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A.G. Crowe caught red-handed—vacuuming!

A.G. Crowe caught red-handed—vacuuming!

Editor January 17, 2016 Comments Off

I usually take my camera everywhere I go since there is frequently a picture to be taken for the paper at most things I attend. So I was pretty upset the other day when

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Father of 6 needs transplant to save life and support family

Father of 6 needs transplant to save life and support family

Editor January 17, 2016 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau COVINGTON – Christmas may have just passed, but a Covington family is still wishing and praying for a gift that can’t be bought at any price—the gift of

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Slidell Mardi Gras kicks off!

Slidell Mardi Gras kicks off!

Editor January 17, 2016 Comments Off

Kristy Schaefer Neal and Ronald Tremblay were two of the many riders in the Krewe of Poseidon parade held on Sunday in Slidell

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Lamz, Strain fix problem regarding local traffic tickets

Lamz, Strain fix problem regarding local traffic tickets

Editor January 17, 2016 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – A recent meeting between Slidell City Court Judge Jim Lamz and Sheriff Jack Strain has resolved an issue that was sending most eastern parish residents to

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Parish president, Council sworn in at Justice Center on chilly January day

Parish president, Council sworn in at Justice Center on chilly January day

Editor January 17, 2016 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau COVINGTON – Pat Brister began her second term as the parish president in St. Tammany Parish on Monday as inaugural ceremonies were held on a chilly January day

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Man jailed in murder attempt

Man jailed in murder attempt

Editor January 17, 2016 Comments Off

SLIDELL?– Local rapper Dondrique Lewis, 28, of Slidell, was sentenced to spend 15 years in prison for the attempted second-degree murder of his half brother and a longtime friend in a shooting incident three

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Single mom finds niche in cooking, starts business

Single mom finds niche in cooking, starts business

Editor January 12, 2016 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – It took Ginny Falcone over 30 years of life to discover her true calling. And it wasn’t that she was exactly looking for it. Falcone is

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Trump up close is drawing the support

Trump up close is drawing the support

Editor January 12, 2016 Comments Off

Will Donald Trump become the next president of the United States? That is a question that has generated lots of interest since the billionaire businessman announced last year that he is, in fact, running

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Mauffray of Slidell finds original sheet music to Tabasco Opera

Mauffray of Slidell finds original sheet music to Tabasco Opera

Editor January 12, 2016 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – Paul Mauffray likens a three-year search for the original sheet music for the Tabasco Opera to a famous movie. “It was just like Indiana Jones and

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SMH and Ochsner team up

SMH and Ochsner team up

Editor January 12, 2016 Comments Off

SLIDELL?– Slidell Memorial Hospital (“SMH”) and Ochsner Health System (“Ochsner”) have affirmed a strategic partnership focused on delivering the highest quality of coordinated, patient-centered care for the Slidell community. The new agreement was recently

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New Krewe of Poseidon and Claude kickoff season

New Krewe of Poseidon and Claude kickoff season

Editor January 12, 2016 Comments Off

By CHRISSY SMITH Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Slidell is home to dozens of Mardi Gras parades, balls and fantastic krewes. From raucous big truck parades to old New Orleans’ traditional handcrafted floats, the

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Raise possible for mayor

Raise possible for mayor

Editor January 12, 2016 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – With the recent decision to provide raises for all Slidell city employees it has opened the door for the mayor, chief of police and council members

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I’m going to miss my dear friend from across the street, Mrs. Betty

I’m going to miss my dear friend from across the street, Mrs. Betty

Editor January 10, 2016 Comments Off

Betty Calahan—gifted phone talker, lover of Hallmark movies, premier shopper, semi-professional advice giver—died at her home on New Year’s Day with her devoted husband Joe by her side. She was 68 years old. Betty

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‘Artists and Causes’ to aid in artist donations to charity

Editor January 3, 2016 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – “Starving Artists.” It’s not just a catchy phrase to explain the struggle many artists go through so they can work in their profession. But Kim Bergeron

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Start 2016 thanking our police officers

Start 2016 thanking our police officers

Editor January 3, 2016 Comments Off

I had an opportunity to do something very special just before Christmas last week. The Covington Police Department conducted its “Secret Santa” program for the second year in a row. Chief Tim Lentz was

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Tassin sworn in as new Justice of Peace for Ward 8

Tassin sworn in as new Justice of Peace for Ward 8

Editor January 3, 2016 Comments Off

SLIDELL?– In a formal ceremony at Slidell City Court, attorney Michael A. Tassin, Jr., was sworn into office as the new Justice of the Peace for Ward 8 in St. Tammany Parish by Judge

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Lavigne pleads guilty to more charges

Lavigne pleads guilty to more charges

Editor January 3, 2016 Comments Off

PEARL RIVER — Former Pearl River Mayor James Lavigne, who pleaded guilty in September to criminal charges of theft and malfeasance, has also admitted to violating Louisiana ethics laws and paid a $2,500 fine,

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St. Tammany schools receive high ratings

St. Tammany schools receive high ratings

Editor January 3, 2016 Comments Off

COVINGTON — The St. Tammany Parish public school system maintained its “A” rating in 2015 even as Louisiana switched to tougher national mathematics and English exams in elementary and middle school. The state Education

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Sheriff’s office terminates, arrests jail employee

Sheriff’s office terminates, arrests jail employee

Editor January 3, 2016 Comments Off

SLIDELL?– St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain announced that his office has terminated an employee at the St. Tammany Parish Jail for striking an inmate. Additionally, the former employee has been arrested and summoned

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Top Stories of 2015

Top Stories of 2015

Editor January 3, 2016 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – Several major crime stories highlighted the big news in St. Tammany Parish during the past 2015 year, but it was a different kind of crime related

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