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Roquette Lodge in Mandeville getting walkway after unanimous vote

Roquette Lodge in Mandeville getting walkway after unanimous vote

chrissycsmith October 17, 2014 Comments Off

By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news MANDEVILLE — Residents of the Roquette Lodge, a senior residential complex on Mandeville’s Hwy. 22, will soon have the benefit of a safe walkway allowing them to easily

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City of Mandeville looks to replace totaled police vehicle

City of Mandeville looks to replace totaled police vehicle

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By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news MANDEVILLE — At their regular meeting, Mandeville City Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Rick Danielson asked the council to open the agenda for the introduction of a city

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Lemons says infrastructure is one of hot topics in Abita Springs

Lemons says infrastructure is one of hot topics in Abita Springs

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By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news ABITA SPRINGS – Abita Springs may be one of the smallest communities in St. Tammany Parish, but second term Mayor Greg Lemons said there is a lot going

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Villere pleased with latest improvements

Villere pleased with latest improvements

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By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere has a problem that most city leaders would like to have—too much money. While that isn’t completely the case for the entire

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Covington, Mandeville, Abita Springs mayors discuss own areas

Covington, Mandeville, Abita Springs mayors discuss own areas

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By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – A 15-minute capsule look at what is happening in the city of Covington is difficult to do for Mayor Mike Cooper, since there is so much

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Mandeville Council can get simple majority vote on finance issues

Mandeville Council can get simple majority vote on finance issues

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By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news MANDEVILLE — A simple majority vote was all it took for the Mandeville City Council at their last meeting to shoot down an existing ordinance requiring their unanimous

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Two arrested in harassment case in Covington

Two arrested in harassment case in Covington

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COVINGTON — An investigation into a complaint of telephone harassment has led to the arrest of both the suspect and one of the complainants, according to St. Tammany Parish Capt. George Bonnett. Melvin Lacrouts,

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Eureka math out in St. Tammany

Eureka math out in St. Tammany

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By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – After facing months of dispute, the St. Tammany Parish School Board voted 13-2 to phase out a portion of the controversial math curriculum aligned to the

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Perilloux bringing unique talent to ‘Fall for Art’

Perilloux bringing unique talent to ‘Fall for Art’

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By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – John Perilloux will impress you as one of the friendliest artists on Saturday at the St. Tammany Art Association’s Fall for Art festival in downtown Covington.

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Coyotes sighted in Covington

Coyotes sighted in Covington

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By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – Due to multiple reports of coyotes ravaging neighborhoods in the Covington area, the city will hold an informational and education seminar designed to teach residents how

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PRIDE Troupe to  ‘Go Red’ this month for drug awareness

PRIDE Troupe to ‘Go Red’ this month for drug awareness

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By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – It’s the time of the year to “Go Red.” That is what PRIDE Executive Director Wendy Ruby is hoping to see throughout the month of October

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Mandeville City Council debating several issues at regular meeting

Mandeville City Council debating several issues at regular meeting

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By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news MANDEVILLE — Halloween is around the corner, and the Mandeville City Council is addressing some spooky business of its own at its regular Thursday night meeting–how to handle

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St. Tammany Parish Hospital’s new emergency room now open

St. Tammany Parish Hospital’s new emergency room now open

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By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Teaching pro-active personal care and creating a healthier country are the long term goals for our nation’s new mandated health care plan for all Americans. But

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Mandeville ‘B&N’ employee booked for stealing $46K

Mandeville ‘B&N’ employee booked for stealing $46K

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MANDEVILLE — Tomas Santamaria, a Mandeville resident, was booked with money laundering, computer fraud and theft, according Mandeville Police Department Lt. Gerald Sticker. The 32-year-old lives at 19246 Antenor Street. The investigation of Santamaria

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Ochsner, STP Hospital join forces

Ochsner, STP Hospital join forces

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By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – A major announcement this week signaling the start of a partnership between Ochsner Health System and the St. Tammany Parish Hospital is the biggest sign yet

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Mandeville Council drops AG resolution

Mandeville Council drops AG resolution

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By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news MANDEVILLE — A timely ruling from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding a Jefferson Parish public records request case had Mandeville City Council members wrestling once again

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Eureka Math on chopping block

Eureka Math on chopping block

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By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – Parents, teachers and education activists alike have for some time voiced their opposition to the controversial Common Core State Standards. However, the state standards are taking

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Mandeville flood valves to get tested

Mandeville flood valves to get tested

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By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news MANDEVILLE — God willing and the creek don’t rise, flood-weary Old Mandeville residents will finally see the installation of some one-way drainage valves on a handful of drainage

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Locals celebrate World Rhino Day in Covington with fundraising

Locals celebrate World Rhino Day in Covington with fundraising

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COVINGTON — Several organizations celebrated World Rhino Day Sept. 22 at Mugshots in Covington. Mugshots hosted a coloring contest and awarded a first place prize of a $250 gift certificate to the Global Wildlife

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Special events at Gladiator Games November 1 for good cause

Special events at Gladiator Games November 1 for good cause

chrissycsmith October 2, 2014 Comments Off

SLIDELL – The first annual Northshore Gladiator Games are set for Fritchie Park in Slidell on Saturday, Nov. 1, with two special competitions that will be fun and exciting. Two of the events, the

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