HAMMOND--Col. Pat Griffin joins first responder Larry Bankston and Tangipahoa Parish council member Louis "Nick" Joseph at a hurricane summit May 21 at Camp Chemekette. Griffin is heading up the transformation of the Roseland disaster response center. Bankston is assistant chief of the Wilmer Fire Department, where he began working at age 18. Joseph has over three decades of military service including Vietnam. Photo by Mark Mathes.
ROSELAND--The new Roseland disaster distribution center will be one of the largest centers in Louisiana packed with massive tons of emergency supplies and hundreds of Louisiana National Guard troops and other responders. Today the 32-acre former cypress mill is being transformed into a staging area to stockpile and stage everything from food to... full story
AMITE--Members of the new 2014 Oyster Festival Court introduce themselves to the Amiite City Council April 2. Not in order: King Dick Covington, Pearl Libby Covington, Petite Miss Julia Van Mullem, Little Miss Jocelyn Stewart, Jr. Miss Morgan Goings, Deb Kamryn Murphy, Teen Miss Reagan Riggins, 2014 Miss Oyster Taylor Slocum. Photo by Mark Mathes.
AMITE--Rodeo runs in these families. The scene is the St. Jude’s Youth Rodeo at the Florida Parishes Arena Saturday, April 13. A copuple of families from Independence and Ponchatoula gather for fun. Front from left: Kayden Wascom of Ponchatoula; Hunter Pingno and brother Jason Pingno. Second row left: Chad Wascom, Keri Kogel, Hunter Pingno and Heidi Pingno, of Independence. See slide show of the event on Tangilena.com and photos in the Tangi Digest April 24. Photo by Mark Mathes.
GRADUATION: Amite High Class of 2013 Check back for updates HAMMOND--The Amite High Class of 2013 rocked the University Center Monday, May 20 beginning at 7 p.m. By 7:45 p.m., they were on their way out the door and onto a new life...
Deaths Elsewhere Long-time vet
METAIRIE – Services for long-time vet Dr. Thomas Melius, Jr. will be Thursday. He died May 19 at age 90.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was former veterinarian for Aud...
Deaths Elsewhere Nursing homes owner
ALEXANDRIA – Services for former Louisiana Nursing Home Association president Finley C. Matthews, Jr. are Monday. He died May 15 at age 78.
He was owner/operator of Naomi Height...
Deaths Elsewhere Hospital executive
LAKE CHARLES – Services were Saturday for hospital executive Dave Usher. He died May 15 at age 62.
He was senior vice president of business development at Lake Charles Memorial ...