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Another delay announced in Hwy. 190 construction

Another delay announced in Hwy. 190 construction

chrissycsmith February 2, 2014 Comments Off on Another delay announced in Hwy. 190 construction

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – Business owners along a 1.2 mile stretch on the Hwy. 190 strip in Mandeville are trying to keep their cool as the original 300-day construction project

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Three running for coroner

Three running for coroner

chrissycsmith February 2, 2014 Comments Off on Three running for coroner

(Editor’s Note: This is the first story in a three-part series interviewing three candidates who have announced intentions to run for St. Tammany Coroner.) By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – Three well-known

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At Safe Harbor fundraiser, Otis Favre takes top honor

At Safe Harbor fundraiser, Otis Favre takes top honor

chrissycsmith February 2, 2014 Comments Off on At Safe Harbor fundraiser, Otis Favre takes top honor

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – The theme of the 4th annual “Real Men of St. Tammany” benefit for Safe Harbor involved Superman posed in his cape and tights all over the

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Brister says state of St. Tammany is good

Brister says state of St. Tammany is good

chrissycsmith January 31, 2014 Comments Off on Brister says state of St. Tammany is good

DAVID FOLSE II Tammany West news COVINGTON—Entering her third year at the helm of the St. Tammany Parish Government, Parish President Patricia Brister had a simple message to the St. Tammany Commission on Families

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CCST seeks Parish Council term limits

CCST seeks Parish Council term limits

chrissycsmith January 31, 2014 Comments Off on CCST seeks Parish Council term limits

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – With their second big success behind them, the growing Concerned Citizens of St. Tammany (CCST) organization is confirming they are going back to an earlier issue

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Counterfeit bill suspect identified by Mandeville police

Counterfeit bill suspect identified by Mandeville police

chrissycsmith January 31, 2014 Comments Off on Counterfeit bill suspect identified by Mandeville police

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – The Mandeville Police Department, with the help of the Secret Service, has identified one of the three suspects who allegedly defrauded three local stores out of

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Zero murders in unincorporated St. Tammany  in 2013

Zero murders in unincorporated St. Tammany in 2013

chrissycsmith January 31, 2014 Comments Off on Zero murders in unincorporated St. Tammany in 2013

COVINGTON — St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain recently released the year-end crime stats for 2013, and the numbers show that crime was down in almost every category in St. Tammany Parish last year.

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Bill Davis encouraged by healthcare changes

Bill Davis encouraged by healthcare changes

chrissycsmith January 28, 2014 Comments Off on Bill Davis encouraged by healthcare changes

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – It may be President Barack Obama who will forever be remembered as the president who pushed national health insurance through Congress. But Slidell Memorial Hospital CEO

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Ochsner ready for ‘health care’

Ochsner ready for ‘health care’

chrissycsmith January 28, 2014 Comments Off on Ochsner ready for ‘health care’

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — The changes on the horizon in 2014 from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can be summed up pretty simply, says Ochsner Health Systems North Shore CEO

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The Muggler Band will be inducted into the LA Music Hall of Fame Saturday

The Muggler Band will be inducted into the LA Music Hall of Fame Saturday

chrissycsmith January 28, 2014 Comments Off on The Muggler Band will be inducted into the LA Music Hall of Fame Saturday

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau MANDEVILLE – During the early 70s when bands like the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top and Marshall Tucker had commanded the ear of the hippie generation, young

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Heroin is making a comeback in St. Tammany Parish

Heroin is making a comeback in St. Tammany Parish

chrissycsmith January 28, 2014 Comments Off on Heroin is making a comeback in St. Tammany Parish

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – One of the most addictive drugs on the market is making a comeback in St. Tammany Parish, the police chiefs in Mandeville, Covington and Slidell all

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After his son’s death, Larry Ryan is on a mission to  help those who are fighting a heroin addiction

After his son’s death, Larry Ryan is on a mission to help those who are fighting a heroin addiction

chrissycsmith January 28, 2014 Comments Off on After his son’s death, Larry Ryan is on a mission to help those who are fighting a heroin addiction

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – Larry Ryan remembers a special day in May of 2013 that he will forever cherish. “We got our son back. The real Kevin was back,” he

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Unincorporated part of parish has first year ever with no murders in 2013

Unincorporated part of parish has first year ever with no murders in 2013

chrissycsmith January 28, 2014 Comments Off on Unincorporated part of parish has first year ever with no murders in 2013

By JOHN BINDER Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – Crime in the unincorporated areas of St. Tammany Parish has decreased in almost every category since 2012, according to 2013 year-end reports by the St. Tammany

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Habitat homes becoming more energy efficient

Habitat homes becoming more energy efficient

chrissycsmith December 27, 2013 Comments Off on Habitat homes becoming more energy efficient

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – The newest round of homes to be built by Habitat for Humanity St. Tammany West will not only create a unique “Habitat Neighborhood” in a peaceful

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Menon brings stability to office

Menon brings stability to office

chrissycsmith December 27, 2013 Comments Off on Menon brings stability to office

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – There have been massive changes in the operation of the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office since Interim Coroner Dr. Pramod Menon took over on November 7.

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St. Tammany Hospital CEO Patti Ellish says that early prevention, screenings will be keys to upcoming change in health care

St. Tammany Hospital CEO Patti Ellish says that early prevention, screenings will be keys to upcoming change in health care

chrissycsmith December 27, 2013 Comments Off on St. Tammany Hospital CEO Patti Ellish says that early prevention, screenings will be keys to upcoming change in health care

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – The face of health care is changing as 2014 rolls around and Patti Ellish believes there is already evidence that the providers in charge of the

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CPD puts Capt. West on administrative leave

CPD puts Capt. West on administrative leave

chrissycsmith December 23, 2013 Comments Off on CPD puts Capt. West on administrative leave

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – Capt. Jack West at the Covington Police Department has been put on administrative leave and is being investigated after accidentally discharging a shotgun inside his department

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‘Smart Site’ could bring  hundreds of jobs to area

‘Smart Site’ could bring hundreds of jobs to area

chrissycsmith December 23, 2013 Comments Off on ‘Smart Site’ could bring hundreds of jobs to area

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news ABITA SPRINGS – The announcement by a host of public officials and business leaders on Monday morning at the St. Tammany Parish Council chambers, trumpeting a 171-acre “Smart

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Ochsner North Shore CEO Polly Davenport says ‘sick care’ mode must stop

Ochsner North Shore CEO Polly Davenport says ‘sick care’ mode must stop

chrissycsmith December 23, 2013 Comments Off on Ochsner North Shore CEO Polly Davenport says ‘sick care’ mode must stop

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – The changes on the horizon in 2014 from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can be summed up pretty simply, says Ochsner Health Systems North Shore CEO

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TV, radio personality Frank Davis dies at age 71

TV, radio personality Frank Davis dies at age 71

chrissycsmith December 14, 2013 Comments Off on TV, radio personality Frank Davis dies at age 71

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – Longtime New Orleans television and radio personality Frank Davis died on Monday night at the age of 71. Unknown to many in the New Orleans area

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