February 11, 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…

DA expands reach of pre-trial intervention

District Attorney Montgomery and Tony Le Mon, chief of the DA’s Civil Division, described the pilot strategy to enhance its pre-trial diversion option, which was implemented last year, shortly after Montgomery took office in January 2015. Montgomery was elected in 2014 to replace long-time former DA Water Reed, who opted not to seek a sixth term in office and is now facing 18 counts of corruption charges….

Coroner launches sexual assault response team

Dr. Charles Preston has launched a team initiative aimed at addressing his goal to treat victims of sexual assault with more compassion and greater efficiency….

Parish leaders to state lawmakers: ‘give us a voice at the table’

As state lawmakers, under the leadership of a new governor, prepare for a special legislative session to address the state’s budget crises, area parish leaders are sending  their own message – “give us a voice at the table.”…

Villere touts Mandeville positives during ‘state of city’ report

“We’re delivering solutions today and planning for tomorrow.” Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere used that phrase to sum up his “state of the city report,” a review of 2015 and a look ahead to 2016, which was released Jan. 28….

Sports News…

SPS unbeaten in 6-5A, CHS goes 0-2

Remaining unbeaten in district play, the St. Paul’s boys basketball team picked up two more victories last week, and saw its winning streak extend to 26 games….

Lady Skippers upset in shootout

On a cold night at Sidney Theriot Stadium, the Mandeville Lady Skippers soccer team saw their season end in shocking fashion….

Heading to state meet, SPS wrestling learns a lot after loss to Brother Martin

Most coaches would find it hard to find positives after a 47-18 loss….

FHS boys soccer falls to Grace King

Falling behind early, the Fontainebleau boys soccer team was overwhelmed by a faster Grace King squad in the first round of the Division I state playoffs on Feb. 5….

Hat trick from Gill helps NCS advance

Behind a stellar second-half performance by senior Maddie Gill, the Northlake Christian girls soccer team lived to play another game in the Division IV state playoffs….

People in the News…

Krewe of Eve celebrates its 30th anniversary at bal masque

Members of the Krewe of Eve and their guests enjoyed three decades of Eve by celebrating a “30 Years of Fun and Games” theme, while also paying homage to their monarchs, Queen Eve XXX, Patty Zipp, and King Adam XXX, Greg Zipp, at the krewe’s gala dinner dance on Jan. 23 at the Castine Center in Mandeville….

Jazz in January debuts to enthusiastic audiences…

Music lovers enjoyed a three-day jazz extravaganza Jan. 22-24, when Christ Episcopal Church hosted its inaugural Jazz in January. The festival included concerts by renowned jazz and gospel performers on Friday and Saturday nights and two jazz Masses on Sunday morning. The Friday and Saturday concerts each included intermission receptions, when concert-goers were able to socialize and compare notes on the performances.

More headlines from this week’s print edition…

• Covington notes parade success, formalizes tax
• Folse to discuss schools with MRA Feb. 17
• Parish zoning panel approves first River Chase office site
• Chevron files layoff notification
• North shore house members receive legislative committee assignments
• Former School Board lawyer Pastuszek facing five state ethics violations
• SMH, Ochsner finalize partnership
• Our Back Yard: An open letter to Chase
• SSA basketball back on track, LHS falls
• Hannan boys beat Wolverines, 54-35
• Lady Hawks defeat NCS, 56-31
• Plan to attend Camellia Gardens open house
• Dr. Eva Baham speaking at Covington library
• Gardeners plan Feb. 23 seminar
• Get tickets now for Blue Jeans Ball, set for March 12
• Artists sought for annual Arts Evening in Slidell
• Leadership St. Tammany accepting applications
• Take advantage of Girl Scout camp early registration
• Shop for your valentine at YMCA Parade of Products


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