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CELEBRATING 150 YEARS

Police seek person who took cellphone

Civil Rights Trail

Flood threat passes as water levels fall

Ryneisha Taylor

Young people seek community center for rural internet

Businessman Ridder announces candidacy for District 4

Matheu up for re-election

Job growth steady in parish

Businessman Ridder announces candidacy for District 4


By LAUREN LANGLOIS staffwriter@hammondstar.com
Tangipahoa Parish School System employees can plan out their vacations now that the 2019-2020 school calendar is official.
The school board approved the calendar at its meeting Thursday. A previous calendar brought to ... « more »


David Footman Thornton

David Footman Thornton, age 76, of Kentwood passed away suddenly. . .

Delores Toney Perrin

Delores Toney Perrin, age 90, of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed. . .

Linda Gabel ​Brown

Linda Gabel Brown, a resident of Amite, passed away on Sunday,. . .

David Footman Thornton

David Footman Thornton, 76, of Kentwood, died Sunday, April 21,. . .

Delores Toney Perrin

Delores Toney Perrin, 90 of Ponchatoula, died Friday, April 19,. . .

Linda Gabel ​Brown

​Linda Gabel Brown, 71, of Amite, died Sunday, April 21, 2019;. . .

Sam “Mike” Valenti Jr.

Sam M. Valenti, Jr. (Mike), age 51, died April 8, 2019. He was. . .

Richard/Ricky “Rap” Durapau Jr.

Richard/Ricky "Rap" Durapau Jr., a resident of Loranger,. . .

Reginald Arthur Bottolfs Sr.

Reginald Arthur Bottolfs Sr. peacefully passed away at his. . .

Marguerite Juneau Bordelon

Funeral services for Mrs. Marguerite Juneau Bordelon will be. . .

CELEBRATING 150 YEARS


Photo by Connor Raborn
TRIVIA "" Southeastern history professor Dr. Samuel Hyde entertains the audience at the Hammond Regional Arts Center with his trivia-style history on Tangipahoa Parish.

By Connor Raborn
It seemed nothing was off limits in the Tangipahoa Parish history trivia game the Southeast Louisiana Historical Association members found themselves playing Wednesday night.

The group met at Hammond Regional Arts Center for dinner and two gues

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Falcons edge Wolves to close regular season.


Photo by Gary Lee
JOB WELL DONE—Senior Sam Smith congratulates senior Luke Sweeney who worked three and two-thirds innings, to get the 3-2 win for Saint Thomas Aquinas over Loranger on Saturday. Smith went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Falcons in hits.

The Saint Thomas Aquinas Falcons closed out the regular season getting back on the winning track with a 3-2 victory over the Loranger High Wolves. The contest was tied at two with the Falcons batting in the top of the sixth when a sacrifice bunt by junior Parker St. . . more »

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Give Life Month


Photo courtesy of Lisa Lambert
ORGAN DONATION AWARENESS Mayor Pete Panepinto proclaims April as National Donate Life Month in Hammond. From left are Recreation Supervisor Chris Mouswaswa, heart transplant recipient and city worker Isiah "Zeke" Douglas Jr., Mayor Panepinto, Recreation Director Desiree Dotey and Cayden Reed, a junior at St. Thomas Aquinas Regional Catholic High School.