April 30, 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…

Walter Reed and son facing 18-count federal indictment

Walter Reed, who for 30 years was district attorney and the most powerful law enforcement figure in St. Tammany, is facing an 18-count indictment outlining charges of wire and mail fraud, money laundering and misuse of campaign and public funds….

Five tax propositions on Saturday’s ballot

Property owners in the Covington, Slidell and Pearl River areas will go to the polls this Saturday, May 2, to consider property tax propositions….

Body cameras now part of CPD uniform

The headlines have been filled recently with videos recorded by citizens of controversial altercations involving police officers….

Villere and council spar over Attorney General’s opinion

Mandeville City Council members on April 23 lauded an opinion issued by Louisiana Attorney General (AG) Buddy Caldwell that says Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere is legally obligated to implement budget appropriations enacted by the city council….

Sports News…

Wegener, Hutton send Hannan softball to Sulphur with 3-0 win

Missing a chance to compete at the state softball tournament last season because of an early round loss was something that the bothered Archbishop Hannan players all offseason….

NCS names McCune as new boys’ hoops coach

The Northlake Christian boys’ basketball team has a new leader as 30-year-old Matt McCune was named the team’s new head coach on April 24….

SPS wins five straight to take 6-5A crown

The St. Paul’s baseball team won five games in five days last week, including a 6-4 win over Northshore on April 22, to tie the Panthers for the District 6-5A title….

Area tennis players win at regionals

Several local tennis players either won or finished as runner-up at the Division I, Region 3, tennis tournament held April 20-21 in Gonzales….

People in the News…

Olympia hosts low-key ‘ball’ to help others…

The Mystic Krewe of Olympia, through its new philanthropic arm, hosted its first benefit event on March 21 at the Covington Tammany Trace Trailhead. The Blue Jeans Ball and Battle of the Bands was the kickoff event of the MKO Foundation, an outgrowth of the krewe that has a mission to raise financial support for the Covington police and fire departments and other nonprofit organizations in the Covington area. Attendees enjoyed live music, food and beverages, competitions among the krewe’s float members, a dance contest and a live auction. Proceeds benefit the Covington police and fire departments, the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital and Danielle Inn.

Tri Thetas enjoy tea with mothers…

The Mandeville High School Tri Theta club hosted its 2015 Mother-Daughter Tea, Derby Days, on March 21 at Benedict’s Plantation in Mandeville. The club members and their mothers enjoyed tea, entertainment, a fashion show, silent auction and fellowship.

More headlines from this week’s print edition…

• Folsom hires new clerk, maintenance supervisor
• Library director offers comments on anti-tax sentiment
• Parish planning panel approves 29-lot subdivision near Mandeville
• Abita Springs woman missing since April 22
• Closure of 15th Ave. bridge will be longer than expected
• Ruple tapped as assistant chief for Mandeville PD
• Council endorses idea for statue memorializing fallen SPD officer
• Lakeshore wins one, loses another in softball playoffs
• Four baseball teams make playoffs
• Wattigny named new football coach at Hannan
• SSA softball loses in first round to VCHS
• FHS softball eliminated, 12-2
• Three players receive Allstate Sugar Bowl scholarships
• CHS baseball tops FHS, 1-0
• Doves win 8-4A meet; LHS boys, girls finish second
• St. Paul’s victorious at District 6-5A meet
• Archbishop Hannan girls, boys sweep team titles at District 8-2A track and field meet
• SPS lacrosse team falls in state final
• NCS ends season on 10-game winning streak
• Check out May offerings at Nature Center
• Save the date for Walker Percy Weekend
• Explore the supernatural at Covington library May 4
• Art Guild offers pen-and-ink demo
• Tour Otis House Museum to see circa 1880s photos
• Covington Art Market happens this Saturday
• Playmakers Theater cast readies for Odd Couple
• Hosanna Quilters invite all to blessing
• Attend Tchefuncte Tribute Gala
• Complete boater safety course May 2 at library

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