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Parish roadwork hits roadblock — State financial woes will cause St. Tammany traffic to get worse

Parish roadwork hits roadblock — State financial woes will cause St. Tammany traffic to get worse

Editor October 13, 2017 Comments Off on Parish roadwork hits roadblock — State financial woes will cause St. Tammany traffic to get worse

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   COVINGTON – It may not matter how much growth St. Tammany Parish officials are expecting here in coming years, the top state highway official in Louisiana made

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D.A. might appeal decision by judge —  Court says Parish Council can hire legal counsel

D.A. might appeal decision by judge — Court says Parish Council can hire legal counsel

Editor October 13, 2017 Comments Off on D.A. might appeal decision by judge — Court says Parish Council can hire legal counsel

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau COVINGTON – A battle between the St. Tammany Parish Council and District Attorney Warren Montgomery is still not over even after a First Circuit Court of Appeals judge ruled

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Judgeships, state rep, Parish Council seats face vote

Judgeships, state rep, Parish Council seats face vote

Editor October 13, 2017 Comments Off on Judgeships, state rep, Parish Council seats face vote

COVINGTON – Voters are being asked to go to the polls this Saturday, Oct. 14 to decide five public positions that are vacant due to mid-term departures in office. Two seats on the 22nd Judicial

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Parish head seeks funding after state cuts $20 million

Parish head seeks funding after state cuts $20 million

Editor October 8, 2017 Comments Off on Parish head seeks funding after state cuts $20 million

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news   SLIDELL – In the face of continued opposition about recently initiated Economic Development Districts (EDDs) off key interstate exits on I-12, St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister

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The Big Debut — Performers set to hit stage for Smooth Jazz

The Big Debut — Performers set to hit stage for Smooth Jazz

Editor October 8, 2017 Comments Off on The Big Debut — Performers set to hit stage for Smooth Jazz

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West News   SLIDELL – “This is it!” It may be appropriate that the 1970s song by Kenny Loggins has a jazzy, cool feel to it since that is the

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Upcoming fundraiser in Mandeville will help raise money for new facility

Upcoming fundraiser in Mandeville will help raise money for new facility

Editor September 30, 2017 Comments Off on Upcoming fundraiser in Mandeville will help raise money for new facility

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news   COVINGTON – When considering the work done for animals at the St. Tammany Humane Society—doing so in an aging building that was constructed nearly 70 years ago—the

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Bike Share coming to St. Tammany? Program opposed since high cost could exclude local businesses

Bike Share coming to St. Tammany? Program opposed since high cost could exclude local businesses

Editor September 22, 2017 Comments Off on Bike Share coming to St. Tammany? Program opposed since high cost could exclude local businesses

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   SLIDELL – There is little disagreement about the fact that a Bike Share operation in St. Tammany Parish would be a great amenity for residents across the

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Paul creates Jazz artwork — Slidellian gaining her own spotlight now

Paul creates Jazz artwork — Slidellian gaining her own spotlight now

Editor September 22, 2017 Comments Off on Paul creates Jazz artwork — Slidellian gaining her own spotlight now

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   SLIDELL – Watching her two sons become professional baseball players made it easy for Marle’ Paul to remain out of the spotlight, whether she really wanted that

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Husband cleared in death of wife in fire — Sheriff clears up short-term difference with autopsy opinion from coroner

Husband cleared in death of wife in fire — Sheriff clears up short-term difference with autopsy opinion from coroner

Editor September 22, 2017 Comments Off on Husband cleared in death of wife in fire — Sheriff clears up short-term difference with autopsy opinion from coroner

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   SLIDELL – Press releases in the past week from the St. Tammany coroner and sheriff in connection with a Lacombe homicide led to the shortest press conference

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Public not happy about vote — Parish bringing sales tax renewal back a third time in March, 2018

Public not happy about vote — Parish bringing sales tax renewal back a third time in March, 2018

