St. Tammany News
|3648 Pontchartrain Drive
Slidell, LA 70458
|St. Tammany News (985) 892-7980
Slidell Office (985) 649-0253
Covington Office (985) 892-7980
Classified Call Center (985) 641-5312
Circulation (985) 892-7980
Accounting (985) 732-2565
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|About St. Tammany News|
When Hurricane Katrina blew through the Gulf Coast region on Aug. 29, 2005, the St. Tammany News was born.
The staffs of the News Banner and Slidell Sentry-News came together out of necessity, as the storm surge from Lake Pontchartrain pushed flood waters through the Sentry’s first floor and left the building, as well as much of the city, in ruin.
But as days turned into weeks the papers remained as one, continuing to produce a quality community newspaper in a parish that not only suffered a major hit by Katrina but had become home to tens of thousands of new residents, displaced from their homes in other hard-hit areas.
The newspaper’s first edition after the storm – a free, eight-page section with no advertising – hit the streets Sept. 6.
Just a month after the storm St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis was interviewed in Covington by Today Show anchor Matt Lauer, and he was asked at what point did he feel his community was back and would be successful in its rebuilding process.”The day the local newspaper printed it’s first edition,” he replied without hesitation.
The St. Tammany News, born from tragedy, was a voice for the parish during the crisis and will remain a viable part of the community in the months and years to come.
The newspaper currently publishes three times a week – Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays – and provides St. Tammany Parish residents with complete coverage of local news, sports, education, business and community happenings.
While this newspaper is new, its staff is seasoned in St. Tammany Parish coverage. The News Banner and Slidell Sentry-News were perennial winners of Newspaper of the Year in their divisions in the Louisiana Press Association. And both newspapers have been the official journals to most public bodies in the parish throughout the years.
St. Tammany News is part of the Pontchartrain Newspaper Network, which also includes the Daily News of Bogalusa and L’Observateur of LaPlace.
The newspaper is owned by Wick Communications, which owns more than 30 newspapers across the country.