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43rd Annual Andouille Festival Announces Food and Music Line-Up

43rd Annual Andouille Festival Announces Food and Music Line-Up

September 29, 2016 ~ The 43rd Annual Andouille Festival presented by Marathon Petroleum Company, LP announced the 24 food vendors and 17 entertainers that have been selected to participate in this year's festival.

 

Tractor Supply Company Store Opens in LaPlace

Tractor Supply Company Store Opens in LaPlace

September 28, 2016 ~ The new rural lifestyle retail store chain is located at 2335 W. Airline Highway in LaPlace.

 

St. John to host Contractor Job Fair

St. John to host Contractor Job Fair

September 28, 2016 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish will host a workforce development and contractor networking event this Friday, September 30, in an effort to introduce opportunities for both established and emerging contractors.

 

Supporting Our Injured Firefighters

Supporting Our Injured Firefighters

September 23, 2016 ~ This Saturday, September 24, a fundraiser “Supporting our Brother Firefighters, the Spencer Way” will be held for St. John Firefighters, Nick Saale and Mack Beal, who were injured in the line of duty on the morning of August 28, 2016.

 

Andouille Pageant Contestants Needed

Andouille Pageant Contestants Needed

September 22, 2016 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish is seeking contestants for the 2016 Miss and Teen Andouille Queen Pageant. The Pageant is scheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at St. John Theatre, 115 West 4th St. in Reserve.

 

Cypress Physical Therapy Celebrates Grand Opening in LaPlace

Cypress Physical Therapy Celebrates Grand Opening in LaPlace

September 20, 2016 ~ The new clinic is located at 607 Belle Terre Blvd in LaPlace.

 

Festival Kick-Off and Poster Reveal for the 43rd Annual Andouille Festival

Festival Kick-Off and Poster Reveal for the 43rd Annual Andouille Festival

September 19, 2016 ~ The 43rd Annual Andouille Festival Presented by Marathon Petroleum Company, LP kick-off and poster reveal commenced on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 1:30p.m. in the St. John Community Center. Parish officials and Andouille festival organizers unveile

 

Big Wins for Louisiana in WRDA 2016

Big Wins for Louisiana in WRDA 2016

September 19, 2016 ~ WRDA 2016 will help improve flood control, water infrastructure development, and coastal hurricane protection throughout Louisiana.

 

Checks Dispersed to Local Businesses through Small Business Loan & Grant Program

Checks Dispersed to Local Businesses through Small Business Loan & Grant Program

September 15, 2016 ~ On Monday, September 14, 2016 five of the 14 small businesses eligible for the Hurricane Isaac Small Business Loan and Grant Program received their funding allocations during a check presentation at the Percy Hebert Building.

 

Council Authorizes Annual Bids and Approves Contracts for Juvenile Detention Services & Lidar Data

Council Authorizes Annual Bids and Approves Contracts for Juvenile Detention Services & Lidar Data

September 14, 2016 ~ Tuesday night's council meeting included approval of authorization to advertise for annual bids as well as construction of Phase II of a shoreline protection project. They also approved agreements for Juvenile Detention Services and a Lidar flyover.

 

Public input wanted on location of next Lake Pontchartrain artificial reef

Public input wanted on location of next Lake Pontchartrain artificial reef

September 7, 2016 ~ The 13th artificial reef in Lake Pontchartrain may go in the western part of the water body, just a little more than a mile from Frenier Landing. They've scheduled a public meeting Thursday (Sept. 8) at the East Bank Regional Library to get input.

 

 Upcoming Fairway Bridge Closure

Upcoming Fairway Bridge Closure

September 2, 2016 ~ The Fairway Drive bridge repair project is scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 6, 2016 and should be completed within 6 months.

 

 Funeral Services Announced for District Chief Spencer Chauvin

Funeral Services Announced for District Chief Spencer Chauvin

August 31, 2016 ~ Funeral arrangements for St. John hero District Chief Spencer Chauvin will be held this Thursday September 1, 2016 and held with full fire service honors.