Editor September 17, 2017 Comments Off on Public not happy about vote — Parish bringing sales tax renewal back a third time in March, 2018

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   SLIDELL – St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister could not have been surprised last week by the flood of negative reaction to the news that parish government

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Film Festival Tour to premier ‘Forgotten Bayou’

Film Festival Tour to premier ‘Forgotten Bayou’

Editor September 17, 2017 Comments Off on Film Festival Tour to premier ‘Forgotten Bayou’

SLIDELL?– The Pontchartrain Film Festival Tour will present the north shore premier of the award-winning film “Forgotten Bayou,” a feature-length documentary about the Bayou Corne Louisiana Sinkhole. The Honey Island Sierra Club and Abita

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Laurent says ‘it’s time’ for African American judge

Laurent says ‘it’s time’ for African American judge

Editor September 10, 2017 Comments Off on Laurent says ‘it’s time’ for African American judge

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   SLIDELL – There have been dozens of elections for judge in the 22nd Judicial Court over the years, but none has ever seen an African American vying

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Candidates address 2018 ‘fiscal cliff’

Candidates address 2018 ‘fiscal cliff’

Editor September 10, 2017 Comments Off on Candidates address 2018 ‘fiscal cliff’

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news   COVINGTON – The four candidates vying for the District 77 seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives were faced with a variety of questions at the St.

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Harvey relief begins — Parish groups respond quickly to hurricane

Harvey relief begins — Parish groups respond quickly to hurricane

Editor September 1, 2017 Comments Off on Harvey relief begins — Parish groups respond quickly to hurricane

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West bureau   MANDEVILLE – St. Tammany Parish may be dodging the biggest bullet from the devastating rains brought to Texas and Louisiana by Hurricane Harvey. However, the residents of the

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Sports celebrities set for Slidell

Sports celebrities set for Slidell

Editor September 1, 2017 Comments Off on Sports celebrities set for Slidell

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau SLIDELL – The organizers of the first annual Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival, scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 6-8 in Slidell, have made it clear from the

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Hunt recalls bringing his artwork of Pope John Paul II to the Vatican

Hunt recalls bringing his artwork of Pope John Paul II to the Vatican

Editor August 28, 2017 Comments Off on Hunt recalls bringing his artwork of Pope John Paul II to the Vatican

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news   MANDEVILLE – When Michael Hunt received a phone call in 2000 from U.S. Ambassador Lindy Boggs asking the famed poster artist to create a work for Pope

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Famed artist Michael Hunt offering art classes at Mandeville studio

Famed artist Michael Hunt offering art classes at Mandeville studio

Editor August 28, 2017 Comments Off on Famed artist Michael Hunt offering art classes at Mandeville studio

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news     MANDEVILLE – There is nothing like a quick profit of $50,000 for a young college student to suddenly realize his artistic talent might be a little

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Covington traffic project nears  its completion

Covington traffic project nears its completion

Editor August 9, 2017 Comments Off on Covington traffic project nears its completion

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – One major highway improvement is approaching completion of a two-year project that will dramatically improve traffic for Covington motorists, all at a time when talk is

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RACING THE CLOCK — Time becoming crucial for 4-year-old, Willow Olsen, who has rare gene disorder

RACING THE CLOCK — Time becoming crucial for 4-year-old, Willow Olsen, who has rare gene disorder

Editor August 8, 2017 Comments Off on RACING THE CLOCK — Time becoming crucial for 4-year-old, Willow Olsen, who has rare gene disorder

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   MANDEVILLE – Amber Olsen appears surprisingly calm as she tells the story of her attempts to beat the clock to find a cure for Multiple Sulfatase Deficiency (MSD),

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Trace inching closer to Slidell park

Trace inching closer to Slidell park

Editor August 4, 2017 Comments Off on Trace inching closer to Slidell park

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – The long and winding 30-mile road of the Tammany Trace, coming from the Covington Trailhead all the way to Slidell’s Heritage Park, is still proving to

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