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Col. Cook a quiet, American hero — Marine Corp veteran was commanding officer in fierce Vietnam battle

Col. Cook a quiet, American hero — Marine Corp veteran was commanding officer in fierce Vietnam battle

Editor November 12, 2017 Comments Off on Col. Cook a quiet, American hero — Marine Corp veteran was commanding officer in fierce Vietnam battle

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   SLIDELL – Col. Gorton Cook is a single man who served in the United States Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. But his commitment to fight as

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West Chamber receives prestigious award

West Chamber receives prestigious award

Editor November 5, 2017 Comments Off on West Chamber receives prestigious award

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news   COVINGTON – St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce President Lacey Toledano is confident the small staff at the local Chamber has consistently been successful in creating a

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COMPETING CHEF – Covington man to go against top cooks on Food Network’s Chopped

COMPETING CHEF – Covington man to go against top cooks on Food Network’s Chopped

Editor November 5, 2017 Comments Off on COMPETING CHEF – Covington man to go against top cooks on Food Network’s Chopped

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   COVINGTON – It was probably easy for Gavin Jobe’s parents to know what career path he was heading down when they saw him practically obsessed at the

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Superwomen Survivors

Superwomen Survivors

Editor October 27, 2017 Comments Off on Superwomen Survivors

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   SLIDELL – There are a lot of words used to describe breast cancer survivors. “Strong women.” “Courageous.” “Brave.” But unless you have ever gone through the tortuous

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Love Makes A Family – Slidell attorney guiding parents through process of adopting a child

Love Makes A Family – Slidell attorney guiding parents through process of adopting a child

Editor October 27, 2017 Comments Off on Love Makes A Family – Slidell attorney guiding parents through process of adopting a child

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   SLIDELL – There is a simple building at 233 Robert Street in Slidell’s historic Olde Towne district that gets more attention for the quaint look than the

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Memorial Fountain to be built at Veterans Cemetery

Memorial Fountain to be built at Veterans Cemetery

Editor October 27, 2017 Comments Off on Memorial Fountain to be built at Veterans Cemetery

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   SLIDELL – “The American spirit is alive and well,” Slidell contractor Tommy Benasco told a crowd at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery on Monday. Benasco, owner of

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Parish ‘jobs at home’ rise substantially, Scott says

Parish ‘jobs at home’ rise substantially, Scott says

Editor October 27, 2017 Comments Off on Parish ‘jobs at home’ rise substantially, Scott says

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   SLIDELL – Dr. Loren Scott makes his living by analyzing and consulting on the economy—particularly here in Louisiana. As the guest speaker on Monday for the annual

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EDD taxes dropped — ‘People don’t want tax’

EDD taxes dropped — ‘People don’t want tax’

Editor October 27, 2017 Comments Off on EDD taxes dropped — ‘People don’t want tax’

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   COVINGTON – St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister has acknowledged that next year’s critical sales tax renewal vote in March, 2018 was a determining factor in announcing

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Ruling by judge is criticized — Doctor: ‘I’ll never get that money now’

Ruling by judge is criticized — Doctor: ‘I’ll never get that money now’

Editor October 27, 2017 Comments Off on Ruling by judge is criticized — Doctor: ‘I’ll never get that money now’

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   COVINGTON – A Covington physician who lost over $123,000 over a three-year period when a former bookkeeper embezzled money from him believes a new court ruling in

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Five-day Slidell Party Begins — ‘Taste of Olde Towne’ Wednesday thru Sunday

Five-day Slidell Party Begins — ‘Taste of Olde Towne’ Wednesday thru Sunday

Editor October 27, 2017 Comments Off on Five-day Slidell Party Begins — ‘Taste of Olde Towne’ Wednesday thru Sunday

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau   SLIDELL – Slidell’s historic beginnings will be the focus of the first annual “Taste of Olde Towne” five-day event that debuts next Wednesday, Oct. 25 and continues

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Smooth Jazz ‘make-up’ concert set for November 12

Smooth Jazz ‘make-up’ concert set for November 12

Editor October 27, 2017 Comments Off on Smooth Jazz ‘make-up’ concert set for November 12

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   SLIDELL – Organizers of the 1st annual Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival are not letting a little thing like a hurricane slow them down. After two years

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Zaunbrecher, Burris win judge elections — Schroder in state treasurer runoff; Maness, Wright in state rep runoff

Zaunbrecher, Burris win judge elections — Schroder in state treasurer runoff; Maness, Wright in state rep runoff

Editor October 27, 2017 Comments Off on Zaunbrecher, Burris win judge elections — Schroder in state treasurer runoff; Maness, Wright in state rep runoff

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news   SLIDELL – Two new judges for the 22nd Judicial District Court were voted into office in Saturday elections, while a runoff will be held for the District

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Hand Fit for a Vet — After two serious accidents, doctors recommend state-of-the-art bionic hand for Perry Pezzarossi

Hand Fit for a Vet — After two serious accidents, doctors recommend state-of-the-art bionic hand for Perry Pezzarossi

Editor October 27, 2017 Comments Off on Hand Fit for a Vet — After two serious accidents, doctors recommend state-of-the-art bionic hand for Perry Pezzarossi

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   COVINGTON – Ever since Perry Pezzarossi was involved in a serious accident in 1992 while serving with the U.S. Army’s Armored Calvary Regiment in Fort Bliss, Tex. he

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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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Saxophonist Albright to headline at festival

Saxophonist Albright to headline at festival

Editor October 8, 2017 Comments Off on Saxophonist Albright to headline at festival

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau   SLIDELL – Gerald Albright has a simple invitation for local music lovers. “We want you to come out and party with us” at the Camellia City Smooth

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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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