St. John the Baptist Parish Press Releases

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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.

 

Vote Saturday, November 21, 2015

Vote Saturday, November 21, 2015

November 20, 2015 ~ Residents are encouraged to vote in this Saturday’s, November 21st general election. Polling sites throughout the parish will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

St. John Features AMC TV Premier at Community Center

St. John Features AMC TV Premier at Community Center

November 19, 2015 ~ The Economic Development Department in partnership with the River Region Tourist Commission and Reserve Telecommunications hosted a screening for the premier of AMC’s Television Series, Into the Badlands and The Walking Dead.

 

St. John the Baptist Parish Auction

St. John the Baptist Parish Auction

November 18, 2015 ~ The St. John the Baptist Parish Council will publicly auction surplus vehicles, heavy equipment, office furniture, and other miscellaneous items on December 5, 2015 beginning at 10 a.m.

 

President Robottom and Congressmen Graves and Richmond Join Forces to Fight for Flood Protection

President Robottom and Congressmen Graves and Richmond Join Forces to Fight for Flood Protection

November 16, 2015 ~ In an effort to secure funding for the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Levee Project, Parish President Natalie Robottom participated in a Congressional Roundtable before the United States Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Friday morning.

 

In & Out Smart Repair Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting

In & Out Smart Repair Celebrates Grand Opening with Ribbon Cutting

November 12, 2015 ~ The new smart device repair store is located at 901 West Airline Hwy, Ste. A&B in LaPlace.

 

Much Needed Infrastructure Projects Approved as Substantially Complete

Much Needed Infrastructure Projects Approved as Substantially Complete

November 11, 2015 ~ Three infrastructure projects were presented to the council for approval of Certificates of Substantial Completion at last night’s Finance Committee Meeting. The LA 637 Waterline Relocation Project, the Airport Road Wastewater Collection Pump Stati

 

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