September 22, 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…

Helis to abandon well, reaction to news is positive

Helis Oil & Gas Company announced Tuesday (Sept. 20) that it will permanently abandon its St. Tammany oil well after concluding that “the prospect lacks commercial viability.” The company also announced that it has suspended all air, water quality and noise monitoring of the site and the surrounding area….

Get ready for parish fair, opens Sept. 28

It’s that time again – for midway rides, livestock judging, exhibits of plants, homemade goods and school displays, parades and performances – with the St. Tammany Parish Fair readying to open to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 28….

STPSO property tax is up for renewal Dec. 10

Voters in St. Tammany will cast their votes on  Saturday, Dec. 10, on renewal of a 4.89-mill property tax that funds general operations of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office (STPSO)….

Parish prevails in suit filed by Montgomery

St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister and the St. Tammany Parish Council have prevailed in the suit brought against them by 22nd Judicial District Attorney (DA) Warren Montgomery contending that state law requires the DA’s Office to provide legal representation for parish government….

Sports News…

SPS, MHS win Christian Brothers meet

In what turned out  to be an interesting day at Money Hill Country Club near Abita Springs, the host St. Paul’s Wolves and the Mandeville Lady Skippers took home the 2016 Christian Brothers Invitational team titles on Saturday (Sept. 17)….

Fontainebleau defeats East Jefferson

The Fontainebleau Bulldogs picked up their third consecutive win of the season with a 45-13 victory over East Jefferson on Saturday (Sept. 17) at Joe Yenni Stadium….

Covington beats Salmen in big win

After being shut out in a loss to Archbishop Rummel on Sept. 9, the Covington High offense bounced back in a big way….

Northlake Christian now 3-0, Hannan gets first win

Accumulating more than 400 yards of total offense, the Northlake Christian Wolverines remained unbeaten after a 41-8 victory over KIPP Renaissance on Friday (Sept. 16) at Wolverine Stadium….

FHS wins tourney title

It was a busy and successful week for the Fontainebleau Lady Bulldogs volleyball team….

People in the News…

Hoops tourney supports park… 

Athletes took the courts and spectators cheered on their favorite teams when all descended on Rev. Peter Atkins Park on Sept. 10 for the annual 3 on 3 Hoops for Kids basketball tournament. Proceeds will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Covington.

Classic cars on display…

St. John’s Knights of Columbus hosted their annual car show at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Folsom on Sept. 10. Attendees enjoyed viewing the classic cars and motorcycles, which included entries in numerous divisions. The event also featured music and food.

More headlines from this week’s print edition…

• Madisonville lighthouse stairs repaired, traffic, speed, noise issues discussed
• Child safety seat inspections happen Saturday at STPSO
• St. Tammany high schoolers, parents invited to college fair
• COAST plans extra fun at five locations next week
• Northshore community college, UNO sign engineering coursework pact
• School Board oks $409 million budget, rumors about salaries dispelled
• Governor appoints residents to state panels
• State arts funding awarded in two parishes
• Slidell’s Howard: ‘A privilege to serve’ community as interim chief
• Parish officials urge avoiding Bogue Chitto after sewer lagoon spill
• Our Back Yard: Cleanup planned for Cemetery No. 1
• MHS defense impressive in victory
• Panthers shock Lakeshore High at home, 34-23
• Archbishop Hannan beats LHS and E.D. White
• Covington High honors 1976 state title squad
• MHS starts district play 2-0, NCS splits
• St. Scholastica and St. Paul’s victorious in SSA Swimming Invitational
• Eric Coston races in California meet
• SSA goes 4-1, CHS wins district opener
• Wolves beat Denham Springs
• Musica da Camera presents favorites Sunday at Abbey
• Mandeville Live! concert series continues Saturday
• Join local genealogical group for Oct. 8 open house, talk
• Friends of the Dew Drop host Gospel Night tomorrow  
• Expo to offer information on behavioral health
• Dementia discussion series continues at Christwood
• Northshore Literary society meets Oct. 2 in Covington
• PIG Charity celebrates 36th year with golf, party
• Make Halloween cards at October library classes
• Youth invited to audition for Christmas production
• Plan now for Mandeville’s Marigny OctoberFeast
• Learn to carve a whistle at Saturday state park event
• Archaeology will be the topic at Madisonville library talk
• Register to walk, help at Alzheimer’s event


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