Notes & Notables

St. Tammany Fishing Pier

The St. Tammany Fishing Pier reopens at 7 a.m on March 1 after a three-month seasonal closure. Military (active and retired) as well as Senior Citizens will fish for only $1 on opening day, as every Wednesday at the Pier is Military and Senior Citizens Day. All other patrons 12 years of age and older fish for $3 and sightsee for $1. Children under 12 are free. The Pier is located at 54001 E. Howze Beach Road near Slidell. Visit to learn more.

St Tammany School System Achieves Excellence in Financial Reporting

For the 28th year in a row, the St. Tammany Parish Public School System has been awarded for achieving excellence in financial reporting by the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) and the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). St. Tammany is one of only of only nine school districts in the state to receive the award for 25 years or more. The recognitions are given for excellence in the preparation and publication of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) following an extensive review by experts from both ASBO and GFOA.


Mighty Michael 36 slam

March 9–12, Pelican Athletic Club will host Mighty Michael’s 36 Slam, a four-day tennis tournament to benefit Michael Doherty. Michael is a junior at St. Paul’s where he plays defensive back on the football team. On November 11, 2016, during a St. Paul’s playoff game, Michael’s life was changed forever. During a run back from an interception, Michael collided with another player and fractured his C5 vertebrae which left him paralyzed. He is currently at Shepherd Center in Atlanta where he is rehabilitating. This tournament is a way for the entire community to come together to help support Michael’s efforts to walk again. There will be lots of food, exciting auction items and a flag football tournament is also being planned. Information about registration and sponsorship opportunities at

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