St. John the Baptist Parish Press Releases

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S.T.E.M. St. John Registration Now Open

S.T.E.M. St. John Registration Now Open

June 28, 2016 ~ On Monday, July 11, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., St. John Parish will host a one day STEM (Science, Technology, Engineer and Math) workshop featuring Dr. Calvin Mackie at REGALA Gym for the parish youth.

 

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: Hemlock St., LaPlace

CONSTRUCTION NOTICE: Hemlock St., LaPlace

June 28, 2016 ~ The Department of Transportation and Development will begin road construction on LA 3224 (Hemlock St.), between Airline Hwy and the KCS Railroad (closest to Airline) to construct subsurface drainage and additional turn lanes.

 

River Road Closure

River Road Closure

June 27, 2016 ~ DOTD will be closing LA 44 (River Road) between LA 53 (Central Avenue) and LA 54 to through traffic on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

Parish Hurricane Preparedness Meeting a Success

Parish Hurricane Preparedness Meeting a Success

June 24, 2016 ~ The purpose of the meeting was to equip residents and businesses with tools and information to prepare for tropical systems and remain connected to accurate Parish information throughout a severe weather event.

 

Parish’s top academic achievers enjoy special lunch

Parish’s top academic achievers enjoy special lunch

June 20, 2016 ~ Some of the brightest students and most accomplished administrators and staff in St. John were treated to a special meal in their honor Wednesday through an academic celebratory luncheon put on by St. John Government.

 

St. John to Host Hurricane Preparedness Public Meeting

St. John to Host Hurricane Preparedness Public Meeting

June 17, 2016 ~ St. John is hosting a free Hurricane Preparedness Public Meeting for residents and businesses on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at REGALA Gym to refine their plans for the 2016 Hurricane Season.

 

Parish Cuts Ribbon to Commemorate Completion of Recreation Improvements Project

Parish Cuts Ribbon to Commemorate Completion of Recreation Improvements Project

June 16, 2016 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom & her Administrative staff hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the Recreation Improvements Project.

 

East Bank Government Complex and Other Projects Move Toward Construction

East Bank Government Complex and Other Projects Move Toward Construction

June 16, 2016 ~ Utilizing primarily bond funds approved by residents and combined with a variety of other sources, a new East Bank Government complex will be constructed to compliment the $2.4 million renovation to the courthouse on the West Bank.

 

 FINAL TALLY NETS OVER 76,000 POUNDS COLLECTED DURING 18th ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIALS COLLECTION DAY!

FINAL TALLY NETS OVER 76,000 POUNDS COLLECTED DURING 18th ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS MATERIALS COLLECTION DAY!

June 13, 2016 ~ On Saturday, April 16, 2016 the 18th Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day was held in Luling and LaPlace, LA, and the final tally totals 76,317 pounds of material collected to recycle, dispose and treat.

 

Lift Station Rehabilitation Project Complete

Lift Station Rehabilitation Project Complete

June 13, 2016 ~ In an effort to improve parishwide infrastructure, repairs were recently completed to twelve wastewater lift stations with electrical and mechanical damage from Hurricane Isaac.

 

Ochsner Health System and Acadia Healthcare to Build a Regional,  82-Bed Behavioral Health Hospital

Ochsner Health System and Acadia Healthcare to Build a Regional, 82-Bed Behavioral Health Hospital

June 10, 2016 ~ Ochsner Health System and Acadia Healthcare announced a strategic partnership formed to provide critically needed behavioral health services to the River Parishes, the state and the region.

 

Recreation Pools Open for Summer

Recreation Pools Open for Summer

June 7, 2016 ~ The St. John the Baptist Parish Parks and Recreation Department will begin its summer swimming season with the opening of the parish public pools today, Tuesday, June 7, 2016.

 

Hurricane Season Begins June 1st

Hurricane Season Begins June 1st

June 6, 2016 ~ A Parish Hurricane Preparedness Meeting which is open to the public will be held on Wednesday, June 22 at 6 p.m. at REGALA Gym in Reserve.

 

Summer Food Service Program Begins June 6

Summer Food Service Program Begins June 6

June 2, 2016 ~ The Health and Human Services Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will offer free nutritious meals to children during the summer beginning June 6 and ending July 14 at East and West Bank schools in the parish.

 

Reserve Drainage Project Moves Forward

Reserve Drainage Project Moves Forward

May 31, 2016 ~ In an effort to address long-standing issues with drainage in Reserve, the Council approved a drainage contract as presented by Parish President Robottom to begin the project.

 

Employees Participate in Red Nose Day

Employees Participate in Red Nose Day

May 26, 2016 ~ St. John Parish Employees participate in Red Nose Day.

 

SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers to Close

SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers to Close

May 26, 2016 ~ District Director Michael Ricks of the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Louisiana District office announced today that SBA will close its Disaster Loan Outreach Centers in LaPlace.

 

Photos Requested for Independence Day Video Tribute

Photos Requested for Independence Day Video Tribute

May 26, 2016 ~ Residents are asked to assist with the video by submitting photos of local veterans and service members.

 

Assistance Available for Tornado Victims

Assistance Available for Tornado Victims

May 19, 2016 ~ SBA is offering low-interest disaster loans to St. John businesses, nonprofits, homeowners and renters who suffered losses caused by tornadoes that occurred February 23.

 

Parish to Reinitiate Trapping of Coyotes

Parish to Reinitiate Trapping of Coyotes

May 18, 2016 ~ Due to an inundation of complaints and concerns, the Department of Public Safety is working with a Wildlife and Fisheries, Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator to remove coyotes from residential areas within the parish.

 

Flood Protection Committee formed by Council

Flood Protection Committee formed by Council

May 16, 2016 ~ The St. John Parish Council unanimously voted to create a Flood Protection Committee of the Council whose sole focus will be working with the administration and local partners to move the West Shore levee project forward.

 

43rd Annual Andouille Festival

43rd Annual Andouille Festival

May 16, 2016 ~ The 43rd Annual Andouille Festival is slated for October 14-16, 2016 at the St. John Community Center/ Thomas F. Daley Memorial Park in LaPlace.

 

Parks & Recreation Department to Offer Free Swimming Lessons

Parks & Recreation Department to Offer Free Swimming Lessons

May 12, 2016 ~ Participants will undergo five 45-minute swimming lessons focusing on floating, kicking, breathing, arm movement and swimming to the side of the pool.

 

Stewart’s School of Performing Arts Holds Ribbon Cutting

Stewart’s School of Performing Arts Holds Ribbon Cutting

May 12, 2016 ~ The new studio is located at 538 E. Airline Hwy, LaPlace.

 

Acadiana Cinemas Opens in LaPlace

Acadiana Cinemas Opens in LaPlace

May 11, 2016 ~ Owners Doug and Kathy Collins acquired the LaPlace theatre when it closed last fall with a focus on giving the historic movie venue new life – one that was cleaner, safer and more appealing to all ages.

 

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