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Closing down for the evening


Photo by Lil Mirando

Johndale and Mahlie Robertson quickly start packing up at 7 p.m. Saturday after Strawberry Festival officials bring the second day of the festival to a close as thunderstorms approach. The festival is expected to continue today.

Weather forecasters kept pushing back the hour that severe weather was expected to reach Ponchatoula Saturday. First the prediction was 6 p.m., then 7 p.m. then 8 p.m.
Strawberry Festival board members and everyone else at the festival had their fing . . .


Loranger brings bats to beat Albany, claims district title


Caleb Lay/Daily Star

STARTING THE BARRAGE -- Loranger's Jake Messina nails a double that started the Wolves scoring surge in the fourth inning. Messina went 3-for-4 at the plate to help lead his team to a district championship.



Loranger hit well as a team and Breyer Zahn closed out the final two innings by going through just six batters in six at-bats to win the District 7-3A Championship by beating Albany 12-7 on Wednesday, April 17.
After beating the . . .






School calendar set for 2019-2020 school year

By LAUREN LANGLOIS staffwriter@hammondstar.com
Tangipahoa Parish School System employees can plan out their vacations now that the 2019-2020 school calendar is official.
The school board approved the calendar at its meeting . . .