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Veterans Festival to be held May 16, proceeds go towards building home for chosen veteran

Veterans Festival to be held May 16, proceeds go towards building home for chosen veteran

Editor May 12, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – When local artist Randy Caminita was called and asked to paint the poster for the second annual Louisiana Veterans Festival he started crying. “He told us

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My essay on day at the Legislature

My essay on day at the Legislature

Editor May 12, 2015 Comments Off

This is my essay on my day at the Legislature. When I decided to write about what really was my “day at the Legislature” I actually did feel like I was a kid in

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K-9 officers keeping Slidell safe

K-9 officers keeping Slidell safe

Editor May 12, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – For the second time in less than a month, one “officer” with the Slidell Police Department has been a star in apprehending the criminal element. But

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Baby found dead in trash

Baby found dead in trash

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By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – A 22-year-old Slidell woman has been charged with second degree murder after police were called to the scene at a local apartment complex on Monday morning,

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Pearl River mayor to appoint new board for museum

Pearl River mayor to appoint new board for museum

Editor May 12, 2015 Comments Off

PEARL RIVER – Pearl River Mayor David McQueen said a state law will prohibit former town Museum Director Ruby Gauley from having a paid position to head that facility. Gauley, a longtime Pearl River

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Local man offering financial planning ‘by the hour’

Local man offering financial planning ‘by the hour’

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By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Tom O’Connor understands money. That’s what over 30 years of working in the financial services world will do for an individual. O’Connor

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Thankful for chance to recognize Vietnam Veterans

Thankful for chance to recognize Vietnam Veterans

Editor May 12, 2015 Comments Off

I have been associated with so many special sections at the newspaper over the many years I have worked in this profession that I could hardly remember all the ones I have published. But

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Jazz on the Bayou breaks record raising over $116K

Jazz on the Bayou breaks record raising over $116K

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By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – By any standard, raising over $100,000 for charity is an outstanding accomplishment. But when a small volunteer group does it with what is affectionately called, “a

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Mayor McQueen: Taking Charge

Mayor McQueen: Taking Charge

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By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau PEARL RIVER – The town of Pearl River has been approved for a $2 million loan that will be used to expand the sewer treatment capacity for what

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Hope House helping children after tramatic abuse

Hope House helping children after tramatic abuse

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By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – Barbara Hebert likes to end her presentations on Hope House with a little joke—“Our real goal is to put ourselves out of business.” Unfortunately, it’s not

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16-year-old entrepreneur starts new business

16-year-old entrepreneur starts new business

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By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – “Make your garage a HAPPY space!” Nice catch phrase for a new Slidell company known as Garage Entourage. A new business in Slidell is hardly a

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Piano with Paul and Ringo signatures brings help for Habitat ‘Veterans Build’

Piano with Paul and Ringo signatures brings help for Habitat ‘Veterans Build’

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By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – By all accounts, Kim Bergeron thinks big. That was evident when she headed the Slidell Cultural Department for several years and helped the city build a

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City revenue hike

City revenue hike

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By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – When the 2014 fiscal year ended for the city of Slidell with the new Fremaux Town Center showing a hot start, then a cooling off period

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The slime puff planet

The slime puff planet

Editor May 12, 2015 Comments Off

During the recent prolonged rains at Camp Salmen repulsive, dark green slime puffs sprouted on parts of the wet ground. One might have thought they were some kind of algae but it turns out

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Jordan sisters sign soccer scholarships

Jordan sisters sign soccer scholarships

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BY DAVE WOODALL Slidell sports writer SLIDELL – Northshore sisters Samantha, Tuesday and Kielli Jordan all have one thing in common—they will all be playing soccer at the next level on scholarships. The 18-year

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Three Rebels named to all-district team

Three Rebels named to all-district team

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BY DAVE WOODALL Slidell sports writer SLIDELL – The 2015 8-4A All-District team was announced last week and several local players were named to the squad. Pearl River placed three players on the team

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Young PJP players fare well at state

Editor May 12, 2015 Comments Off

BY DAVE WOODALL Slidell sports writer MONROE — Despite the poor weather and a three hour rain delay in Monroe last Monday, the Division IV LHSAA Tennis State Championships continued. Pope John Paul II

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Mauldin resigns as coach at NS

Mauldin resigns as coach at NS

Editor May 12, 2015 Comments Off

BY DAVE WOODALL Slidell sports writer SLIDELL – According to a local media report and reliable sources, Northshore baseball coach Rick Mauldin is resigning for the second time in three seasons. Mauldin was quoted

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Obituaries published May 7, 2015

Obituaries published May 7, 2015

Editor May 11, 2015 Comments Off

Edward “Ed”?Fogg Jr., of Slidell, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015. He was 81 years old. He was the husband to the love of his life, Elizabeth Haddad Fogg, for the past 58

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Sheriff says intimidation charges are all political

Sheriff says intimidation charges are all political

Editor May 7, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – An ethics complaint filed against St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Strain, alleging undue pressure being put on staff members who are not supporting him for re-election, is

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