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Cell phone ban being implemented on west side of parish

Cell phone ban being implemented on west side of parish

chrissycsmith November 20, 2014 Comments Off

By CHRISSY SMITH Tammany West news COVINGTON – A new law that has been in effect since Aug. 1, which has been getting ignored by local drivers, is causing area officials to put up

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D.A. debate cancelled after Trainor declines to participate

D.A. debate cancelled after Trainor declines to participate

chrissycsmith November 20, 2014 Comments Off

SLIDELL – A debate between the two candidates in a runoff for the District Attorney position in St. Tammany Parish has been cancelled after one candidate declined to participate, Concerned Citizen of St. Tammany

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Bush man found guilty of rape

Bush man found guilty of rape

chrissycsmith November 20, 2014 Comments Off

BUSH — Hector Perez, 33 years old of Bush, was found guilty of aggravated rape, according to District Attorney Walter Reed. The 12-member St. Tammany Parish Jury deliberated for one hour before returning the

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Helis defends fracking plan

Helis defends fracking plan

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By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – For the first time ever in the controversial hydraulic fracturing debate, better known as “fracking,” Helis Oil and Gas defended their plan to drill for oil

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Town of Abita out from chamber

Town of Abita out from chamber

chrissycsmith November 20, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – The St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce is finding itself in the middle of the “fracking” debate in the parish, recently signing on to the Greater

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Walmart on Brewster in Covington runs into more road blocks

Walmart on Brewster in Covington runs into more road blocks

chrissycsmith November 16, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – As if a plan to construct a Walmart Superstore on Brewster Road was not plagued with enough issues, the St. Tammany Parish Council voted to make

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Mandeville mayor hoping for profitable future after election

Mandeville mayor hoping for profitable future after election

chrissycsmith November 16, 2014 Comments Off

By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news MANDEVILLE — Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere predicts a bright and profitable future for the city, and he’s hoping to see some of that money make its way back

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Veterans honored by parish’s leaders

Veterans honored by parish’s leaders

chrissycsmith November 16, 2014 Comments Off

By CHRISSY SMITH Tammany West news COVINGTON — While Roy Burns has been in the spotlight lately in his candidacy for St. Tammany?Parish District Attorney, it was his wife, Mary Burns, who took center

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Hwy. 190 project turning into legal battle

Hwy. 190 project turning into legal battle

chrissycsmith November 15, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – With the four-lane construction project on Hwy. 190 in Mandeville’s busiest commercial strip aiming at the possibility of taking double the initial 300 days to finish,

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Danielson huge advocate for Mandeville, alludes to possible mayoral run in ‘16

Danielson huge advocate for Mandeville, alludes to possible mayoral run in ‘16

chrissycsmith November 15, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – Training as a competitive swimmer during high school, Rick Danielson had to be in the pool by 5:30 a.m., and then return after school to practice

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Two candidates fire at each other with decision set for Dec. 6: Montgomery a solid 2nd

Two candidates fire at each other with decision set for Dec. 6: Montgomery a solid 2nd

chrissycsmith November 15, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Six months ago, the furthest thing from Warren Montgomery’s mind was the idea of running for public office—much less a job considered the most powerful in

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Stretch run for DA intensifies: Trainor first in primary

Stretch run for DA intensifies: Trainor first in primary

chrissycsmith November 15, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – With three weeks until the Dec. 6 election when the next District Attorney for the 22nd Judicial Court will be decided, Brian Trainor is focusing on

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Coyotes in Covington still making appearances

Coyotes in Covington still making appearances

chrissycsmith November 5, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – The coyotes are apparently not willing to leave Covington so easily, Mayor Mike Cooper told town residents this past week. Updating citizens at the Covington Trailhead

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Covington mayor updates city on progress, upcoming events

Covington mayor updates city on progress, upcoming events

chrissycsmith November 5, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – One thing you can count on from Covington Mayor Mike Cooper at his quarterly “Coffee with Cooper” gatherings at the Trailhead—the unexpected and some breaking news.

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Fracking public hearing set for next Wednesday

Fracking public hearing set for next Wednesday

chrissycsmith November 5, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news ABITA SPRINGS – The controversial issue of hydraulic fracturing, which has taken St. Tammany Parish by storm, will soon receive a high-profile public hearing at Lakeshore High School.

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Drucker newest school board member

Drucker newest school board member

chrissycsmith November 5, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news MADISONVILLE – In the fast-developing area of Madisonville, Sharon Lo Drucker will become the area’s District 9 St. Tammany Parish school board member with a wide win against

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Amacker wins in landslide for district judge

Amacker wins in landslide for district judge

chrissycsmith November 5, 2014 Comments Off

SLIDELL – The only judgeship to be decided on the 22nd Judicial District court in Tuesday’s elections for St. Tammany and Washington parishes saw incumbent District ‘L’ Judge Dawn Amacker re-elected in strong fashion.

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Covington, Mandeville filmmakers  showcasing at event this weekend

Covington, Mandeville filmmakers showcasing at event this weekend

chrissycsmith November 5, 2014 Comments Off

By CHRISSY SMITH Tammany West news SLIDELL – It is a big deal, and it is happening right here for local filmmakers. The 3rd annual Pontchartrain Film Festival is coming to Slidell Nov. 7,

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Folsom mayor headed to runoff;  aldermen selected

Folsom mayor headed to runoff; aldermen selected

chrissycsmith November 5, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news FOLSOM – Bettye Mizell Boggs and Donald Burris will see a run-off election for the mayor of the Village of Folsom position after neither of the two candidates

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Abita aldermen chosen

Abita aldermen chosen

chrissycsmith November 5, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news ABITA SPRINGS – Out of the seven candidates who ran for the Abita Springs Aldermen positions, only five have been elected to fill the seats. Republican Gina Kilpatrick

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