 

Residents should continue monitoring Tropical Depression Nine

Residents should continue monitoring Tropical Depression Nine

August 30, 2016 ~ Tropical Depression Nine is expected to move Northwest toward the mid-gulf today, then north tonight, and curve Northeast Wednesday. However, uncertainties remain with the projected track, and residents must remain alert and prepared until the threat

 

Parish President Statement on Fire Department Accident Sunday

Parish President Statement on Fire Department Accident Sunday

August 28, 2016 ~ It is a sad day in St. John the Baptist Parish as we lost one of the bravest and most dedicated firefighters that I know. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, as well as to the families of the other 2 firefighters involved in the accident.

 

Residents Urged to Remain Prepared as Low-Pressure System Moves Toward Gulf of Mexico

Residents Urged to Remain Prepared as Low-Pressure System Moves Toward Gulf of Mexico

August 28, 2016 ~ The National Weather Service (NWS) and Parish Officials are continuing to actively investigate Tropical Depression 9 (formerly Invest 99L) – a low pressure system located just south of the lower Florida Keys moving westward toward the Gulf of Mexi

 

Residents Encouraged to Continue to Monitor Tropics & Prepare

Residents Encouraged to Continue to Monitor Tropics & Prepare

August 27, 2016 ~ Residents should continue reviewing hurricane preparedness information and finalizing game plans as officials actively monitor a low pressure system, Invest 99L, currently producing heavy rainfall near the coast of Cuba and the Bahamas.

 

Weather Alert: Invest 99L Remains Disorganized

Weather Alert: Invest 99L Remains Disorganized

August 26, 2016 ~ The National Weather Service continues to monitor a low-pressure system located in the Caribbean, Invest 99-L, for possible development into a tropical depression that could move into the Gulf of Mexico next week.

 

Residents Encouraged to Monitor Tropics & Make Preparations

Residents Encouraged to Monitor Tropics & Make Preparations

August 25, 2016 ~ Officials are in contact with the National Weather Service and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to actively monitor a low pressure system moving through the Bahamas, “Invest 99L.”

 

Flood Advisories Lifted for St. John Parish (Weather Update #22)

Flood Advisories Lifted for St. John Parish (Weather Update #22)

August 23, 2016 ~ The National Weather Service has lifted the Flood Advisory for St. John the Baptist Parish as water slowly drains from the Parish.

 

Flood Advisory Extended for St. John Parish (Weather Update #21)

Flood Advisory Extended for St. John Parish (Weather Update #21)

August 22, 2016 ~ The National Weather Service extended the non-life threatening Flood Advisory for southeastern parishes including St. John Parish until Tuesday, August 23 at 3 pm as water slowly retreats

 

Weather Update #20

Weather Update #20

August 22, 2016 ~ A persistent drop in river levels is expected and although the threat of backwater flooding remains, water is retreating throughout St. John and dropping in canals and lakes in our. Northern St. John Parish remains under a Flood Advisory until 3 pm

 

Weather Update #19

Weather Update #19

August 21, 2016 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish a non-life threatening Flood Advisory for St. John the Baptist Parish until Monday at 3 pm as backwater slowly drains from the area.

 

Flood Warning Lifted for St. John Parish (Weather Update #18)

Flood Warning Lifted for St. John Parish (Weather Update #18)

August 20, 2016 ~ The National Weather Service has lifted the Flood Warning for St. John the Baptist Parish and issued a non-life threatening Flood Advisory to remain in effect until Monday at 3 pm.

 

Weather Update #17

Weather Update #17

August 20, 2016 ~ Emergency Operations Center staff are aggressively monitoring water levels this morning and surveying the Parish for changes. It appears that flooding is receding and the gauges at Hwy 51, Woodland, Foxwood, Reserve, Garyville, Lake Maurepas and Lake

 

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