FROM PONCHATOULA -- John Hair, director of the nonprofit Our Daily Bread, accepts a donation from Dylan Michelli, 4-H president at Martha Vinyard Elementary School; Paris Jernigan, 4-H president at Ponchatoula Junior High School; and Jordan Mazzeno, 4-H president at Ponchatoula High School. Mazzeno coordinated a jeans day with other 4-H presidents from Ponchatoula schools in May to raise money for the nonprofit. They raised over $1,000 to help alleviate hunger.
Photo courtesy of Rebecka Rocquin
By LAUREN LANGLOIS
Tangipahoa Parish School Board has requested that all judges of the 21st Judicial District Court recuse themselves from a former teacher's petition to overturn his termination.
The . . .
The Daily Star will kick off the Best of Tangipahoa contest Sunday.
The online approach allows our community to nominate businesses to the ballot and vote for the Best of Tangipahoa businesses for 2019. We're thrilled to have . . .
FRAMING- Firefighters observe a temporary frame in the doorway of a collapsing structure. In the event of a collapse, firefighters may have to build a temporary frame to hold the structure up during a rescue. They were participating in training this week in the Tickfaw area.
By LAUREN LANGLOIS
The superintendent's yearly review is on the agenda for the Tangipahoa Parish School Board meeting Tuesday. This will be the first for Melissa Stilley who became superintendent last . . .
FESTIVE "MOO"D — A person in a cow costume waives to the families that came out to watch Kentwood's parade Saturday morning. The group in the trailer encouraged people to drink milk. The parade was part of festivities put on in Kentwood to celebrate the parish's 150th anniversary.
Kentwood celebrated Tangipahoa Parish's 150th anniversary by showering candy, cups, beads and t-shirts on families who stood on the side of the main street downtown on Saturday.
Lining up at the railroad tracks, parade participants made their way west . . .
PROVIDING UNIFORMS â€” Mimi Nothacker greets families as they enter the Holy Ghost Catholic Church Parish Hall Saturday morning where Society of St. Vincent De Paul was holding registration for its Uniform for Kids Program.
Saturday was the last day for families to register to receive two free sets of school uniforms through a program run by the Society of St. Vincent De Paul.
Mimi Nothacker, a representative with the nonprofit organization, estimated the number of students . . .
Hammond City Council heard an update earlier this week on the city's feasibility study to see whether base flood elevations can be lowered.
Andre Monnot, with Principal Engineering, went over what the study has involved so far, and the timeline of the . . .
THEFT -- The shirtless man seen in a home surveillance video is suspected of theft of a bicycle from a South Cypress Street residence.
PRIVATE PROPERTY -- Larry Dykes stands next to a tree on his Second Avenue property that was struck by a car on April 27, resulting in a man's death days later.
POACHERS BEWARE -- Representatives from Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina and the Kenya Wildlife Service Airwing get a close look at an autogyro aircraft at the Hammond Northshore Regional Airport on Thursday.
by Connor Raborn
Independence Board of Aldermen have approved last year's amended budget and the budget for the coming fiscal year but not unanimously.
A last-minute addition by Alderman Calvin Batiste to . . .
Photo by Connor Raborn
LUNCHEON -- Amite Assistant Police Chief Lendrick Francois and Mayor Buddy Bel share lunch and conversation with Louisiana Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne Wednesday at The Boston Restaurant during the monthly Amite Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
Second Avenue is south of Zemurray Park.