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Parish public school registration nears

Parish public school registration nears

chrissycsmith April 11, 2014 Comments Off

MANDEVILLE — Spring registration for the 2014-15 school year will begin on Tuesday, April 29 for students entering kindergarten and first grade for the first time in the St. Tammany Parish Public School System

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Woman arrested for alleged home burglary

Woman arrested for alleged home burglary

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By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – The Mandeville Police Department has arrested a woman for her alleged involvement with a home burglary in which she stole two televisions and a laptop computer.

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Chambers earn prestigious honor

Chambers earn prestigious honor

chrissycsmith April 11, 2014 Comments Off

COVINGTON — St. Tammany Parish Public Schools Superintendent W. L. “Trey” Folse, III recently presented leaders of the two Chambers of Commerce in St. Tammany Parish with a Community Connections Award, honoring their work

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Council postpones measure to put employees’ salaries online

Council postpones measure to put employees’ salaries online

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By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – Plans to begin publishing online the names and salaries of all St. Tammany Parish employees in the name of “transparency” ran into a buzzsaw of opposition

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‘A Taste of Covington’ gets underway Thursday

‘A Taste of Covington’ gets underway Thursday

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By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Downtown Covington will turn into a big party for the next four days as the third annual “A Taste of Covington” kicks off on Thursday, April

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Preston, Truehart in runoff

Preston, Truehart in runoff

chrissycsmith April 11, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – With two candidates heading into the final runoff to be elected the new coroner in St. Tammany Parish, Dr. Charles Preston and Dr. Leanne Truehart see

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Lions win national title

Lions win national title

chrissycsmith April 6, 2014 Comments Off

By David Folse II Tammany West sports COVINGTON—The success and accolades continue to roll in for the Covington Powerlifting team. A little more than over a week after capturing the Class 5A State Powerlifting

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Mandeville police seek suspected shoplifter

Mandeville police seek suspected shoplifter

chrissycsmith April 6, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – The Mandeville Police Department is searching to identify a suspect who allegedly stole over $1,600 worth of electronics from an AT&T store. According to Public Information

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STARC looking to recycle beads

STARC looking to recycle beads

chrissycsmith April 6, 2014 Comments Off

By David Folse II Tammany West news COVINGTON—Virtually everyone in South Louisiana has caught a pair of beads in their lives or has a collection of beads in their house. On March 28 in

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Popular ‘Taste of Covington’ set to run April 10-13

Popular ‘Taste of Covington’ set to run April 10-13

chrissycsmith April 6, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – When the streets of downtown Covington are flooded with visitors in one week for the start of the third annual “A Taste of Covington,” there will

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CCST defends seniors, elderly speak out on treatment

CCST defends seniors, elderly speak out on treatment

chrissycsmith April 5, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news bureau COVINGTON – The firing of Council on Aging St. Tammany (COAST) Executive Director Mary Toti was quickly followed by a whirlwind of satisfaction from some seniors and

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COAST director fired

COAST director fired

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By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news bureau COVINGTON – Following months of increasing criticism and controversy for longtime Council on Aging for St. Tammany (COAST) Executive Director Mary Toti, the Board of Directors voted

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Autism awareness event is April 5

Autism awareness event is April 5

chrissycsmith March 30, 2014 Comments Off

MANDEVILLE – Strengthening Outcomes with Autism Resources (SOAR) will hold its fourth annual Autism Awareness and Family Fun Day April 5 at Kids Konnection Playground (part of the Tammany Trace) in Mandeville. SOAR is

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Skateboarders may face new restrictions

Skateboarders may face new restrictions

chrissycsmith March 30, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – Skateboarders may soon be restricted as to where they can skateboard throughout Covington, including a ban altogether in the Covington Historic District. Introduced by the Covington

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School Board  in lawsuit

School Board in lawsuit

chrissycsmith March 30, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – The St. Tammany Parish School Board voted unanimously to inject itself into a lawsuit filed against the state by the St. John the Baptish Parish School

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‘Taste of Covington’ rapidly approaching

‘Taste of Covington’ rapidly approaching

chrissycsmith March 30, 2014 Comments Off

COVINGTON — It’s that time of year again, as the ever-popular “A Taste of Covington” is about to get underway in downtown Covington. This, the third annual event, will run from April 10-13 and

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SSA revises gym plans

SSA revises gym plans

chrissycsmith March 30, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – Saint Scholastica Academy (SSA) has yet to bring their building expansion plans before the Covington Historic District Committee, however, the principal of the school says the

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Defender of the Elderly

Defender of the Elderly

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By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – Ray Kinler said there is a good reason senior citizens need all the help and protection the community can provide for them. “When someone takes advantage

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Lawmakers push back against PARCC

Lawmakers push back against PARCC

chrissycsmith March 24, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – Lawmakers across St. Tammany Parish are making an effort to push back against the implementation of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

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SSA plans still facing opposition

SSA plans still facing opposition

chrissycsmith March 24, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – After withdrawing their last set of gymnasium expansion plans because of resistance from residents of Covington, Saint Scholastica Academy (SSA) is proposing a new set of

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