September 3, 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…

DA’s independent audit shows lapses under Reed’s leadership

An independent audit of the last year of operation of the 22nd Judicial District Attorney’s Office under former district attorney Walter Reed identified some financial weaknesses and deficiencies….

Veto of ordinance restricting special events sites in Mandeville to stand

Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere’s veto of a controversial ordinance restricting locations where special events may be held on the lakefront and in Old Mandeville is likely to stand after Councilman At-large Rick Danielson said that he does not plan to call for an override of the veto….

Panel focuses on north shore health care trends, innovations

CEOs from four of the area’s major hospitals were among the panelists that covered several health care issues when speaking to a room full of people Aug. 26 during the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon held at Tchefuncta Country Club….

Public gets look at potential plans for former Covington fire house

It could cost in the range of $386,500 to $665,000 – on the low end – to salvage the old Covington fire station and return it to public use, a roomful of citizens learned from Jeffrey Stolier, of WDG Architects & Engineers, when he released the results of a study to determine the feasibility of renovating the 80-plus-year-old building. If the sky’s the limit, the price tag could jump as high as nearly $1.2 million….

Causeway safety projects don’t get much support from public

A roomful of north shore residents got an update on two major proposed safety upgrades to the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway last week. While nearly a dozen people from the audience spoke, no one spoke in favor of the costly projects during a hearing of the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission (GNOEC)…..

Sports News…

Lions outscore Lakeshore in CHS Jam

The Covington Lions and Lakeshore Titans combined to score 65 points in 30 minutes during the second game of the Covington Football Jamboree last Friday….

SSA Doves get 3-0 sweep in Covington volley jam

New St. Scholastica volleyball head coach Andrew Beyer may have some serious thinking to do after the Covington Jamboree last Thursday….

Northlake scores win over Covington in jamboree

Northlake Christian head coach Shannon Puder was happy about the way her Lady Wolverines’ volleyball squad played in the Covington Jamboree last Thursday….

Fontainebleau falls to Live Oak by a point in LO football jamboree action

A missed two-point conversion pass was the big difference when the Fontainebleau Bulldogs dropped a 7-6 decision to the Live Oak Eagles in the Live Oak Football Jamboree last Friday….

People in the News…


Funds raised amid gaming atmosphere…

Cards4Kids, hosted by Grant’s Gift Foundation and a benefit for north shore nonprofit organizations that provide resources and services for children, with an emphasis on those with special needs, was held Aug. 8 at Beau Chene Country Club. The casino-themed gala included blackjack, roulette and craps, in addition to live music, a silent auction and food and libations. Grant’s Gift Foundation was created by Michael and Angie de la Houssaye and friends, and inspired by their son Grant. For more information, visit

White-out takes Covington by storm…

Downtown Covington was a sea of cool white on the evening of Aug. 15, when people were out in droves to celebrate White Linen Night, an evening of art, shopping, music and libations to benefit the Public Art for Covington Fund (PACF). Almost two dozen downtown establishments participated, with each making a donation to the PACF, a nonprofit fund administered through the Northshore Community Foundation with the mission to place art in Covington that reflects the history and culture of the city and to reflect and reinforce Covington’s reputation as an artists’ community.

More headlines from this week’s print edition…

• Folsom, Hannan and Madisonville win JH jam
• Late Rummel score sinks Wolves in Christian Brothers jam
• Lakeshore spikers sweep three foes in jamboree
• NCS subdues ‘Jacks in jam
• Skippers falter late to Riverside
• Hannan wins three in jam
• MHS wins twice at SHS
• Lady Lions stumble in jamboree action
• FHS wins twice in jam
• Hawks tag Owls  14-2
• Dew Drop fall concert series heavy on traditional jazz, blues
• Sign up now to enjoy tasty fundraiser for St. Jude’s
• Audition for role in 30 by Ninety’s Always a Bridesmaid
Workshops set for vets to achieve career readiness
• Retired school employees invited to STRSEA meeting
• Become an event sponsor for New Heights Therapy
• Senior independence will be topic at SALT seminars
• Master Microsoft Word at Madisonville, Slidell libraries
• Poppy Tooker will speak at AAUW Sept. 8 event
• Third Sunday Concert Series releases 2015-16 schedule
• Covington Food Bank calls for community food drives
• Volunteer reading tutors sought for STAIR program 


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