Whiskey Tasting at the Southern, August 29, 2018

The Southern Hotel, the host to the Whiskey Tasting, is in Covington. Whiskey Tasting When: August 29, 2018 6PM – 8PM Where:Southern Hotel 428 East Boston Street Covington, Louisiana What: Free Event. Click Here For More Information.

Waterfront Home Living in St. Tammany Parish

1657 Ox Bow Sitting Area

Owning a home in a waterfront community in St. Tammany Parish is a wonderful experience. Having access to a river or a lake provides a peaceful and restful environment that is also kind of freeing, especially if you are a “water person.” With the environment of a river or lake also comes the lush vegetation… {Read More}

Pelican Park to Redevelop Old Baseball Field

Pelican Park Redevelopment

Trying to keep it “in house,” Pelican Park is looking to redevelop an unused baseball field called Green 5 into something else either recreation or fitness that might target adults. The budget for this redevelopment will come from the operating budget of Pelican Park, and will be an investment of $500,000 – $800,000. Comments were… {Read More}

Camp N.O.R.A. Plans to Help Homeless Veterans in St. Tammany Parish

Camp N.O.R.A.

The facility will be situated on 17 acres in Covington, which was once home to Danielle Inn, an orphanage.  This facility has been designed and structured to be a haven for homeless veterans who are located in St. Tammany Parish.  Out of the 200,000 homeless veterans in Louisiana, 20,000 live in St. Tammany Parish.  The… {Read More}

Student of the Year Finalists Announced

Zoe Dieringer - Student of the Year

An award based on the following four characteristics: academic achievement, leadership skills, character and work with the school and community is what was given to Zoe Dieringer, a 5th grader at Lancaster Elementary, Louis Cohn, an 8th grader at Boyet Junior High, and Grace Dragna, a senior at Mandeville High School. There were the finalists… {Read More}

Old Covington Courthouse to Go Up For Auction

St. Tammany Parish Courthouse

On a location which was always considered the town center of Covington, there have been 3 courthouse buildings which have stood since 1837 when the St. Tammany Parish Police Jury bought 4 lots for the purpose of “planting” the Covington courthouse.  The original courthouse was demolished in 1884, and in 1886, a new courthouse was… {Read More}

St. Tammany Parish Children’s Museum Opens at Koop Drive

St. Tammany Parish Children's Museum

A plan 15 years in the making came to fruition the weekend of January 20-21, 2018.  The Children’s Museum of St. Tammany opened its doors to great fanfare that weekend.  The Children’s Museum which is located near the St. Tammany Trace Trailhead at Koop Drive, will begin to have regular business hours on Tuesday, January… {Read More}

New Restaurant in Old Mandeville Has New Orleans Roots

Hambone Commmanders Palace Restaurant

A sous chef with seven years’ experience working at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans will be opening a new restaurant in Old Mandeville, just 5 blocks off of Lake Pontchartrain.  The restaurant building which used to house Vianne’s Tea House and very briefly the Ugly Duckling Cafe will take on the new name of Hambone… {Read More}

Reduced Crime in Covington for the 4th Year in a Row

Covington Louisiana Crime Rates

For the fourth consecutive year, the crime in Covington, Louisiana, is down compared to previous years.  Covington, Mandeville, and Madisonville, Louisiana, all have very low crime numbers in St. Tammany Parish.  St. Tammany Parish is considered a very safe place to live and to move to according to people who currently live in this area…. {Read More}

St. Tammany Project Christmas Gives Back to the Community

Project Christmas

You could call them St. Tammany “elves,” those are the volunteers who dedicate their time and skills at this time every year to make sure that families in need in St. Tammany Parish have both food and gifts to give their kids for Christmas.  The organization is called St. Tammany Project Christmas, and its purpose… {Read More}

Ron Lee Homes • 114 Terra Bella Blvd. • Covington, LA 70433
Office: 985-626-7619 • Fax: 985-727-1790 • Cell: 985-966-0086

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