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by T.J. Reid

Pancakes with Santa 8-11:30 a.m. - First Baptist Church, Amite

Christmas Tour of Homes 1:30-5 p.m. - begins at 101 SW Central Ave., Amite Chamber of Commerce - includes the Blythewood Plantation, and th ... « more »

Happy Birthday!

Scott Sandage Jr.'s birthday is today! Have an awesome day!

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday to trial lawyer Tom Anderson.

Two groups planting trees in wetlands

Photo by Lil Mirando

RECYCLING -- Discarded Christmas trees are being collected at the Hammond maintenance facility next to the Piggly Wiggly supermarket on US 190 East. The public is invited to drop off trees here or at collection places at Southeastern and at Middendorf's restaurant in Manchac. Trees must be free of ornaments and decorations. Flocked trees and artificial trees are not accepted.

NEW ORLEANS -- At least two groups are planting trees in Louisiana's wetlands to restore swamps and help slow coastal erosion.
The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana has nine events scheduled from Friday in Mereaux, in St. Bernard Parish, to Feb. 15 in Manchac.

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STA has six named to All-Academic team

Photo courtesy of Grace Gambel

ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM -- STA's members of the All-Academic team pose for a photo with athletic direct Barrett Morgan. Pictured from left to right: John Ross Donnes-cross country, Andrew Loyacano-swimming, Blair Rodrigue-football, Barrett Morgan, Chelsealyn Vallery-volleyball and Ashlyn Alack-volleyball.

From Staff Reports
Six St. Thomas Aquinas student-athletes were named to the LHSAA's as members of the Class 2A All-Academic team for fall sports. The athletes were John Ross Donnes, Andrew Loracano, Blair Rodrigue, Chelsealyn Vallery, Ashlyn Alack and Caroline Ing. . . more »

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Deputy of the Year

Photo courtesy of TPSO
Sheriff Daniel Edwards recognizes Sgt. Ethan Dunn as the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office Deputy of the Year. Sheriff Edwards recognized Sgt. Dunn for his dedication and ability to promote "Honor, Integrity and Excellence," which are core values of the Sheriff's Office." "He is outstanding in his field and has excelled at every task given to him since day one," says Edwards. Sgt. Ethan Dunn is a man who proudly serves his community not only as a sheriff's deputy, but also as firefighter.