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Mandeville mayor approves hammocks

Mandeville mayor approves hammocks

chrissycsmith March 28, 2015 Comments Off

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

chrissycsmith March 28, 2015 Comments Off

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

chrissycsmith March 28, 2015 Comments Off

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

chrissycsmith March 23, 2015 Comments Off

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

chrissycsmith March 17, 2015 Comments Off

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

chrissycsmith March 17, 2015 Comments Off

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

chrissycsmith March 17, 2015 Comments Off

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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Parish ACT scores are best in the state

Parish ACT scores are best in the state

chrissycsmith March 7, 2015 Comments Off

COVINGTON — St. Tammany Parish Public School students remain top performers in the state with the Class of 2014 again earning the highest average composite ACT score of all school districts in Louisiana. Students

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Economic development director leaving position

Economic development director leaving position

chrissycsmith March 7, 2015 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news ABITA SPRINGS – St. Tammany Parish Economic Development Director Don Shea is leaving the position with St. Tammany Parish government, according to Parish President Pat Brister’s spokesperson Ronnie

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St. Tammany Parish’s largest fundraiser, the Chef Soiree,  will have a huge impact on the Youth Service Bureau

St. Tammany Parish’s largest fundraiser, the Chef Soiree, will have a huge impact on the Youth Service Bureau

chrissycsmith March 7, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – To the thousands of people who attend Chef Soiree each year in Bogue Falaya Park, the biggest fundraising event in St. Tammany Parish each year is

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Covington doctor shot to death

Covington doctor shot to death

chrissycsmith March 7, 2015 Comments Off

By CHRISSY SMITH Tammany West news FOLSOM – Longtime Covington doctor Wayne Breen was reportedly shot to death by his wife during a “violent altercation” on Sunday at the couple’s home in the Folsom

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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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