First Friday Unplugged at the Toad Hollow Café with Timothy Gates

First Friday Unplugged returns to Toad Hollow this Friday, October 2, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Local musician Timothy Achan Gates will perform a variety of originals and cover tunes in

Rockin’ the Rails Saints & Live Music Afterparty at the Covington Brewhouse

After Cowboy Mouth rocks the Trailhead, Timothy Gates and David Earl throw out their mix of folk, blues, classic rock and originals.  It all takes place at the Covington Brewhouse, just across the

Toad Hollow Café Features First Friday Unplugged With Timothy Gates

First Friday Unplugged returns to Toad Hollow this Friday, October 2, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Local musician Timothy Achan Gates will perform originals and cover tunes in his own personal

5 Reasons Karen Champagne Might Be A Good St. Tammany Parish President

By Timothy Achan Gates, Correspondent Karen Treadway Champagne is challenging Pat Brister for Parish President in this coming October election. Karen is active in lobbying efforts at the state level with a focus

The Transparent Parish Government by Timothy Achan Gates, Correspondent

While the public has called for better representation and more oversight of local government on the parish level, the current response is to provide more insulation from the public. Transparency rules the day

STAA Opens “Other Voices, Other Rooms” Saturday for White Linen Night

The St. Tammany Art Association presents a new exhibition “Other Voices, Other Rooms” opening Saturday, August 15 with a reception from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m during Covington White Linen Night. The exhibit

Air Monitoring System Grossly Insufficient by Timothy Achan Gates, CW Correspondent

Representatives of the Parish inspected the Helis Oil & Gas well site recently, finding that only permitted work was being done as air monitoring equipment on Lakeshore High School property was finalized. The concept

Citizen’s Group Calls For Baseline Water Test by Timothy Gates, Correspondent

Voices of St. Tammany, a local citizen’s advocacy group, sent out a press release last week calling for baseline water testing across St. Tammany Parish before any industrial operations begin.  The focus of

Continuing Adventures of Tammany J. Frog by Timothy Achan Gates, Correspondent

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.”  This saying is attributed to the infamous lower mid-western writer, Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens).  While there is no direct evidence that Twain spoke or wrote

The Obfuscation Of Economic Development by Timothy Achan Gates, Correspondent

The process of economic development in St. Tammany Parish is an intricate web consisting of subdivisions of the state upon subdivisions of the state stretched delicately above a swamp of similar personages, all

Accountability & Transparency by Timothy Achan Gates, Correspondent

The Covington Weekly Educational Series on Economic Development in St. Tammany Parish generated discussion about the accountability and transparency of the economic development process. In the course of research, this writer spoke with