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D.A. might appeal decision by judge —  Court says Parish Council can hire legal counsel

D.A. might appeal decision by judge — Court says Parish Council can hire legal counsel

Editor October 13, 2017 Comments Off on D.A. might appeal decision by judge — Court says Parish Council can hire legal counsel

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau COVINGTON – A battle between the St. Tammany Parish Council and District Attorney Warren Montgomery is still not over even after a First Circuit Court of Appeals judge ruled

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Judgeships, state rep, Parish Council seats face vote

Judgeships, state rep, Parish Council seats face vote

Editor October 13, 2017 Comments Off on Judgeships, state rep, Parish Council seats face vote

COVINGTON – Voters are being asked to go to the polls this Saturday, Oct. 14 to decide five public positions that are vacant due to mid-term departures in office. Two seats on the 22nd Judicial

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Parish head seeks funding after state cuts $20 million

Parish head seeks funding after state cuts $20 million

Editor October 8, 2017 Comments Off on Parish head seeks funding after state cuts $20 million

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news   SLIDELL – In the face of continued opposition about recently initiated Economic Development Districts (EDDs) off key interstate exits on I-12, St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister

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The Big Debut — Performers set to hit stage for Smooth Jazz

The Big Debut — Performers set to hit stage for Smooth Jazz

Editor October 8, 2017 Comments Off on The Big Debut — Performers set to hit stage for Smooth Jazz

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West News   SLIDELL – “This is it!” It may be appropriate that the 1970s song by Kenny Loggins has a jazzy, cool feel to it since that is the

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Saxophonist Albright to headline at festival

Saxophonist Albright to headline at festival

Editor October 8, 2017 Comments Off on Saxophonist Albright to headline at festival

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau   SLIDELL – Gerald Albright has a simple invitation for local music lovers. “We want you to come out and party with us” at the Camellia City Smooth

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Upcoming fundraiser in Mandeville will help raise money for new facility

Upcoming fundraiser in Mandeville will help raise money for new facility

Editor September 30, 2017 Comments Off on Upcoming fundraiser in Mandeville will help raise money for new facility

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news   COVINGTON – When considering the work done for animals at the St. Tammany Humane Society—doing so in an aging building that was constructed nearly 70 years ago—the

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Bike Share coming to St. Tammany? Program opposed since high cost could exclude local businesses

Bike Share coming to St. Tammany? Program opposed since high cost could exclude local businesses

Editor September 22, 2017 Comments Off on Bike Share coming to St. Tammany? Program opposed since high cost could exclude local businesses

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   SLIDELL – There is little disagreement about the fact that a Bike Share operation in St. Tammany Parish would be a great amenity for residents across the

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Northshore woman creates logo for Smooth Jazz Festival

Northshore woman creates logo for Smooth Jazz Festival

Editor September 22, 2017 Comments Off on Northshore woman creates logo for Smooth Jazz Festival

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news burea   SLIDELL – The unique logo that will be the trademark of the 1st annual Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival is yet another bit of evidence that the

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Paul creates Jazz artwork — Slidellian gaining her own spotlight now

Paul creates Jazz artwork — Slidellian gaining her own spotlight now

Editor September 22, 2017 Comments Off on Paul creates Jazz artwork — Slidellian gaining her own spotlight now

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   SLIDELL – Watching her two sons become professional baseball players made it easy for Marle’ Paul to remain out of the spotlight, whether she really wanted that

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Husband cleared in death of wife in fire — Sheriff clears up short-term difference with autopsy opinion from coroner

Husband cleared in death of wife in fire — Sheriff clears up short-term difference with autopsy opinion from coroner

Editor September 22, 2017 Comments Off on Husband cleared in death of wife in fire — Sheriff clears up short-term difference with autopsy opinion from coroner

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany news bureau   SLIDELL – Press releases in the past week from the St. Tammany coroner and sheriff in connection with a Lacombe homicide led to the shortest press conference

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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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