St. John the Baptist Parish Press Releases

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Glamorous Factory Celebrates Grand Opening

Glamorous Factory Celebrates Grand Opening

February 5, 2016 ~ The Glamorous Factory is located at 3025 Hwy 51, Suite B in LaPlace and is a one stop shop for beauty services.

 

Towahpahsah and Krewe Du Monde Parades Roll February 6 and 7

Towahpahsah and Krewe Du Monde Parades Roll February 6 and 7

February 2, 2016 ~ The Towahpahsah Parade will begin at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, February 6 and the Krewe Du Monde Parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. Sunday, February 7.

 

Robottom & Council Invest Dollars into Infrastructure Improvements

Robottom & Council Invest Dollars into Infrastructure Improvements

January 27, 2016 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom and the St. John Council continue to invest in upgrades to Parish infrastructure with a priority on road, sidewalk and drainage improvements.

 

Mississippi River Levee Notification 3

Mississippi River Levee Notification 3

January 26, 2016 ~ Staff from the Parish President’s Office and the Office of Emergency Preparedness are in daily communications with the U.S. Corps of Engineers, the Pontchartrain Levee District, and the Lafourche Basin Levee District monitoring river levels.

 

St. John Parish Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

St. John Parish Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 20, 2016 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom, her Administrative Staff, Council Members Jaclyn Hotard, Julia Remondet, Buddy Boe, Lennix Madere, Larry Sorapuru and Kurt Becnel paid tribute to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday.

 

St. John Clearing Path for Bicyclists

St. John Clearing Path for Bicyclists

January 20, 2016 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom, Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller and former Tangipahoa Parish President Gordon Burgess celebrate the beginning of work on the Manchac Greenway Project between LaPlace and Pontchatoula

 

Robottom, Council and Administrative Team Strike New Beginning

Robottom, Council and Administrative Team Strike New Beginning

January 15, 2016 ~ For the first time in Parish history, Parish President Natalie Robottom was sworn in for a third consecutive time giving her the opportunity to serve ten years in the position.

 

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

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

January 14, 2016 ~ St. John the Baptist residents are invited to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at events being held throughout the Parish on Monday, January 18, 2016.

 

Mississippi River Levee Notification 2

Mississippi River Levee Notification 2

January 8, 2016 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom declared a State of Emergency for St. John the Baptist Parish. The declaration is precautionary, but allows parish officials the ability to access all necessary resources available, should they be needed.

 

Mississippi River Levee Notification 1

Mississippi River Levee Notification 1

January 5, 2016 ~ The St. John the Baptist Parish Public Safety Department is currently working closely with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Pontchartrain Levee District (PLD), the Lafourche Basin Levee District, and the Governor’s Office of Homel

 

Shop Local Trivia Winners

Shop Local Trivia Winners

December 30, 2015 ~ To claim your prize, winners listed above should bring proper identification to the Parish President’s Office, located in the Percy Hebert Building, at 1801 W. Airline Hwy, in LaPlace. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Last Council Meeting of 2015 Sets the Agenda for 2016

Last Council Meeting of 2015 Sets the Agenda for 2016

December 23, 2015 ~ At the last scheduled council meeting of 2015, the Parish Council approved the 2016 budget, contracts that address transportation services, grant management, drainage, as well as an annual bid for pumps.

 

Krystal Burger Celebrates Grand Opening in LaPlace

Krystal Burger Celebrates Grand Opening in LaPlace

December 22, 2015 ~ The 83-year-old company is known for its small, square hamburger sliders with steamed-in onions.The new store is located at 143 Belle Terre Blvd. in LaPlace.

 

Residents Reminded of Restrictions Due to High Mississippi River Water Levels

Residents Reminded of Restrictions Due to High Mississippi River Water Levels

December 21, 2015 ~ Water levels in the Mississippi River have increased above 12 feet at the Carrollton gauge located in New Orleans. Although forecasters predict the Mississippi River Levels to decrease over the next few days, St. John Parish and the Pontchartrain Lev

 

Elected Officials and Parish Employees Team Up for Christmas Project

Elected Officials and Parish Employees Team Up for Christmas Project

December 18, 2015 ~ In the spirit of giving, St. John the Baptist Parish President Natalie Robottom, parish employees, Councilman Lucien Gauff, Councilman Marvin Perrilloux, and Councilwoman Jaclyn Hotard and two of her classes at Riverside Academy assembled thirty-six

 

St. John Biddy Basketball Season Kicks off at REGALA Gym

St. John Biddy Basketball Season Kicks off at REGALA Gym

December 11, 2015 ~ Recreation Director, Kerry Watkins, and the Department of Parks & Recreation kicked off the 2015-2016 basketball season at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, December 5, 2015 at REGALA Gymnasium in Reserve.

 

St. John Night with the Pelicans

St. John Night with the Pelicans

December 11, 2015 ~ St. John residents and youth are invited to watch the New Orleans Pelicans to take flight against the Sacrament Kings on Thursday, January 28 at the Smoothie King Center. Tip-off will take place at 7:00 p.m.

 

Innovative Approaches Counseling Center Celebrates Opening

Innovative Approaches Counseling Center Celebrates Opening

December 10, 2015 ~ Parish officials and Economic Development Committee Secretary Eliza Eugene, River Region Chamber of Commerce representatives and a host of family members joined owners/therapists Nyoki Casey Brown and Candice Sorapuru for the grand opening of Innova

 

Council Authorizes Initiation and Substantial Completion of Parish Projects

Council Authorizes Initiation and Substantial Completion of Parish Projects

December 9, 2015 ~ During Tuesday’s Finance Meeting, Parish President Natalie Robottom requested and received authorization to move forward with an annual contract for 2016 and other business items related to new and ongoing construction projects.

 

Acadiana Cinemas to Renovate LaPlace Movie Theatre

Acadiana Cinemas to Renovate LaPlace Movie Theatre

December 3, 2015 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom and the Bruno Brothers are pleased to announce the eminent reopening of the movie theatre in the Riverlands Shopping Center.

 

18 Local Business Owners Join Elite Group of FastTrac Graduates

18 Local Business Owners Join Elite Group of FastTrac Graduates

December 1, 2015 ~ On Thursday, November 19th, eighteen business owners graduated from the fall 2015 Kauffman Foundation FastTrac Entrepreneurial Training Program.

 

Robottom Gains Council Approval for Multiple Parish Contracts at Finance Meeting

Robottom Gains Council Approval for Multiple Parish Contracts at Finance Meeting

November 30, 2015 ~ At Tuesday night's Finance Committee meeting, the Parish Council approved several annual contracts for 2016 at the request of Parish President Robottom.

 

Small Business Saturday: Shop Local, Shop St. John

Small Business Saturday: Shop Local, Shop St. John

November 28, 2015 ~ The St. John the Baptist Parish Economic Development Department is launching the annual Shop Local, Shop St. John campaign for the 2015 holiday season in an effort to promote locally-owned and operated businesses.

 

Thanksgiving Day Garbage Collection Notice

Thanksgiving Day Garbage Collection Notice

November 24, 2015 ~ Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, there will be no garbage collection on Thursday, November 26, 2015.Collection will resume on Friday, November 27.

 

Robottom & Staff Donate Canned Goods to Local Food Pantry

Robottom & Staff Donate Canned Goods to Local Food Pantry

November 23, 2015 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom and her administration recently delivered over 880 lbs. of canned goods to the St. John Ministry of Care to assist those in need this Thanksgiving.

 

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