St. John the Baptist Parish Press Releases

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RESTORE Council awards $14.2 million grant for Gulf-wide Restoration to Louisiana for River Reintroduction Project

RESTORE Council awards $14.2 million grant for Gulf-wide Restoration to Louisiana for River Reintroduction Project

October 19, 2017 ~ This project is one of seven projects the RESTORE Council has selected for funding under its Initial Funded Priorities List that will directly benefit Louisiana.

 

Tonnage titans - top 20 ports by annual cargo throughput

Tonnage titans - top 20 ports by annual cargo throughput

October 19, 2017 ~ Port of South Louisiana Makes Prestigious List

 

44th Annual Andouille Festival Brings Community Together

44th Annual Andouille Festival Brings Community Together

October 19, 2017 ~ The 44th Annual Andouille Festival welcomed more than 20,000 guests over the three-day weekend.

 

Councilman Madere to Host District III Town Hall Meeting

Councilman Madere to Host District III Town Hall Meeting

October 16, 2017 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish District III Councilman Lennix Madere will host a town hall meeting for residents of Council District III, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 6pm-7pm at Our Lady of Grace School.

 

The 44th Annual Andouille Festival Announces $1 Night to Benefit Hurricane Relief

The 44th Annual Andouille Festival Announces $1 Night to Benefit Hurricane Relief

October 12, 2017 ~ Friday, Oct. 13 is $1 Night. On $1 Night, adult entry is $1 with the donation of a non-perishable food item. Additionally, all rides and select concessions are $1.

 

  The 44th Annual Andouille Festival Announces Weekend Events Line-Up

The 44th Annual Andouille Festival Announces Weekend Events Line-Up

October 4, 2017 ~ Festival events include a cook-off, second line, eating contest, run and more.

 

Hwy 51 Park Closed for Andouille Festival

Hwy 51 Park Closed for Andouille Festival

October 4, 2017 ~ The Thomas F. Daley Memorial (Highway 51) Park will be closed to all foot and vehicular traffic beginning Friday, October 6 at 7:00 a.m.

 

The 44th Annual Andouille Festival Announces Music and Food Line-Up

The 44th Annual Andouille Festival Announces Music and Food Line-Up

October 4, 2017 ~ The 44th Annual Andouille Festival presented by Marathon Petroleum Company, LP announced the 27 food vendors, 23 craft vendors and more than 10 entertainers selected to participate in this year’s festival.

 

Residents Advised to Protect Against Mosquitos

Residents Advised to Protect Against Mosquitos

October 2, 2017 ~ St. John Mosquito Control has detected positive cases of the West Nile Virus recently in Reserve and Edgard.

 

Unsettled Weather Possible

Unsettled Weather Possible

September 29, 2017 ~ The greatest impacts are expected Monday and into Tuesday.

 

ELECTION REMINDER: Early Voting Opens Saturday, September 30, 2017

ELECTION REMINDER: Early Voting Opens Saturday, September 30, 2017

September 29, 2017 ~ Residents are reminded that early voting for the October 14 general election will take place from September 30 through October 7, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Donation Drive for Hurricane Devastated Puerto Rico

Donation Drive for Hurricane Devastated Puerto Rico

September 28, 2017 ~ Due to the islands lack of a normal supply chain, women, children and infants are in dire need of diapers, baby formula, baby bottles and appropriate nipples, as well as baby wipes and feminine care products.

 

St. John Crowns New Royalty

St. John Crowns New Royalty

September 27, 2017 ~ Janet Nelson, the 2016 Miss Andouille Queen, crowned Laeh Alexander as the 2017 Queen. Teen Andouille Queen, Kash’mir Foley relinquished her title to Patience Pray for 2017.

 

Kick-Off and Poster Reveal for the 44th Annual Andouille Festival

Kick-Off and Poster Reveal for the 44th Annual Andouille Festival

September 21, 2017 ~ Parish officials and Andouille festival organizers unveiled the official 44th Annual Andouille Festival Poster.

 

Andouille Festival Pageant Deadline

Andouille Festival Pageant Deadline

September 18, 2017 ~ The deadline to register for the upcoming Andouille Pageant is today, Monday, September 18 at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is, “Planes, Trains, Automobiles & Heels.”

 

LaPlace Responds to West Nile Sting

LaPlace Responds to West Nile Sting

September 12, 2017 ~ The West Nile virus was not detected during follow-up trapping and testing.

 

Residents Encouraged to Take Precautions Against Mosquitoes

Residents Encouraged to Take Precautions Against Mosquitoes

September 5, 2017 ~ St. John Mosquito Control has detected positive cases of the West Nile Virus in Laplace.

 

Belle Terre Blvd. Construction Update

Belle Terre Blvd. Construction Update

August 16, 2017 ~ DOTD officials are working closely with the contractor and private utility company to relocate the line by September 4, 2017 at the latest so that construction may resume.

 

Pin Oak Terminals Cuts Long Awaited Ribbon

Pin Oak Terminals Cuts Long Awaited Ribbon

August 14, 2017 ~ Pin Oak Terminals’ executives, along with Governor John Bel Edwards, Paul Aucoin, Parish President Natalie Robottom, St. John Parish Council, Sheriff Michael Tregre and other Government officials, employees, along with many supporters, cut the rib

 

Ochsner Opens New Ochsner Medical Complex – River Parishes

Ochsner Opens New Ochsner Medical Complex – River Parishes

August 9, 2017 ~ The new 20,000 square foot medical complex is open, housing a 24-hour, 7-days a week emergency department accommodating 13 private beds, and onsite laboratory and radiology services using the latest technologies.

 

Officials Celebrate Trail Projects in Reserve and Garyville

Officials Celebrate Trail Projects in Reserve and Garyville

August 9, 2017 ~ In an effort to continue enhancing the quality of life in St. John the Baptist Parish, Parish President Natalie Robottom, Council Members Larry Snyder and Julia Remondet, staff and community members recently celebrated the completion of the Garyvill

 

The Jambalaya Shoppe Opens in LaPlace

The Jambalaya Shoppe Opens in LaPlace

August 3, 2017 ~ The owners are officially open for business at 150 Belle Terre Blvd in LaPlace.

 

 St. John Swim Program Teaches Hundreds Life-Saving Skills

St. John Swim Program Teaches Hundreds Life-Saving Skills

August 2, 2017 ~ This could not be possible without devoted swim instructors, including St. John’s own lifeguards. The young men and women that spend each summer monitoring Parish pools have no easy task.

 

Military Health Program Assists Residents

Military Health Program Assists Residents

July 31, 2017 ~ The civil-military program offered general medical, dental and optometry services at no cost and no insurance in mid-July. Overall, there were more than 1,000 patients served and 3,666 procedures performed.

 

Parish Services Shored Up During Recent Finance Meeting

Parish Services Shored Up During Recent Finance Meeting

July 26, 2017 ~ At Tuesday's Finance Committee Meeting, authorization was granted to move forward with contracts to improve basic services and provide better service and quality of life to residents.

 

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