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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 "MaMa Lou" Loretta Vial. You are our hero. We love you so much.

Krewe of Erin crowns royal court

KREWE OF ERIN COURT - Shown are Steve Portier, 2018 Grand Marshal Steve Pugh, Joe Burns, Matthew Box, 1st Knight of Erin Sir Michael Brennan, Gene Henke, Queen Maygan O'Mally, 2019 Grand Marshal Judge Brenda Bedsole Ricks, Maid Piper Box, Junior Maid Lilly Engle, Junior Maid Ila Grace Burns, Princesses Felicity McMahon and Morgan Brennan, Squires Trint Levergne, Robert Derks, Dale Derks, Joseph Folse, Princesses Jolie Derks, Elizabeth Newton, Sophie Joleigh Hill, Hadley Jones, Annie Kate Kinchen, Chelsi Coyne.

The Krewe of Erin's Royal Court members were crowned Feb. 17 at their Coronation Celtic Tea held at the beautiful home of state Rep. Steve Pugh, host.
The royal court is chosen on the basis of scholarship, art and community.
District Judge Brenda Bedsole Ricks, as

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Ponchatoula advances to 2nd round

Caleb Lay/Daily Star

TO THE HOOP - Ponchatoula's TJ Finley (24) drives by the Alexandria defense to attack the rim in the Green Wave's first round playoff win.

It was a hard-fought contest but the Green Wave of Ponchatoula prevailed in their first round playoff game, beating Alexandria 50-44 on Friday, Feb. 22.
Ponchatoula got off to a good start when TJ Finley hit a deep 3-pointer in the first 20 seconds to give his team. . . more »

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Nelsons win February Garden of the Month

POISED FOR SPRING -- Dr. James Nelson and Glenda Nelson, center, stand with Shirley Pellichino of the Hammond Garden Club, beside the Nelsons' front yard pond that is fed by two waterfalls.