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Covington residents asked to approve property tax hike

Covington residents asked to approve property tax hike

chrissycsmith May 3, 2014 Comments Off on Covington residents asked to approve property tax hike

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – Residents in the Covington area will be asked this Saturday, May 3 to approve a property tax hike in order to fund the organization of Recreation

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Hwy. 190 construction hot topic for council

Hwy. 190 construction hot topic for council

chrissycsmith May 3, 2014 Comments Off on Hwy. 190 construction hot topic for council

By DAVID FOLSE II Tammany West news MANDEVILLE—Angry citizens and business owners packed the Mandeville City Council chambers at the recent meeting to voice their displeasure over the progress, or lack thereof, involving the

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Coroner runoff is Saturday

Coroner runoff is Saturday

chrissycsmith May 3, 2014 Comments Off on Coroner runoff is Saturday

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – Two candidates in a runoff to become the new St. Tammany Coroner will be vying for over 9,000 votes up for grabs when the final election

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Prospects of I.G. unlikely

Prospects of I.G. unlikely

chrissycsmith May 3, 2014 Comments Off on Prospects of I.G. unlikely

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – The prospects of an Inspector General for St. Tammany Parish now appear to be dead in the water, a development that has led the Concerned Citizens

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COAST board votes to oust already-fired Toti

COAST board votes to oust already-fired Toti

chrissycsmith May 3, 2014 Comments Off on COAST board votes to oust already-fired Toti

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – In the saga that has become the Council on Aging for St. Tammany (COAST), the COAST Board of Directors voted 7-5 to oust already fired Executive

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Best friends lose sons in tragic accidents, both allow sons to donate organs

Best friends lose sons in tragic accidents, both allow sons to donate organs

chrissycsmith May 3, 2014 Comments Off on Best friends lose sons in tragic accidents, both allow sons to donate organs

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – Tere Walsh and Mary Ann Haynie have had a bond since they were kids. The women grew up in the same neighborhood in Metairie, then re-connected

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Skateboard ordinance withdrawn

Skateboard ordinance withdrawn

chrissycsmith April 29, 2014 Comments Off on Skateboard ordinance withdrawn

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – Skateboarders in the city of Covington saw a prominent win as the City Council voted to entirely withdraw an ordinance that would have banned the sport

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Lacombe fracking brings questions

Lacombe fracking brings questions

chrissycsmith April 29, 2014 Comments Off on Lacombe fracking brings questions

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – With the possibility of drilling for oil and gas through the controversial method known as “fracking,” in St. Tammany Parish comes questions as to how and

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Hwy. 190 looks like ‘war zone’

Hwy. 190 looks like ‘war zone’

chrissycsmith April 29, 2014 Comments Off on Hwy. 190 looks like ‘war zone’

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – Complaints are building again about the pace of work on the Hwy. 190 road project in Mandeville, called by one businessman “a third world war zone.”

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St. Tammany Library Board President Dr. Argiro Morgan encourages support of the Percy Walker fundraising gala Sunday in Mandeville

St. Tammany Library Board President Dr. Argiro Morgan encourages support of the Percy Walker fundraising gala Sunday in Mandeville

chrissycsmith April 29, 2014 Comments Off on St. Tammany Library Board President Dr. Argiro Morgan encourages support of the Percy Walker fundraising gala Sunday in Mandeville

­By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West News MANDEVILLE – All the fuss surrounding Dr. Argiro Morgan is appreciated by the president of the St. Tammany Library Board, but it’s hardly what Morgan hopes to leave

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Parish public school registration nears

Parish public school registration nears

chrissycsmith April 11, 2014 Comments Off on Parish public school registration nears

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

chrissycsmith April 11, 2014 Comments Off on Woman arrested for alleged home burglary

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 on Chambers earn prestigious honor

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

chrissycsmith April 11, 2014 Comments Off on Council postpones measure to put employees’ salaries online

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

chrissycsmith April 11, 2014 Comments Off on ‘A Taste of Covington’ gets underway Thursday

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 on Preston, Truehart in runoff

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 on Lions win national title

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 on Mandeville police seek suspected shoplifter

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 on STARC looking to recycle beads

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

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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