Cooper Names Transition Team

St. Tammany Parish President-elect Mike Cooper has named a 20-member transition team as he prepares to take over Parish Government on Jan. 13, 2020. Cooper has asked the team to help identify the most pressing legislative needs, prepare for the inauguration, provide briefings on the various departments of Parish Government, and prepare an inventory of…

Lewis to Address Southeastern Grads

Retired State Farm Executive Wallace Lewis, Sr. will address Southeastern Louisiana University graduating students at the commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 14th at the University Center. A ceremony for graduates of degree programs housed in the College of Education, College of Business and College of Science and Technology will begin at 10 a.m., while a…

Mandeville Mutt Strut Announced

The City of Mandeville and the Old Mandeville Business Association is pleased to announce the Inaugural Mandeville Mutt Strut brought to you by the Krewe du Pooch. The parade will be a major touchstone for the local rescue community and raise awareness for the plight of rescue animals. The day will begin with a costume…

Guilty Plea in Death of Slidell Teenager

U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that 38 YO Kacie Doucet, of Lafourche Parish, pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute ketamine which resulted in the death of a Slidell teenager. The eighteen-year old’s body was found floating in a Texas bayou. Doucet, along with 39 YO William Harrison Farris, and 25 YO Leilani Aspuria, conspired…

Indictment for Accused Mandeville Police Killer

DA Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany grand jury has indicted the man accused of killing Mandeville Police Captain Vincent Liberto, Jr. 21 YO Mark E. Spicer, Jr, of Covington, has been charged with first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, and three additional charges. Spicer was also indicted on charges of aggravated flight…

Danielson in Mandeville City Council Race

Local businessman and former City Councilman Rick Danielson will run for one of two at-large seats on the Mandeville City Council. Qualifying begins Jan. 8 for the April 4 municipal elections. The 49 YO Danielson served on the Council from 2012-2016. He is a graduate of Mandeville High School. He earned a graduate degree and…

TPSO Seeks Man on Forgery Charge

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Financial and Cyber Crimes Unit is seeking information on 48-year-old Terral “Terry” Bishop from Ponchatoula. Bishop is accused of forging training certificates and using those certificates to bid on large commercial construction jobs, some of which were affiliated with NASA. TPSO investigators currently hold an outstanding warrant for Bishop for…

Hammond Parade Postponed

The Hammond Christmas Parade is being postponed by the Hammond Rotary due to some Lions! With Southeastern’s football team going to Montana for a second-round playoff game the university has planned an event for fans to watch the game in Strawberry Stadium. This event would have been during the time of the parade line up,…

Southeastern Watch Party in Strawberry Stadium

Southeastern University is hosting a watch party for the fans not traveling to this weekend’s playoff game in Montana. Lion fans are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, food and drink, to Strawberry Stadium. The stadium’s video board will have the Lions taking on Montana in the second round of the FCS playoffs. Kickoff is set…

Mardi Paws Moves to Covington

The Krewe of Mardi Paws announced that after 25 years of celebrating Mardi Gras in Mandeville the unique parade for dogs and their people will relocate to Covington. The parade will roll at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 1. Organizers said Covington offers more parking and less walking for everyone. The theme of the 2020…