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Roadwork plans to be discussed

Roadwork plans to be discussed

chrissycsmith February 28, 2015 Comments Off

By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news MANDEVILLE–At their regular meeting Thursday, the Mandeville City Council will hear status updates on projects ongoing around the city, including plans for road work at the intersection of

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Historic Rest Awhile site to become restaurant and bar complex

Historic Rest Awhile site to become restaurant and bar complex

chrissycsmith February 28, 2015 Comments Off

By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news MANDEVILLE–In the midst of much emotion and controversy, the Mandeville Planning and Zoning Commission finally voted to approve the development of Old Mandeville’s historic Rest Awhile site into

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Three burglary suspects arrested

Three burglary suspects arrested

chrissycsmith February 28, 2015 Comments Off

SLIDELL — Three men believed responsible for burglarizing several pharmacies in Covington, Slidell, Madisonville and Hammond were arrested after a traffic stop on Interstate 12, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Capt. George Bonnett said.

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At 75 years of age, Fairley continues to teach life lessons

At 75 years of age, Fairley continues to teach life lessons

chrissycsmith February 28, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – Simmie Fairley may have retired in 2002 after 40 years with the St. Tammany Parish school system, but he refuses to quit teaching. Fairley graduated from

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Abita man booked with 5th DWI

Abita man booked with 5th DWI

chrissycsmith February 28, 2015 Comments Off

MANDEVILLE – An Abita Springs man was booked with DWI for the fifth time on Mardi Gras night after taking a friend’s vehicle without her permission, getting into an accident and fleeing the scene,

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Fight against ‘fracking’ getting more expensive

Fight against ‘fracking’ getting more expensive

chrissycsmith February 24, 2015 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news ABITA SPRINGS – The fight against hydraulic fracturing, known as “fracking,” just got more expensive, as the St. Tammany Parish Council unanimously voted to allocate additional funding to

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Plans underway for Girod St. improvements

Plans underway for Girod St. improvements

chrissycsmith February 24, 2015 Comments Off

By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news MANDEVILLE–Plans are underway for improvements to all three of Old Mandeville’s Girod Street intersections between Monroe and the Lake Pontchartrain. The Mandeville City Council originally approved asphalt and

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Abita man sentenced to 21 years

Abita man sentenced to 21 years

chrissycsmith February 24, 2015 Comments Off

ABITA SPRINGS – Jonathan Johnson, age 28 of Abita Springs, was sentenced for Operating a Child Exploitation Enterprise, according to U.S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr. Johnson was sentenced to 21 years incarceration by

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Warren Montgomery starts list of D.A. Office changes

Warren Montgomery starts list of D.A. Office changes

chrissycsmith February 24, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – With the rain pouring outside on a Wednesday morning, Warren Montgomery brushed off the raindrops from his new navy blazer and sat down. He immediately apologized

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Madisonville woman helped by NAMI with bi-polar son

Madisonville woman helped by NAMI with bi-polar son

chrissycsmith February 15, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – The last straw for Joy Derise was when she took her three-year-old son to the local library and was suddenly alerted to him climbing to the

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Cooper wins unnopposed

Cooper wins unnopposed

chrissycsmith February 15, 2015 Comments Off

By CHRISSY SMITH Tammany West news COVINGTON – Covington Mayor Mike Cooper has won his next term as mayor after no one decided to run against him. The results from the qualifying last week

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10th anniversary of event honors talent in parish community

10th anniversary of event honors talent in parish community

chrissycsmith February 4, 2015 Comments Off

By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news COVINGTON — We might be part of the Greater New Orleans area, but St. Tammany Parish has a culture all its own, one that is celebrated through the

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Coffee with Cooper informs public of area happenings

Coffee with Cooper informs public of area happenings

chrissycsmith February 4, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – For those who have decided to listen to Covington Mayor Mike Cooper present his update on the city every three months at something called “Coffee with

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School Board names interim board member

School Board names interim board member

chrissycsmith February 4, 2015 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany?West news COVINGTON – Former Slidell City Councilman Richard “Rickey” Hursey will replace long-term St. Tammany Parish School Board member Ronnie Panks of District 12, who died weeks ago. Hursey, 52

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Public hearing not required for fracking issue

Public hearing not required for fracking issue

chrissycsmith February 4, 2015 Comments Off

BY JOHN BINDER Tammany West news ABITA SPRINGS – Opponents of a proposed hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as “fracking,” site to drill for oil and gas in St. Tammany Parish will not be given

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Mandeville women grow business to almost 200 locations

Mandeville women grow business to almost 200 locations

chrissycsmith February 4, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – When Cathy Deano and Renee Maloney became a dynamic fundraising team in the Mandeville community in the early 2000s, it was never with the thought of

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Mardi Gras parades in town this weekend

Mardi Gras parades in town this weekend

chrissycsmith February 4, 2015 Comments Off

COVINGTON — Mardi Gras season is upon the west side of St.?Tammany Parish with three parades set to roll this weekend. The Mystic Krewe of Olympia is celebrating its 50th year of existence with

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Mandeville man charged with embezzling

Mandeville man charged with embezzling

chrissycsmith February 4, 2015 Comments Off

MANDEVILLE – Mandeville resident Michael Sapera was charged on Friday in a four-count Bill of Information with bank fraud, aggravated identity theft, and wire fraud, according to U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite. Sapera committed

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Covington mayor going for second-elected term

Covington mayor going for second-elected term

chrissycsmith January 28, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – With only a week to go until qualifying opens for the Covington municipal elections, incumbent Mayor Mike Cooper is ready for another tough campaign—one that appears

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Juvenile arrested in thefts

Juvenile arrested in thefts

chrissycsmith January 28, 2015 Comments Off

MANDEVILLE — The Mandeville Police Department has made a significant break in the investigation of dozens of tire slashing cases from the New Golden Shores and Mariners Village neighborhoods, according to Mandeville Police Department

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