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Parish Fair still reminds us of the ‘old days’

Parish Fair still reminds us of the ‘old days’

Editor September 14, 2016 Comments Off on Parish Fair still reminds us of the ‘old days’

I don’t have to convince anyone that the St. Tammany Parish Fair is a great event each fall when it is held the first weekend of October. The fair has been held for over

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Time to show support for Operation Angel

Time to show support for Operation Angel

Editor September 14, 2016 Comments Off on Time to show support for Operation Angel

Another recent effort by St. Tammany law enforcement leaders to address the out-of-control drug problem is something that continues to get my attention. Operation Angel was started about four months ago with leadership from

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Cuba shows result of Communist leadership

Cuba shows result of Communist leadership

Editor September 4, 2016 Comments Off on Cuba shows result of Communist leadership

I had an interesting interview recently with a newest member of the Louisiana Legislature, Sen. Sharon Hewitt, who was elected last year and is in her first term as a state lawmaker. Of course,

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Special section today all about the police

Special section today all about the police

Editor August 28, 2016 Comments Off on Special section today all about the police

I hope you will take the time to closely look over our very special tribute in today’s Tammany West called “Blue Lives Matter.” As most of you must be aware by this time, Blue

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Last chance to attend the ‘Ultimate Tailgate Party’

Last chance to attend the ‘Ultimate Tailgate Party’

Editor August 28, 2016 Comments Off on Last chance to attend the ‘Ultimate Tailgate Party’

Last call to get tickets and attend a great pre-season football event, the “Ultimate Tailgate Party” hosted each year by the Exchange Club of West St. Tammany. It’s tons of football fun and all

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Time for me to retire here already?

Time for me to retire here already?

Editor August 14, 2016 Comments Off on Time for me to retire here already?

I got a reminder last week of my advancing age. A notice came in the mail from the Social Security Administration showing how much I will get in retirement. “Oh yea,” I realized, I

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A reminder about face-to-face conversation

A reminder about face-to-face conversation

Editor July 31, 2016 Comments Off on A reminder about face-to-face conversation

I received a good reminder last week about the importance of dealing with people face-to-face. It’s something we easily forget, especially in this Social Media dominated world. We’ve all heard the news stories about

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Sponsors available for Ultimate Tailgate Party

Sponsors available for Ultimate Tailgate Party

Editor July 23, 2016 Comments Off on Sponsors available for Ultimate Tailgate Party

Don’t look now, but football is not far away and with that in mind, one of the biggest and most popular pre-season events is gearing up for a return. The West St. Tammany Exchange

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A few driving tips that may avoid an accident

A few driving tips that may avoid an accident

Editor July 14, 2016 Comments Off on A few driving tips that may avoid an accident

It’s time for me to talk about a special topic that might even save a few lives in the process. It’s something the Louisiana Department of Transportation has reportedly called “suicide lanes.” I heard

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Forty-one years has been good to this couple

Forty-one years has been good to this couple

Editor July 8, 2016 Comments Off on Forty-one years has been good to this couple

Forty-one years. That’s a long time for anything, don’t you think? My wife and I celebrated 41 years of marriage this past Tuesday, July 5. The morning of our anniversary she walked into my

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Trey Folse: Superintendent and my friend

Trey Folse: Superintendent and my friend

Editor July 3, 2016 Comments Off on Trey Folse: Superintendent and my friend

Trey Folse and I go back quite a ways. Most of you know him as one of the most important men in St. Tammany Parish (I know he loves when I say that.) To

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I’m feeling homesick in my new home

I’m feeling homesick in my new home

Editor June 26, 2016 Comments Off on I’m feeling homesick in my new home

So last week we moved. I’ve always found it odd—and kind of whiny—when people make a big deal about moving. Especially if they’re into a larger/better/“dream” home. Well, here I am, just moved into

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Chamber EXPO is great networking event

Chamber EXPO is great networking event

Editor June 26, 2016 Comments Off on Chamber EXPO is great networking event

I attended the 22nd annual EXPO last week in Mandeville, put on each year by the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce. It’s called the “region’s premier business trade show” and I must say

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A little known story from Alan Risher

A little known story from Alan Risher

Editor June 20, 2016 Comments Off on A little known story from Alan Risher

Many of you, especially those who love football, may know the name Alan Risher. He was a record-setting quarterback who played at LSU in the early 80s after graduating from Salmen High School in

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We’ve made lasting memories in our first home

We’ve made lasting memories in our first home

Editor June 9, 2016 Comments Off on We’ve made lasting memories in our first home

We moved into our house 12 years ago this month. Next week, we will hand over the keys to somebody else and leave it behind. Our first house—we were practically newlyweds when we moved

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So you want to get someone committed?

So you want to get someone committed?

Editor June 9, 2016 Comments Off on So you want to get someone committed?

My interview this week with St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston could have turned into several different stories if I had the time or front page space to do more with what he

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Great reminder about Memorial Day meaning

Great reminder about Memorial Day meaning

Editor June 5, 2016 Comments Off on Great reminder about Memorial Day meaning

While most of you probably spent Memorial Day on Monday relaxing and enjoying time together with friends and family, I covered a couple of different events held for the purpose of remembering those servicemen

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The greatest gift to give — your time

The greatest gift to give — your time

Editor May 29, 2016 Comments Off on The greatest gift to give — your time

I’m entering a new chapter in my life and I knew it was something that would arrive one way or another. I’ve been talking a bit in this space about my father’s situation since

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Honor your special veteran on May 26

Honor your special veteran on May 26

Editor May 22, 2016 Comments Off on Honor your special veteran on May 26

Tammany West will be publishing special pages next Thursday, May 26 to honor many of our area military veterans and you can include your loved one who served to be featured on those pages.

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Covington chief is showing up everywhere

Covington chief is showing up everywhere

Editor May 11, 2016 Comments Off on Covington chief is showing up everywhere

I’m beginning to wonder if Covington Chief of Police Tim Lentz has some bigger political aspirations in the parish. Seems that everywhere I go Lentz is there—kind of like he is trying to get

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