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West Tammany warned of widespread telephone, Internet scams

West Tammany warned of widespread telephone, Internet scams

chrissycsmith January 21, 2015 Comments Off

COVINGTON — Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz is letting the public know of a couple of scams gaining popularity, including one on Craig’s List. The Craig’s List scam involves legitimate properties available for sale

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Covington receives ‘excellence’ award for financial reporting

Covington receives ‘excellence’ award for financial reporting

chrissycsmith January 21, 2015 Comments Off

COVINGTON — For the third consecutive year, the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Covington by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States

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Terry King plans on continuing to compile truth

Terry King plans on continuing to compile truth

chrissycsmith January 21, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news LACOMBE – As the corruption case against former St. Tammany Coroner Dr. Peter Galvan was winding down in early 2014, culminating with a two-year prison sentence for using

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Public officials targeted for underassessed properties

Public officials targeted for underassessed properties

chrissycsmith January 21, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany?West news LACOMBE – One of the next big cases currently being worked on by the Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany (CCST) Investigative Committee is tax fraud by public officials in

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School Board member Ronnie Panks passes away

School Board member Ronnie Panks passes away

chrissycsmith January 21, 2015 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – St. Tammany Parish’s longest serving member on the current St. Tammany Parish School Board, James “Ronnie” Panks, Sr. of District 12 has died. Panks passed away

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New Ochsner CEO named

New Ochsner CEO named

chrissycsmith January 21, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Ochsner Medical Center-North Shore has hired a new CEO to head operations on this side of the lake as 40-year-old Bradley Goodson will officially take over

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Parish crime rate lowered

Parish crime rate lowered

chrissycsmith January 21, 2015 Comments Off

COVINGTON — The crime statistics for St.?Tammany?Parish have been released by Sheriff Jack Strain, and the numbers show that the parish remains one of the safest places to live in the state. Overall, crime

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St. Scholastica gym plan back to drawing board

St. Scholastica gym plan back to drawing board

chrissycsmith January 18, 2015 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – Saint Scholastica Academy’s (SSA) polarizing plan to expand their gymnasium and campus across the Covington Historic District will head back to its initial starting point after

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Mandeville hires Command Construction

Mandeville hires Command Construction

chrissycsmith January 18, 2015 Comments Off

By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West MANDEVILLE–After nearly two hours of debate, a split Mandeville City Council finally approved Command Construction of Metairie as the contractor for road work and drainage improvements to Old Mandeville’s

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COAST setting new rules

COAST setting new rules

chrissycsmith January 18, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – Following an incident last year when a regular attendee to a senior center location was initially barred from attending for alleged improper behavior, the Council on

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New Covington subdivision aims at 190 new homes

New Covington subdivision aims at 190 new homes

chrissycsmith January 18, 2015 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – The city of Covington may soon be welcoming a new subdivision to its area after the St. Tammany Parish Zoning Commission approved a plan that calls

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New district attorney takes office

New district attorney takes office

chrissycsmith January 18, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Change that has been occurring in recent years among top St. Tammany political leaders took perhaps its biggest step on Monday in the St. Tammany Justice

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Mandeville City Council still battling awarding construction contract

Mandeville City Council still battling awarding construction contract

chrissycsmith January 10, 2015 Comments Off

By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news MANDEVILLE — A contract for road work in Old Mandeville is under scrutiny due to the recommended contractor’s controversial past. Despite Mayor Donald Villere’s opposition, the Mandeville City

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CEO talks about challenges due to ‘Obamacare’

CEO talks about challenges due to ‘Obamacare’

chrissycsmith January 10, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – If you are looking for a voice of experience in the changes to our national health care system, look no further than St. Tammany Parish Hospital

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Smith to run for sheriff

Smith to run for sheriff

chrissycsmith January 10, 2015 Comments Off

By CHRISSY SMITH and KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – Expectations that five-term St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain might have an easy run to victory in the spring 2015 elections quickly vanished

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St. Tammany commercial permits skyrocket in third quarter

St. Tammany commercial permits skyrocket in third quarter

chrissycsmith December 30, 2014 Comments Off

MANDEVILLE – The St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation (STEDF) has released its third quarter reports on St. Tammany economic trends and parish growth. The area saw a sharp rise in commercial building permits, with

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Covington Police issue $100 bills instead of tickets

Covington Police issue $100 bills instead of tickets

chrissycsmith December 30, 2014 Comments Off

COVINGTON — Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Covington Police Department fanned out through Covington last week, handing out $100 bills instead of traffic citations. Dozens of people said they were

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Lacombe residents have aspect of wedding featured on TV show

Lacombe residents have aspect of wedding featured on TV show

chrissycsmith December 30, 2014 Comments Off

By CHRISSY SMITH Tammany?West news LACOMBE – Alexa Hardy and Ryan Eades have found it. True love, that is. Both Northshore High School graduates and now residents of Lacombe, Hardy and Eades were featured

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Arrests made in attempted robbery in Covington

Arrests made in attempted robbery in Covington

chrissycsmith December 30, 2014 Comments Off

COVINGTON — While most St. Tammany Parish residents were finishing up their holiday shopping and prepping their Christmas ham, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies arrested two individuals wanted in an attempted armed robbery that

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Wright believes in concept of ACA

Wright believes in concept of ACA

chrissycsmith December 30, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news LACOMBE – A good concept. That’s the best thing Louisiana Heart Hospital CEO Roy Wright sees in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as the Obamacare national

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