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Lentz is cleaning up the Covington Police Department

Lentz is cleaning up the Covington Police Department

chrissycsmith July 11, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – Since the Covington Police Department has been under the direction of Police Chief Tim Lentz, there have been changes left and right to the department. Since

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Mandeville City Councilman Clay Madden is a man of many hats

Mandeville City Councilman Clay Madden is a man of many hats

chrissycsmith July 11, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – As a still youthful Clay Madden seems to pop up in more places around Mandeville, always involved in one community project or another, it’s easy to

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Jumpstart to be more on-line based

Jumpstart to be more on-line based

chrissycsmith July 11, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – Students in St. Tammany Parish’s alternative school program, known as Jumpstart, will see their classes taken from traditional face-to-face instruction to a more online-based classroom this

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Bertus: Folgers in compliance

Bertus: Folgers in compliance

chrissycsmith July 11, 2014 Comments Off

By DAVID FOLSE II Tammany West news MANDEVILLE—A week after significant questions were raised by Parish Councilman Jake Groby regarding the Folgers/JM Smucker’s distribution warehouse in Lacombe, Brenda Bertus sought to clarify any confusion.

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Candidates vie for D.A. position

Candidates vie for D.A. position

chrissycsmith July 11, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – For nearly 20 years, the power of the district attorney’s office has enabled Walter Reed to win an election three consecutive times, with no one daring

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Council votes to nearly double cemetery plot prices in Mandeville

Council votes to nearly double cemetery plot prices in Mandeville

chrissycsmith July 7, 2014 Comments Off

By David Folse II Tammany West news MANDEVILLE—The Mandeville City Council voted 4-0 to nearly double the amount of money the city will charge for in-ground plots to the local cemetery. The ordinance calls

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Councilman questions Folgers agreement

Councilman questions Folgers agreement

chrissycsmith July 7, 2014 Comments Off

By DAVID FOLSE II Tammany West news LACOMBE—St. Tammany Parish Councilman Jake Groby has some questions regarding the Folgers/JM Smucker’s Distribution Warehouse off Highway 434 in Lacombe. A frustrated Groby summed it up quite

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Covington man arrested on child porn charges

Covington man arrested on child porn charges

chrissycsmith July 7, 2014 Comments Off

COVINGTON — A former teacher and Boy Scout leader in New Orleans who was living in the Covington area has been arrested on warrants for possession of child pornography, oral sexual battery and attempted

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‘Smart Women’s Day Out’ business outreach program scheduled for July 17 in Covington

‘Smart Women’s Day Out’ business outreach program scheduled for July 17 in Covington

chrissycsmith July 7, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – There are certainly many “Women of Infinite Possibilities” throughout St. Tammany Parish. Five years ago, Covington artist Jax Frey decided those women needed to come together

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COAST rescinds barring of veteran

COAST rescinds barring of veteran

chrissycsmith July 7, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – After a shouting match, debate about racial slurs and input from legal counsel, the Council on Aging for St. Tammany (COAST) Board of Directors voted 7-2

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Crab fest is this weekend

Crab fest is this weekend

chrissycsmith June 26, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news LACOMBE – The annual Crab Festival in Lacombe has been around many years, but the 2014 edition will have a lot of new things to like. The festival

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Detention center offers motivation for good behavior

Detention center offers motivation for good behavior

chrissycsmith June 26, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – The Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center (FPJDC) is certainly a facility of confinement for young people who have run into trouble. But unlike the vast majority

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Tom Jarlock has altered the way things are done at the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center

Tom Jarlock has altered the way things are done at the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center

chrissycsmith June 26, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – The Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center. It’s a familiar name to anyone who reads the papers or watches the news. But few people, short of 22nd

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COAST to review its decision to ban veteran

COAST to review its decision to ban veteran

chrissycsmith June 26, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – After a World War II veteran and volunteer senior citizen with the Council on Aging for St. Tammany (COAST) was sent a letter barring him from

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Common Core standards not leaving any time soon

Common Core standards not leaving any time soon

chrissycsmith June 26, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON — Though St. Tammany Parish parents put up a fight against the controversial Common Core State Standards, the new student guidelines do not seem to be leaving

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More delays in Hwy. 190 construction project

More delays in Hwy. 190 construction project

chrissycsmith June 26, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – More delays in the road widening project on Highway 190 in Mandeville have now pushed the estimated completion time to November of this year. Originally started

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Covington man sentenced to life in prison

Covington man sentenced to life in prison

chrissycsmith June 26, 2014 Comments Off

COVINGTON — Beau Ledoux of Covington, 21 years of age, was given five life sentences along with an additional 250 years in prison for a home invasion, during which he tied up four adults

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Many residents oppose Wal-Mart on Brewster Road

Many residents oppose Wal-Mart on Brewster Road

chrissycsmith June 22, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – Plans to build a Wal-Mart on Brewster Road in Covington are once again becoming an issue for residents there who say their residential neighborhoods will be

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Mandeville City Council approves a proposed term limits amendment

Mandeville City Council approves a proposed term limits amendment

chrissycsmith June 22, 2014 Comments Off

By DAVID FOLSE II Tammany West news MANDEVILLE—After months of debate, the Mandeville City Council approved four proposed amendments to the city’s charter, that will face the voters in the elections on November 4.

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Term limits issue debated

Term limits issue debated

chrissycsmith June 22, 2014 Comments Off

By DAVID FOLSE II Tammany West news MANDEVILLE—Failing to get the necessary votes it needed to make it on the ballot, Mandeville voters won’t be able to decide this fall whether or not council

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