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Covington Toys for Tots needs more toys

Covington Toys for Tots needs more toys

chrissycsmith December 22, 2014 Comments Off

Covington native Brian Edwards, author of the recent national best-selling, multi-award winning autobiography “Enter Miss Thang,” returned home again to host a special hometown Christmas party in support of The City of Covington’s annual

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Mandeville Council to vote on proposed moratorium Thursday

Mandeville Council to vote on proposed moratorium Thursday

chrissycsmith December 18, 2014 Comments Off

By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news MANDEVILLE — The Mandeville City Council will once again consider a proposed 12-month moratorium on ground floor residential units in Old Mandeville. The proposed ordinance will come up

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Davenport resigns as Ochsner CEO

Davenport resigns as Ochsner CEO

chrissycsmith December 18, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – Ochsner Health Systems on the North Shore will soon have a new CEO after news was confirmed this week that Polly Davenport will be leaving the

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VoTech attempting comeback in parish

VoTech attempting comeback in parish

chrissycsmith December 18, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Slidell news bureau LACOMBE – After the Northshore Technical Community College went through a lengthy process of attempting to bring back its Slidell campus after being damaged by Hurricane Katrina, the

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Lakeview CEO Kolman discusses how new system has changed the face of he­alth care

Lakeview CEO Kolman discusses how new system has changed the face of he­alth care

chrissycsmith December 18, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – One year into the beginning of national health care and Bret Kolman has a couple of words to describe what is happening: “Burden and opportunity.” The

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Mandeville considers hot topic

Mandeville considers hot topic

chrissycsmith December 18, 2014 Comments Off

By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news MANDEVILLE — Plans are underway for improvements to Girod Street in Old Mandeville, but the construction company recommended for the job could spark controversy Thursday when the Mandeville

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Covingon-branch library making changes as times evolve, still community facility

Covingon-branch library making changes as times evolve, still community facility

chrissycsmith December 14, 2014 Comments Off

By DAVID FOLSE II Tammany West news COVINGTON—For many citizens growing up, the public library was a place that you were told you were going to have to go. Fast forward to 2014 and

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Ochsner receives top rating in six-state region with new system

Ochsner receives top rating in six-state region with new system

chrissycsmith December 14, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany?West news COVINGTON – In the world of health care today, it isn’t always easy for the common man to understand improvements when it comes to the increasingly technical industry all

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Sign rules loosened by Covington Council

Sign rules loosened by Covington Council

chrissycsmith December 14, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – After pressure from the Republican Party of Louisiana and Louisiana Democratic Party, the Covington City Council unanimously voted to loosen the city’s regulations regarding its free

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Lacombe rec. dist. plagued with problems

Lacombe rec. dist. plagued with problems

chrissycsmith December 14, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news LACOMBE — St. Tammany Parish Recreation District 4 is under fire once again for multiple violations, including allegedly paying nearly $10,000 in insurance premiums but never getting the

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Boggs wins Folsom mayor

Boggs wins Folsom mayor

chrissycsmith December 14, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news FOLSOM – Bettye Mizell Boggs will become the next mayor of the village of Folsom as she won in the run-off election against Alderman Donald Burris. Boggs, a

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Covington restaurant Mugshots one of 14 St. Paul’s grad has in 10 years

Covington restaurant Mugshots one of 14 St. Paul’s grad has in 10 years

chrissycsmith December 14, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Is the next Donald Trump quietly building his empire right here in St. Tammany Parish? Chris McDonald would laugh about that comparison, since the 35-year-old graduate

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Fresh face taking over as D.A.

Fresh face taking over as D.A.

chrissycsmith December 14, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Whether it was truly a victory over “the machine” or not—as the Warren Montgomery camp continually claimed—the new district attorney serving residents in the 22nd Judicial

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Northlake Mandeville Rotary holding series of holiday events

Northlake Mandeville Rotary holding series of holiday events

chrissycsmith December 8, 2014 Comments Off

MANDEVILLE — The Northlake-Mandeville Rotary Club is planning a multi-faceted series of events over this holiday season to help bring Christmas to life for children and families in West St Tammany, while at the

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Shields’ background makes her ideal to run special Inn

Shields’ background makes her ideal to run special Inn

chrissycsmith December 8, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – When Abby Shields was a young teacher on the North Shore in the 1980s, the furthest thing from her mind was dedicating her life to operating

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Danielle Inn holding Open House December 6, needs public funding

Danielle Inn holding Open House December 6, needs public funding

chrissycsmith December 8, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Abby Shields admits she has a big, long term vision for Danielle Inn, a St. Tammany home for pregnant, unwed mothers. But she also said she

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Rec. 10 looking at other avenues

Rec. 10 looking at other avenues

chrissycsmith December 8, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – Though voters rejected the prospect of funding the organization of Recreation District 10 in the most recent election cycle, that is not stopping the district from

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Tires being slashed in Mandeville

Tires being slashed in Mandeville

chrissycsmith December 8, 2014 Comments Off

MANDEVILLE — The Mandeville Police Department is currently investigating a rash of criminal damage complaints and needs the public’s help. During the late evening of Friday, November 28 through early morning of Saturday, November

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Abita files suit against Helis Oil

Abita files suit against Helis Oil

chrissycsmith December 8, 2014 Comments Off

ABITA SPRINGS — The Town of Abita Springs has filed a lawsuit against the Commissioner of Conservation of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and Helis Oil & Gas Company in the St. Tammany

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Last two standing vie for D.A. spot

Last two standing vie for D.A. spot

chrissycsmith December 8, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – By this time next week, the 22nd Judicial District Court will have the first new District Attorney heading the operation in over 24 years. This Saturday,

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