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  1. Owners of homes in flood-prone Tangipahoa Parish areas may be able to ...Read the original story

    Monday | The Advocate

    ... $38,333; and $190,000 for the planning and engineering phase of improvements to Hoover Road, between Hammond and Ponchatoula. The parish has also agreed to seek a $2.5 million non-cash line of credit for construction of the Hoover Road improvements, ...

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  2. State Archives feature artwork of Alexandria nativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 24 | The Town Talk

    ... primarily has been as a sculptor, working on something new involved taking a step back. Today, Gibson lives in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. He grew up in Alexandria and attended Brame Middle School and Bolton High School. "I was just an ordinary kid," he ...

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  3. North Shore girls basketball review: power ratings, playoff outlookRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | NOLA.com

    ... players in the metro area, and the Green Wave has a legitimate shot to win 30 games. Outlook: Getting blasted at Ponchatoula on Tuesday showed the Bulldogs aren't quite ready to be in the top tier of Class 5A, but they certainly have the talent to ...

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  4. Top-ranked Ponchatoula rolls over Fontainebleau 55-31 in District 6-5A contestRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | The Times-Picayune

    Ponchatoula was eager to state its case too against Fontainebleau Tuesday night, and did so with a 55-31 victory at home in a District 6-5A contest. Going into the contest, the Bulldogs were one game behind the Greenies in district competition and had hopes of an upset, but the second-ranked team in Class 5A made a strong case for deserving the number one ranking by scoring 15 straight points to start the game.

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  5. Salmen's Kalani Brown named North Shore Girls Player of the WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | NOLA.com

    ... Scholvin , Fontainebleau basketball, 162 votes (27.7 percent); Brown, 65 votes (11.1 percent); Jyar Francis , Ponchatoula basketball, 25 votes (4.3 percent); "Other," 4 votes. The Times-Picayune presents multiple Players of the Week candidates for ...

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  6. Covington's Nick Cyprian named North Shore Boys Player of the WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | NOLA.com

    In a resurgence of sorts for the Covington boys basketball team, senior guard Nick Cyprian scored 41 points, collected nine rebounds and had five steals, as the Lions won both District 6-5A games last week against Ponchatoula and Fontainebleau. As a result, he is named the North Shore Boys Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 11-17.

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  7. Shore Things: Prep schedule on the North Shore for Tuesday, Jan. 20Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | NOLA.com

    ... in District 6-5A square off, as Jaclyn Scholvin and the Bulldogs travel to face Jyar Francis and the Green Wave. Ponchatoula currently sits as the unofficial top seed in the Class 5A power ratings. Jim Derry can be reached at jderry@nola.com or ...

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  8. Ponchatoula car crash claims life of Hammond manRead the original story

    Monday Jan 19 | The Advocate

    A Hammond man died in a single-car wreck in Ponchatoula late Saturday, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said Monday. Nat John Colona, 45, was driving his 2004 Audi north on North First Street near the intersection of Lavigne Road, where he failed to make a curve, left the roadway and struck a tree sometime before 9:20 p.m., sheriff's spokeswoman Dawn Panepinto said in a news release.

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  9. Hammond man dies after car strikes tree in PonchatoulaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | NOLA.com

    A 45-year-old man was killed Saturday in a single-vehicle accident in Ponchatoula, according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office. Nat John Colona from Hammond was traveling north on N. 1st Street around 9:20 p.m. in a 2004 Audi when he lost control on a curve causing the car to crash into a tree near the intersection with Lavigne Road.

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    Monday Jan 19 | The Advocate

    State Police say speed and impairment may be to blame for a fatal motorcycle wreck late Sunday on Interstate 12 east of Hammond. William Wilbert, 46, of Hammond, was driving a 2005 Harley Davidson east on I-12 near Airport Road sometime before 10:20 p.m. when, for reasons under investigation, he ran into the back of a 1994 Chevrolet truck driven by 31-year-old Wayne McGary, of Ponchatoula, Trooper Greg Marchand said in a news release Monday.

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  11. Hammond man killed after motorcycle hits back of truck, state police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | NOLA.com

    ... Wilbert was driving at a high rate of speed when he struck the rear of a truck driven by Wayne McGary, 31, of Ponchatoula. McGary and his passenger, James Wright, 64, of Independence, had on seat belts and were not injured, according to State ...

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  12. Smiley: The sweet seasonRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 18 | The Advocate

    ... something to the effect that 'It is a downright grungy day in old, downtown New Orleans.'" Leslie Fogleman, of Ponchatoula, says, "While serving in the Air Force at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota, WWL came in loud and clear on those cold ...

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  13. Change of plea hearing set in counterfeit documents caseRead the original story

    Friday Jan 16 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    ... unterfeit documents for a confidential informant at a cost of $250. Prosecutors say Perez Perez would drive from Ponchatoula, Louisiana, to Biloxi to sell the documents to customers.

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  14. North shore 'best bets' for family entertainment: What's happening for the weekend of Jan. 16-18Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | The Times-Picayune

    ... children and their parents might enjoy the Twelfth Night Madrigal Dinner, held at Bantaa's Le Fleur de Lis in Ponchatoula on Friday (Jan. 16) and Saturday (Jan. 17) at 6 p.m. A production of the Northlake Performing Arts Society, the dinner theater ...

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  15. Marquez Marigny, George Brister combine for 45 points in Covington's 75-70 OT win against PonchatoulaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | The Times-Picayune

    Ponchatoula and Covington had to wait for Tuesday's District 6-5A matchup after the preceding girls' game - which changed leads nearly every minute - went into overtime. Apparently the boys' were inspired by their female counterparts as their game went almost exactly the same.

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  16. Jyar Francis drops 33 pionts in Ponchatoula's 73-70 overtime win at CovingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 13 | NOLA.com

    When a girls' basketball team has a top scorer with more than 30 points, there's a good chance it was a blowout. But that was not the case in Tuesday's District 6-5A game between Ponchatoula and Covington when Ponchatoula's Jyar Francis recorded 33 points.

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  17. Jyar Francis scores 22 points as Ponchatoula routs Northshore, 54-22Read the original story

    Friday Jan 9 | The Times-Picayune

    Ponchatoula jumped out to an 18-2 lead at the end of the first frame and went on to rout Northshore , 54-22, Friday night at home. Ponchatoula's 27 forced turnovers helped the team record the victory and improve to 19-2 overall and 2-0 on the season.

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  18. Harahan police detective had 'intimate relationship' with witness in case, officials saidRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | NOLA.com

    ... stolen property. They are accused of burying some of the stolen jewelry on another relative's property in Ponchatoula. Raymond Kimble is free on a $150,000 bond, court records said. Petrina Kimble is free on a $20,000 bond while Guaraggi is free on ...

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  19. J&M Industries plans $4.5 million expansion of Ponchatoula manufacturing plantRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 9 | The Times-Picayune

    J&M Industries announced Friday plans to expand its Ponchatoula manufacturing plant, valued at $4.5 million. Construction crews will expand the company's tarp manufacturing facility at the Ponchatoula Industrial Park on U.S. Highway 51 South, and in addition, build a 120,000-square-foot building to the site.

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  20. Ponchatoula manufacturer plans $4.5 million expansionRead the original story

    Friday Jan 9 | The Advocate

    J&M Industries , which manufactures custom tarps, will spend $4.5 million to expand its Ponchatoula facility, a move that will create 30 new jobs. The new jobs will have an average annual salary of $33,700, plus benefits, the Louisiana Economic Development department said.

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