September 11, 2014

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…


Parish allocates $100,000 more to anti-fracking war chest

The parish’s anti-fracking legal fund got a $100,000 boost after the St. Tammany Parish Council voted unanimously to increase the money allocated to pay outside legal counsel to fight a proposed drilling operation near Mandeville….

 SSA asks zoning panel to delay site plan review until October

St. Scholastic Academy (SSA) representatives have asked the Covington Zoning Commission to table their request for a public hearing this month on the school’s plan to construct a new gymnasium and attached multi-purpose building….

 Despite complaints, new signage going up on Causeway

Complaints from Lake Pontchartrain commuters about new green mile-marker signs being installed every tenth of a mile were heard, but after a two-week review of the project bridge officials have elected to continue the installation….

RD16 pitches sports complex for Slidell area

If the members of the Board of Commissioners of Recreation District 16 (RD16) are successful in selling the idea and voters approve the funding for it, the recreational needs of the residents of southeastern St. Tammany Parish will eventually be met by a nearly 300-acre sports complex open to all of the roughly 90,000 people who live in the area….


Sports News…


Northlake uses defense, ground attack to defeat Clark 36-6

The Northlake Christian Wolverines opened the 2014 football season with a solid 36-6 win over the Clark Bulldogs last Friday night….

Lady Skippers first in John Curtis cross country meet

Led by junior Claire Crosby, the Mandeville Lady Skippers won the John Curtis season-opening cross country meet at City Park in New Orleans on Sept. 3….

Hannan Lady Hawks win three as volley season opens

The Archbishop Hannan Lady Hawks posted a 3-1 record after their fist four volleyball matches last week….


People in the News…


SPS welcomes new moms to the family…

St. Paul’s School (SPS) hosted a New Mothers’ Tea on Aug. 9 for the mothers of incoming SPS eighth graders in the school cafeteria. The mothers enjoyed refreshments and listened to the words of school President Bro. Ray Bulliard.

Volunteers help make Hoops fun a success…

Hoops for Kids hosted a So You Think You Can Hoop 3 on 3 basketball tournament on Aug. 16 at Rev. Peter Atkins Park in Covington. The tournament, which featured team categories for high school and junior high school boys and girls, was staged to raise funds to cover the basketball courts at the park. Dozens of volunteers were on hand at the event to help make it a success.



More headlines from this week’s print edition…

 • Two organizations remind Parish Council and public to ‘be nice’
• Marigny Trace, Monterey residents say zoning request is too dense
• Reports raise questions about Reed ADA’s arrangement with School Board
• Alliance for Good Government announces Covington, Abita Springs candidates’ forums
• Abita fire district improves its rating
• Covington PD announces promotions, Arrowood is new Deputy Chief
• Our Back Yard: Miss Thang comes home to Playmakers
• Covington holds on to beat Holy Cross 24-21; visits Franklinton Friday
• Lakeshore running attack pounds down Miller-McCoy in 31-20 win
• Skippers drop tough 14-0 season opening contest to John Curtis
• Lady Skippers 2-3 in N. O.
• SPS 3rd in Bayou Boogie
• Abbey continues 125th year celebration with concerts, lectures 
• Abita Opry begins fall season
• Register now for fall gardening symposium on Sept. 19
• Enjoy multiple media with library’s new hoopla digital service
• Third Sunday concert series opens Sept. 21
• Register now for Habitat’s Women Build 2014
• FUMC seeks vendors for Oct. 25 Holiday market
• Sponsors, chili masters needed for Boo Fest
• Not too late to Get Lucky! at golf tourney Sept. 19


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