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Not A Great Moment


Photo by Lauren Langlois

BACKLASH -- The audience fills the Tangipahoa Parish School Board meeting Tuesday. Upset members of the public called for Mike Whitlow to resign from the board because of a controversial post he made on social media. He removed the post, apologized for it and told the audience Tuesday he does not plan to resign.



By LAUREN LANGLOIS staffwriter@hammondstar.com
Upset citizens at the Tangipahoa Parish School Board meeting Tuesday demanded member Mike Whitlow resign over his recent controversial social media post.
Not a seat in the audience . . .


Ponchatoula Lady Green Wave falls to East St. John


(Caleb Lay/Daily Star)

PULL-UP JUMPER -- Ponchatoula's Hailey Giaratano pulls up in the lane to shoot in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs against East St. John.



Ponchatoula Lady Green Wave had an incredible season but hit a wall in the second half of their second-round playoff game against East St. John, falling to the 15-seeded Wildcats 58-38.
"It was a great season," Ponchatoula head . . .


Love Your Community College


Photo courtesy of LCTC

CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION MONTH "" Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller holds up a document proclaiming February as Career and Technical Education Month and recognizing the work of Northshore Technical Community College's Hammond campus of NTCC. With him are, from left, Hammond City Councilman Lemar Marshall, Chancellor William Wainwright, Campus Administration Dean Bridget B. LaBorde, Tangipahoa Parish School Board member Sandra Bailey Simmons, Mayor Pete Panepinto, School Board member Rose Dominguez, and Tangipahoa Parish Councilmen David Vial and Louis Joseph. Community leaders, business and industry partners and alumni were invited to a reception in their honor.


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FEB. 23-25

LQHA HORSE SHOW
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Florida Parishes Arena, 1301 NW Central Ave.
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FEB. 24

HAMMOND FARMERS MARKET
Hammond
2 W. Thomas . . .