St. John the Baptist Parish Press Releases

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STEM St. John Workshop Teaches Hydraulics to Parish Youth

STEM St. John Workshop Teaches Hydraulics to Parish Youth

July 19, 2017 ~ The St. John the Baptist Parish Grants Department recently hosted their second STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math) St. John Workshop at REGALA gym in Reserve.

 

St. John Joins Neighboring Parishes to Honor Senior Volunteers

St. John Joins Neighboring Parishes to Honor Senior Volunteers

July 18, 2017 ~ Parish President Robottom recently joined St. Charles Parish President Larry Cochran to honor and commemorate the hard work and service of more than 200 volunteers.

 

Renovations completed for the Roland Borne Sr. Library

Renovations completed for the Roland Borne Sr. Library

July 17, 2017 ~ After months of construction, Parish President Natalie Robottom joined library staff for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Roland Borne Sr., Memorial Library in Edgard

 

Vote for $10,000 chili: Spencer Chauvin-inspired recipe cooks into national ‘Top 10’

Vote for $10,000 chili: Spencer Chauvin-inspired recipe cooks into national ‘Top 10’

July 12, 2017 ~ Fans can vote after registering at hormelfirehousechilicontest.prizelogic.com.Voting ends July 21.

 

Free St. John pool lessons save lives; adult classes next

Free St. John pool lessons save lives; adult classes next

July 12, 2017 ~ Adult classes will be held at 5:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Monday through July 21 at the Regala Park Pool on Regala Park Road in Reserve. The class is free and open to the public.

 

Vendor Applications now open for Annual Andouille Festival Scheduled Oct. 13-15

Vendor Applications now open for Annual Andouille Festival Scheduled Oct. 13-15

July 6, 2017 ~ The 44th Annual St. John the Baptist Parish Andouille Festival will be held Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15, 2017 featuring music, good times and great food.

 

St. John Hosts Popular Independence Day Events

St. John Hosts Popular Independence Day Events

July 6, 2017 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom and the Parish Council recently hosted the 12th Annual Veterans Luncheon and the 17th Annual Independence Day Celebration.

 

Baumer Foods Inc. of Reserve Receives Business Award

Baumer Foods Inc. of Reserve Receives Business Award

July 5, 2017 ~ Baumer Foods INC, of Reserve, was recently awarded the Lantern Award for the Bayou Region as presented by Louisiana Economic Development (LED).

 

Delta Regional Authority, Military Team Up to Provide No-Cost Medical Services in St. John Parish

Delta Regional Authority, Military Team Up to Provide No-Cost Medical Services in St. John Parish

July 5, 2017 ~ Residents will have the opportunity to receive no-cost medical, dental and eye screenings from July 12-22.

 

Residents Encouraged to Take Precautions Against Mosquitoes

Residents Encouraged to Take Precautions Against Mosquitoes

June 30, 2017 ~ St. John Mosquito Control has detected positive cases of the West Nile Virus in St. John the Baptist Parish, in the Edgard area (Zone 80) and in the Wallace area (Zone 90).

 

Robottom Requests Approval of Agreements to Improve Water Services and Assist Small Businesses

Robottom Requests Approval of Agreements to Improve Water Services and Assist Small Businesses

June 27, 2017 ~ President Robottom moved action items forward to replace aging infrastructure and help the business community at the recent Council Meeting.

 

Sylvia Taylor Opens Law Office in LaPlace

Sylvia Taylor Opens Law Office in LaPlace

June 26, 2017 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom, Economic Development Director Jerry Jones and other Administrative staff and Councilmen Snyder, Madere and Sorapuru joined Judge Sylvia Taylor for a ribbon cutting ceremony for her new private law practice

 

ST. JOHN PARISH FORMS CULTURAL DISTRICT COALITION

ST. JOHN PARISH FORMS CULTURAL DISTRICT COALITION

June 19, 2017 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish announced the establishment of a Cultural District Coalition: a new community partnership aimed at spurring revitalization of the Parish's historic and culturally significant areas.

