Posted: Saturday, 01 September 2012 2:12PMIsaac updates from Louisiana state authoritiesWWL First News received the following news releases from the Louisiana Joint Information Center Saturday Afternoon:Gov. Jindal Holds Unified Command Group, Updates On State Response to Isaac BATON ROUGE – Governor Bobby Jindal held a Unified Command Group meeting today and outlined the state’s response to Isaac.Note: Facts and figures below are current as of this morning’s Unified Command Group Meeting...Read Full Story
St. Tammany Parish voters approve $135 million bond issue for school ...NOLA.comThe school system's plan for the borrowed funds calls for $46 million in classroom construction to replace modular units in place since 1996 and 1997 on six campuses: Fontainebleau Junior High, Lyon Elementary, Madisonville Elementary, Mandeville ...and more »Read Full Story
View full sizeThe endangered Mississippi gopher frog is being protected with federal habitat designation. (File photo)
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — A property rights nonprofit says the federal government made an illegal land grab by listing 1,500 acres of private land in St. Tammany Parish as critical habitat for the endangered dusky gopher frog.
An estimated 100 to 200 gopher frogs live in the wild in Mississippi, and fewer than 900 in zoos.
The Pacific Legal Foundation says it will sue unless...Read Full Story
Neil Hall, the legal adviser who helped guide the St. Tammany Parish Council through complex litigation including rezoning at Nord du Lac shopping center south of Covington and plans for a waste transfer station in Lacombe, will retire at the end of the month after serving in the post for the past nine years. The council surprised Hall on Thursday night with a plaque to commemorate his service.
Hall smiled and nodded his head as the council and the people in attendance stood to clap at what...Read Full Story
The St. Tammany Parish School Board will hold its business affairs/administrative committee meeting Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the C.J. Schoen Administrative Complex in Covington. Caruso explained during the Chamberâ€™s Hollywood Nights in the East awards and recognition program held recently at the Northshore Harbor Center near Slidell that he hopes to see the 909-member chamber cross the 1,000-member mark this year.Read Full Story
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