St. John the Baptist Parish Press Releases

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St. John Residents Invited to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations

St. John Residents Invited to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations

January 17, 2020 ~ Various events are being held in memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 20, 2020.

 

Upcoming River Road Closure

Upcoming River Road Closure

January 15, 2020 ~ Road Closure on River Road near Veterans Memorial Bridge.

 

Parish President Hotard, New Council Take Office

Parish President Hotard, New Council Take Office

January 14, 2020 ~ Parish President Hotard and 2020 Council Members were sworn in on Monday, January 13, 2020.

 

Christmas Tree Collection

Christmas Tree Collection

January 10, 2020 ~ Real Christmas Tree Pick Up to Begin.

 

Officials Cut Ribbon on Safe Room Primarily Constructed with Hazard Mitigation Grant Funds

Officials Cut Ribbon on Safe Room Primarily Constructed with Hazard Mitigation Grant Funds

January 10, 2020 ~ Constructed by Onshore Construction the $1.4 million, 4,000 square foot facility will serve as a secure location to house during disasters.

 

Parish Officials Break Ground on Final Phase of East Bank MS Trail & Hold Ribbon Cutting for Oxidation Pond

Parish Officials Break Ground on Final Phase of East Bank MS Trail & Hold Ribbon Cutting for Oxidation Pond

January 3, 2020 ~ Officials work to secure funding to complete projects that affect residents.

 

Parish Announces Round One Projects Funded through Place-Based Investment Loan Program

Parish Announces Round One Projects Funded through Place-Based Investment Loan Program

December 30, 2019 ~ Eligible projects included façade improvements, replacement of dilapidated signs and installation of green infrastructure.

 

Marathon presents $10 million to St. John Parish; Another $10 million check is coming in January

Marathon presents $10 million to St. John Parish; Another $10 million check is coming in January

December 19, 2019 ~ Officials received a $10 million check from Marathon Petroleum Company, LP.

 

St. John Officials & Staff Give Back

St. John Officials & Staff Give Back

December 19, 2019 ~ Using their personal money, the group bought and put together baskets, filled with non-perishable food items for needy families.

 

Parish Moves Forward with Resilience Projects and Initiatives

Parish Moves Forward with Resilience Projects and Initiatives

December 16, 2019 ~ All three proposals help the Parish move towards implementation of the recently adopted St. John Adaptation Strategy.

 

Free Tickets for Parish Youth to New Orleans Bowl

Free Tickets for Parish Youth to New Orleans Bowl

December 12, 2019 ~ Parish youth are invited to attend New Orleans Bowl with Recreation Department.

 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for new Traffic Signal at Hwy 3213/3127

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for new Traffic Signal at Hwy 3213/3127

December 4, 2019 ~ The new signalized traffic light was open to thru traffic on Wednesday, December 4.

 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for new Traffic Signal at Hwy 3213/3127

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for new Traffic Signal at Hwy 3213/3127

December 4, 2019 ~ The new signalized traffic light was open to thru traffic on Wednesday, December 4.

 

St. John the Baptist Parish Surplus Auction

St. John the Baptist Parish Surplus Auction

December 2, 2019 ~ The auction will be held online at www.govdeals.com/sjbparish.

 

Remember to Shop Local on Small Business Saturday!

Remember to Shop Local on Small Business Saturday!

November 30, 2019 ~ Visit stjohneconomicdevelopment.com for an online, searchable directory of local businesses.

 

KCS Holiday Express Train to Stop Friday in LaPlace

KCS Holiday Express Train to Stop Friday in LaPlace

November 26, 2019 ~ The special KCS Holiday train will be in LaPlace, this Friday, November 29, 2019, starting at 4:00 pm.

 

‘Shop Local’ supports tax dollars and sponsorship: Trivia game with prizes open to St. John residents

‘Shop Local’ supports tax dollars and sponsorship: Trivia game with prizes open to St. John residents

November 25, 2019 ~ The Shop Local, Shop St. John campaign kick-off hosted at PJ’S coffee in LaPlace.

 

Join us to Kickoff the Shop Local, Shop St. John Campaign

Join us to Kickoff the Shop Local, Shop St. John Campaign

November 20, 2019 ~ Residents should also be on the lookout for the annual Shop Local trivia game in the mail with clues to local businesses.

 

Beautiful Weather highlights Robottom's last Andouille Festival

Beautiful Weather highlights Robottom's last Andouille Festival

October 23, 2019 ~ Natalie Robottom felt a range of emotions during the final Andouille Festival under her Parish President tenure.

 

Parish Utilities Announces West Bank Water System Chlorine Flush

Parish Utilities Announces West Bank Water System Chlorine Flush

October 18, 2019 ~ Free chlorine burns are routine maintenance and are designed to maintain clean water and minimize the potential for the occurrence of harmful bacteria in the water system.

 

Heather Roussel crowned 2019 Andouille Queen; Mallory Waguespack crowned Teen Queen

Heather Roussel crowned 2019 Andouille Queen; Mallory Waguespack crowned Teen Queen

October 14, 2019 ~ St. John Parish crowns two New Andouille Queens "Under the Big Top."

 

St. John the Baptist Parish First to Adopt State Developed Climate Resilience Strategy

St. John the Baptist Parish First to Adopt State Developed Climate Resilience Strategy

October 4, 2019 ~ "St. John has taken the next step in preparing its communities to address housing, economic, social and transportation needs to weather future disasters and adapt to environmental changes over time."

 

President Robottom to work with Agencies on Bayou Steel Lay-Off

President Robottom to work with Agencies on Bayou Steel Lay-Off

September 30, 2019 ~ LWC Rapid Response staff will be onsite to assist laid off workers with career services and job placement assistance.

 

Early Voting Starts Saturday, September 28

Early Voting Starts Saturday, September 28

September 27, 2019 ~ Early Voting will be held at the new Government Complex and the Edgard Courthouse.

 

St. John Breaks Ground on Two Quality of Life Projects

St. John Breaks Ground on Two Quality of Life Projects

September 23, 2019 ~ These two projects were delayed by a 10-month flood fight due to high river levels.

 

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