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Pearl River dispute goes to Facebook

Pearl River dispute goes to Facebook

Editor March 2, 2017 Comments Off on Pearl River dispute goes to Facebook

By CHRISSY SMITH Slidell news bureau PEARL RIVER – A simple Facebook post by a Pearl River resident has turned into a heated argument between two Pearl River elected officials. Colleen Seeley, a 23-year-old

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Where can you find the Slidell Independent?

Where can you find the Slidell Independent?

Editor February 23, 2017 Comments Off on Where can you find the Slidell Independent?

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Baby bottle found with illegal narcotics

Baby bottle found with illegal narcotics

Editor February 23, 2017 Comments Off on Baby bottle found with illegal narcotics

SLIDELL — The St. Tammany Parish Highway Enforcement Unit arrested a Florida man for having a baby bottle full of “purple drank,” otherwise known as Promethazine Codeine. Pursuant to a traffic stop on Interstate

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Grand Jury indicts five in fatal Slidell shooting

Grand Jury indicts five in fatal Slidell shooting

Editor February 23, 2017 Comments Off on Grand Jury indicts five in fatal Slidell shooting

SLIDELL — District Attorney Warren Montgomery announced that a St. Tammany Parish grand jury indicted five people with second degree murder and other charges related to a Slidell shoot-out that resulted in the death

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PR man pleads guilty to shooting ex-girlfriend

PR man pleads guilty to shooting ex-girlfriend

Editor February 23, 2017 Comments Off on PR man pleads guilty to shooting ex-girlfriend

SLIDELL?– Ronald A. Brown, 58, formerly of Pearl River, pleaded guilty Monday, February 13 to attempted first degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon for shooting his girlfriend in 2015.

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Parades nearing a close

Parades nearing a close

Editor February 23, 2017 Comments Off on Parades nearing a close

SLIDELL – There are two final parades to finish off the carnival season on this side of the parish. On Friday, February 24, Slidell’s evening parade, the Krewe of Selene, will roll at 6:30

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First Pentecostal purchases land after years of looking

First Pentecostal purchases land after years of looking

Editor February 23, 2017 Comments Off on First Pentecostal purchases land after years of looking

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – Donald Bryan has been the pastor at First Pentecostal Church in Slidell for 34 years, but he is hardly ready to step back and consider retirement.

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City funds culverts, maybe

City funds culverts, maybe

Editor February 23, 2017 Comments Off on City funds culverts, maybe

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – In what some consider an experiment to see if it will stimulate city building activity, the Slidell City Council approved an ordinance that could fund the

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Pinewood purchase gets support

Pinewood purchase gets support

Editor February 23, 2017 Comments Off on Pinewood purchase gets support

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – The intense controversy and hair-thin final vote in deciding whether the city of Slidell should purchase the 96-acre Pinewood Country Club golf course property appears to

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Lacombe vo-tech campus unveiled

Lacombe vo-tech campus unveiled

Editor February 18, 2017 Comments Off on Lacombe vo-tech campus unveiled

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau LACOMBE – Dr. William Wainwright calls the newly-opened community college in Lacombe a “generational investment in education.” The long-awaited vo-tech campus for central St. Tammany Parish, unveiled to

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Parish hospitals hire over 100 so far from LHH

Parish hospitals hire over 100 so far from LHH

Editor February 18, 2017 Comments Off on Parish hospitals hire over 100 so far from LHH

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – Hospitals in St. Tammany Parish are quickly doing what they can to help out hundreds of workers from the Louisiana Heart Hospital who are suddenly looking

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Council denies fire department parcel fee on ballot

Council denies fire department parcel fee on ballot

Editor February 18, 2017 Comments Off on Council denies fire department parcel fee on ballot

By CHRISSY SMITH Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – After a lengthy discussion at this month’s St. Tammany Parish Council meeting about items that would be allowed on the April 29 ballot, the council voted

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Traffic stop turns up 150 Ecstasy tablets

Traffic stop turns up 150 Ecstasy tablets

Editor February 18, 2017 Comments Off on Traffic stop turns up 150 Ecstasy tablets

SLIDELL — While traveling through St. Tammany Parish on his way to Biloxi, a Houston man was arrested on drug charges after 150 Ecstasy tablets were found in his vehicle during a routine traffic

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Love of politics turns into great success

Love of politics turns into great success

Editor February 18, 2017 Comments Off on Love of politics turns into great success

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau MANDEVILLE – When Jay Connaughton was walking the halls of Mandeville High in the early 1990s he wasn’t exactly seen as one of the popular kids who was

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Parish ad firm plays key role in Trump win

Parish ad firm plays key role in Trump win

Editor February 18, 2017 Comments Off on Parish ad firm plays key role in Trump win

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau MANDEVILLE – As America watched the presidential election returns come in on Tuesday night, Nov. 8, 2016 there was the usual excitement across the country to see who

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Heroin, guns and more seized in drug dealer arrest

Heroin, guns and more seized in drug dealer arrest

Editor February 18, 2017 Comments Off on Heroin, guns and more seized in drug dealer arrest

SLIDELL — The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Task Force recently seized a large amount of narcotics, three loaded firearms and more than $1,400 in cash, while conducting a search of a known

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Dog dies after attack by pit bull

Dog dies after attack by pit bull

Editor February 18, 2017 Comments Off on Dog dies after attack by pit bull

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – The second reported pit bull attack in the Slidell area over the past two weeks has another resident concerned about a problem that law enforcement can

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Pinewood purchase is back

Pinewood purchase is back

Editor February 18, 2017 Comments Off on Pinewood purchase is back

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – A suggestion for the parish and city to join hands in a cooperative agreement to use the 96-acre Pinewood Country Club property to improve drainage and

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Olde Town business owners critical of city

Olde Town business owners critical of city

Editor February 14, 2017 Comments Off on Olde Town business owners critical of city

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – The closure of another business in Olde Towne has the frustrated owners speaking out about what they claim is a lack of support from the city

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‘Shop Slidell USA’ online map to debut in matter of days

‘Shop Slidell USA’ online map to debut in matter of days

Editor February 14, 2017 Comments Off on ‘Shop Slidell USA’ online map to debut in matter of days

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – It appears that A.G. Crowe won’t be the only one to benefit from doctor’s orders to slow down. Crowe, the former Slidell businessman who served 16

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