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CPD’s Short is being  investigated again

CPD’s Short is being investigated again

chrissycsmith March 5, 2014 Comments Off on CPD’s Short is being investigated again

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – Covington Police Officer Sgt. Stephen Short, already under investigation for a matter several months ago, is being investigated yet again and put on paid administrative leave

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School Board supports getting rid of letter grades

School Board supports getting rid of letter grades

chrissycsmith March 5, 2014 Comments Off on School Board supports getting rid of letter grades

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – The St. Tammany Parish School Board says it unanimously supports a 2014 Louisiana Legislative framework which includes support for raising standards to increase student achievement, but

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Task Force votes 20-0 for an audit process

Task Force votes 20-0 for an audit process

chrissycsmith March 5, 2014 Comments Off on Task Force votes 20-0 for an audit process

By DAVID FOLSE II Tammany West news ABITA SPRINGS—After nearly six months of meetings and hearings, the St. Tammany Parish Inspector General Task Force voted 20-0 to pass their report of recommendations to the

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Abita man arrested for child porn ring

Abita man arrested for child porn ring

chrissycsmith March 5, 2014 Comments Off on Abita man arrested for child porn ring

ABITA SPRINGS – An Abita Springs man has been arrested and charged with running two child pornography websites, according to U.S. Attorney Kenneth Allen Polite Jr. Jonathan Johnson was charged with operating an international

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Longtime resident Hamauei has done almost everything except hold mayoral title

Longtime resident Hamauei has done almost everything except hold mayoral title

chrissycsmith March 5, 2014 Comments Off on Longtime resident Hamauei has done almost everything except hold mayoral title

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news LACOMBE – His father and grandfather would be proud to know their son became a mayor. Well, Al Hamauei isn’t really a mayor, but for so many who

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Preston seeking coroner’s job

Preston seeking coroner’s job

chrissycsmith February 21, 2014 Comments Off on Preston seeking coroner’s job

(Editor’s Note: This is the fourth story in a four-part series interviewing four candidates who have qualified to run for St. Tammany Coroner.) By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – There are four

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Mandeville council mulls ‘rainy day funds’

Mandeville council mulls ‘rainy day funds’

chrissycsmith February 21, 2014 Comments Off on Mandeville council mulls ‘rainy day funds’

By BETSY SWENSON Tammany West news MANDEVILLE–With millions of dollars in “rainy day funds” languishing in the Mandeville city budget, city council members and the mayor are examining how that money might be put

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King claims ‘it wasn’t all Galvan’s fault’

King claims ‘it wasn’t all Galvan’s fault’

chrissycsmith February 21, 2014 Comments Off on King claims ‘it wasn’t all Galvan’s fault’

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news NEW ORLEANS – A week after former St. Tammany Coroner Dr. Peter Galvan was sentenced to 24 months in prison for using public money for his personal gain,

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CCST to  Parish Council: Why the rush?

CCST to Parish Council: Why the rush?

chrissycsmith February 21, 2014 Comments Off on CCST to Parish Council: Why the rush?

By DAVID FOLSE II Tammany West news ABITA SPRINGS — The Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany (CCST) have a message for the Parish Council when it comes to passing the Economic Development Districts (EDD).

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‘Inner Wheel’, which helped Teagan Evans get his prosthetic arm, needs donations

‘Inner Wheel’, which helped Teagan Evans get his prosthetic arm, needs donations

chrissycsmith February 21, 2014 Comments Off on ‘Inner Wheel’, which helped Teagan Evans get his prosthetic arm, needs donations

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – Joanna Evans said it took several days to get over the shock of the ultrasound she and her husband saw in the second trimester of her

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Cooper discusses Covington over coffee

Cooper discusses Covington over coffee

chrissycsmith February 19, 2014 Comments Off on Cooper discusses Covington over coffee

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – The quarterly “Coffee with Cooper” meeting at the Covington Trailhead, giving residents a chance to meet with Covington Mayor Mike Cooper, may have had its usual

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Hwy. 190 construction contractor thanked

Hwy. 190 construction contractor thanked

chrissycsmith February 19, 2014 Comments Off on Hwy. 190 construction contractor thanked

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – From the start of the construction project to widen Hwy. 190 in downtown Mandeville, the contractor, along with state highway officials, have heard their share of

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Individual crime in city of Mandeville  decreases in virtually every category

Individual crime in city of Mandeville decreases in virtually every category

chrissycsmith February 19, 2014 Comments Off on Individual crime in city of Mandeville decreases in virtually every category

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – Though overall crime is down in the city of Mandeville, robberies increased from 2012 to 2013, according to uniform crime statistics released by the Mandeville Police

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Lentz says Covington sees 22-percent drop overall

Lentz says Covington sees 22-percent drop overall

chrissycsmith February 19, 2014 Comments Off on Lentz says Covington sees 22-percent drop overall

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – Similarly to surrounding areas and St. Tammany Parish, crime is down in the city of Covington, according to the 2013 crime statistics released by the Covington

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The Covington Business Association and its president, Tom DiCerbo, are helping many local companies thrive in today’s marketplace

The Covington Business Association and its president, Tom DiCerbo, are helping many local companies thrive in today’s marketplace

chrissycsmith February 19, 2014 Comments Off on The Covington Business Association and its president, Tom DiCerbo, are helping many local companies thrive in today’s marketplace

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Owning your own business—it’s still the American dream. But more and more, the struggle between the “big box,” national stores coming into small communities—putting pressure on

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Panel rejects idea of full I.G. office

Panel rejects idea of full I.G. office

chrissycsmith February 19, 2014 Comments Off on Panel rejects idea of full I.G. office

By DAVID FOLSE II Tammany West news MANDEVILLE—After nearly six months of discussions and public meetings, the St. Tammany Parish Inspector General Task Force finally voted Monday night on their recommendation to give to

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Audits instead of I.G.

Audits instead of I.G.

chrissycsmith February 14, 2014 Comments Off on Audits instead of I.G.

By DAVID FOLSE II Slidell news bureau MANDEVILLE—After nearly six months of discussions and public meetings, the St. Tammany Parish Inspector General Task Force finally voted Monday night on their recommendation to give is

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Talbot touts law, MD degrees

Talbot touts law, MD degrees

chrissycsmith February 14, 2014 Comments Off on Talbot touts law, MD degrees

(Editor’s Note: This is the third story in a four-part series interviewing four candidates who have announced intentions to run for St. Tammany Coroner.) By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – Each of

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Coroner candidate focuses on topic of mental health

Coroner candidate focuses on topic of mental health

chrissycsmith February 14, 2014 Comments Off on Coroner candidate focuses on topic of mental health

(Editor’s Note: This is the second story in a three-part series interviewing three candidates who have announced intentions to run for St. Tammany Coroner.) By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – When Dr.

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CCST may take ‘serious action’ against COAST

CCST may take ‘serious action’ against COAST

chrissycsmith February 10, 2014 Comments Off on CCST may take ‘serious action’ against COAST

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news LACOMBE – President Rick Franzo of the Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany (CCST) says the watchdog group is considering “serious action” against the Council on Aging of St.

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