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Facebook page created to raise awareness of Causeway policy changes

Facebook page created to raise awareness of Causeway policy changes

chrissycsmith September 8, 2014 Comments Off

COVINGTON — Following last week’s decision to hold for review installation of 1/10 mile markers for fog as a result of citizen input, Charles Marsala decided to create a Facebook page for citizens and

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Mandeville to develop five-year budget plan

Mandeville to develop five-year budget plan

chrissycsmith September 8, 2014 Comments Off

By DAVID FOLSE II Tammany West news MANDEVILLE — In an effort to bring stability to future budget negotiations, the Mandeville City Council passed an ordinance calling for a five-year city budget forecast beginning

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Mandeville Council approves raises for city employees

Mandeville Council approves raises for city employees

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By DAVID FOLSE II Tammany West news MANDEVILLE — There are over 100 employees who work for the City of Mandeville. However, at the Mandeville City Council meeting, none may have been more important

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Top speakers will highlight seminar on suicide prevention set for Sept. 11

Top speakers will highlight seminar on suicide prevention set for Sept. 11

chrissycsmith September 8, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany?West news SLIDELL – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of St. Tammany will host a special seminar on Thursday, Sept. 11, entitled “Every Life Counts.” The seminar is free

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HOPE for the hopeless

HOPE for the hopeless

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By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – This is the story of one woman living her life with Bipolar Disorder. However, her story is far from unusual, and in reality, is a glimpse

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Swings at John Davis Park now for all ages, capabilities

Swings at John Davis Park now for all ages, capabilities

chrissycsmith August 31, 2014 Comments Off

By CHRISSY SMITH Tammany West news LACOMBE – Every child will be able to swing at the John Davis Park in Lacombe after new disability accessible swings were unveiled. St. Tammany Parish Councilman Jake

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VFW fundraiser ‘going the distance’

VFW fundraiser ‘going the distance’

chrissycsmith August 31, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – After Carol Guillory became president of the District 9 VFW Ladies Auxiliary, she didn’t have to think long to know what kind of charity to support

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Lemons wins by default; Folsom mayor still to be decided

Lemons wins by default; Folsom mayor still to be decided

chrissycsmith August 31, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news ABITA SPRINGS – Mayor of Abita Springs Greg Lemons has won re-election after he was unopposed as time to qualify in the mayoral race ran out. A spokeswoman

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STP relaxing rules on sign ordinance

STP relaxing rules on sign ordinance

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By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news ABITA SPRINGS – After pressure from the Republican Party of Louisiana and Louisiana Democratic Party, St. Tammany Parish government has confirmed that it will no longer be enforcing

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Walmart on Brewster  might need entire new road to function

Walmart on Brewster might need entire new road to function

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By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – Developers seeking to build a Walmart on Brewster Road will most likely be held up with their plans, which a majority of residents are opposed to,

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Candidate entries finalized

Candidate entries finalized

chrissycsmith August 31, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – Two late entries into the race for 22nd Judicial Court district attorney have placed five men running to become the new area D.A., with Walter Reed

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Sponsorships needed for Humane Society fundraiser

Sponsorships needed for Humane Society fundraiser

chrissycsmith August 31, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – It doesn’t take long to realize Michele Nazar fits into the category of what she calls “hopelessly inclined animal lover.” As the Volunteer and Events Coordinator

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COAST to hold first community meeting

COAST to hold first community meeting

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By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – As part of an effort to listen to the wants and needs of local senior citizens, the Council on Aging for St. Tammany (COAST) will hold

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Overcrowding in schools may not be an issue

Overcrowding in schools may not be an issue

chrissycsmith August 31, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news SLIDELL – The St. Tammany Parish School Board unanimously adopted a policy which board members and Superintendent Trey Folse said will keep district schools from becoming overcrowded while

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Firm: Parish salaries are fair

Firm: Parish salaries are fair

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By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news ABITA SPRINGS – Most of St. Tammany Parish Government employees are paid a fair salary when compared to the area’s public and private sector market salary ranges, according

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DA’s brother arrested in Covington

DA’s brother arrested in Covington

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By DAVID FOLSE II Tammany West news COVINGTON—Richard Reed, brother of 22nd Judicial Court District Attorney Walter Reed, was arrested by Covington Police late Monday afternoon on a charge of felony sexual battery, Chief

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Smokeless tobacco banned in Covington municipal buildings

Smokeless tobacco banned in Covington municipal buildings

chrissycsmith August 15, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON –Smokeless tobacco will now be banned from all municipal buildings and vehicles owned by the city of Covington after the measure was unanimously approved by the Covington

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Parish Council votes down increased library millage

Parish Council votes down increased library millage

chrissycsmith August 15, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news SLIDELL – An increased library millage that would have generated about $1.5 million for the St. Tammany Parish Library was shot down by the St. Tammany Parish Council

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Blossman’s popular ‘White Linen Night’ event will have economic impact in downtown Covington this weekend

Blossman’s popular ‘White Linen Night’ event will have economic impact in downtown Covington this weekend

chrissycsmith August 15, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – As Chris Blossman was learning every angle of the banking business for nearly 20 years, he wasn’t aware he was gaining the knowledge for the next

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Hoops event to help fund park roof

Hoops event to help fund park roof

chrissycsmith August 14, 2014 Comments Off

By DAVID FOLSE II Tammany West news COVINGTON—The second annual Hoops for Kids 3-on-3 basketball tournament is set for Saturday, August 16, at Rev. Peter S. Atkins Park in Covington. A fundraiser to put

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