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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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Heart Hospital CEO Steve Blades says industry has much to improve on with Affordable Care Act approaching

Heart Hospital CEO Steve Blades says industry has much to improve on with Affordable Care Act approaching

chrissycsmith December 14, 2013 Comments Off on Heart Hospital CEO Steve Blades says industry has much to improve on with Affordable Care Act approaching

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news LACOMBE – If anyone has a keen perspective on health care in our country, it would be Steve Blades. Not only has Blades spent his entire professional career

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Counterfeiters defraud Mandeville stores

Counterfeiters defraud Mandeville stores

chrissycsmith December 14, 2013 Comments Off on Counterfeiters defraud Mandeville stores

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – The Mandeville Police Department is searching for three females who are suspected of defrauding three local stores out of $1,100 in merchandise by using counterfeit $100

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Alcoholics Anonymous is here to help

Alcoholics Anonymous is here to help

chrissycsmith December 14, 2013 Comments Off on Alcoholics Anonymous is here to help

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Carol Jones looks back on her life and marvels at the things she went through, before finally accepting the fact she had a drinking problem. “You

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Lakeview Regional CEO Bret Kolman sees many positives in Obama’s Affordable Care Act

Lakeview Regional CEO Bret Kolman sees many positives in Obama’s Affordable Care Act

chrissycsmith December 14, 2013 Comments Off on Lakeview Regional CEO Bret Kolman sees many positives in Obama’s Affordable Care Act

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – For those who are concerned with the government becoming involved in national health insurance through the Obama Affordable Care Act, Bret Kolman has something to say.

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Lacoste locks herself in kennel to help raise money for St. Tammany?Humane Society

Lacoste locks herself in kennel to help raise money for St. Tammany?Humane Society

chrissycsmith November 30, 2013 Comments Off on Lacoste locks herself in kennel to help raise money for St. Tammany?Humane Society

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – It is not often that a St. Tammany Humane Society volunteer puts herself in a kennel in order to raise money for the shelter. However, that

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Modeling Sambola’s pelicans in Slidell, the sale of these ceramic crawfish will help benefit Cancer Fund

Modeling Sambola’s pelicans in Slidell, the sale of these ceramic crawfish will help benefit Cancer Fund

chrissycsmith November 30, 2013 Comments Off on Modeling Sambola’s pelicans in Slidell, the sale of these ceramic crawfish will help benefit Cancer Fund

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – The incredible success of a public art project in Slidell has led to a similar display that will soon be seen on the west side of

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Concerns arise at Covington Food Bank as need has skyrocketed 23 percent over the last four months

Concerns arise at Covington Food Bank as need has skyrocketed 23 percent over the last four months

chrissycsmith November 30, 2013 Comments Off on Concerns arise at Covington Food Bank as need has skyrocketed 23 percent over the last four months

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – The executive director of the Covington Food Bank understands the skepticism from some of the public. “I understand what some people think about those who get

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Old Mandeville still experiencing flooding

Old Mandeville still experiencing flooding

chrissycsmith November 30, 2013 Comments Off on Old Mandeville still experiencing flooding

By Betsy Swenson Tammany West news MANDEVILLE–There was no storm, there was barely any breeze, yet water still crept into the streets of Old Mandeville recently, a stark reminder of the city’s ongoing battle

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State, parish and city police say they will step up efforts to stop drunk driving this holiday season

State, parish and city police say they will step up efforts to stop drunk driving this holiday season

chrissycsmith November 30, 2013 Comments Off on State, parish and city police say they will step up efforts to stop drunk driving this holiday season

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – “If you get behind the wheel and you’ve been drinking, it’s too late,” former St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tim Lenz said. “You are going

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Ciufi’s youth students at Christ Church raising money for mission trips, but still need help

Ciufi’s youth students at Christ Church raising money for mission trips, but still need help

chrissycsmith November 30, 2013 Comments Off on Ciufi’s youth students at Christ Church raising money for mission trips, but still need help

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Daniel Ciufi may be 31, but he is not far from the life situations the young people in the Christ Episcopal Church Youth face every day.

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Local teams make football playoffs; LHSAA brackets announced

Local teams make football playoffs; LHSAA brackets announced

chrissycsmith November 15, 2013 Comments Off on Local teams make football playoffs; LHSAA brackets announced

By CHRISSY SMITH Tammany West sports SLIDELL – The Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s football playoffs will have a very different look this year. In a ruling voted upon earlier this year, all private

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OctoberFeast Grand Tasting set for Mandeville

OctoberFeast Grand Tasting set for Mandeville

chrissycsmith November 15, 2013 Comments Off on OctoberFeast Grand Tasting set for Mandeville

MANDEVILLE — The City of Mandeville, in partnership with Champagne Beverage, Saia’s Meat Market and Copa Di Vino, will host the 2nd Annual Mandeville Marigny Grand Tasting on Saturday, Nov. 16. The Grand Tasting

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Katrina loan is forgiven

Katrina loan is forgiven

chrissycsmith November 15, 2013 Comments Off on Katrina loan is forgiven

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON — Though St. Tammany Parish government, along with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, has received loan forgiveness for their Community Disaster Loans given her following Hurricane

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Daussat, Families Helping Families assist disabled with ‘Touch a Truck’ fundraiser in Covington

Daussat, Families Helping Families assist disabled with ‘Touch a Truck’ fundraiser in Covington

chrissycsmith November 15, 2013 Comments Off on Daussat, Families Helping Families assist disabled with ‘Touch a Truck’ fundraiser in Covington

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – The tragedy and challenges faced by Stephanie Daussat and her family during the past nine years would be enough to make most people want to give

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Audit details Galvan’s spending

Audit details Galvan’s spending

chrissycsmith October 24, 2013 Comments Off on Audit details Galvan’s spending

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news SLIDELL – Details in a 113-page report from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor investigating former St. Tammany Coroner Dr. Peter Galvan shed more light on an operation that allegedly

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Lentz: I Am Responsible

Lentz: I Am Responsible

chrissycsmith October 24, 2013 Comments Off on Lentz: I Am Responsible

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Tim Lentz says he has always been a big reader, especially motivational books by national leaders he admires. One of those men is former New York

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Boo Fest to benefit children with disabilities

Boo Fest to benefit children with disabilities

chrissycsmith October 23, 2013 Comments Off on Boo Fest to benefit children with disabilities

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news MANDEVILLE – Understanding the goal of the 4th annual Boo Fest on the grounds of Lakeview Regional Medical Center makes it easy to appreciate the collaboration of Northshore

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