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Latest News
5:40 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Mandeville City Council Delays Vote On Fracking

In the end, the Mandeville City Council deferred action on a proposed resolution to ban fracking. Council members said they needed more time and more information about the practice before making a decision.

About a half-dozen Mandeville residents spoke during the meeting to make the case against fracking. But no one from Helis Oil and Gas was there.

Helis is a New Orleans company. They’re seeking permits to drill a well just north of Interstate 12 and use the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, method to extract oil and gas.

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Latest News
11:18 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Slidell Woman Dies After Head-On Collision With Train

Slidell police say a 53-year-old woman died after turning onto railroad tracks and running head-on into a freight train.

Police say in a news release that Jamii Pizzitolo of Slidell had to be extricated from her car. She was flown late Friday to the Interim LSU Public Hospital in New Orleans, where she died.

Police believe impairment may have contributed to the accident.

About an hour before the crash, someone called 911 to report a possible drunk driver in a gold Oldsmobile Alero. Police looked for the car but could not find it.

Latest News
6:00 pm
Sun January 6, 2013

St. Tammany Fire District Picks Medical Director

Dr. Fredro Knight has been appointed medical director for St. Tammany Parish Fire Protection District 4, which operates in the Mandeville area.

The Times-Picayune reports he will oversee all aspects of the districts emergency medical services.

Knight currently is emergency department director at the Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe and the LSU Bogalusa Medical Center.

He also is medical director for St. Tammany Parish Fire Protection District 1 in Slidell.

Old Mandeville
5:01 pm
Sun December 16, 2012

Mandeville Residents Oppose Historic District Proposal

Dozens of Mandeville residents turned out for a public hearing earlier this week to vent about a plan to create a historic district.

The Times-Picayune reports most expressed fears the district would lead to over-regulation of private property.

Members of the city's Planning and Zoning Commission assured residents the ordinance to create the district can be modified based on public input. Still, some said it represents increased government intervention in their lives.

Tropical Storm Isaac
1:35 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Mandeville issues voluntary evacuation

Mayor Donald Villere of Mandeville has issued a voluntary evacuation of all low-lying areas of the city in advance of Tropical Storm Isaac, according to a statement posted to the city's website.

The city says it expects to be directly affected by Isaac on Tuesday afternoon, with hurricane-force winds and rain increasing through Wednesday.

Mandeville has also issued a series of special announcements to its residents:

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Business
4:53 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Earnings up for Pool Corp. in second quarter

Pool Corp., the Covington-based distributor of swimming pool and backyard supplies, reported improvement in its second-quarter net income on Thursday.

The company said net income for the quarter was $65 million, or $1.34 a share. In the same period a year ago, the company reported net income of $59 million, or $1.19 a share.

Revenue rose to $757.2 million from $706 million in the same quarter a year ago.

Environment
11:12 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Tree-loving Mandeville tallies every tree

There are 151,347 trees, more or less, within Mandeville's city limits, and only about 7 percent of them are live oaks.

Those are among the findings of a study done for the city by two graduate students and their professors at the Southern University Agricultural Research & Extension Center.

Maggie Trenary, an inspector in the city planning department, tells The Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/NrgLj5) that the low number of live oaks was a surprise. She says the city will have to plant more.

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