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Camellia Jazz Festival launches with big time party

Camellia Jazz Festival launches with big time party

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on Camellia Jazz Festival launches with big time party

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – If the initial public event for the first annual Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival is any indication, then the idea to make Slidell “the smooth jazz

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Fuel and gas company succeed in St. Tammany

Fuel and gas company succeed in St. Tammany

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on Fuel and gas company succeed in St. Tammany

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau PEARL RIVER – Two oil and gas men in the little town of Pearl River are proving that there are still plenty of “David vs. Goliath” success stories

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La. Heart Hospital to close this month

La. Heart Hospital to close this month

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on La. Heart Hospital to close this month

LACOMBE – The Louisiana Heart Hospital (LHH) and its affiliated medical group announced plans on Tuesday to file for protection under Chapter 11 of the bankruptcy code and wind down its operations by the

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$7.9 million grant to aid in drainage

$7.9 million grant to aid in drainage

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on $7.9 million grant to aid in drainage

SLIDELL — St. Tammany Parish Government has been awarded $7.9 million dollars through the federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, to fund the Lower W-15 Area/Lower French Branch Basin Drainage Improvement Project in Slidell. As

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Police investigate armed robbery at Waffle House

Police investigate armed robbery at Waffle House

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on Police investigate armed robbery at Waffle House

SLIDELL — Slidell Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the person responsible for an overnight armed robbery at Waffle House; 1728 Gause Boulevard. Around 1:26 a.m. on January 23, a white male

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Xavier Paul hoping for another chance

Xavier Paul hoping for another chance

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on Xavier Paul hoping for another chance

I ran into an old friend on Sunday when I covered a couple of events at the new Bayou Haven Bed & Breakfast, which also is becoming a popular events center with its spacious

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Obituaries published Feb. 2, 2017

Obituaries published Feb. 2, 2017

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on Obituaries published Feb. 2, 2017

Jean Margaret Ward Wilson was born on July 7,1943, in Norwich, England. She entered heavens gates on January 21, 2017. She was a beloved daughter, wife, mother, nanny, sister, and friend. She was a

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FBC girls defeat Grand Isle; Eagles beaten

FBC girls defeat Grand Isle; Eagles beaten

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on FBC girls defeat Grand Isle; Eagles beaten

By DAVE WOODALL Slidell sports writer   SLIDELL – The First Baptist Christian Eagles split a pair of non-district games against Grand Isle last week with the girls winning 46-43 in overtime and the

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Northshore captures district crown

Northshore captures district crown

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on Northshore captures district crown

By DAVE WOODALL Slidell sports writer   SLIDELL – Last Friday night at L.V. McGinty Memorial Stadium on the campus of Slidell High School, the Northshore boys’ soccer team won the District 4-1 championship

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Late surge lifts Lady Panthers past Slidell; Tigers boys win

Late surge lifts Lady Panthers past Slidell; Tigers boys win

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on Late surge lifts Lady Panthers past Slidell; Tigers boys win

By DAVE WOODALL Slidell sports writer SLIDELL – Northshore and Slidell roundballers split a pair of District 6-5A games last week with the Northshore girls taking a 47-35 win over the Lady Tigers and

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Salmen boys, girls top Pearl River

Salmen boys, girls top Pearl River

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on Salmen boys, girls top Pearl River

By DAVE WOODALL Slidell sports writer   PEARL RIVER – It was a tough night for both the Rebel girls and boys as they ran into the Salmen Spartans who have been on a

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Obituaries published Jan. 26, 2017

Obituaries published Jan. 26, 2017

Editor January 26, 2017 Comments Off on Obituaries published Jan. 26, 2017

Maybell Parker, of Slidell, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at Slidell Memorial Hospital. She was 87 years old. She was the wife of the late Octave Parker. She is survived by six

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Causeway toll to hike in price

Causeway toll to hike in price

Editor January 26, 2017 Comments Off on Causeway toll to hike in price

COVINGTON – Drivers crossing the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway will soon be paying more than ever to do so. The Jefferson Parish Council unanimously authorized the agency in charge of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway to

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Leadership 2017 unveils upcoming community projects

Leadership 2017 unveils upcoming community projects

Editor January 26, 2017 Comments Off on Leadership 2017 unveils upcoming community projects

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – When a couple dozen community business leaders put their heads together to create lasting projects to benefit the Slidell area you can bet the variety of

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Thanks for sticking with the local paper

Thanks for sticking with the local paper

Editor January 26, 2017 Comments Off on Thanks for sticking with the local paper

January always brings a special reminder to me now because I always remember it as the month I took the chance of my life to leave a big, national company and try starting my

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Shoes worth $25K seized in fraud case

Shoes worth $25K seized in fraud case

Editor January 26, 2017 Comments Off on Shoes worth $25K seized in fraud case

SLIDELL?– A Slidell couple’s fraudulent credit card/identity theft operation has been shut down by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office. An investigation, led by the STPSO Financial Crimes Unit, has resulted in 115 counterfeit

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Parish tax renewals reduced by officials

Parish tax renewals reduced by officials

Editor January 26, 2017 Comments Off on Parish tax renewals reduced by officials

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – Trying to make every change possible to ensure passage of two critical sales taxes to fund the parish jail and Justice Center, top parish leaders have

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Parish growth won’t slow down

Parish growth won’t slow down

Editor January 26, 2017 Comments Off on Parish growth won’t slow down

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – A recently released study that was sought by a parish Task Force of civic and business leaders makes one thing very clear for St. Tammany Parish—growth

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ROTC instructor allegedly had sex with students

ROTC instructor allegedly had sex with students

Editor January 26, 2017 Comments Off on ROTC instructor allegedly had sex with students

MANDEVILLE – A Mandeville High School ROTC instructor was arrested on Friday for having sexual relations with two different female students, according to Mandeville Police Department Assistant Chief Ron Ruple. On January 20, the

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Drug deal gone bad, results in three arrests

Drug deal gone bad, results in three arrests

Editor January 26, 2017 Comments Off on Drug deal gone bad, results in three arrests

SLIDELL — The “victim,” the perpetrator, and a third individual all ended up behind bars after a Slidell man called to report he was robbed while purchasing drugs. Zachary Stampley, 27-years-old, met up with

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