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Southern Shipyard could see new business use

Southern Shipyard could see new business use

Editor February 27, 2011 Comments Off on Southern Shipyard could see new business use

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Ask many Slidell residents what happened 15 years ago at the Southern Shipbuilding site on Canulette Road and they will probably shake their head with uncertainty.

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Towers Building opens after $7.5 million renovation

Towers Building opens after $7.5 million renovation

Editor February 19, 2011 Comments Off on Towers Building opens after $7.5 million renovation

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — One event after another, and the City of Slidell continues to show Katrina who really won the fight. St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis led a

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Robert Boulevard turnabout work delayed by months

Robert Boulevard turnabout work delayed by months

Editor February 19, 2011 Comments Off on Robert Boulevard turnabout work delayed by months

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — The much-anticipated roadwork to build a traffic roundabout on Robert Boulevard where it intersects with Brownswitch Road has been delayed almost nine months from the original

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Parish gets denied again by FEMA for Katrina loan

Parish gets denied again by FEMA for Katrina loan

Editor February 19, 2011 Comments Off on Parish gets denied again by FEMA for Katrina loan

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — The new St. Tammany Parish president who wins in the fall elections will face a $12 million bill from the federal government that does not appear

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Slidell man plays key role for 30 years in building Mardi Gras floats

Slidell man plays key role for 30 years in building Mardi Gras floats

Editor February 19, 2011 Comments Off on Slidell man plays key role for 30 years in building Mardi Gras floats

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Chris Richier is a man who truly can tell you “the rest of the story.” It’s about Mardi Gras, and more specifically, all those wonderful floats

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Kevin Davis eyes run at parish assessor’s job

Kevin Davis eyes run at parish assessor’s job

Editor February 19, 2011 Comments Off on Kevin Davis eyes run at parish assessor’s job

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis indicated this week that his next move could be to run for the parish assessor’s job. Davis is nearing the

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Does parish have problem with homeless teens?

Does parish have problem with homeless teens?

Editor February 19, 2011 Comments Off on Does parish have problem with homeless teens?

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Are there 60 homeless teenagers in St. Tammany Parish, going from house to house to stay on different nights with friends, or sleeping anywhere they can

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Slidell shows improvement with holiday sales

Slidell shows improvement with holiday sales

Editor February 19, 2011 Comments Off on Slidell shows improvement with holiday sales

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Revenue may not be exploding through the roof, but definite signs of increased spending at Slidell stores has been seen after holiday sales tax numbers came

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2010 Census: St. Tammany grows by 22 percent

2010 Census: St. Tammany grows by 22 percent

Editor February 19, 2011 Comments Off on 2010 Census: St. Tammany grows by 22 percent

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — As expected, St. Tammany Parish continues to be one of the most popular places to live in Louisiana, evidence that was supported in the official 2011

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North Shore Square asks for $4 million in road improvements

North Shore Square asks for $4 million in road improvements

Editor February 4, 2011 Comments Off on North Shore Square asks for $4 million in road improvements

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Just as there are indications the City of Slidell revenue stream is showing improvement, city officials are now trying to figure out where they can get

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Parish assessor wants ballot item to help veterans

Parish assessor wants ballot item to help veterans

Editor February 4, 2011 Comments Off on Parish assessor wants ballot item to help veterans

In November, voters statewide approved a Constitutional Amendment allowing the Homestead Exemption to double for fully disabled military veterans and their spouses, but the law requires another local election to approve the step in

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Benefit event will held Slidell woman with cancer

Benefit event will held Slidell woman with cancer

Editor February 4, 2011 Comments Off on Benefit event will held Slidell woman with cancer

Autographed New Orleans Saints items will be raffled off to raise money for Crystal Slaughter, a 32-year-old Slidell woman who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and needs financial help to go to Houston

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City officials looking into possibility of employee raises

City officials looking into possibility of employee raises

Editor February 4, 2011 Comments Off on City officials looking into possibility of employee raises

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Slidell city officials have begun looking into the idea of a pay raise for city workers. But those same officials, from the mayor to the City

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Regional Cancer Center opens with gala public event

Regional Cancer Center opens with gala public event

Editor February 4, 2011 Comments Off on Regional Cancer Center opens with gala public event

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Confidence has been born out of confidence when it comes to the Slidell Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center. It was the confidence of the Slidell area

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No-alcohol zone on parade routes considered

No-alcohol zone on parade routes considered

Editor February 4, 2011 Comments Off on No-alcohol zone on parade routes considered

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — When the Slidell season of Carnival begins this Sunday, Feb. 6 with the Krewe of Claude parade, one small area on the parade route could soon

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Lacombe hospital owners sell fifth of 10 sites

Lacombe hospital owners sell fifth of 10 sites

Editor January 30, 2011 Comments Off on Lacombe hospital owners sell fifth of 10 sites

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau LACOMBE — Nine months after announcing a strategic plan to sell its company, or any of its 10 hospital facilities across the nation, MedCath Corporation still has no

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‘Patient Navigator’ will be key for new SMH Cancer Center

‘Patient Navigator’ will be key for new SMH Cancer Center

Editor January 30, 2011 Comments Off on ‘Patient Navigator’ will be key for new SMH Cancer Center

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Michelle Perry must feel a lot like a mother who comforts her child after they had a bad dream. The only difference is that Perry is

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Summit developer says construction will start this summer

Summit developer says construction will start this summer

Editor January 30, 2011 Comments Off on Summit developer says construction will start this summer

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Construction on the much-anticipated, often-delayed Summit Fremaux—originally planned as a $1 billion multi-purpose development in Slidell—will begin this summer, developer Jeffrey Bayer told The Slidell Independent

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‘The 99’ Teens get strong message about making right choices

‘The 99’ Teens get strong message about making right choices

Editor January 30, 2011 Comments Off on ‘The 99’ Teens get strong message about making right choices

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Terry Henshaw didn’t need to see any statistics to know that too many young people today were heading down disastrous paths. Over 10 years ago, Henshaw

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State senator proposing park along Slidell’s North Shore

State senator proposing park along Slidell’s North Shore

Editor January 30, 2011 Comments Off on State senator proposing park along Slidell’s North Shore

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — For those who are familiar with the beautiful 10-acre, lakefront park at the end of Williams Boulevard in Metairie, state Sen. A.G. Crowe (R-Sli.) wants to

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