News »

Smokeless tobacco banned in Covington municipal buildings

Smokeless tobacco banned in Covington municipal buildings

chrissycsmith August 15, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON –Smokeless tobacco will now be banned from all municipal buildings and vehicles owned by the city of Covington after the measure was unanimously approved by the Covington

Read More »
Parish Council votes down increased library millage

Parish Council votes down increased library millage

chrissycsmith August 15, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news SLIDELL – An increased library millage that would have generated about $1.5 million for the St. Tammany Parish Library was shot down by the St. Tammany Parish Council

Read More »
Blossman’s popular ‘White Linen Night’ event will have economic impact in downtown Covington this weekend

Blossman’s popular ‘White Linen Night’ event will have economic impact in downtown Covington this weekend

chrissycsmith August 15, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – As Chris Blossman was learning every angle of the banking business for nearly 20 years, he wasn’t aware he was gaining the knowledge for the next

Read More »
Hoops event to help fund park roof

Hoops event to help fund park roof

chrissycsmith August 14, 2014 Comments Off

By DAVID FOLSE II Tammany West news COVINGTON—The second annual Hoops for Kids 3-on-3 basketball tournament is set for Saturday, August 16, at Rev. Peter S. Atkins Park in Covington. A fundraiser to put

Read More »
Locals lead effort to save elephants, rhinos

Locals lead effort to save elephants, rhinos

chrissycsmith August 10, 2014 Comments Off

COVINGTON – The North Shore’s Patty Weston, Theresa DeLeon, Charles Marsala and Teryl Flettrich have organized the Krewe of Tusk and Horn (KoTH) to promote awareness of the increased poaching of elephants and rhinos

Read More »
Mosquito pools test positive for West Nile virus

Mosquito pools test positive for West Nile virus

chrissycsmith August 10, 2014 Comments Off

COVINGTON — The St. Tammany Parish Mosquito Abatement District received results from the LSU Veterinary School Diagnostic Laboratory that indicated 14 mosquito pools were positive for West Nile virus (WNv) out of 78 tested.

Read More »
Fracking permit denied

Fracking permit denied

chrissycsmith August 10, 2014 Comments Off

LACOMBE – For now, fracking will not happen in St. Tammany Parish. The Louisiana Geological Survey and Army Corps of Engineers’ invalidated Helis Oil & Gas Co.’s application for a permit for a proposed

Read More »
Agan sets out to clean up COAST

Agan sets out to clean up COAST

chrissycsmith August 10, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – Only serving as executive director of the Council on Aging for St. Tammany (COAST) for about a week, Julie Mickles Agan already has her eyes set

Read More »
Krumm relishes job as director

Krumm relishes job as director

chrissycsmith August 10, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – Ted Krumm was in the U.S. Navy for three years before finally deciding he would make a career of military service. But the decision to apply

Read More »
Veterans cemetery has already handled over 40 burials

Veterans cemetery has already handled over 40 burials

chrissycsmith August 10, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – It didn’t take long for the staff at the new Southeast Louisiana Veteran’s Cemetery to get down to work. Director Ted Krumm said he has been

Read More »
Brister calls for emergency audit of Reed

Brister calls for emergency audit of Reed

chrissycsmith August 10, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister is asking Louisiana Legislative Auditor Daryl Pupera to assign “emergency auditors” to review the finances of the 22nd Judicial Court

Read More »
Sue Cheveallier’s organization, which celebrates the many achievements of people with disabilities, is seeking nominations for its awards ceremony

Sue Cheveallier’s organization, which celebrates the many achievements of people with disabilities, is seeking nominations for its awards ceremony

chrissycsmith July 31, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – Sue Cheveallier is looking forward to celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary next year, but don’t think the St. Tammany resident is looking for her retirement chair.

Read More »
Magee named COAST’s new board president

Magee named COAST’s new board president

chrissycsmith July 31, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – The Council on Aging for St. Tammany (COAST) voted last Thursday night to change direction on the agency’s Board of Directors, ousting year-long Board President Kathleen

Read More »
Former Fontainebleau player drowns

Former Fontainebleau player drowns

chrissycsmith July 31, 2014 Comments Off

By CHRISSY SMITH Tammany West news COVINGTON – A relaxing day turned into tragedy for an Abita Springs family as former Fontainebleau High School football player Darrel Brown drowned in the Tchefuncte River on

Read More »
Survey shows west St. Tammany business owners don’t oppose fracking

Survey shows west St. Tammany business owners don’t oppose fracking

chrissycsmith July 28, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – A survey of business owners and managers in west St. Tammany indicates most of them are not opposed to the potential fracking well for oil and

Read More »
Wahl looks to raise funds for ‘Warehouse Park’

Wahl looks to raise funds for ‘Warehouse Park’

chrissycsmith July 28, 2014 Comments Off

“Warehouse Park” is currently in its final design stages for the memorial monument that will be built at the site of The Warehouse, the historic concert building in the 70s that existed at 1802

Read More »
Mandeville man leads drive to build memorial to New Orleans concert hall

Mandeville man leads drive to build memorial to New Orleans concert hall

chrissycsmith July 28, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – The Warehouse. The name is meaningless to many who were not from the 70s rock music era. But for those who frequented a former cotton warehouse

Read More »
Ledoux sentenced as career criminal

Ledoux sentenced as career criminal

chrissycsmith July 28, 2014 Comments Off

COVINGTON — Beau Ledoux, 21 of Covington, was sentenced as a career criminal for his part in a home invasion that occurred in the River Oaks subdivision last year. Judge Martin Coady of the

Read More »
Lentz is cleaning up the Covington Police Department

Lentz is cleaning up the Covington Police Department

chrissycsmith July 11, 2014 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – Since the Covington Police Department has been under the direction of Police Chief Tim Lentz, there have been changes left and right to the department. Since

Read More »
Mandeville City Councilman Clay Madden is a man of many hats

Mandeville City Councilman Clay Madden is a man of many hats

chrissycsmith July 11, 2014 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – As a still youthful Clay Madden seems to pop up in more places around Mandeville, always involved in one community project or another, it’s easy to

Read More »