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Special section today all about the police

Special section today all about the police

Editor August 8, 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 Slidell Independent called “Blue Lives Matter.” As most of you must be aware by this time, Blue

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Academies will combine

Academies will combine

Editor August 8, 2016 Comments Off on Academies will combine

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – One month into his first term as the new sheriff in St. Tammany Parish and Randy Smith said he has made several key decisions, one of

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STPSO looking for 17-year-old runaway

STPSO looking for 17-year-old runaway

Editor August 8, 2016 Comments Off on STPSO looking for 17-year-old runaway

SLIDELL?– St. Tammany Parish juvenile detectives are asking for your assistance in locating 17-year-old Kody Singletary. Kody was last seen in the Slidell area on June 21, 2016. Investigators do not suspect foul play

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Millage gets OK’d

Millage gets OK’d

Editor August 8, 2016 Comments Off on Millage gets OK’d

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – The Board of Commissions for St. Tammany Fire District #1, as expected, raised the property tax millage for the coming year with a unanimous vote on

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Unidentified body found

Unidentified body found

Editor August 8, 2016 Comments Off on Unidentified body found

SLIDELL — The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance with identifying the body of a homicide victim found on Friday, according to St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Captain Daniel

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Obituaries published Aug. 4, 2016

Obituaries published Aug. 4, 2016

Editor August 7, 2016 Comments Off on Obituaries published Aug. 4, 2016

Dominic “Donnie” Joseph Feraci passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016. He was 80 years old. He was born Oct. 21, 1935, in New Orleans, La., and was the son of the late Dominic Feraci

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Obituaries published July 28, 2016

Obituaries published July 28, 2016

Editor July 31, 2016 Comments Off on Obituaries published July 28, 2016

Dr. Robert Miles Jr.of Slidell, began his journey in life as the only son of Dorothy Lee Walker Miles and Robert Miles, Sr. of Detroit, Mich. on January 5, 1958. He was preceded in

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Louisiana Heart Hospital names Boudreaux as CEO

Louisiana Heart Hospital names Boudreaux as CEO

Editor July 31, 2016 Comments Off on Louisiana Heart Hospital names Boudreaux as CEO

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau LACOMBE – Scott Boudreaux has watched for over 10 years as the Louisiana Heart Hospital has steadily broadened its services and expertise. After being named last week as

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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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Slidell turns out in big way for law officers

Slidell turns out in big way for law officers

Editor July 31, 2016 Comments Off on Slidell turns out in big way for law officers

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – When E.J. Wall heard breaking news on July 17 that three Baton Rouge police officers had been killed in an intentional ambush he said he was

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Lacombe man loses life in car accident

Lacombe man loses life in car accident

Editor July 31, 2016 Comments Off on Lacombe man loses life in car accident

COVINGTON — A Lacombe man was killed in a car crash on Friday, July 22, according to TFC?Dustin Dwight. Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop L were dispatched to a two vehicle fatal crash

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Four qualify for chief’s race

Four qualify for chief’s race

Editor July 31, 2016 Comments Off on Four qualify for chief’s race

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – The final list of candidates for the Slidell chief of police election, set this fall on Nov. 8, will include four veteran police officers, following the

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Man put away for 60 years

Man put away for 60 years

Editor July 31, 2016 Comments Off on Man put away for 60 years

SLIDELL?– A St. Tammany Parish judge sentenced Michael G. Smith, Jr., 24, of Slidell, to 60 years in prison for shooting to death the son of his father’s girlfriend. District Judge Reginald T. Badeaux

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Obituary published July 21, 2016

Obituary published July 21, 2016

Editor July 23, 2016 Comments Off on Obituary published July 21, 2016

Milynda (Lynda) McCollough McCoy formerly of Slidell, La., passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016, after a long illness, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barney McCollough in Crystal River, Fla.

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Slidell community to pray for men and women in blue July 26

Slidell community to pray for men and women in blue July 26

Editor July 23, 2016 Comments Off on Slidell community to pray for men and women in blue July 26

By CHRISSY SMITH Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – Members of the community have decided to show local law enforcement that they care about them and appreciate all they do. Carrie Calvin and EJ Walls

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Cost-saving measures adopted by School Board

Cost-saving measures adopted by School Board

Editor July 23, 2016 Comments Off on Cost-saving measures adopted by School Board

SLIDELL — Strong business practices and fiscal responsibility by the St. Tammany Parish Public School System enabled the School Board to adopt cost-saving measures for taxpayers recently. In the annual Fiscal Assessment Report issued

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Curiosity Shoppe open to offer great bargains again

Curiosity Shoppe open to offer great bargains again

Editor July 23, 2016 Comments Off on Curiosity Shoppe open to offer great bargains again

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – When Vikki Franklin grew up in London, England it was a lifestyle that taught her the meaning of a dollar. That is one reason she has

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School season nearing, lots to be done

School season nearing, lots to be done

Editor July 23, 2016 Comments Off on School season nearing, lots to be done

Back to school? Already? Yes, it’s getting very close to that time with schools now opening a week or two into August. So as quickly as it seemed school was over for the summer,

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Design team selected  to enhance parish

Design team selected to enhance parish

Editor July 23, 2016 Comments Off on Design team selected to enhance parish

SLIDELL — St. Tammany Parish introduced the architectural design team led by Wilson Butler Architects, who have been selected to design the Parish’s proposed Cultural Arts District. The Parish selected the team several months

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Father Gregory provides great leadership for 20 years

Father Gregory provides great leadership for 20 years

Editor July 23, 2016 Comments Off on Father Gregory provides great leadership for 20 years

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau COVINGTON – There is more than one way to fall in love, Father Gregory Boquet explained when asked about his decision to become a priest. The president and

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