St. John the Baptist Parish Press Releases

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Hurricane Preparedness Survey

Hurricane Preparedness Survey

July 29, 2016 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish will join parishes across South Louisiana, LSU and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness in reaching out to residents beginning in August to conduct a hurricane preparedness survey.

 

St. John hosts Back to School Giveaway

St. John hosts Back to School Giveaway

July 26, 2016 ~ On Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Eliza Eugene, with Blessed to be a Blessing, is partnering with St. John Parish officials, Omega Psi Phi and title Sponsor, Marathon Petroleum, to host the annual Backpack Extravaganza and Scho

 

Adult Swim: Dozens conquer fear of water through parish lessons

Adult Swim: Dozens conquer fear of water through parish lessons

July 21, 2016 ~ Parish Swimming Program Makes a Difference.

 

Automatic Alarms Installed on Lift Stations Parishwide

Automatic Alarms Installed on Lift Stations Parishwide

July 20, 2016 ~ In an effort to reduce wastewater overflows due to lift station failure, telemetry – automatic controls, water level indicators, alarms and shut down features – was installed in 50 lift stations located throughout the Parish.

 

St. John Parish Participates in Luncheon for Senior Volunteers

St. John Parish Participates in Luncheon for Senior Volunteers

July 15, 2016 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom joined Presidents Timmy Roussel and Larry Cochran and over 400 seniors from the River Parishes at the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Luncheon.

 

St. John Parish Administrators Serve Lunch at LaPlace Elementary School

St. John Parish Administrators Serve Lunch at LaPlace Elementary School

July 15, 2016 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom and members of her Administrative staff recently served lunch to youth participating in the Parish's Summer Feeding Program at LaPlace Elementary School on Thursday, July 14 to close out another successful program.

 

STEM St. John Workshop Makes Learning Fun for Youth

STEM St. John Workshop Makes Learning Fun for Youth

July 14, 2016 ~ Over 100 youth from the River Parishes attended the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineer and Math) workshop featuring Dr. Calvin Mackie at REGALA Gym on Monday, July 11 at REGALA Gym in Reserve.

 

Council Grants Approval for New Garbage Contract, Foxwood Levee Project and MOU with Red Cross

Council Grants Approval for New Garbage Contract, Foxwood Levee Project and MOU with Red Cross

July 13, 2016 ~ With the current contract for Solid Waste Collection and Removal Services expiring on July 31, 2016 amid a number of complaints from residents, a new contract was awarded to Metro Service Group, LLC of New Orleans, LA.

 

Registration for Football Activities Now Available

Registration for Football Activities Now Available

July 12, 2016 ~ The St. John Parish Recreation Department is preparing young athletes for fall’s biggest sport with a New Orleans Saints and Gatorade Junior Training Camp on Monday, July 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at REGALA Park in Reserve.

 

2016 St. John Independence Day Celebration Video

2016 St. John Independence Day Celebration Video

July 8, 2016 ~ View video from 2016 Independence Day events.

 

 Tornado Awareness Course Open to Public

Tornado Awareness Course Open to Public

July 8, 2016 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish is hosting a Tornado Awareness class on Monday, July 25 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the St. John the Baptist Parish Library in LaPlace.

 

St. John Parish Celebrates Independence Day

St. John Parish Celebrates Independence Day

July 1, 2016 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom and the Parish Council recently hosted the 11th Annual Veterans Luncheon and the 16th Annual Independence Day Celebration along the River.

 

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.

 

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