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[31 Mar 2015]

By Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
 
The Council on Aging St. Tammany is offering free box fans to seniors who have difficulty keeping their homes a comfortable temperature in the warmer months, the agency announced Tuesday (March 31).
A limited number of 20-inch, three-speed box fans are available. The be eligible, seniors must be at least 60 years old, residents of St. Tammany Parish and registered as Council on Aging members, the agency said in a news release. Recipients must pick up their fans from a Council on Aging facility, or have …

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[31 Mar 2015]

Covington City Councilman Rick Smith was re-elected to a second term Saturday (March 28), beating back a challenge from political newcomer Laura Brown in a race that centered on a controversial school improvement project at St. Scholastica Academy. Smith received 56 percent of the vote in the council District E race compared to Brown’s 44 percent.
Both candidates acknowledge that the pending SSA project was a key issue in the race. The school’s ongoing effort to build a large gymnasium and multi-purpose building on its campus in District E has divided …

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[31 Mar 2015]

By Bob Warren, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
 
Eastern St. Tammany Parish voters renewed a $39 parcel fee for Fire Protection District No. 1 on Saturday (March 28). The fee annually brings in around $1.2 million, the district had said while stumping for the 10-year renewal earlier this month.
While that is a small part of the district’s overall $18 million annual budget, Fire Chief Chris Kaufmann nonetheless had urged voters to renew the fee, which he said would help the district maintain its level of protection.
The district covers a wide swath of …

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[31 Mar 2015]

By Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
The St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office and Coroner Charles Preston recently received recognition from the Louisiana Organ Procurement Association for saving 31 lives last year, the agency announced.
According to the association, organ and tissue donations coordinated through the coroner’s office saved 31 lives in 2014, according to a coroner’s office news release. Through nine organ donations and 34 tissue donations, 2,380 lives were enhanced, the association said.
“Although people think of a coroner’s office as providing services to the deceased, we actually exist for the benefit …

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[31 Mar 2015]

By Diana Samuels, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
Finally there’s an answer as to how many signatures are needed on the St. George incorporation petition to send the issue to voters, and the East Baton Rouge Registrar of Voter’s office says the group is short 2,694 signatures.
Amy Pourciau of the East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters’ office said the group backing the incorporation effort needs 17,859 valid signatures — 25 percent of the 71,436 registered voters in the proposed city –to send the matter to a vote. As of this morning, however, the registrar’s office …