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Judge hears fired teacher's case

Four suspected of stealing TVs

Sheriff: Operation Angel on pace to top past programs

Columbia Ices Over

Alternative school has new principal

Purse thieves remain unidentified

City Hall temporarily shuts down computer system

Charlotte Hambrick

Two retire from police department

The Chamber Goes to Church


LHS Golf Tournament
Loranger High is hosting a golf tournament on Monday, August 5.
The tournament will be a four person scramble (18 holes) with a shotgun start at CAM2 Golf Club at Springview in Amite.
Prizes will be awarded to the top two teams and individual pr ... « more »


Urbain Stanislaus Pecquet Jr.

Urbain Stanislaus Pecquet Jr. of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, passed. . .

Ora L. Pea

Ora L. Pea, 84, resident of Ponchatoula, LA, passed away June. . .

Mae F. Brown

Mae F. Brown, 91, resident of Hammond, LA, passed away June 12,. . .

Urbain Stanislaus Pecquet Jr.

Urbain Stanislaus Pecquet Jr., 91, of Ponchatoula, died Monday,. . .

Ora L. Pea

Ora L. Pea, 84, of Ponchatoula, died Sunday June 16, 2019;. . .

Mae F. Brown

Mae F. Brown, 91, Hammond, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019;. . .

Joanna Dee Bertus

Joanna Dee Bertus, 69, of Hammond, died Sunday, June 16, 2019;. . .

Sheriff: Operation Angel on pace to top past programs


Photo by Jesse Brooks

SHELTER -- Lynhaven, now owned by the New Orleans Mission, provides shelter and a faith-based program for women battling addiction in the Operation Angel Program of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office.

By Jesse Brooks crime@hammondstar.com
Early results of the Operation Angel drug rehab program are on pace to exceed the first return numbers experienced by St. Tammany Parish, according to Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards.
"We launched this in February and

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Amite football player dies after practice


ATHLETE PASSES AWAY -- Terrance Allen, 15, was a member of the Amite football team that defeated Welsh 47-20 to claim the 2018 LHSAA Class 2A State Title. Allen died after collapsing in the locker room after football practice on Tuesday, June 18.

Photo courtesy of the LHSAA

By Jesse Brooks
By Jesse Brooks
An Amite football player collapsed after practice and died hours later on Tuesday night, according to Amite Police Chief Jerry Trabonna.
The Tangipahoa Parish Coroner's Office confirmed the identity of the student as Terrance Allen, . . . more »

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Dairy Day produces winners of all sizes


Photo by Johnny Morgan/LSU AgCenter

YOUTH DIVISIONS -- Winners of the youth dairy judging contest during Dairy Day in Washington Parish on June 13 are from left, Sajul Moneyhun, first place; Brandtley Gill, second place; and Colt Short, third place. All are from Tangipahoa Parish.