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Answer to prayers seen in Florida

Answer to prayers seen in Florida

Editor September 17, 2017 Comments Off on Answer to prayers seen in Florida

For anyone who had family or friends living in Florida this was a very stressful weekend. We are all watching the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean these days as it appears we are

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A letter to the NFL worth repeating

A letter to the NFL worth repeating

Editor September 10, 2017 Comments Off on A letter to the NFL worth repeating

I always put my own two cents into this column space, but once in a while I find something that I heartily agree with and feel like I want to pass it along. Yes,

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OMBA led by owners giving back to city

OMBA led by owners giving back to city

Editor September 1, 2017 Comments Off on OMBA led by owners giving back to city

I got linked in with the Old Mandeville Business Association (OMBA) after getting an e-mail from their new publicity director Margot Brignac, who happens to be a small businesswoman herself with her own coffee

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Prep coaches do much more than most know

Prep coaches do much more than most know

Editor August 25, 2017 Comments Off on Prep coaches do much more than most know

I spent the past week taking a step back into the past. High school football season is ready to start again. Community newspapers are all about high school sports, and football certainly has a

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‘White Linen Night’ is sure to be a fun event

‘White Linen Night’ is sure to be a fun event

Editor August 21, 2017 Comments Off on ‘White Linen Night’ is sure to be a fun event

If you’re looking for a party you won’t have to look any further than Saturday night in downtown Covington. The third annual “Covington White Linen Night for Public Art” will take place from 6

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Building a brand name as a business

Building a brand name as a business

Editor August 8, 2017 Comments Off on Building a brand name as a business

I spend much of my time talking to small business owners and managers about advertising. Since starting The Slidell Independent and Tammany West I  bounced from a lifelong editorial guy to an advertising representative

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St. Petersburg, Fla. is a great, hidden secret

St. Petersburg, Fla. is a great, hidden secret

Editor August 4, 2017 Comments Off on St. Petersburg, Fla. is a great, hidden secret

My wife and I have discovered a great, new vacation spot and something tells me a lot of folks over here might not be aware of it. St. Petersburg, Florida. I will always consider

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Time for St. Tammany to step up and help deserving parish deputy

Time for St. Tammany to step up and help deserving parish deputy

Editor July 29, 2017 Comments Off on Time for St. Tammany to step up and help deserving parish deputy

If you live in St. Tammany Parish you know there are no shortages of places to donate money for a good cause. There are well over 100 non-profits and charity groups in the parish,

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Best Friends Forever: Molly and Vicky

Best Friends Forever: Molly and Vicky

Editor July 25, 2017 Comments Off on Best Friends Forever: Molly and Vicky

This is a confession: I do not have a reputation for being the greatest animal lover in the world. And the funny thing about that is the fact I do actually like animals just

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The occasional ‘good job!’ goes a long way

The occasional ‘good job!’ goes a long way

Editor July 16, 2017 Comments Off on The occasional ‘good job!’ goes a long way

Everyone loves a little pat on the back. It doesn’t matter if you are considering your own family members, friends you know, or in the profession you work. I’m kind of lucky in that

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Trying to get the Girl Scouts to help my daughter

Trying to get the Girl Scouts to help my daughter

Editor July 7, 2017 Comments Off on Trying to get the Girl Scouts to help my daughter

I almost got arrested by the Girl Scouts. That is not a joke, although I really wasn’t as close to getting arrested as that may sound. It all happened last week when I hopped

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Lots to do in St. Tammany for July 4

Lots to do in St. Tammany for July 4

Editor July 2, 2017 Comments Off on Lots to do in St. Tammany for July 4

The Fourth of July weekend already? Where does the time go! It seems like we were just coming out of the cooler spring weather and all of a sudden June is gone, we have

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We are still a conservative, Christian paper

We are still a conservative, Christian paper

Editor June 23, 2017 Comments Off on We are still a conservative, Christian paper

I don’t make any secret about the fact that this newspaper is unashamedly conservative and Christian. Yes, I’m a Republican, although I hardly feel so closely aligned with the actual party anymore. And yes,

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CBA meetings always full of info and fun

CBA meetings always full of info and fun

Editor June 17, 2017 Comments Off on CBA meetings always full of info and fun

I never attend a Covington Business Association (CBA) monthly meeting without leaving with pages and pages of notes about upcoming activities or interesting bits of information. The most recent meeting, held at Beck-N-Call on

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Step up to assist our Wounded War Heroes

Step up to assist our Wounded War Heroes

Editor June 14, 2017 Comments Off on Step up to assist our Wounded War Heroes

Please read our front page feature today on U.S. Marine veteran Mike Thibodeaux, which is my way of promoting a very important fundraiser for a group known as the Wounded War Heroes for St.

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‘Chiri Notary’ deserves your consideration

‘Chiri Notary’ deserves your consideration

Editor June 3, 2017 Comments Off on ‘Chiri Notary’ deserves your consideration

One of my daughters recently gave me what I considered to be a very nice compliment. Jenny, daughter number two, told me “I think we girls are a lot like you in that we

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Lots of great weekend activities for families

Lots of great weekend activities for families

Editor June 3, 2017 Comments Off on Lots of great weekend activities for families

The weekend for family fun is all set for each and every one of you from the east to the west of St. Tammany Parish. It reminds us that this is yet another great

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I am now a pro in ways to arm yourself from a bat

I am now a pro in ways to arm yourself from a bat

Editor June 3, 2017 Comments Off on I am now a pro in ways to arm yourself from a bat

Pop quiz. You wake up in the night, and there’s a bat flying around your bedroom. You should: A. Catch the bat. B. Freak out. C. Swing wildly at the bat with a broom.

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I am becoming a promoter for the Gulf Coast

I am becoming a promoter for the Gulf Coast

Editor May 20, 2017 Comments Off on I am becoming a promoter for the Gulf Coast

I haven’t made it a secret that my wife and I like to spend many of our weekends on the Gulf Coast. Quite honestly, I’ve never been a New Orleans kind of person. Really

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Jenny and Chris’ wedding made memories to last

Jenny and Chris’ wedding made memories to last

Editor May 14, 2017 Comments Off on Jenny and Chris’ wedding made memories to last

Making memories. That’s what every bride wants on her wedding day. Truth is, most couples don’t have the means to put together one of those dreamy, almost not to believe weddings that is so

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