Category Archives: Local News

Two St. Tammany Parish Schools To Get New Classrooms

Many of St. Tammany Parish Schools are reporting large increases in enrollment within the past few years. The area is growing and the schools need to have room to accommodate new students. St. Tammany School Board’s Business Affairs & Administrative

Roadwork To Begin In St. Tammany Parish

Those that commute from St. Tammany Parish will be affected by a new project for roadway improvement that started on January 31, 2019. The $1 million dollar project which is part of the $16.4 million capital works budget that will

Widening of I-12 To Improve Safety

St. Tammany Parish has many thriving communities and great schools making the parish a great place to live. The popular parish is now facing traffic concerns with its growing residential population. I-12 became a major concern after four people were

Dixie RV SuperStores Brings Business to Madisonville

There are many vacant buildings in communities throughout the United States as a result from the economic downturn. Things are picking back up and the economy is on the mend.  Madisonville, Louisiana is seeing this new growth and upturn in

St. Tammany Parish Schools Thrive Under New State’s Performance Score System

Louisiana is using a new rating system for school’s performance. The previous student performance metrics included state test results, graduation rates and college credit attainment. The new system will not only base results on the mentioned above, but will now

FHA-Backed Loans: Majority of Non-Conventional Financing In 2017

There are several forms of non-conventional financing including FHA (loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration), VA (loans guaranteed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs), cash purchases, Rural Housing Service (loans and grants backed by the Single-Family Housing