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Little fanfare to Sheriff’s Office millage

Little fanfare to Sheriff’s Office millage

Editor July 25, 2017 Comments Off on Little fanfare to Sheriff’s Office millage

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau   SLIDELL – The final decision by Sheriff Randy Smith to add less than a dollar a month to the taxes of most St. Tammany property owners was

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Mosquito savings is explained — $16 million draws eyes on district fund balance

Mosquito savings is explained — $16 million draws eyes on district fund balance

Editor July 25, 2017 Comments Off on Mosquito savings is explained — $16 million draws eyes on district fund balance

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau   SLIDELL – An unusually high fund balance held by the St. Tammany Mosquito Abatement District may continue to bring scrutiny and some criticism, but it certainly hasn’t

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Slidell Smooth Jazz — Major music event planned for October by local couple who hope to draw thousands

Slidell Smooth Jazz — Major music event planned for October by local couple who hope to draw thousands

Editor July 7, 2017 Comments Off on Slidell Smooth Jazz — Major music event planned for October by local couple who hope to draw thousands

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   SLIDELL – Monterey Jazz Festival, Steel City Jazz Festival, Seabreeze Jazz Festival, Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend, Cancun Jazz Festival. And then there is one more—the 1st annual

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Respecting Life — North Shore woman heads group that ensures burial for all babies

Respecting Life — North Shore woman heads group that ensures burial for all babies

Editor July 7, 2017 Comments Off on Respecting Life — North Shore woman heads group that ensures burial for all babies

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   COVINGTON – Lise Naccari is living proof that there is always something special to do for others if you are simply available. Naccari is the director of

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Ochsner, SMH, St. Tammany Hospital opening post-acute care facility in Lacombe

Ochsner, SMH, St. Tammany Hospital opening post-acute care facility in Lacombe

Editor July 2, 2017 Comments Off on Ochsner, SMH, St. Tammany Hospital opening post-acute care facility in Lacombe

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau   SLIDELL – The announcement that three major hospitals in St. Tammany Parish are moving one more step forward in their partnerships that began in 2014 is proving

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35 Cents A Month — Sheriff hears critics again for decision on millage

35 Cents A Month — Sheriff hears critics again for decision on millage

Editor June 23, 2017 Comments Off on 35 Cents A Month — Sheriff hears critics again for decision on millage

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau   SLIDELL – St. Tammany Sheriff Randy Smith is catching his share of heat about his announcement to increase the Law Enforcement District millage back to its maximum

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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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Villere announces assistant city attorneys for Mandeville

Villere announces assistant city attorneys for Mandeville

Editor June 14, 2017 Comments Off on Villere announces assistant city attorneys for Mandeville

MANDEVILLE – Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere recently announced the appointment of Paul Harrison and deShea Richardson as Assistant City Attorneys for the City of Mandeville.  Originally from Delaware, Harrison attended Providence College in Providence,

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Mandeville police: Drunk driver sideswipes MPD vehicle

Mandeville police: Drunk driver sideswipes MPD vehicle

Editor June 14, 2017 Comments Off on Mandeville police: Drunk driver sideswipes MPD vehicle

MANDEVILLE – A drunk driver sideswiped a parked Mandeville Police Department vehicle in the 1500 block of Lakeshore Drive, according to the MPD. Michael DeGavage, 26, was booked with driving while intoxicated and careless

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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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Hollywood dream takes exciting new course

Hollywood dream takes exciting new course

Editor June 3, 2017 Comments Off on Hollywood dream takes exciting new course

Former Mandeville resident has book published on L.A. lifestyle  By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – Abby Stern hasn’t given up on her dream to make it as an actress in the Hollywood

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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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