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A Taste of Covington huge hit for area businesses

A Taste of Covington huge hit for area businesses

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By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Bigger and better. As the 4th annual “A Taste of Covington” wrapped up its whirlwind of party time in downtown this past Sunday, organizer Cliff Bergeron

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Rest Awhile idea shot down by Mandeville Council

Rest Awhile idea shot down by Mandeville Council

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By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news MANDEVILLE — A proposal for the city of Mandeville to investigate purchasing the historic Rest Awhile property on Lakeshore Drive dissolved swiftly and with little fanfare at last

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Left behind pet poop not deemed illegal

Left behind pet poop not deemed illegal

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By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news MANDEVILLE — Tired of pet owners who don’t clean up after their dogs? Some Old Mandeville residents think it should be illegal for people to neglect scooping their

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New parish program to help homeless

New parish program to help homeless

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By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Over two years of work to create a program that can provide truly homeless St. Tammany families with a place to stay, and rebuild their lives,

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Shooting near Covington hospital

Shooting near Covington hospital

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COVINGTON — Police are searching for a man who fired two shots near Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington on Monday, according to St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Capt. George Bonnett. The shooter took

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Southern Hotel reflects on past year as Covington ‘jewel’ hosts ATOC

Southern Hotel reflects on past year as Covington ‘jewel’ hosts ATOC

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By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – “I’ve never regretted this for one second,” Lisa Condrey Ward said, closing in on one year since the most expensive renovation project ever was completed in

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Strain ready to face Smith

Strain ready to face Smith

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By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Politics can create strange bedfellows as St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain is seeing with Slidell Chief of Police Randy Smith announcing he plans to run for

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Smith hoping background will help him land St. Tammany Parish Sheriff job

Smith hoping background will help him land St. Tammany Parish Sheriff job

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By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – Slidell Police Chief Randy Smith said he always had his sights set high when beginning his law enforcement career in 1987 as a deputy with the

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Mandeville mayor approves hammocks

Mandeville mayor approves hammocks

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By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news MANDEVILLE–Those crazy kids and their loud music, their long hair, and their…hammocks? Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere recently gave the OK to “hammocking” on the city’s lakefront, after some

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City Council to discuss proposal outlawing public pet waste

City Council to discuss proposal outlawing public pet waste

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By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news MANDEVILLE–Spring is here, the flowers are blooming, you’re strolling along the Mandeville lakefront, and–what is that smell coming from the bottom of your shoe? Fido made a mess,

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Elections to be decided Saturday

Elections to be decided Saturday

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By CHRISSY SMITH Tammany West news COVINGTON – A single seat on the St. Tammany School Board, Covington City Council positions, and the Village of Sun mayor job are up for grabs in the

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Mandeville revamps internship program

Mandeville revamps internship program

chrissycsmith March 23, 2015 Comments Off

By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news MANDEVILLE–A Mandeville High School student will have the opportunity to earn high school credits while learning the ins and outs of city government thanks to a recently revamped

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Randy Ponthieux is the Event Leader for Saturday’s Relay for Life, a fundraiser for cancer research that will take place in Covington

Randy Ponthieux is the Event Leader for Saturday’s Relay for Life, a fundraiser for cancer research that will take place in Covington

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By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Every time Randy Ponthieux visits his niece Haley, seeing “the smile she always has for me,” it reminds him why he won’t quit in the fight

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Hwy. 190 construction leading to lawsuit

Hwy. 190 construction leading to lawsuit

chrissycsmith March 23, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – A New Orleans attorney has confirmed he has almost 10 Mandeville businesses that have joined a lawsuit he plans to file soon against Command Construction and

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Valves may help Mandeville flooding situation

Valves may help Mandeville flooding situation

chrissycsmith March 17, 2015 Comments Off

By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news MANDEVILLE–With hurricane season just a few months away, the city of Mandeville is poised to install a set of drainage valves to help move water out of Old

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Packed house attends fundraiser for the parish children’s museum

Packed house attends fundraiser for the parish children’s museum

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By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – Walking into the Castine Center in Mandeville on Sunday night, it was obvious something special was in the works. That “special” something happens to be the

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Brother of former D.A. is indicted

Brother of former D.A. is indicted

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COVINGTON – Richard Reed, the brother of former north shore District Attorney Walter Reed, was indicted Tuesday on sexual battery and three other charges. The case stems from his alleged groping of a woman

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Galvan’s former employees indicted

Galvan’s former employees indicted

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COVINGTON — Two former employees of the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office who figured in the federal case against former Coroner Peter Galvan were indicted by a St. Tammany Parish grand jury Tuesday on

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Council term-limits plan shot down once again

Council term-limits plan shot down once again

chrissycsmith March 7, 2015 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news ABITA SPRINGS – A plan to recommend term limits for St. Tammany Parish Council members has been shot down for the second time by the St. Tammany Home

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Flooding issues  addressed

Flooding issues addressed

chrissycsmith March 7, 2015 Comments Off

By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news MANDEVILLE–Flooding and drainage issues in the city of Mandeville is never far from the minds of public officials, who are constantly looking to identify problem areas and solutions

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