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CCST defends seniors, elderly speak out on treatment

CCST defends seniors, elderly speak out on treatment

chrissycsmith April 5, 2014 Comments Off on CCST defends seniors, elderly speak out on treatment

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news bureau COVINGTON – The firing of Council on Aging St. Tammany (COAST) Executive Director Mary Toti was quickly followed by a whirlwind of satisfaction from some seniors and

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COAST director fired

COAST director fired

chrissycsmith April 5, 2014 Comments Off on COAST director fired

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news bureau COVINGTON – Following months of increasing criticism and controversy for longtime Council on Aging for St. Tammany (COAST) Executive Director Mary Toti, the Board of Directors voted

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Autism awareness event is April 5

Autism awareness event is April 5

chrissycsmith March 30, 2014 Comments Off on Autism awareness event is April 5

MANDEVILLE – Strengthening Outcomes with Autism Resources (SOAR) will hold its fourth annual Autism Awareness and Family Fun Day April 5 at Kids Konnection Playground (part of the Tammany Trace) in Mandeville. SOAR is

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Skateboarders may face new restrictions

Skateboarders may face new restrictions

chrissycsmith March 30, 2014 Comments Off on Skateboarders may face new restrictions

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – Skateboarders may soon be restricted as to where they can skateboard throughout Covington, including a ban altogether in the Covington Historic District. Introduced by the Covington

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School Board  in lawsuit

School Board in lawsuit

chrissycsmith March 30, 2014 Comments Off on School Board in lawsuit

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – The St. Tammany Parish School Board voted unanimously to inject itself into a lawsuit filed against the state by the St. John the Baptish Parish School

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‘Taste of Covington’ rapidly approaching

‘Taste of Covington’ rapidly approaching

chrissycsmith March 30, 2014 Comments Off on ‘Taste of Covington’ rapidly approaching

COVINGTON — It’s that time of year again, as the ever-popular “A Taste of Covington” is about to get underway in downtown Covington. This, the third annual event, will run from April 10-13 and

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SSA revises gym plans

SSA revises gym plans

chrissycsmith March 30, 2014 Comments Off on SSA revises gym plans

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – Saint Scholastica Academy (SSA) has yet to bring their building expansion plans before the Covington Historic District Committee, however, the principal of the school says the

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Defender of the Elderly

Defender of the Elderly

chrissycsmith March 30, 2014 Comments Off on Defender of the Elderly

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – Ray Kinler said there is a good reason senior citizens need all the help and protection the community can provide for them. “When someone takes advantage

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Lawmakers push back against PARCC

Lawmakers push back against PARCC

chrissycsmith March 24, 2014 Comments Off on Lawmakers push back against PARCC

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – Lawmakers across St. Tammany Parish are making an effort to push back against the implementation of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

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SSA plans still facing opposition

SSA plans still facing opposition

chrissycsmith March 24, 2014 Comments Off on SSA plans still facing opposition

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – After withdrawing their last set of gymnasium expansion plans because of resistance from residents of Covington, Saint Scholastica Academy (SSA) is proposing a new set of

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The family of 9-year-old Lydia Williams is seeking help to raise money for a Diabetic Alert Dog, which can sense when someone is having blood sugar problems

The family of 9-year-old Lydia Williams is seeking help to raise money for a Diabetic Alert Dog, which can sense when someone is having blood sugar problems

chrissycsmith March 24, 2014 Comments Off on The family of 9-year-old Lydia Williams is seeking help to raise money for a Diabetic Alert Dog, which can sense when someone is having blood sugar problems

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – Anytime a new baby is born into the world, a mother breathes a sigh of relief when the doctor says, “everything looks great.” It’s in the

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Strain announces Deputies of the Year

Strain announces Deputies of the Year

chrissycsmith March 21, 2014 Comments Off on Strain announces Deputies of the Year

COVINGTON — Sheriff Jack Strain recently announced the 2013 Deputies of the Year: Deputy David Levy, Deputy Patrick Smith and Detective Dwight Evans. Detective Evans Evans is the 2013 Deputy of the Year and

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Two guilty of aggravated incest charges

Two guilty of aggravated incest charges

chrissycsmith March 21, 2014 Comments Off on Two guilty of aggravated incest charges

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – Two St. Tammany Parish men have been found guilty of aggravated incest and now await sentencing, facing between 25 to 99 years of imprisonment, according to

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After her daughter was killed in a drunk driving accident, Shirley Wilkins began a fundraising walk in her loved one’s honor

After her daughter was killed in a drunk driving accident, Shirley Wilkins began a fundraising walk in her loved one’s honor

chrissycsmith March 21, 2014 Comments Off on After her daughter was killed in a drunk driving accident, Shirley Wilkins began a fundraising walk in her loved one’s honor

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – Ten years since the death of her only daughter, Shirley Wilkins knows there is one way to keep the spirit of her child alive. “Alexis was

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Local fans: Wrestlemania XXX is coming to New Orleans

Local fans: Wrestlemania XXX is coming to New Orleans

chrissycsmith March 12, 2014 Comments Off on Local fans: Wrestlemania XXX is coming to New Orleans

Tickets for WrestleMania XXX are on sale now! The pop-culture extravaganza takes place Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Ticket prices range from $25 to $850. There will also

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Habitat dedicates three homes in Covington

Habitat dedicates three homes in Covington

chrissycsmith March 10, 2014 Comments Off on Habitat dedicates three homes in Covington

By DAVID FOLSE II Tammany West news COVINGTON—It may have been a gloomy day weather-wise, but that didn’t stop three local families from having arguably one of the happiest days of their lives. On

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Hints of criticism seen at recent coroner’s forum

Hints of criticism seen at recent coroner’s forum

chrissycsmith March 10, 2014 Comments Off on Hints of criticism seen at recent coroner’s forum

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – Four physicians in St. Tammany Parish are in the election to become the next coroner in the parish, and all have indicated their desire to keep

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Dieterich, Bresler play key roles in keeping the annual Chef Soiree fundraiser such a big success

Dieterich, Bresler play key roles in keeping the annual Chef Soiree fundraiser such a big success

chrissycsmith March 10, 2014 Comments Off on Dieterich, Bresler play key roles in keeping the annual Chef Soiree fundraiser such a big success

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Ila Dieterich and Debbie Bresler are two people who have played a big part in the annual Chef Soiree fundraiser, held each year at Covington’s Bogue

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Social media safety a concern, Folse states

Social media safety a concern, Folse states

chrissycsmith March 10, 2014 Comments Off on Social media safety a concern, Folse states

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – St. Tammany Parish School System Superintendent Trey Folse is asking that parents talk to their children about social media safety and privacy after he said the

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Deputies discover woman’s body in field on Brewster Road in Madisonville

Deputies discover woman’s body in field on Brewster Road in Madisonville

chrissycsmith March 10, 2014 Comments Off on Deputies discover woman’s body in field on Brewster Road in Madisonville

MADISONVILLE –An Alabama man has been booked with murder in the death of Melinda Denny, a 26-year-old woman whose body was found in a field on Brewster Road in Madisonville. Johnathon Nall, who was

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