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By LAUREN LANGLOIS staffwriter@hammondstar.com
Tangipahoa Parish School Board will consider the 2019-2020 school calendar, as well as discuss the school system's desegregation case, among other items on its agenda for Tuesday.
The board will meet at 6 p.m. at the c ... « more »

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday to Mia Marshall, a beautiful lady inside and out!

Bank gives $100,000 to hospital

Photo courtesy of North Oaks Health System
North Oaks Health System President/Chief Executive Officer Michele Kidd Sutton and North Oaks Foundation Director Staci Arceneaux announce that the foundation has received its largest single gift to date "" $100,000 from First Guaranty Bank. From left are Cally Berner and Dr. James Nelson, North Oaks Foundation board members; North Oaks President/CEO Michele K. Sutton; Intervention Radiology Supervisor Roger Rivet; Foundation Director Staci Arceneaux; Alton Lewis, foundation chairman and First Guaranty Bank president; foundation board member A.J. Bodker; and Kristin Williams and Desiree Simmons of First Guaranty Bank.

Albany heading to semifinals

Caleb Lay/Daily Star

FROM DOWNTOWN -- Albany senior Camyrn Woods (right) shoots a 3-pointer over Caldwell Parish's Whitney Tate.

After a tight first quarter full of turnovers, sloppy play and nerves, the Albany Lady Hornets broke through in the second quarter and preceded to dominate Caldwell Parish 70-36 on Thursday, Feb. 21, in the quarterfinals game.
Despite the big 34-point win, the game. . . more »

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Honors Geometry class

ASSIGNMENT -- St. Thomas Aquinas students in Michael Cox's Geometry Honors class, from left, front row, Ethan Alston, Emma Kate Gebbia, and in back, Rebekah Doty, Madison Trippi, Cole Sceroler, Vaughn Schmidt, Tyler Luster, Braden Moore and Peyton Parker display structures they built for a class assignment. The students were challenged to build a three-story structure using only balsa wood and glue. The class discussed the type of angles that would give the best support to their structures. To find which students constructed the strongest structure, the students placed weights on their designs to see which one would hold the most weight.