July 2, 2015

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…

FBI investigating Core’s handling of Lakeshore Villages development

Former longtime St. Tammany Parish assessor Patricia Schwarz Core is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for her handling of the Lakeshore Villages development near Slidell….

Consultant: Best option to improve Causeway safety is higher railings

The panel that oversees the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway has moved a step closer to accomplishing its goal of improving safety on the 24-mile bridge by reducing the number of “overboard” accidents, but there are still hurdles to clear – mainly funding….

With coffers full, Mandeville council cuts property tax rate

Cash-rich Mandeville rolled back property tax rates on June 25, giving property owners some relief when the 2015 tax bills hit mailboxes in December….

Parish Council to set  2015 property millages

St. Tammany Parish Council members will hold a special public hearing Thursday, July 9, to discuss setting the 2015 property millage rates for the 13 property taxes under its jurisdiction….

Mandeville Bypass Rd. to be discussed July 8

The long-anticipated connector road between U.S. 190 in Mandeville and Louisiana 1088 will be discussed at a public meeting on Wednesday, July 8, beginning at 6 p.m. at the St. Tammany Parish Administrative Complex, 21490 Koop Dr….

Sports News…

Fontainebleau outlasts Hammond in first round of tournament

During the Northshore Summer League baseball regular season, teams tried to give as many players as much playing time as possible….

Covington boys’ basketball coach Smith resigns after eight seasons

Covington is looking for a new boys’ basketball coach as Mike Smith has resigned the position to take an administrative post with the St. Tammany Parish School Board….

St. Paul’s gets 9-3 win over Slidell

St. Paul’s finished the home portion of its Northshore Summer Baseball league schedule with a 9-3 victory over Slidell on June 24….

Tchefuncta T-Birds win dual swimming meet over Beau Chene Sharks

The Beau Chene Sharks hosted the Tchefuncta T-Birds in a dual swim meet at Beau Chene Country Club on June 25 and the T-Birds came away with a 437-358 victory….

People in the News…

War veterans to benefit from gala…

Wounded War Heroes (WWH) hosted its inaugural fundraising banquet on June 6 at the Castine Center, where attendees to the sold-out event enjoyed dinner, a gun raffle, live and silent auctions, music and more. Proceeds benefit the WWH organization, which serves disabled veterans by offering them outdoor recreational therapy. For more information, visit www.woundedwarheroes.org.

Cancer survivors gather for picnic…

Local cancer survivors gathered for the Survivors Day Picnic Celebration on June 5 at St. Tammany Parish Hospital (STPH), where they enjoyed food and fellowship. They were joined at the event, hosted by Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center (MBPCC) at STPH, by caregivers, family, friends and MBPCC staff members.

More headlines from this week’s print edition…

• Mandeville outlaws electronic signs
• Judge delays Reed trial to January
• Covington will spend $900,000 to replace 15th Avenue bridge
• Bellisario sets District 9 meeting for July 6
• St. Tammany schools are tops in health initiative
• Bridge renamed ‘Naturally N’Awlins’
• Committees will study rules restricting lakefront special events in Mandeville
• Abita Springs aldermen get update from mayor on engineering projects
• North Shore Stories: Mary Ellen Armitage Remembered (part 1)
• Ex-Hannan softball player honored
• Late surge lifts Post 16 over LLOG
• STAA’s 50th Summer Show opens July 11
• Get help with family tree research
• Thespians can audition for Schoolhouse Rock Live!
• Shake and Stroll through Shakespeare event
• Save the date for White Linen Night
• Registration open for PRIDE Positive Attitude Camps
• Savor red beans and rice, support United Way effort
• Playmakers Theater lists cast for summer’s 9 to 5
• KLB hosting environmental seminar for law enforcement
• Discover herbal healing at Christwood
• CHS class of 1965 plans 50th reunion for Aug. 1


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