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Slidell businessmen make push to bring businesses to Olde Towne

Slidell businessmen make push to bring businesses to Olde Towne

Editor April 12, 2012 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Could two men be the catalyst needed to turn Olde Towne Slidell into a bustling, vibrant business heart of our city? If Andy Prude and Chris

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Getting ‘Jazzy’

Getting ‘Jazzy’

Editor April 5, 2012 Comments Off

Jazz on the Bayou celebrated its 20th year of raising money for great charity events, with the annual event this past weekend at the home of Ronnie and Gardner Kole. Guests were greeted with

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Even with cancer diagnosis at age 46, Triolo urges early testing for others

Even with cancer diagnosis at age 46, Triolo urges early testing for others

Editor March 29, 2012 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Pauline Triolo was clearly not used to being the center of attention. But that was the case this week at the Slidell Police Department, where friends

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DECADES OF JAZZ

DECADES OF JAZZ

Editor March 23, 2012 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — It didn’t take long for Ronnie Kole to know something serious had happened to his wife, during an otherwise routine dinner at La Provence almost two

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Hoarding tied to dead man

Hoarding tied to dead man

Editor March 16, 2012 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — St. Tammany Coroner Dr. Peter Galvan said this week that the bizarre case uncovered last week, of a dead man being kept inside an apartment in

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Salmen ladies advance to Class 4A finals

Salmen ladies advance to Class 4A finals

Editor March 4, 2012 Comments Off

By CHRISSY SMITH Slidell sportswriter HAMMOND — The Salmen Lady Spartans made it look easy. As the No. 3 team in Class 4A, Salmen took on No. 2 Vandebilt Catholic on Friday in the

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Slidell Vo-tech return hits major problem

Slidell Vo-tech return hits major problem

Editor March 2, 2012 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — The plan to repair the Slidell Technical College building in Slidell has hit more than one roadblock, despite an offer on the table from FEMA to

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Summit names fourth tenant to sign lease

Summit names fourth tenant to sign lease

Editor February 24, 2012 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — The largest major tenant yet for the soon-to-come Summit Fremaux development in Slidell was announced this week by Bayer Properties. Dick’s Sporting Goods has been confirmed

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300 jobs here this fall

300 jobs here this fall

Editor February 10, 2012 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau PEARL RIVER — The biggest jobs producer to come to the Slidell area in many years is ahead of its original schedule to bring 300 top quality jobs

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Playground for disabled kids needs last push

Playground for disabled kids needs last push

Editor February 3, 2012 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Brett Gerchow didn’t realize he was speaking for hundreds of Slidell youngsters a year ago when he asked his aunt, “when are you going to build

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Waste transfer station gets OK to proceed

Waste transfer station gets OK to proceed

Editor January 26, 2012 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau LACOMBE — The Louisiana Supreme Court has suspended a district court ruling that halted plans for IESI La. Corp. to begin constructing a waste transfer station at the

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Popular Old Town Soda Shop will reopen in Olde Towne

Popular Old Town Soda Shop will reopen in Olde Towne

Editor January 19, 2012 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — One of the most frequent questions for Slidell business owners after Hurricane Katrina was “are you coming back?” Nobody probably heard that question more than one

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Despite loss, two local athletes made Slidell proud in LSU title game

Despite loss, two local athletes made Slidell proud in LSU title game

Editor January 12, 2012 Comments Off

By CHRISSY SMITH Slidell sportswriter NEW ORLEANS —There are no easy losses, especially when it comes to a championship game, but LSU has a lot to be proud of despite its 21-0 loss to

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Women targeted in Slidell carjackings

Women targeted in Slidell carjackings

Editor January 6, 2012 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — The third carjacking and gunpoint robbery of young women in Slidell over the past three weeks has not just sent a chill of concern through the

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Slidell man sees most recent example in his life after Ocular Melanoma disappears from his eye

Slidell man sees most recent example in his life after Ocular Melanoma disappears from his eye

Editor January 4, 2012 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — This is a story about faith. Paul Campbell has had it, then he didn’t have it, then he had it again. When he looks back on

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Northshore goes 3-0 in Chalmette tourney to take title­

Northshore goes 3-0 in Chalmette tourney to take title­

Editor December 30, 2011 Comments Off

By CHRISSY SMITH Slidell sportswriter SLIDELL — There must be something about the holidays for the Northshore Panthers basketball team. Before Thanksgiving, NHS won the Lakeshore tournament and just before Christmas, the Panthers won

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CHRISTMAS ALL YEAR

CHRISTMAS ALL YEAR

Editor December 22, 2011 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Christmas is supposed to be about helping others. And if that saying is true, then Sharron Newton experiences Christmas all year long. Newton has been a

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PARISH PRESIDENT KEVIN DAVIS: 12 Years of St. Tammany Progress

PARISH PRESIDENT KEVIN DAVIS: 12 Years of St. Tammany Progress

Editor December 18, 2011 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Kevin Davis is on to new challenges. After 12 years serving as the St. Tammany parish president, the monumental challenge of leading the parish through Hurricane

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Slidell athlete ready for BCS title bowl game

Slidell athlete ready for BCS title bowl game

Editor December 12, 2011 Comments Off

By CHRISSY SMITH Slidell sportswriter SLIDELL — Armand Williams isn’t surprised at all. He isn’t surprised that his team, LSU, went undefeated in the regular season; he isn’t surprised that LSU won the the

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Slidell’s most upscale development picks up steam as Torres has marina, resort, condos, shopping coming

Slidell’s most upscale development picks up steam as Torres has marina, resort, condos, shopping coming

Editor December 8, 2011 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — When Robert Torres took prospective buyers on his bulldozer, and rolled through the Lakeshore Estates swamps in 1996 to show the lots he was selling for

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