON ROUGE — District 77 State Representative John Schroder (R-Covington) announced his resignation Monday to a group of family, friends and supporters. Schroder cited his desire to fully dedicate his time to his campaign

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Councilman Frank Sharp passes away

Councilman Frank Sharp passes away

Editor June 5, 2017 Comments Off on Councilman Frank Sharp passes away

COVINGTON – St. Tammany Parish Councilman Frank “Dennis” Sharp passed away at his home in Covington on Sunday after a long battle with cancer. Sharp was elected to the Parish Council in 2011, then

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Fairway Medical care is personal to new Medical Director Shamieh

Fairway Medical care is personal to new Medical Director Shamieh

Editor June 5, 2017 Comments Off on Fairway Medical care is personal to new Medical Director Shamieh

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Dr. Samer Shamieh doesn’t shy away from the topic of doctors caring for patients in this day of the high-pressure, low margin, competitive health care industry.

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War Heroes Banquet  seeking sponsors for event

War Heroes Banquet seeking sponsors for event

Editor June 3, 2017 Comments Off on War Heroes Banquet seeking sponsors for event

SLIDELL – It is time again for locals to help out U.S. military soldiers who were injured in the line of duty as the third annual Wounded War Heroes fundraising banquet will be held

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STPSO: Beware  of current  telephone scam — Caller pretending to be Sheriff’s deputy

STPSO: Beware of current telephone scam — Caller pretending to be Sheriff’s deputy

Editor June 3, 2017 Comments Off on STPSO: Beware of current telephone scam — Caller pretending to be Sheriff’s deputy

COVINGTON — The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office stated it has received several complaints from citizens saying they have gotten a call from a man pretending to be a sheriff’s deputy, and that he

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Motorcyclist dies in La. 36 crash

Motorcyclist dies in La. 36 crash

Editor June 3, 2017 Comments Off on Motorcyclist dies in La. 36 crash

COVINGTON — A crash on La. 36 last week claimed the life of Covington’s Domario Rodricous Smith, Louisiana State Police Troop L reported. Just before 6 a.m. last Thursday, Smith was riding a 2007

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Bigger Goals – NS Community Foundation takes on new challenges in second decade

Bigger Goals – NS Community Foundation takes on new challenges in second decade

Editor June 3, 2017 Comments Off on Bigger Goals – NS Community Foundation takes on new challenges in second decade

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – The Northshore Community Foundation recently celebrated 10 years of philanthropic guidance in St. Tammany Parish by moving into a $1.4 million building across the street from

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Parish government  releases Annual Report

Parish government releases Annual Report

Editor May 20, 2017 Comments Off on Parish government releases Annual Report

COVINGTON – St. Tammany Parish Government recently released its 2016 Annual Report. The report pinpoints, in detail, the revenues and expenditures of St. Tammany Parish Government, as well as accomplishments by departments within parish

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Sales tax revenue increasing in  St. Tammany

Sales tax revenue increasing in St. Tammany

Editor May 20, 2017 Comments Off on Sales tax revenue increasing in St. Tammany

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – With a national economy getting stronger, St. Tammany Parish is reflecting that growth in a big way through sales tax revenue figures that continue to increase

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St. Tammany deputy tries to rebuild life after freak accident 10 years ago changed her future

St. Tammany deputy tries to rebuild life after freak accident 10 years ago changed her future

Editor May 20, 2017 Comments Off on St. Tammany deputy tries to rebuild life after freak accident 10 years ago changed her future

By Kevin Chiri Tammany news bureau COVINGTON–When St. Tammany Sheriff’s Dep. Mary Mayo was paralyzed in an accident nearly 10 years ago she received attention from the local newspapers to national television coverage. But

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Man allegedly tries to run over 8-year-old boy

Man allegedly tries to run over 8-year-old boy

Editor May 14, 2017 Comments Off on Man allegedly tries to run over 8-year-old boy

COVINGTON — A Covington man is facing attempted murder charges after he tried to run over his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son with his pickup truck, then rammed a sheriff’s deputy’s car on Interstate 12, St.

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Indictments brought down on major criminal cases

Indictments brought down on major criminal cases

Editor May 14, 2017 Comments Off on Indictments brought down on major criminal cases

SLIDELL – A St. Tammany Parish grand jury returned indictments in several cases this past week. Among them was Shane Christian Pagano, 41, of Slidell, who was indicted with the aggravated/first degree rape of

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Lakeview joins Tulane Medical

Lakeview joins Tulane Medical

Editor May 14, 2017 Comments Off on Lakeview joins Tulane Medical

COVINGTON — HCA MidAmerica Division’s Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington has become a campus of Tulane Medical Center effective May 7, leveraging the expertise and resources of both hospitals to enhance the care

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Tragic accident takes life of 97-year-old Covington man

Tragic accident takes life of 97-year-old Covington man

Editor May 14, 2017 Comments Off on Tragic accident takes life of 97-year-old Covington man

COVINGTON — A 97-year-old man was killed when he was run over by his own truck last week near Covington Country Club, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office reported. An employee of Covington Country

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