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Public not happy about vote — Parish bringing sales tax renewal back a third time in March, 2018

Public not happy about vote — Parish bringing sales tax renewal back a third time in March, 2018

Editor September 17, 2017 Comments Off on Public not happy about vote — Parish bringing sales tax renewal back a third time in March, 2018

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   SLIDELL – St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister could not have been surprised last week by the flood of negative reaction to the news that parish government

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Longtime trio to perform at event

Longtime trio to perform at event

Editor September 17, 2017 Comments Off on Longtime trio to perform at event

SLIDELL – Slidell is preparing for the 1st annual Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival that is expected to draw several thousand people here for the October 6-8 weekend of music, golf and extra special

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Film Festival Tour to premier ‘Forgotten Bayou’

Film Festival Tour to premier ‘Forgotten Bayou’

Editor September 17, 2017 Comments Off on Film Festival Tour to premier ‘Forgotten Bayou’

SLIDELL?– The Pontchartrain Film Festival Tour will present the north shore premier of the award-winning film “Forgotten Bayou,” a feature-length documentary about the Bayou Corne Louisiana Sinkhole. The Honey Island Sierra Club and Abita

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Millions in Blessings — Anonymous donation of $550,000 given for First Baptist Church School expansion

Millions in Blessings — Anonymous donation of $550,000 given for First Baptist Church School expansion

Editor September 10, 2017 Comments Off on Millions in Blessings — Anonymous donation of $550,000 given for First Baptist Church School expansion

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   SLIDELL – With a recent study predicting growth in St. Tammany Parish to skyrocket in coming years, First Baptist Christian School in Slidell is ready to get

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Laurent says ‘it’s time’ for African American judge

Laurent says ‘it’s time’ for African American judge

Editor September 10, 2017 Comments Off on Laurent says ‘it’s time’ for African American judge

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   SLIDELL – There have been dozens of elections for judge in the 22nd Judicial Court over the years, but none has ever seen an African American vying

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Candidates address 2018 ‘fiscal cliff’

Candidates address 2018 ‘fiscal cliff’

Editor September 10, 2017 Comments Off on Candidates address 2018 ‘fiscal cliff’

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news   COVINGTON – The four candidates vying for the District 77 seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives were faced with a variety of questions at the St.

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Harvey relief begins — Parish groups respond quickly to hurricane

Harvey relief begins — Parish groups respond quickly to hurricane

Editor September 1, 2017 Comments Off on Harvey relief begins — Parish groups respond quickly to hurricane

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West bureau   MANDEVILLE – St. Tammany Parish may be dodging the biggest bullet from the devastating rains brought to Texas and Louisiana by Hurricane Harvey. However, the residents of the

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Leader of Grammy-nominated band set for Smooth Jazz Festival stage

Leader of Grammy-nominated band set for Smooth Jazz Festival stage

Editor September 1, 2017 Comments Off on Leader of Grammy-nominated band set for Smooth Jazz Festival stage

SLIDELL – Slidell is preparing for the 1st annual Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival that is expected to draw several thousand people here for the October 6-8 weekend of music, golf and extra special

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Sports celebrities set for Slidell

Sports celebrities set for Slidell

Editor September 1, 2017 Comments Off on Sports celebrities set for Slidell

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau SLIDELL – The organizers of the first annual Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival, scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 6-8 in Slidell, have made it clear from the

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Hunt recalls bringing his artwork of Pope John Paul II to the Vatican

Hunt recalls bringing his artwork of Pope John Paul II to the Vatican

Editor August 28, 2017 Comments Off on Hunt recalls bringing his artwork of Pope John Paul II to the Vatican

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news   MANDEVILLE – When Michael Hunt received a phone call in 2000 from U.S. Ambassador Lindy Boggs asking the famed poster artist to create a work for Pope

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Famed artist Michael Hunt offering art classes at Mandeville studio

