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Slidell businessman announces intentions to run for mayor in 2018

Slidell businessman announces intentions to run for mayor in 2018

Editor July 1, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – If the early bird really gets the worm, then Bruce Clement has easily gotten it. Clement has announced his intentions to run for mayor of Slidell—in

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Heritage Festival July 4

Heritage Festival July 4

Editor July 1, 2015 Comments Off

SLIDELL – The 18th annual Slidell Heritage Festival will be held on Saturday, July 4 from 4 to 11 p.m. at Heritage Park. The festival will feature bands as well as fireworks at 9

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$10 million approved  for Slidell

$10 million approved for Slidell

Editor July 1, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – Slidell’s slow but steady work to receive as much federal money for sewer line, water line and road repairs following Hurricane Katrina just got another bump

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Artists’ Galleries de Juneau display pieces of work for low cost; tax free on art sales

Artists’ Galleries de Juneau display pieces of work for low cost; tax free on art sales

Editor July 1, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – Julie and Paul Juneau may be fulfilling their own dreams to have an art gallery in Olde Towne, but they may be fulfilling the dreams of

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‘Independent’ wins record  total of awards

‘Independent’ wins record total of awards

Editor July 1, 2015 Comments Off

SLIDELL – The Slidell Independent set its all-time record high for awards in the annual Louisiana Press Association Better Newspaper Competition, which recognized achievements for the 2014 calendar year on Saturday at the conclusion

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New Twin Spans named in honor of Frank Davis

New Twin Spans named in honor of Frank Davis

Editor July 1, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – There has probably been more than one elementary school teacher who was a little off in predicting the future for one of her troublesome little children.

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High school reunion was eye-opening for this gal

High school reunion was eye-opening for this gal

Editor June 26, 2015 Comments Off

Faithful readers–or anyone who has spoken to me in the past few weeks–know my 20-year high school reunion was this past weekend. People go, or don’t go, to their high school reunions for a

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Putting the word out there: I am hiring ad reps

Putting the word out there: I am hiring ad reps

Editor June 26, 2015 Comments Off

Today’s column is unashamedly a help wanted ad, so if you aren’t looking for a job, then I’m giving you the OK to not read my column today. Are you looking for a job?

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Traffic on way to Coast  causing problems

Traffic on way to Coast causing problems

Editor June 26, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – Motorists who plan to use Interstate 10 or Interstate 12 in the Slidell area anytime soon during the weekends had better find alternate routes, at least

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Golfers of all talent levels still have time to register for the  Greater Slidell Golf Championship, which will tee off on June 26

Golfers of all talent levels still have time to register for the Greater Slidell Golf Championship, which will tee off on June 26

Editor June 22, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – One of the longtime founders of the Greater Slidell Golf Championship (GSGC) may have finally left the city golfing scene, but the tournament is positively going

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D.A. Montgomery making strides since taking over

D.A. Montgomery making strides since taking over

Editor June 22, 2015 Comments Off

If you want to get an update from our new District Attorney, Warren Montgomery, then you need to book a spot at a breakfast meeting sponsored by the St. Tammany West Chamber, set for

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A special message for Father’s Day

A special message for Father’s Day

Editor June 22, 2015 Comments Off

Happy Father’s Day this Sunday. Here is a little something my wife found online that some of you might have seen before: 4 years: My Daddy can do anything! 7 years: My Dad knows

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South Slidell library branch will return to Pontchartrain

South Slidell library branch will return to Pontchartrain

Editor June 22, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – The St. Tammany Parish Council has selected a location to re-open a south Slidell branch library, expected to be ready for the public early in 2016.

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Brazen early morning burglar caught by Slidell Police

Brazen early morning burglar caught by Slidell Police

Editor June 22, 2015 Comments Off

SLIDELL – An early morning burglar was caught by Slidell Police, according to SPD Sergeant Daniel Seuzeneau. A Slidell resident was awakened when she heard glass breaking from her back door, and someone entering

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Pearl River men sentenced for ‘Wildlife’ crimes

Pearl River men sentenced for ‘Wildlife’ crimes

Editor June 22, 2015 Comments Off

PEARL RIVER – Several Pearl River residents were sentenced for violations of State and Federal Wildlife Laws occurring on December 20, 2014, on Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), according to Michael Downie, Federal

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Pier is ‘catch’ for Slidell

Pier is ‘catch’ for Slidell

Editor June 22, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – The St. Tammany Fishing Pier may be one of the best kept secrets in Southeast Louisiana. And that’s the problem. Parish officials, coupled with a community

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New opponent enters race

New opponent enters race

Editor June 22, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – The decision by Parish Councilman Richard Artigue to accept the appointed position as the city of Slidell airport manager is creating an increasingly interesting situation in

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Can’t believe it is already time for my 20-year reunion

Can’t believe it is already time for my 20-year reunion

Editor June 21, 2015 Comments Off

My 20-year high school reunion is this weekend. Wait, WHAT? I know. I KNOW. I don’t get how this happened because I’m pretty sure the ’90s were just 10 years ago. Weren’t they? Come

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Vehicle, residential burlaries result in two arrests

Vehicle, residential burlaries result in two arrests

Editor June 15, 2015 Comments Off

SLIDELL — St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s detectives have arrested two individuals reported involved in approximately 20 vehicle burglaries and as many as three residential burglaries in the Kingspoint area of Slidell, according to STPSO

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New Olde Towne art gallery is worth the visit

New Olde Towne art gallery is worth the visit

Editor June 15, 2015 Comments Off

I stopped by a new business in Olde Towne last week—Artists Galleries de Juneau—located at 2143 First Street. New owners Julie and Paul Juneau are hoping the community will discover that you don’t need

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