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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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Pick an entry in the ‘Quack-A-Falaya’ on May 14

Pick an entry in the ‘Quack-A-Falaya’ on May 14

Editor May 8, 2016 Comments Off on Pick an entry in the ‘Quack-A-Falaya’ on May 14

I spend plenty of time talking about the many great civic and non-profit groups we have in St. Tammany Parish and without a doubt, the Covington Rotary Club is one that I have plenty

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How to stage your house so it will sell in ‘one day’

How to stage your house so it will sell in ‘one day’

Editor May 8, 2016 Comments Off on How to stage your house so it will sell in ‘one day’

I’ve been talking lately about very little outside of selling my house, which I have to tell y’all WE DID. IN ONE DAY. Leading up to this event were weeks (months?) of prep-work. I

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Sad times: My baby girl Vicky is leaving again

Sad times: My baby girl Vicky is leaving again

Editor April 28, 2016 Comments Off on Sad times: My baby girl Vicky is leaving again

My baby girl is leaving—again. That’s right, Vicky—the youngest of our three daughters—is heading off into the sunset next week on her latest adventure, this time to a summer camp in Oklahoma where she

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All my DIY projects are driving my kids and me crazy

All my DIY projects are driving my kids and me crazy

Editor April 24, 2016 Comments Off on All my DIY projects are driving my kids and me crazy

We’ve been prepping our house to sell, and there just isn’t enough coffee in the world to get this done. My husband and I are overwhelmed with an endless list of things to do—carpets

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Business Workshop returning on May 4

Business Workshop returning on May 4

Editor April 24, 2016 Comments Off on Business Workshop returning on May 4

Attention business owners or those who are considering a new business. Covington Councilman Larry Rolling is taking registrations for the sixth Covington Business Resource Workshop, set for Wednesday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to

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A reminder of years gone by with the kids

A reminder of years gone by with the kids

Editor April 17, 2016 Comments Off on A reminder of years gone by with the kids

The past five days reminded me what it was like to be a parent again. Not that you ever really forget, but my wife and I raised four children, and those kids have all

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Juvenile Detention Center is changing lives

Juvenile Detention Center is changing lives

Editor April 11, 2016 Comments Off on Juvenile Detention Center is changing lives

Our newspaper has a policy of usually staying out of endorsements of any kind. There was only one time in the past seven years of our publications that we took a position and endorsed

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Mandeville, Covington have some great events

Mandeville, Covington have some great events

Editor April 3, 2016 Comments Off on Mandeville, Covington have some great events

Get ready for a great month of April coming up. As we turn the calendar from March you can feel the warm air and know it is time to get outside, and April is

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Mandeville, Covington have some great events

Mandeville, Covington have some great events

Editor April 3, 2016 Comments Off on Mandeville, Covington have some great events

Get ready for a great month of April coming up. As we turn the calendar from March you can feel the warm air and know it is time to get outside, and April is

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Do you have any great Easter egg games?

Do you have any great Easter egg games?

Editor March 27, 2016 Comments Off on Do you have any great Easter egg games?

Happy Good Friday and Happy Easter to you all. This is a nice weekend coming up because it is all about family. After Easter services on Sunday morning, which I know EVERYONE will attend,

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Great outdoor events getting started

Great outdoor events getting started

Editor March 13, 2016 Comments Off on Great outdoor events getting started

Don’t look now but the outdoor schedule is heating up as the thermometer is beginning to inch up to some delightful temperatures. Each spring as we get closer to pulling out of the winter

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OnStage in Covington is already a big hit

OnStage in Covington is already a big hit

Editor March 6, 2016 Comments Off on OnStage in Covington is already a big hit

I believe there are still a few seats left for the first production of the inaugural season of OnStage in Covington, which is set for the Fuhrmann Auditorium in the Greater Covington Center next

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