 

ST. JOHN PARISH ANNOUNCES CODE ENFORCEMENT SWEEP OF EAST BANK AREA ON MONDAY, JUNE 19th

ST. JOHN PARISH ANNOUNCES CODE ENFORCEMENT SWEEP OF EAST BANK AREA ON MONDAY, JUNE 19th

June 16, 2017 ~ St. John the Baptist Parish announced it will conduct the first in a series of code enforcement sweeps of the east bank of the parish that aim to respond to property violations and improve quality of life of all residents.

 

Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites Breaks Ground in St. John

Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites Breaks Ground in St. John

June 15, 2017 ~ The Fairfield Inn & Suites Laplace, owned by Marriott, will have 94 rooms, which includes approximately 23 suites. The hotel will also have an outdoor pool, fitness center, sun dry shop, and meeting room.

 

Officials and Residents Commemorate Grand Opening of Hemlock Fire Station

Officials and Residents Commemorate Grand Opening of Hemlock Fire Station

June 15, 2017 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom and members of her Administration for the Hemlock Fire Station #51 “E.L. Fagot Memorial Station” in LaPlace.

 

Photos Requested for Independence Day Video Tribute

Photos Requested for Independence Day Video Tribute

June 14, 2017 ~ St. John has honored its local military members in the past by showing a video adorned with pictures of fallen service members.

 

URGENT CALL TO ACTION: Contact your Congressman/Senator to Fund the Westshore Levee Project

URGENT CALL TO ACTION: Contact your Congressman/Senator to Fund the Westshore Levee Project

June 7, 2017 ~ Parish President Natalie Robottom is calling on residents and business owners for assistance in contacting our federal delegation to begin funding the Westshore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Risk Reduction Project.

 

Weather Event Confirmed in St. John Parish

Weather Event Confirmed in St. John Parish

June 4, 2017 ~ Within two hours on highly saturated grounds Saturday, the National Weather Service confirms that more than 4 inches of rainfall was recorded in LaPlace.

 

St. John Firefighters Win State Competition for Fourth Year in a Row

St. John Firefighters Win State Competition for Fourth Year in a Row

June 2, 2017 ~ Members of the St. John Parish Office of Fire Services recently placed first in the Louisiana State Firemen’s Association Competitive Drills competition for the fourth year in a row.

 

St. John FastTrac Program Continues to Train Entrepreneurs

St. John FastTrac Program Continues to Train Entrepreneurs

June 2, 2017 ~ Approximately, twenty residents recently graduated from the FastTrac Entrepreneurial Training Program offered through the St. John Business Training Center at the River Parish Community College Reserve.

 

Hurricane Season Begins June 1st

Hurricane Season Begins June 1st

June 1, 2017 ~ Parish President Robottom joined Governor John Bel Edwards to kick off Hurricane Season in New Orleans. Residents are encouraged to get prepared now!

 

Summer Food Service Program Begins June 5

Summer Food Service Program Begins June 5

June 1, 2017 ~ The Health and Human Services Summer Food Service Program will offer free nutritious meals to children during the summer beginning June 5 and ending July 13 at East and West Bank schools in the parish.

 

Public Invited to Dedicate St. John Dog Park - Rescheduled for June 24th

Public Invited to Dedicate St. John Dog Park - Rescheduled for June 24th

May 30, 2017 ~ Public Invited to Dedicate St. John Dog Park - Rescheduled for June 24th

 

Approval Granted for Mass notification System & Mosquito Control Contracts and Acceptance of Mississippi River Trail - Phase III

Approval Granted for Mass notification System & Mosquito Control Contracts and Acceptance of Mississippi River Trail - Phase III

May 23, 2017 ~ Most of the business proposed by Parish President Natalie Robottom occurred during the Finance Committee meeting as approval was obtained for several critical agreements to better serve residents.

 

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