Famed artist Michael Hunt offering art classes at Mandeville studio

Editor August 28, 2017 Comments Off on Famed artist Michael Hunt offering art classes at Mandeville studio

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news     MANDEVILLE – There is nothing like a quick profit of $50,000 for a young college student to suddenly realize his artistic talent might be a little

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Covington traffic project nears  its completion

Covington traffic project nears its completion

Editor August 9, 2017 Comments Off on Covington traffic project nears its completion

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – One major highway improvement is approaching completion of a two-year project that will dramatically improve traffic for Covington motorists, all at a time when talk is

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RACING THE CLOCK — Time becoming crucial for 4-year-old, Willow Olsen, who has rare gene disorder

RACING THE CLOCK — Time becoming crucial for 4-year-old, Willow Olsen, who has rare gene disorder

Editor August 8, 2017 Comments Off on RACING THE CLOCK — Time becoming crucial for 4-year-old, Willow Olsen, who has rare gene disorder

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   MANDEVILLE – Amber Olsen appears surprisingly calm as she tells the story of her attempts to beat the clock to find a cure for Multiple Sulfatase Deficiency (MSD),

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Trace inching closer to Slidell park

Trace inching closer to Slidell park

Editor August 4, 2017 Comments Off on Trace inching closer to Slidell park

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – The long and winding 30-mile road of the Tammany Trace, coming from the Covington Trailhead all the way to Slidell’s Heritage Park, is still proving to

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Enrollment Explosion — Numbers at Northshore Technical Community College ar­e already exceeding the school’s expectations

Enrollment Explosion — Numbers at Northshore Technical Community College ar­e already exceeding the school’s expectations

Editor July 29, 2017 Comments Off on Enrollment Explosion — Numbers at Northshore Technical Community College ar­e already exceeding the school’s expectations

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news   LACOMBE – The explosion of interest and enrollment at St. Tammany’s new Northshore Technical Community College is quickly confirming the importance and value of the much-anticipated school

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Parents shocked to learn baby needs bone marrow transplant

Parents shocked to learn baby needs bone marrow transplant

Editor July 29, 2017 Comments Off on Parents shocked to learn baby needs bone marrow transplant

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau   SLIDELL – It didn’t take long for 24-year-old Brandyn Coffey to understand the depth of a father-son bond. When he became a dad on Sept. 12, 2016,

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Little fanfare to Sheriff’s Office millage

Little fanfare to Sheriff’s Office millage

Editor July 25, 2017 Comments Off on Little fanfare to Sheriff’s Office millage

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau   SLIDELL – The final decision by Sheriff Randy Smith to add less than a dollar a month to the taxes of most St. Tammany property owners was

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Mosquito savings is explained — $16 million draws eyes on district fund balance

Mosquito savings is explained — $16 million draws eyes on district fund balance

Editor July 25, 2017 Comments Off on Mosquito savings is explained — $16 million draws eyes on district fund balance

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau   SLIDELL – An unusually high fund balance held by the St. Tammany Mosquito Abatement District may continue to bring scrutiny and some criticism, but it certainly hasn’t

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Slidell Smooth Jazz — Major music event planned for October by local couple who hope to draw thousands

Slidell Smooth Jazz — Major music event planned for October by local couple who hope to draw thousands

Editor July 7, 2017 Comments Off on Slidell Smooth Jazz — Major music event planned for October by local couple who hope to draw thousands

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   SLIDELL – Monterey Jazz Festival, Steel City Jazz Festival, Seabreeze Jazz Festival, Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend, Cancun Jazz Festival. And then there is one more—the 1st annual

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Respecting Life — North Shore woman heads group that ensures burial for all babies

Respecting Life — North Shore woman heads group that ensures burial for all babies

Editor July 7, 2017 Comments Off on Respecting Life — North Shore woman heads group that ensures burial for all babies

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   COVINGTON – Lise Naccari is living proof that there is always something special to do for others if you are simply available. Naccari is the director of

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