St. John the Baptist Parish Press Releases

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LaPlace Responds to West Nile Sting

LaPlace Responds to West Nile Sting

September 12, 2017 ~ The West Nile virus was not detected during follow-up trapping and testing.

 

Residents Encouraged to Take Precautions Against Mosquitoes

Residents Encouraged to Take Precautions Against Mosquitoes

September 5, 2017 ~ St. John Mosquito Control has detected positive cases of the West Nile Virus in Laplace.

 

Belle Terre Blvd. Construction Update

Belle Terre Blvd. Construction Update

August 16, 2017 ~ DOTD officials are working closely with the contractor and private utility company to relocate the line by September 4, 2017 at the latest so that construction may resume.

 

Pin Oak Terminals Cuts Long Awaited Ribbon

Pin Oak Terminals Cuts Long Awaited Ribbon

August 14, 2017 ~ Pin Oak Terminals’ executives, along with Governor John Bel Edwards, Paul Aucoin, Parish President Natalie Robottom, St. John Parish Council, Sheriff Michael Tregre and other Government officials, employees, along with many supporters, cut the rib

 

Ochsner Opens New Ochsner Medical Complex – River Parishes

Ochsner Opens New Ochsner Medical Complex – River Parishes

August 9, 2017 ~ The new 20,000 square foot medical complex is open, housing a 24-hour, 7-days a week emergency department accommodating 13 private beds, and onsite laboratory and radiology services using the latest technologies.

 

Officials Celebrate Trail Projects in Reserve and Garyville

Officials Celebrate Trail Projects in Reserve and Garyville

August 9, 2017 ~ In an effort to continue enhancing the quality of life in St. John the Baptist Parish, Parish President Natalie Robottom, Council Members Larry Snyder and Julia Remondet, staff and community members recently celebrated the completion of the Garyvill

 

The Jambalaya Shoppe Opens in LaPlace

The Jambalaya Shoppe Opens in LaPlace

August 3, 2017 ~ The owners are officially open for business at 150 Belle Terre Blvd in LaPlace.

 

 St. John Swim Program Teaches Hundreds Life-Saving Skills

St. John Swim Program Teaches Hundreds Life-Saving Skills

August 2, 2017 ~ This could not be possible without devoted swim instructors, including St. John’s own lifeguards. The young men and women that spend each summer monitoring Parish pools have no easy task.

 

Military Health Program Assists Residents

Military Health Program Assists Residents

July 31, 2017 ~ The civil-military program offered general medical, dental and optometry services at no cost and no insurance in mid-July. Overall, there were more than 1,000 patients served and 3,666 procedures performed.

 

Parish Services Shored Up During Recent Finance Meeting

Parish Services Shored Up During Recent Finance Meeting

July 26, 2017 ~ At Tuesday's Finance Committee Meeting, authorization was granted to move forward with contracts to improve basic services and provide better service and quality of life to residents.

 

STEM St. John Workshop Teaches Hydraulics to Parish Youth

STEM St. John Workshop Teaches Hydraulics to Parish Youth

July 19, 2017 ~ The St. John the Baptist Parish Grants Department recently hosted their second STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math) St. John Workshop at REGALA gym in Reserve.

 

St. John Joins Neighboring Parishes to Honor Senior Volunteers

St. John Joins Neighboring Parishes to Honor Senior Volunteers

July 18, 2017 ~ Parish President Robottom recently joined St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran to honor and commemorate the hard work and service of more than 200 volunteers.

 

Renovations completed for the Roland Borne Sr. Library

Renovations completed for the Roland Borne Sr. Library

July 17, 2017 ~ After months of construction, Parish President Natalie Robottom joined library staff for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Roland Borne Sr., Memorial Library in Edgard

 

Vote for $10,000 chili: Spencer Chauvin-inspired recipe cooks into national ‘Top 10’

Vote for $10,000 chili: Spencer Chauvin-inspired recipe cooks into national ‘Top 10’

July 12, 2017 ~ Fans can vote after registering at hormelfirehousechilicontest.prizelogic.com.Voting ends July 21.

 

Free St. John pool lessons save lives; adult classes next

Free St. John pool lessons save lives; adult classes next

July 12, 2017 ~ Adult classes will be held at 5:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Monday through July 21 at the Regala Park Pool on Regala Park Road in Reserve. The class is free and open to the public.

 

Vendor Applications now open for Annual Andouille Festival Scheduled Oct. 13-15

Vendor Applications now open for Annual Andouille Festival Scheduled Oct. 13-15

July 6, 2017 ~ The 44th Annual St. John the Baptist Parish Andouille Festival will be held Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15, 2017 featuring music, good times and great food.

 

St. John Hosts Popular Independence Day Events

St. John Hosts Popular Independence Day Events

July 6, 2017 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom and the Parish Council recently hosted the 12th Annual Veterans Luncheon and the 17th Annual Independence Day Celebration.

 

Baumer Foods Inc. of Reserve Receives Business Award

Baumer Foods Inc. of Reserve Receives Business Award

July 5, 2017 ~ Baumer Foods INC, of Reserve, was recently awarded the Lantern Award for the Bayou Region as presented by Louisiana Economic Development (LED).

 

Delta Regional Authority, Military Team Up to Provide No-Cost Medical Services in St. John Parish

Delta Regional Authority, Military Team Up to Provide No-Cost Medical Services in St. John Parish

July 5, 2017 ~ Residents will have the opportunity to receive no-cost medical, dental and eye screenings from July 12-22.

 

Residents Encouraged to Take Precautions Against Mosquitoes

Residents Encouraged to Take Precautions Against Mosquitoes

June 30, 2017 ~ St. John Mosquito Control has detected positive cases of the West Nile Virus in St. John the Baptist Parish, in the Edgard area (Zone 80) and in the Wallace area (Zone 90).

 

Robottom Requests Approval of Agreements to Improve Water Services and Assist Small Businesses

Robottom Requests Approval of Agreements to Improve Water Services and Assist Small Businesses

June 27, 2017 ~ President Robottom moved action items forward to replace aging infrastructure and help the business community at the recent Council Meeting.

 

Sylvia Taylor Opens Law Office in LaPlace

Sylvia Taylor Opens Law Office in LaPlace

June 26, 2017 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom, Economic Development Director Jerry Jones and other Administrative staff and Councilmen Snyder, Madere and Sorapuru joined Judge Sylvia Taylor for a ribbon cutting ceremony for her new private law practice

 

ST. JOHN PARISH FORMS CULTURAL DISTRICT COALITION

ST. JOHN PARISH FORMS CULTURAL DISTRICT COALITION

June 19, 2017 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish announced the establishment of a Cultural District Coalition: a new community partnership aimed at spurring revitalization of the Parish's historic and culturally significant areas.

 

ST. JOHN PARISH ANNOUNCES CODE ENFORCEMENT SWEEP OF EAST BANK AREA ON MONDAY, JUNE 19th

ST. JOHN PARISH ANNOUNCES CODE ENFORCEMENT SWEEP OF EAST BANK AREA ON MONDAY, JUNE 19th

June 16, 2017 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish announced it will conduct the first in a series of code enforcement sweeps of the east bank of the parish that aim to respond to property violations and improve quality of life of all residents.

 

Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites Breaks Ground in St. John

Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites Breaks Ground in St. John

June 15, 2017 ~ The Fairfield Inn & Suites Laplace, owned by Marriott, will have 94 rooms, which includes approximately 23 suites. The hotel will also have an outdoor pool, fitness center, sun dry shop, and meeting room.

 

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