August 18, 2016

Here is a sample of the photos and articles appearing in this week’s St. Tammany Farmer. For the full edition, including local news, sports and events, purchase a copy at one of our retail locations, or start a subscription and receive The Farmer weekly by mail.

Front Page…

Western St. Tammany gets brunt of flooding

While rivers in most areas of St. Tammany Parish last Thursday and Friday (Aug. 11-12) didn’t reach the levels experienced in the March 12 flooding event, residents on the far western side of the parish were again inundated by flood waters….

Causeway panel votes for higher tolls, bond issue is next

Motorists who use the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway may be required to dig a bit deeper into their pockets following action by the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission (GNOEC) on Aug. 10. In a departure from their routine meeting location on the south shore, the commission endorsed toll increases before a full house in Council Chambers at the Parish Administrative Complex north of Mandeville….

Mandeville Council confirms Gerald Sticker as police chief

It is official. Gerald Sticker is the new chief of police in Mandeville, after being confirmed by the city council on Aug. 11….

Assessor: Parish tax rolls open for taxpayer review until Sept. 14

Property tax assessments for the 2016 tax year are now open for public inspection and will remain open through Wednesday, Sept. 14, according to St. Tammany Parish Assessor Louis Fitzmorris….

Parish Council oks rollbacks for 2016

The St. Tammany Parish Council took advantage of an overall increase in property values of about 4.5 percent to roll back – or reduce – property taxes for the 2016 tax year….

Sports News…

Prep football jamboree schedule set

The 2016 prep football season kicks off next week with jamborees….

Lions return home from Percy Quin

In a tradition that dates back to his grandfather, legendary Covington High football coach Jack Salter, current CHS coach Greg Salter took his football team to Percy Quin State Park near McComb, Miss., for preseason camp….

People in the News…

Gar Rodeo is 41 years strong…

The 41st annual Gar Rodeo took place in Madisonville July 29-31, when participants competed to bring in the the largest catches in several divisions. The event also featured an after-party, and a portion of event proceeds were donated to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.

Fish tales abound…

Fairview-Riverside State Park hosted its annual Bait-N-Wait fishing derby on July 30, when dozens of kids had the opportunity to fish and participate in various fishing-related contests. Prizes were given in numerous categories, and there were special activities for the youngest of anglers.

More headlines from this week’s print edition…

• St. Tammany receives FEMA disaster declaration
• Mandeville bogs down on cost of legal advice
• Madisonville Council talks noise, obstructions on town property
• Parish conducting survey, hearings oncommunity needs
• Parish planning commission grants unanimous subdivision approvals
• Port Marigny attorney counters call for lower density
• Slidell Council looking to roll forward millages
• North Shore Stories: School system employee spreads his wings in Paul McCartney photo essay book
• Hawks open camp where it all started
• David Higgins makes it to Olympics
• Tatum Ballard directs the Archbishop Hannan volleyball offense
• Penton takes over as QB at Lakeshore
• • 30 by Ninety seeks actors for The Jeweler’s Shop
• Learn to use professional databases at libraries
• Learn to use professional databases at libraries
• Wildlife Photography Workshop is Oct. 15
• Don’t miss family fun at Mad Hatter Party Sunday
• Sunset at the Landing to feature two musical acts
• Northlake Newcomers hosting meet-and-greet
• Register for writing workshop with local author Idella Smith
• Encore! to perform at Third Sunday concert
• See Suffragette at library to celebrate 19th amendment
• Try guided meditation at Causeway Branch Library


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