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Independence Day celebration headed back to?Mandeville

Independence Day celebration headed back to?Mandeville

Editor May 20, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – Thanks to the donation of a $10,000 check from Chevron, the City of Mandeville will bring back its Independence Day Celebration on the lakefront this year

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Memorial Day events taking place in Covington on Monday

Memorial Day events taking place in Covington on Monday

Editor May 20, 2015 Comments Off

COVINGTON – There will be several Memorial Day events taking place in Covington and the surrounding area to honor fallen veterans. The Robert H. Burns American Legion Post #16 in Covington will host a

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Mandeville City Council defers City Hall expansion

Mandeville City Council defers City Hall expansion

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By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news MANDEVILLE — Both Mandeville City Council members and the city’s administration agree that Mandeville City Hall is in need of a major upgrade, but the council decided they

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Mayor fires back at Danielson

Mayor fires back at Danielson

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By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – It didn’t take Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere long to respond to a charge from mayoral candidate Rick Danielson that questioned the leadership of the current man

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Mandeville City Hall eyeing renovations in near future

Mandeville City Hall eyeing renovations in near future

Editor May 18, 2015 Comments Off

By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news MANDEVILLE–Mandeville City Hall could have a major facelift in its future. Architect Keiran Weldon of Covington will present to the City Council Thursday night a proposal for renovating

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Smith responds to comments from sheriff

Smith responds to comments from sheriff

Editor May 18, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – It came as no surprise that Slidell Chief of Police Randy Smith, who has announced intentions to run against Jack Strain for sheriff, is making sure

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Strain denies any wrongdoing

Strain denies any wrongdoing

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By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – A week after former St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office Dep. Jeremiah Abbott charged Sheriff Jack Strain with intimidation tactics from his upper ranks, and linked it to

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Danielson to run for Mandeville mayor

Danielson to run for Mandeville mayor

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By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – Months of speculation that Mandeville City Councilman Rick Danielson would challenge Mayor Donald Villere in the March, 2016 election were confirmed on Tuesday night in a

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‘Coffee with Cooper’ brings good report

‘Coffee with Cooper’ brings good report

Editor May 11, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – There is a lot for Covington Mayor Mike Cooper to be proud of as he leads one of the three biggest cities on the North Shore.

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Sheriff Jack Strain says intimidation charges are all political

Sheriff Jack Strain says intimidation charges are all political

Editor May 11, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – An ethics complaint filed against St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain, alleging undue pressure being put on staff members who are not supporting him for re-election, is

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Vietnam Veterans finally get ‘thanks’ they deserve

Vietnam Veterans finally get ‘thanks’ they deserve

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By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – If there ever was a question about the sacrifice made by Vietnam veterans as they served the United States military in the 1960s and 70s, that

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Lawsuit filed in Breen death

Lawsuit filed in Breen death

Editor May 11, 2015 Comments Off

By CHRISSY SMITH Tammany West news COVINGTON – A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by one of the sons of the late Dr. Wayne Breen after Breen was shot to death by his

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Reed indictment will  hopefully end corruption

Reed indictment will hopefully end corruption

Editor May 4, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – The indictment of longtime St. Tammany District Attorney Walter Reed is an “embarrassment” that Parish President Pat Brister is hoping will be the end of several

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Lacombe woman shot in head

Lacombe woman shot in head

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LACOMBE — A Lacombe woman drove herself to the Louisiana Heart Hospital after being shot in the head by her ex-boyfriend on Monday, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Capt. George Bonnett said. The man

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Covington man sentenced for turtle smuggling

Covington man sentenced for turtle smuggling

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COVINGTON – Lawrence Treigle, 33 years old of Covington, was sentenced after pleading guilty to conspiring to smuggle turtles out of the United States in violation of the Lacey Act, U.S. Attorney Kenneth A.

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OMHA hosting annual event with focus on Creole homes

OMHA hosting annual event with focus on Creole homes

Editor May 4, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – One of the most popular events of the year involving the Old Mandeville Historic Association (OMHA) will be held on Sunday, May 10 when the annual

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Villere, Danielson feuding

Villere, Danielson feuding

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By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – It may still be almost a year away, but rumblings about who may challenge Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere in the next mayoral election are sounding more

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Vietnam veteran from Slidell overcomes terrible injuries from wartime explosion

Vietnam veteran from Slidell overcomes terrible injuries from wartime explosion

Editor May 3, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – Tom Holley lifts up his shirt and shows an abdomen riddled with indentations, along with a deep scar from being cut open by shrapnel. The scar

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Ochsner, SMH join forces

Ochsner, SMH join forces

Editor April 27, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – In the first year of the Obamacare national health insurance plan, St. Tammany Parish health care leaders predicted many new “partnerships and collaborations” within the industry

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Toddler abandoned in Abita

Toddler abandoned in Abita

Editor April 27, 2015 Comments Off

ABITA SPRINGS — The Sheriff’s office received a call this afternoon of an abandoned baby at a residence on Hwy 435. The child, a two year old boy, was dropped off in the driveway

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