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Mandeville toddler fighting life-threatening E. coli infection

NEW ORLEANS — At one year and five months old, Scarlett Wood from Mandeville already has a favorite song. It's 'Fancy Like' by Walker Hayes. Her parents know to play this song because she will instantly start to dance. "She immediately just stopped whatever she was doing and started...
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Pearl River to raise police pay

Police officers in Pearl River are set to get a raise. At its meeting June 21, the Pearl River Town Council approved additional money in its 2022 budget to help boost the pay of officers and combat ongoing retention issues. An additional $47,200 was put into the police department’s salary...

Patching begins this week on Wardline Road in Hammond

HAMMOND—Motorists may experience delays on Wardline Road this coming week as crews begin patching portions of the roadway. The project is part of the Regional Planning Commission’s “road rehab” program for South Tangipahoa Parish. Parish President Robby Miller, who serves on the RPC, said patching will begin Monday, June 27, and continue through Friday, July 1, weather permitting.

Pearl River High School graduates its Class of 2022

Pearl River High School graduated its Class of 2022 on May 7 at Southeastern Louisiana University, giving special recognition to its highest-achieving "Best in Class" honors students. Those honors scholars are Zaria Deneil Anders, Dax Richard Boteler, Jenny Ellen Castaneda, Abbygail Makayla Davis, Elora May Dufour, Allie Nicole Fleming, Madeline...

Slidell High School's 2022 graduates are on their way

Members of Slidell High School's Class of 2022 made it official on May 9, getting their diplomas in the University Center at Southeastern Louisiana University, the traditional site of commencement ceremonies for St. Tammany schools. During the pomp and circumstance of graduation, the class's 10 highest achieving scholars were also...

St. Tammany's elder residents and their care providers have workshop to attend

It truly takes a village to help protect a community's oldest members from the ever-present scams and other abusive situations that await the elderly around too many corners. But learning to recognize threats and the red flags that can herald abuse of all kinds is the first step in protecting self or others, and understanding that will be the focus of a 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. workshop for St. Tammany seniors on July 12 at the Harbor Center, 100 Harbor Center Blvd., in Slidell.

Covington High School Class of 2022 members are now alumni

Amid the pomp and circumstance that the big event deserves, Covington High School graduated its Class of 2022 on May 6 in the University Center of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. Aaron Wilde Conlin, son of Scott and Melanie Conlin from Bush, will attend Brigham Young University to study civil...

Northshore High School's Class of 2022 gets their diplomas

The members of Northshore High School’s Class of 2022 reveled in the pomp and circumstance of graduation on May 7 and received their diplomas in the University Center at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. The ceremony gave special attention to the graduating seniors who maintained the class's most impressive...

Judge Reverses Decision to Give Custody of Teen to Her Mom's Alleged Rapist

A judge has reversed his decision to give a father full custody of his 15-year-old daughter, whose mother says was conceived when she was raped as a minor in 2005. The child involved has been temporarily placed in the care of a guardian. The father, John Barnes, will share visitation on alternating weekends with the girl’s mother, Crysta Abelseth.

Team Title relocates company headquarters to Mandeville

MANDEVILLE, La. – Team Title, a full-service title agency based in Louisiana, has announced it will relocate the company’s corporate headquarters to Mandeville as part of a significant expansion of its operations in both Louisiana and Mississippi. Since 2018, the agency has expanded from a small, single-office title...

Phoenix Senior Living adds independent living program at Hammond campus

Phoenix Senior Living (PSL) announces the addition of independent living at their Hammond, LA location, The Phoenix at Hammond. PSL self-developed The Phoenix at Hammond, which opened in 2021 and serves seniors with assisted living and memory care. PSL realized the town is underserved in the independent senior living space. Therefore, the decision was made to add 24 independent living apartments, which are now open. First Guaranty Bank is the lending partner for this project.

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St. Tammany Parish Library’s final Summer Reading events and programming are happening through July 9, and the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge continues through July 30, so everyone is encouraged to keep reading. Patrons have until July 30 to complete the 2022 Summer Reading Challenge and log their final minutes.
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Council divided on appointments

Tuesday night, Picayune’s City Council took up the matter of reappointing or appointing five members to the city’s planning commission, but ended up with an empty seat due to division amongst the Council. Diane Miller presented the matter to the Council, saying that the terms were currently overdue...