Tangipahoa Parish http://wwno.org en Tangipahoa Panel Calls for District Elimination http://wwno.org/post/tangipahoa-panel-calls-district-elimination <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Tangipahoa Parish Council has voted unanimously to take whatever steps are necessary to dissolve the Tangipahoa Parish Economic Development District, which has not been fully functional or met in the past several years.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 20:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 27196 at http://wwno.org Folk Dancing Returning to Tangipahoa Sicilian Fest http://wwno.org/post/folk-dancing-returning-tangipahoa-sicilian-fest <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Italian folk dancing is returning to the Sicilian Heritage Festival.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><a href="http://bit.ly/13g3A9W" target="_blank">The Daily Star reports</a>&nbsp;the festival will be held March 8-10 in the Tangipahoa Parish community of Independence.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26976 at http://wwno.org School board members recommend Isaac repairs http://wwno.org/post/school-board-members-recommend-isaac-repairs <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Tangipahoa Parish School Board members have recommended $220,000 in repairs to school buildings damaged by Hurricane Isaac.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Advocate reports Loranger High School's gym and the main building at Chesbrough Elementary in Kentwood both require new roofs, at projected costs of $145,000 and $74,000, respectively.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:00:21 +0000 The Associated Press 20754 at http://wwno.org Auburn's alleged tree poisoner arrested in Hammond http://wwno.org/post/auburns-alleged-tree-poisoner-arrested-hammond <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">An Alabama football fan awaiting trial for his alleged involvement in the poisoning of Auburn's beloved trees at Toomer's Corner has been arrested in Louisiana following a dispute over refund for a lawnmower.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 17:50:27 +0000 The Associated Press 20732 at http://wwno.org Tangipahoa adds school day because of Isaac http://wwno.org/post/tangipahoa-adds-school-day-because-isaac <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Tangipahoa Parish public schools students will see a day added to the school year to make up days missed because of Hurricane Isaac.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Daily Star reports the School Board voted this past week to extend the school year through May 24. The last day for teachers will not change, Superintendent Mark Kolwe said.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 17:59:08 +0000 The Associated Press 20597 at http://wwno.org Parts of Tangipahoa asked to evacuate http://wwno.org/post/parts-tangipahoa-asked-evacuate <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Tangipahoa Parish officials are asking residents living south of Louisiana Highway 22 to voluntarily evacuate to higher ground because of Tropical Storm Isaac.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Parish President Gordon Burgess said the area is in south Tangipahoa, including the Manchac community where Lake Maurepas empties into Lake Pontchartrain.</p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 23:30:17 +0000 The Associated Press 18673 at http://wwno.org Tangipahoa council awards coastal erosion contract http://wwno.org/post/tangipahoa-council-awards-coastal-erosion-contract <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Tangipahoa Parish Council voted unanimously to award a $4.8 million contract to Bertucci Contracting Co. of Metairie to construct a stone breakwater designed to halt coastal erosion in the extreme northwestern corner of Lake Pontchartrain.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:24:25 +0000 The Associated Press 17827 at http://wwno.org Tangipahoa hospital expanding http://wwno.org/post/tangipahoa-hospital-expanding <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">North Oaks Health System in Hammond is expanding its emergency room and doing other improvements in a $9.3 million project.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Daily Star reports the work should be completed by spring 2013 at the facility in Tangipahoa Parish.</p> Sun, 22 Jul 2012 17:45:36 +0000 The Associated Press 16285 at http://wwno.org 3 new Louisiana West Nile cases, 1 serious http://wwno.org/post/3-new-louisiana-west-nile-cases-1-serious <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Louisiana&#39;s health department says three new cases of West Nile virus infection have been confirmed in the state &mdash; including a potentially fatal case in Vernon Parish.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Two of the people who tested positive for the infection showed no symptoms. They were in Tangipahoa Parish.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 22:10:24 +0000 The Associated Press 15264 at http://wwno.org Hammond's Economy on 17-Month Roll http://wwno.org/post/hammonds-economy-17-month-roll <p>The city of Hammond&#39;s economy is on a 17-month roll. Sales tax receipts are up 7 percent compared to the first half of 2011. Mayor Mayson Foster says the numbers indicate not only a strong economy in Tangipahoa Parish, but also that people are staying in Hammond to make their purchases rather than going elsewhere.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 16:20:11 +0000 The Associated Press 15229 at http://wwno.org