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First Baptist squads beaten

First Baptist squads beaten

Editor January 22, 2015 Comments Off

By DAVE WOODALL Slidell sports writer SLIDELL — Both of the First Baptist Christian’s basketball team were in action last week taking on the South Plaquemines Hurricanes in non-district games. The Lady Eagles opened

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Greenies stop Slidell

Greenies stop Slidell

Editor January 22, 2015 Comments Off

By DAVE WOODALL Slidell sports writer PONCHATOULA — The Slidell Tiger basketball teams didn’t fare to well last week as both the girls and boys lost to the Ponchatoula Green Wave in District 6-5A

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Salmen too much for Eagles

Salmen too much for Eagles

Editor January 22, 2015 Comments Off

By DAVE WOODALL Slidell sports writer NEW ORLEANS — You can always count on it being a close and evenly matched game when the Salmen Spartans and the Warren Easton Eagles collide. Last Tuesday’s

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Spartans edge East Jeff

Spartans edge East Jeff

Editor January 22, 2015 Comments Off

By DAVE WOODALL Slidell sports writer SLIDELL – Prior to the start of the game Salmen coach Jay Carlin was presented mementos that celebrated his 800 win milestone. It was free throws proved to

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Salmen girls top Skippers

Salmen girls top Skippers

Editor January 22, 2015 Comments Off

By DAVE WOODALL Slidell sports writer SLIDELL – If you want to stop Salmen you have to stop the nation’s top recruit and Baylor signee Kalani Brown. Sounds easy—just double and triple team her.

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Lady Rebels beaten by Lakeshore, 39-21

Lady Rebels beaten by Lakeshore, 39-21

Editor January 22, 2015 Comments Off

By DAVE WOODALL Slidell sports writer SLIDELL — Both of the Pearl River Rebels basketball teams were in action last week. The Lady Rebels faced off against the Lakeshore Lady Titans and ended up

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Jags fall to Yellowjackets

Jags fall to Yellowjackets

Editor January 22, 2015 Comments Off

MT. HERMON — The Pope John Paul Jaguars (4-14, 0-1) lost 72-55 to the Mt. Hermon Yellowjackets, who improved their record to 7-5 overall and 1-0 in District 8-III competition. The Jaguars kept it

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Kirkpatrick inks with Spring Hill

Kirkpatrick inks with Spring Hill

Editor January 22, 2015 Comments Off

By DAVE WOODALL Slidell sports writer SLIDELL — It was a red-letter day at Northshore High School last week as one of their own, Hailey Kirkpatrick, inked a letter of intent to play volleyball

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School Board member Ronnie Panks passes away

School Board member Ronnie Panks passes away

Editor January 21, 2015 Comments Off

By JOHN BINDER Tammany West news COVINGTON – St. Tammany Parish’s longest serving member on the current St. Tammany Parish School Board, James “Ronnie” Panks, Sr. of District 12 has died. Panks passed away

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New Ochsner CEO named

New Ochsner CEO named

Editor January 21, 2015 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Tammany West news COVINGTON – Ochsner Medical Center-North Shore has hired a new CEO to head operations on this side of the lake as 40-year-old Bradley Goodson will officially take over

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Parish crime rate lowered

Parish crime rate lowered

Editor January 21, 2015 Comments Off

COVINGTON — The crime statistics for St. Tammany Parish have been released by Sheriff Jack Strain, and the numbers show that the parish remains one of the safest places to live in the state.

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Talking to my kids about race is the only way it will get better

Talking to my kids about race is the only way it will get better

Editor January 21, 2015 Comments Off

We were eating Sunday lunch when my 7-year-old daughter reminded me, “We don’t have school tomorrow.” “Right,” I said. “Martin Luther King Day.” Later in the meal I asked her if they talked about

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Obituaries published Jan. 22, 2015

Obituaries published Jan. 22, 2015

Editor January 21, 2015 Comments Off

Peter “Big Pete”?Morgan Sr., of Slidell, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, in Slidell. He was 50 years old. He was the husband of Patricia C. Morgan; father of Peter “P.J”. Morgan Jr.,

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Slidell High School to hold baseball camp

Slidell High School to hold baseball camp

Editor January 18, 2015 Comments Off

SLIDELL — The second annual Slidell High Baseball Camp will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24 at the S.B.B.A fields in Slidell. The camp will be a one-day event with morning and afternoon sessions

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An experiment with the Longleaf Pine

An experiment with the Longleaf Pine

Editor January 18, 2015 Comments Off

Just inside Camp Salmen’s entrance on the right is the Pine Savannah Boardwalk (also known as the Pitcher Plant Boardwalk). It circles around the beginnings of a two-acre experiment to approximate the forest type

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Merriman scores 14 in defeat

Merriman scores 14 in defeat

Editor January 18, 2015 Comments Off

SLIDELL — Covington had Slidell’s number taking a 53-43 District 6-5A win in a recent boys basketball game. The Tiger’s kept it close throughout and trailed by only 28-23 at halftime. But a steady

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Local squads beaten in battle

Local squads beaten in battle

Editor January 18, 2015 Comments Off

By DAVE WOODALL Slidell sports writer SLIDELL — A number of teams were in action last Friday night with the following results: The Pearl River Rebels boy’s team lost to McMain 50-36 giving them

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Feraci scores 13 but Jags fall

Feraci scores 13 but Jags fall

Editor January 18, 2015 Comments Off

By DAVE WOODALL Slidell sports writer SLIDELL — The Pope John Paul II Lady Jaguars fell to the St. Scholastica Doves last Tuesday night 51-30 at the Jaguar gym. The Doves (14-2) had their

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Panthers shut out Green Wave

Panthers shut out Green Wave

Editor January 18, 2015 Comments Off

By DAVE WOODALL Slidell sports writer SLIDELL — In their first district game of the season the Northshore Panther boys soccer team continued their successful season by handing Ponchatoula a 5-0 loss in District

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Northshore tops Lions

Northshore tops Lions

Editor January 18, 2015 Comments Off

SLIDELL — Although the Panthers (8-9, 1-0) started out slowly, they finally got it together going on to a big 70-58 win in District 6-5A play against the Covington Lions (4-13, 0-1). The Lions

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