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Area CLECO customers to receive credits on bills

Area CLECO customers to receive credits on bills

Editor June 26, 2016 Comments Off on Area CLECO customers to receive credits on bills

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – Customers with CLECO can expect to see a substantial credit on their bills starting sometime in July, said a local official with the electric company. Eric

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Safe Haven details unveiled; asbestos to slow expected opening

Safe Haven details unveiled; asbestos to slow expected opening

Editor June 26, 2016 Comments Off on Safe Haven details unveiled; asbestos to slow expected opening

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – Extensive renovation work still to be done at the former Southeast Louisiana Hospital will slow the opening for the planned Safe Haven facility in St. Tammany

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Brister defends charge of ‘top heavy’ salaries

Brister defends charge of ‘top heavy’ salaries

Editor June 26, 2016 Comments Off on Brister defends charge of ‘top heavy’ salaries

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister had a quick and swift response to yet another criticism of her government by the Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany

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Parish drilling set to go forward

Parish drilling set to go forward

Editor June 26, 2016 Comments Off on Parish drilling set to go forward

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – The Louisiana Supreme Court ruling on Friday that has once again cleared the way for oil drilling in St. Tammany Parish has not stopped a local

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Alabama man arrested after firing gun in Covington

Alabama man arrested after firing gun in Covington

Editor June 20, 2016 Comments Off on Alabama man arrested after firing gun in Covington

COVINGTON — St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies have arrested an Alabama man after he fired a gun during an apparent road rage incident near Covington on Friday, according to Capt. George Bonnett.. Shortly before

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CASA volunteer named  best in Louisiana

CASA volunteer named best in Louisiana

Editor June 20, 2016 Comments Off on CASA volunteer named best in Louisiana

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Bettie Nolan admits that she wasn’t very interested in going to college. “I wanted to get married and have a family,” she said. Little did she

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Falconer sets record straight about vote on taxes

Falconer sets record straight about vote on taxes

Editor June 20, 2016 Comments Off on Falconer sets record straight about vote on taxes

COVINGTON — Americans for Prosperity Louisiana recently distributed a misleading mailer to District 89 voters accusing State Representative Reid Falconer (R-Mandeville) of voting for HB 62 authorizing a 25 percent sales tax increase. “The

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Mandeville police chief to retire

Mandeville police chief to retire

Editor June 20, 2016 Comments Off on Mandeville police chief to retire

MANDEVILLE — Mandeville Police Chief Rick Richard announced his resignation on Monday as the chief of police for the City of Mandeville. Richard will retire effective July 1, 2016. He took over the department

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Top parish salaries called ‘top heavy’ by CCST

Top parish salaries called ‘top heavy’ by CCST

Editor June 20, 2016 Comments Off on Top parish salaries called ‘top heavy’ by CCST

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany President Rick Franzo acknowledges “maybe we came down hard” on Coroner Dr. Charles Preston in the midst of a Parish Council

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City of Covington receives 2016 La. Cultural District award

City of Covington receives 2016 La. Cultural District award

Editor June 9, 2016 Comments Off on City of Covington receives 2016 La. Cultural District award

COVINGTON — As part of Culture Connection 2016 held at the Capitol Park Museum in Baton Rouge, Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser presented Mayor Mike Cooper with the 2016 Louisiana Culture Award in the category

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Elks name Steinert as STPSO Deputy of the Year

Elks name Steinert as STPSO Deputy of the Year

Editor June 9, 2016 Comments Off on Elks name Steinert as STPSO Deputy of the Year

SLIDELL — St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Deputy of the Year, Deputy First Class Ricky Steinert, was honored by Slidell Elks Lodge No. 2321. DFC Ricky Steinert has been with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s

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Wounded War Heroes banquet Friday, June 17

Wounded War Heroes banquet Friday, June 17

Editor June 9, 2016 Comments Off on Wounded War Heroes banquet Friday, June 17

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – It only takes one story to understand the importance of the annual Wounded War Heroes fundraising banquet. Jason Austin was a 17-year-old young man who graduated

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Tammany Trails to have signs on wooded, water trails

Tammany Trails to have signs on wooded, water trails

Editor June 9, 2016 Comments Off on Tammany Trails to have signs on wooded, water trails

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister has a message for the technology crowd. “Get outside!” Brister said it all with a smile on her face, wearing

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Coroner lays out upgrades to salary

Coroner lays out upgrades to salary

Editor June 9, 2016 Comments Off on Coroner lays out upgrades to salary

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – When Dr. Charles Preston was asked to explain the justification in a request to the Parish Council for a hefty pay increase he had a simple

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Judge Garcia believes ‘specialty courts’ is key to incarceration rate in parish

Judge Garcia believes ‘specialty courts’ is key to incarceration rate in parish

Editor June 5, 2016 Comments Off on Judge Garcia believes ‘specialty courts’ is key to incarceration rate in parish

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – If the people of St. Tammany Parish want law enforcement to be tough on crime then they are certainly getting what they want. Judge Peter Garcia,

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Elite soccer camp set for next week in Mandeville

Elite soccer camp set for next week in Mandeville

Editor June 5, 2016 Comments Off on Elite soccer camp set for next week in Mandeville

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – When the sport of soccer was sanctioned by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association several decades ago, it was the North Shore teams such as Mandeville,

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Lacombe sex offender gets 20 years in prison

Lacombe sex offender gets 20 years in prison

Editor June 5, 2016 Comments Off on Lacombe sex offender gets 20 years in prison

COVINGTON — Alva Thompson, 44 years old of Lacombe, was sentenced May 23 to 20 years in prison without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence after pleading guilty to failure to

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Mandeville shooting ‘justified’

Mandeville shooting ‘justified’

Editor June 5, 2016 Comments Off on Mandeville shooting ‘justified’

COVINGTON — District Attorney Warren Montgomery release a statement that a fatal shooting at a Mandeville gas station in April was justified and released surveillance video of the incident, adding that his office will

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St. Tammany Parish names teachers and administrators of year

St. Tammany Parish names teachers and administrators of year

Editor May 29, 2016 Comments Off on St. Tammany Parish names teachers and administrators of year

MANDEVILLE — Three teachers and three principals have been selected as the 2016-2017 St. Tammany Parish Public School System Teachers and Principals of the Year. Named as 2016-2017 District Teachers of the Year are

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Baby formula shoplifters sought by Covington Police

Baby formula shoplifters sought by Covington Police

Editor May 29, 2016 Comments Off on Baby formula shoplifters sought by Covington Police

COVINGTON — The Covington Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify a group of shoplifters who are responsible for two high-dollar thefts at the Walmart Neighborhood Market (2800 US Hwy 190) in

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