Hammond's proposed budget calls for employee pay hikes
Mayor Mayson Foster's proposed budget for the 2013-14 fiscal year calls for raising the pay of city employees even though their wage hikes once again will not reflect national cost-of-living index gains.
Local vets certified to perform 'zeutering,' non-surgical neutering
Eight local veterinarians have been introduced to "zeutering," a new FDA-approved non-surgical procedure for male dogs that some say will become the new standard in pet neutering.
Fri May 17, 2013
JT Spangler's new CD is everything but a heartbreak
Later this year, if you're grooving and singing along to What's a Little Heartbreak, the new infectious 10-track pop/soul excursion by JT Spangler and need to ask him about those classic R&B influences and how he got those horns to sound so cool, you might have a hard time reaching him on his cell.
Thu May 16, 2013
St. John Parish crime report, May 16
Louis Rogers, 33, North Canterbury Drive, LaPlace, LA, was arrested on 5/15/2013 and booked with domestic abuse battery, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and parole violation.
St. Tammany youths 'Jumpin' Into Summer' fun at Covington Trailhead: Tammany Talk
An overflow crowd waits for the first Poetry and Prose Reading by the Creative Writing class at Delgado Community College to begin May 11 at at Brewgier Coffee House in Slidell.
Tue May 14, 2013
New non-surgical dog neutering procedure to be presented Sunday
It is referred to as "Zeutering," a new FDA-approved zinc injection that proponents say can revolutionize the way male dogs are sterilized and become a powerful weapon in the effort to reduce animal overpopulation.
NTS Reports 1Q 2013 EBITDAS Increase of 24% to $3.4 Million
NTS, Inc. announces results for the three months ended March 31, 2013. Revenues from the Company's Fiber-To-The-Premises business grew 31% to $5.3 million in the first quarter ended March 31, 2013, as compared to $4.1 million for the same period in 2012.
Mon May 13, 2013
Funding magnet schools in Hammond poses challenge
The long-term solution to funding Hammond's magnet school programs may require going before a federal judge, the Louisiana State Bond Commission and ultimately back to the voters, a Tangipahoa Parish School Board member told a parents group Monday.
Sat May 11, 2013
Police: Hammond marks 4th fatal shooting of 2013
Hammond has marked its fourth fatal shooting of the year. Police Chief Roddy Devall tells the Hammond Star that witnesses alerted police to a shooting early Friday.
Tue May 07, 2013
Tangipahoa School Board regroups after loss at polls
The Tangipahoa Parish School Board called a special meeting of its finance committee for May 15 to discuss how the district will regroup after voters narrowly defeated a property tax to support Hammond-area magnet programs.
Mon May 06, 2013
Arrest made in Hammond murder
Two men were shot outside of their apartment on Highway 190 in Hammond on Friday.
Sun May 05, 2013
Justin Addison Memorial Conservation Cup polo match May 19 in Folsom
"Justin represents all the future generations of Louisiana who need clean water and open spaces to enjoy, as have the many generations before them." The Land Trust for Southeast Louisiana will host its Conservation Cup polo match on May 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Leah Farms of Louisiana, located at 16191 Highway 40 in Folsom.
Sat May 04, 2013
Culturally Speaking for May 5
Hot Art, Cool Nights, the Mid City Merchant's spring art hop, is set for 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday, May 10, in the Mid City Art and Design District.
Thu May 02, 2013
WWL-TV New Orleans
School tax propositions on ballots on Northshore this weekend
In Tangipahoa Parish, voters in Hammond will decide on a new 15 mill property tax for magnet programs, while all voters will consider rededicating a 1-cent sales tax, currently for school maintenance and construction, to include use for school operations, which include teacher salaries and benefits.
Parts from ATM yanked out of Hammond deli found in BR
Parts of the cash box from an automated teller machine pulled from a Tangipahoa Parish deli have been located in Baton Rouge, and the truck used in the theft has been found in Hammond, authorities said Thursday.
Wed May 01, 2013
WWL-TV New Orleans
Judge turns down Quebedeaux's request to shorten sentence
A Hammond man's attempt to shorten his 12-year prison sentence for killing three Southeastern students and injuring two others during a drunk driving crash in 2009 failed Wednesday.
St. Charles Parish crime report, April 30
Charles A. Matthews, 20, 200 block of Hahn Street, Hahnville, LA was arrested on 4/26/2013 and booked with illegal possession of stolen things after allegedly participating in a burglary where assorted jewelry was stolen.
Investar Bank Closes on Acquisition of First Community Bank
Sign-Change Ceremony Raises the Investar Name for the First Time in Tangipahoa Parish and Marks Expansion in St.