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8:00 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Hundreds Pack Mandeville Fracking Hearing

Several hundred people packed the gym at Lakeshore High School in Mandeville Wednesday night for a meeting about a hydraulic fracturing well proposed about a mile away.

The Helis Oil and Gas project is designed to use a process known as fracking, and is strongly opposed by some residents. They’re worried about the underground well contaminating the community water supply. And they say it’s an inappropriate use of the land.

Helis wants to tap into shale with a 13,000-foot well on 960 acres near the high school.

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Latest News
5:15 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Tammany Trace Celebrates 20 Years With A Two-Day Festival

Twentieth anniversary celebrations for the Tammany Trace recreation path begin Saturday morning in Covington.
David Schexnaydre Flickr

The Tammany Trace — the popular paved cycling and hiking path that follows a narrow, asphalt ribbon through St. Tammany Parish — will celebrate its 20th anniversary this weekend with a two-day festival.

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Latest News
7:46 am
Mon July 28, 2014

St. Tammany Hospital Says It Hired District Attorney Reed

There’s more controversy surrounding the work duties of St. Tammany District Attorney Walter Reed.

Hospital board records contradict Reed's statements that he had a personal contract with St. Tammany Parish Hospital.

The board's records show it authorized a $30,000-a-year retainer as an agreement with the public office, not Reed himself.

Reed's spokesman, Morgan Stewart, says the documents may be incomplete.

He says former board chairman Paul Cordes asked Reed in the mid-1990s to personally represent the board. Cordes died in 2005.

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Latest News
8:07 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Opponents Continue Fight Against St. Tammany Parish Fracking Proposal

While critics of a proposed hydraulic fracturing project in Mandeville appeared at a state hearing in Baton Rouge, a lawsuit was filed in a nearby courtroom to stop the plan.

The New Orleans Advocate is reporting that the state Department of Natural Resources is considering a permit requested by Helis Oil and Gas. The hearing focused on whether the 960-acre parcel north of Interstate 12 is large enough to handle the process known as fracking.

The St. Tammany Parish Council is filing a lawsuit claiming the project can’t be done on land zoned for residential use.

Latest News
5:23 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Helis Oil & Gas Agrees To A Phased Approach To Fracking In St. Tammany

St. Tammany Parish officials announced plans Tuesday afternoon for a scaled-back approach to fracking with Helis Oil & Gas.
Kate Ausburn Flickr

Helis Oil & Gas Company has agreed to a phased approach to its project in St. Tammany, starting only with a conventional vertical well, the Times-Picayune reports.

St. Tammany Parish officials announced the scaled-back plans Tuesday afternoon.

The proposal calls for Helis to drill down 13,000 feet vertically, and to analyze the findings over three to four months.  

The company has agreed to proceed with hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, only if commercially-viable quantities of oil are found to be present.

Northshore Focus
7:30 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Northshore Vets Receive Local Help

When injured veterans returning to their homes from Iraq and Afghanistan weren’t finding the help they needed, one Northshore resident set out to correct the problem.

When Northshore resident Suzy McDaniel went on vacation with her husband, neither of them expected that she would be in a horseback riding accident. Nor did they imagine that the rehab from that incident would lead to the creation of an organization which would help men and women serving our country thousands of miles away.

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Northshore Focus
5:04 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

Northshore 'Kids Wanna Help' — So They Launch A Network Of Nonprofits

What happens when very motivated adolescents decide they want to help better their community, but they’re not satisfied with how kids fit into the current non-profit scene? In the case of two Northshore teenagers, they simply started their own.

15-year-old Beverly Brown co-founded Kids Wanna Help, a group designed to encourage Northshore youth to become involved with non-profits and charitable giving. Their mission began with a fashion show.

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Community
8:30 am
Thu October 17, 2013

James Storehouse Helping Foster Kids On The Northshore

There is a term in foster care called “aging out.” That is when a child becomes to old to be part of the foster care system any longer and, ready or not, must become self-sufficient. A new non-profit group on the Northshore aims to help those kids in that transition.

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St. Tammany Parish
4:29 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Boil Water Advisory In Effect For St. Tammany Subdivision

A map of Lexington Place, the affected subdivision under a boil water advisory.
St. Tammany Parish

A boil water advisory is in effect for the Lexington Place subdivision, adjacent to Highway 59 in St. Tammany Parish.

The parish says construction crews broke through a water main serving the subdivision at approximately 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Tammany utilities had to turn off the water to begin repairing the main, prompting the advisory.

St. Tammany Parish says the water may remain off for several hours, and the boil water advisory will remain in effect until water samples confirm that the water is safe to drink. Tammany Utilities says this process may take up to 48 hours.

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Community
8:00 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Habitat For Humanity Women's Build Underway In St. Tammany

A Habitat For Humanity Women's Build crew framing a house.
Credit George Bonnett / WWNO

Habitat for Humanity builds houses on the Northshore. This month, their construction crews look a bit different than usual.

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