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  • Park tax renewal on St. Tammany ballot

    March 30, 2014 1:35 PM

    MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - Voters will be asked to renew a 3.5-mill tax to cover operational expenses at the sprawling Pelican Park recreation complex near Mandeville. The Times-Picayune reports the renewal would be for 20 years beginning this year for residents of St. Tammany Parish's 1st Recreation District. The... more »
  • St. Tammany schools move to online job system

    April 22, 2013 8:16 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - St. Tammany Parish public schools system plan to launch an online employment application system in May. The Times-Picayune reports the system will stop accepting paper applications starting May 2. School officials say the online application system will begin on May 7.
  • St. Tammany school board sets bond issue election

    February 22, 2013 9:31 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The St. Tammany Parish School Board has called a May 4 election seeking voter approval for a $135 million bond issue and expanding use of some tax money to include employee salaries and benefits. School leaders said the measures are necessary to support teachers in the... more »
  • Fire damages abbey in St. Tammany

    September 26, 2012 9:56 AM

    ST. BENEDICT, La. (AP) - The state fire marshal say a fire broke out early Wednesday morning in the dormitory of the St. Joseph Abbey in St. Tammany Parish where 65 people were sleeping. Fire Marshal Butch Browning said one person suffered smoke inhalation. Otherwise, he said everyone safely evacuated... more »
  • St. Tammany changes zoning for transfer station

    September 11, 2012 9:55 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The St. Tammany Parish Council has approved a zoning change to allow a waste transfer station to be built on land along Interstate 12 just east of Bayou Lacombe. The council's decision Monday night to change the zoning clears the way for IESI to build the... more »
  • St. Tammany deputies find couple dead in home

    September 16, 2011 6:18 AM

    SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Two Slidell-area residents were found dead from gunshot wounds inside their home, authorities said Thursday. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said a man killed Carol Nilsson, 63, the Slidell city prosecutor's secretary, and then himself. Melanie Comeaux, executive director of the parish coroner's office, told... more »
  • St. Tammany lifts state of emergency

    August 30, 2011 6:29 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis has lifted the emergency order regarding the fish kill in the Pearl River basin. Davis said Monday that state environmental regulators have a monitoring plan that appears "adequate to safeguard the needs of our citizens." Davis says the plan includes... more »
  • DWI checkpoints planned in Washington, St. Tammany

    July 14, 2011 5:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - State police plan to operate three sobriety checkpoints for drivers in the Florida Parishes. A spokesman for Troop L said the first checkpoint will go up on Friday in Washington Parish at 9 p.m. On Saturday, troopers will conduct two DWI checkpoints in St. Tammany Parish... more »
  • $1.3 million for St. Tammany wetlands project

    July 6, 2011 6:00 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement has awarded a $1.3 million grant to St. Tammany Parish to buy land for preservation and restoration. The money comes from federal funding allocated from offshore petroleum revenue. The funds will be used to acquire and manage... more »
  • St. Tammany Issues Burn Ban for 30 Days

    May 19, 2011 6:47 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Due to the dry and windy conditions in St. Tammany Parish, Parish President Kevin Davis and Chief of Fire Services John O'Neill have issued a 30 day burn ban. Over the last 30 days, the parish's various fire districts have responded to over 230 backyard fires... more »
  • St. Tammany Parish's Last Hurricane Katrina Mission

    July 30, 2010 12:18 PM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - St. Tammany Parish says it is creating what it calls one of the most comprehensive websites there is about Hurricane Katrina for the fifth anniversary of the storm. A news release says officials hope it will be the parish's last Hurricane Katrina mission. The site -... more »
  • St. Tammany Parish Man Stabs Wife And Children

    March 22, 2010 3:48 PM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A St. Tammany Parish man stabbed his wife and two children Sunday then died in a highway crash that injured two other people, authorities said. Daryl Horne, 47, stabbed his wife, a 17-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son after returning to his Covington area home from a... more »

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