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Tammany West to print final edition

Tammany West to print final edition

Editor January 29, 2018 Comments Off on Tammany West to print final edition

COVINGTON – Tammany West, the weekly newspaper that publishes on Thursday in western St. Tammany Parish, will print its last edition on Thursday, January 25. The newspaper was started in March, 2013 to bring

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What do I hope for the year of 2018?

What do I hope for the year of 2018?

Editor January 1, 2018 Comments Off on What do I hope for the year of 2018?

Did anybody notice that another year has passed? Does the time seem to be flying by faster as we get older or is there still 60 minutes in an hour and 24 hours in

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Longtime Slidell reporter makes a return trip to her Stomping Grounds

Longtime Slidell reporter makes a return trip to her Stomping Grounds

Editor December 22, 2017 Comments Off on Longtime Slidell reporter makes a return trip to her Stomping Grounds

(Editor’s Note: Pat Chiri was a 32-year Slidell news reporter and founder of the Animal Assistance League of Slidell. This is a guest column on her trip back to Slidell to visit her son

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The matriarch of the family makes a visit

The matriarch of the family makes a visit

Editor December 22, 2017 Comments Off on The matriarch of the family makes a visit

This will be an extra special Christmas celebration for my family this year. My 86-year-old mother is visiting with us for almost a week. She will stay for our family Christmas gathering this year—always

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Ice skating at age 85 at Rockefeller Center

Ice skating at age 85 at Rockefeller Center

Editor December 18, 2017 Comments Off on Ice skating at age 85 at Rockefeller Center

As the Slidell news guy in this town for many years, I have so many wonderful friendships I have developed over the years and it leads me to hear some really neat stories. One

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Those girls of mine keeping surprising me

Those girls of mine keeping surprising me

Editor December 18, 2017 Comments Off on Those girls of mine keeping surprising me

I have a new hobby—puzzles. I’m sure many of you immediately perked up when I said that because you are also a “puzzler.” Well, I’m a novice to be sure, but it’s still pretty

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Holidays and Trump at a prayer meeting

Holidays and Trump at a prayer meeting

Editor December 18, 2017 Comments Off on Holidays and Trump at a prayer meeting

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend—and now we can start getting ready for Christmas, then New Year’s. Is it really getting close to being 2018? I have been telling my wife lately that

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It helps to find the good in your loved ones

It helps to find the good in your loved ones

Editor November 25, 2017 Comments Off on It helps to find the good in your loved ones

Happy Thanksgiving! I know most of you have big plans this Thursday for the annual get together and we will be doing the same with most of our group around. We had a fun

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Montgomery won’t lose the cowboy vote

Montgomery won’t lose the cowboy vote

Editor November 25, 2017 Comments Off on Montgomery won’t lose the cowboy vote

I am just getting to know Tony LeMon a little better now that he is one of District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s assistant DA’s. But after showing up on Sunday night to the Castine Center

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‘TOOT’ had a great first year showing

‘TOOT’ had a great first year showing

Editor November 5, 2017 Comments Off on ‘TOOT’ had a great first year showing

The first “Taste of Olde Towne” is in the books. A whirlwind of five days last week wrapped up on Sunday with a Champagne Brunch at Chateau Bleu, with a sold-out crowd of 75

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Finding rest in this ‘hurry up’ world

Finding rest in this ‘hurry up’ world

Editor October 27, 2017 Comments Off on Finding rest in this ‘hurry up’ world

I was reading one of my favorite daily inspirational books this week and it had some good advice. “Lie down in green pastures of peace. Learn to unwind whenever possible, resting in the presence

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Show your ‘Taste of Olde Towne’ support

Show your ‘Taste of Olde Towne’ support

Editor October 27, 2017 Comments Off on Show your ‘Taste of Olde Towne’ support

For the past six years I have watched and attended “A Taste of Covington” (ATOC) on the west side of the parish, noting a very fun and well-attended event that has only grown and

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Even a hurricane didn’t stop Smooth Jazz Fest

Even a hurricane didn’t stop Smooth Jazz Fest

Editor October 13, 2017 Comments Off on Even a hurricane didn’t stop Smooth Jazz Fest

Hurricane or not, there was a lot to like about the 1st Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival. I am a big music guy and also a big sports guy. The festival this past weekend

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This weekend: More music and fun than ever

This weekend: More music and fun than ever

Editor October 8, 2017 Comments Off on This weekend: More music and fun than ever

This weekend is a test. It is a test to see whether St. Tammany Parish residents—especially music lovers—are ready to turn out in big numbers to support what I believe is a first class,

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Stevie Nicks show at Cutting Edge is a winner

Stevie Nicks show at Cutting Edge is a winner

Editor September 30, 2017 Comments Off on Stevie Nicks show at Cutting Edge is a winner

One area of our community that I’ve gotten to know a lot more about in recent years is the world of theater. Of course, Slidell Little Theater (SLT) was the original in the city,

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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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