Ribbon Cutting at Fremaux Park

St. Tammany Parish President Mike Cooper, Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer, Stirling Properties and St. Tammany Parish community leaders joined in a official ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by guided tours of a new 32,000-square-foot industrial facility at Fremaux Park in Slidell. The facility will repair, service, and assemble industrial gearboxes in the Fremaux mixed-use development. The new…

Washington Parish Nabs St Tammany Fugitive

40 YO Shaun Travis Hobgood, a resident of Highway 21 in Angie, was arrested by a Washington Parish Sheriff’s Sergeant as a fugitive from St. Tammany and is being transferred to serve a sentence there. The officer was on patrol north of Bogalusa when he observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.…

Sisters Road Closed Next Week

A portion of Sisters Road will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 12. Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller said crews will close a portion of the roadway between S. Hoover and Pleasant Ridge Extension to change out a cross drain, weather permitting. The closure will be posted, and motorists will need to use alternate routes between the…

Health Officials Investigate Mumps Cases

Health officials at LSU in Baton Rouge are working to determine how at least five students living off-campus have come down with the mumps. The Louisiana Office of Public Health says the contagious disease can spread through contact with saliva or respiratory droplets. He says they’re still at the earliest parts of the investigation when…

Southeastern’s Armand Honored

Award-winning novelist and Southeastern Louisiana University Assistant Professor of Creative Writing David Armand has been named the University of Louisiana System’s Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year. A native of Folsom and resident of Hammond with both undergraduate and graduate degrees in English from Southeastern, he is the author of three novels, two books of…

STPSO Partners With STARC

Sheriff Randy Smith will partner again this Carnival season with STARC to collect beads during local Mardi Gras parades. Look for the STPSO float at the end of the parades for a chance to throw your unwanted beads back to benefit STARC. They’ll be in the Krewe of Poseidon Feb. 8 in Slidell. On Feb…

Memorial Service for Brister

The public is invited to a Memorial Service for Patricia P. “Pat” Brister, former St. Tammany Parish President, Ambassador to the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women, National Committee Woman to the Republic National Committee, and Chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party. The service will be held Monday, February 10, at Church of…

Award for Southeastern

Southeastern Louisiana University’s Sustainability Center has been awarded the Innovation Champion Award by the Louisiana Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. The university received the award for its innovative hybrid geothermal residence halls: Ascension and Twelve Oaks, which use energy from the ground for cooling and heating. With this type of system pumps move…

Big Crowd for Chamber Awards Lunch

A big crowd was on hand from both sides of the parish at yesterday’s Annual Installation & Awards Luncheon, for what was a celebration of all things accomplished in the final year of the St. Tammany West Chamber. John Snell of Fox 8 News was Master of Ceremonies. The gavel was passed from 2019 Board…