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More debate, new proposal, recycling finally OK’d

More debate, new proposal, recycling finally OK’d

Editor November 18, 2010 0

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Slidell City Councilman Buddy Lloyd might have gotten a good lesson on just how slow government can operate, after seeing his city recycling plan finally approved

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Health issues for P.R. mayor raise concern

Health issues for P.R. mayor raise concern

Editor November 18, 2010 0

Lavigne in hospital again By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — The election for mayor of Pearl River may have been decided just over a month ago, but one candidate who lost in

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Help for the Kids

Help for the Kids

Editor November 18, 2010 0

Slidell family says ‘thanks’ to Children’s Hospital with Saturday benefit By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Brett Chapel admits he was feeling extremely sorry for himself four years ago, when his first

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Sheriff’s Office helps solve vehicle burglary case

Sheriff’s Office helps solve vehicle burglary case

Editor November 15, 2010 0

Three Slidell teens arrested SLIDELL – After a rash of vehicle break-ins throughout a number of Slidell neighborhoods, four individuals were booked into the parish jail thanks to Mandeville police officers and the St. Tammany

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Sexual predator serves 30 years, arrested again

Sexual predator serves 30 years, arrested again

Editor November 15, 2010 0

Man just out of jail, booked for incident with 8-year-old Slidell boy SLIDELL – Days after serving 30 years in a Texas prison for aggravated sexual assault, Harley White, age 53 of 773 N.

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‘Bake Sale’ here Nov. 20 turns into huge event

‘Bake Sale’ here Nov. 20 turns into huge event

Editor November 15, 2010 0

SLIDELL — What began as a simple bake sale to say “thanks” to Children’s Hospital, is turning into a major local fundraiser that has an impressive list of raffle and auction items being offered

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Illegal sewer dumping in Slidell could bring out police

Illegal sewer dumping in Slidell could bring out police

Editor November 15, 2010 0

SLIDELL — The City of Slidell’s water and sewage treatment facilities have reported high levels of gasoline, grease and other chemicals have recently been flowing through the city’s sewers and into the treatment plants.

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Dispute over ‘small sum of money’ leads to Pearl River killing

Dispute over ‘small sum of money’ leads to Pearl River killing

Editor November 15, 2010 0

SLIDELL – St. Tammany Sheriff’s Office investigators have made an arrest for the murder of a Pearl River man yesterday morning, Sheriff Jack Strain announced Tuesday. Norberto Hernandez, age 47 of #7 Acorn Ct.

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Recycling approval halted again

Recycling approval halted again

Editor November 15, 2010 0

Abney gets council backing to await A.G. opinion By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — A question about whether Slidell residents should actually pay more on their monthly bills for the revived recycling service

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Parish president decided?

Parish president decided?

Editor November 15, 2010 0

Over $500,000 needed to enter is cooling potential entries By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Is the St. Tammany parish president’s race already decided, long before the election scheduled for October, 2011?

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Firemen’s pay almost cut

Firemen’s pay almost cut

Editor November 6, 2010 0

Hoping for raises, board considered no raises, cutting retirement benefit By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — A week ago, Slidell firemen were anxiously awaiting word on whether a nearly 11 percent raise for

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Parish agencies hope for $120 million forgiveness

Parish agencies hope for $120 million forgiveness

Editor November 6, 2010 0

School Board got FEMA? Loan of $68 million, parish, sheriff, others await word from the feds By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — St. Tammany Parish agencies are still awaiting word on “debt forgiveness”

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To Asia with Love

To Asia with Love

Editor November 6, 2010 0

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — When Chad Cocran started showing a great interest in eastern Asia at the age of 12, his parents knew something was up. “Most kids that age

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Slidell soldier killed in fighting

Slidell soldier killed in fighting

Editor October 24, 2010 0

Northshore High grad Matthew Powell dies in Afghanistan from explosion By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — A 20-year-old soldier from Slidell was killed while fighting in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense announced.

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Fatality on Robert Blvd. kills man from Gulfport

Fatality on Robert Blvd. kills man from Gulfport

Editor October 24, 2010 0

SLIDELL — A Gulfport man was killed Tuesday afternoon in an accident on Robert Road, after State Police reported a driver became distracted with his car radio. The accident happened at 1:20 p.m. Tuesday,

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South Slidell levee construction begins

South Slidell levee construction begins

Editor October 24, 2010 0

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Phase One of the St. Tammany Parish South Slidell Levee Protection Plan is under construction to establish a network of protective levees in the south Slidell

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Fire Board must approve proposed raise package

Fire Board must approve proposed raise package

Editor October 24, 2010 0

Chief finds over 10 percent raise, but spending still up $1.2 million for 2011 Chief finds over 10 percent raise, but spending still up $1.2 million for 2011 By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL

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Butler: ‘I make no apologies’

Butler: ‘I make no apologies’

Editor October 24, 2010 0

Credit card questions, free rent now being investigated By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Slidell Housing Authority Executive Director Marvin Butler said the allegations about his improper operations in the local housing

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Mayor fires SHA board

Mayor fires SHA board

Editor October 24, 2010 0

Legislative Auditor taking over probe Legislative Auditor taking over probe By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL —   Slidell Mayor Freddy Drennan issued an order on Tuesday to fire all five members of the

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Moratorium proves devastating

Moratorium proves devastating

Kevin Chiri September 6, 2010 0

Slidell rig maintenance business is hit hard By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Scott Wadleigh is not mad at BP Oil. He is mad at the president. Sure, it was BP that

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