Lake Rewind: October 9, 2019

Today we started with Tracey Powell. She is a candidate for Slidell City Court. Hear her talk about the job in the interview below. We spoke to Townsend and Tom from the St Tammany West Chamber, which will soon be getting a new name and a new mission. We talked about the St Tammany Chamber…

LA 3241 to Bush Moving Forward

Last week the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that the project to build the long-discussed LA 3241 from I-12 to Bush will be the department’s next public-private partnership. Wetland mitigation for the overall corridor is currently under way and is anticipated to be complete by early 2020. Right of way acquisition services for…

Local Businessman Explores Bayou Steel Deal

Jeff Sands, a Mandeville native, is an investor who buys midsize companies that are struggling and turns them around. Sands recently explored a deal for the now shuttered Bayou Steel Group.  St. John the Baptist Parish’s largest employer that suddenly laid off its entire workforce then declared bankruptcy. Sands runs American Industrial Acquisition. He says…

Boyet and Little Oak Placed on Lock Down Yesterday

Yesterday two Slidell schools, Boyet Junior High School and Little Oak Elementary, were placed on lockdown because of the possibility of a suicidal person in the area. The lockdowns were lifted shortly after 2 p.m., according to Slidell Police. An increased police presence was maintained in the area throughout the day, but law enforcement officials…

SLU Nursing gets $2.4 Million Grant

Southeastern Louisiana University has received a $2.45 million Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. Awarded to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences’ Rural Nurses Career Advancement Program, in coordination with the Delta Regional Authority, the grant is part of an investment to expand the impact of workforce development…