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West Bank gets its 1st Pumpkin Patch this weekend

EDGARD — The first ever Borne Homestead Pumpkin Patch will bring joy, laughter and fall family fun to ... Read more | Add your comment

New Rising Star cemetery underway on historic grounds

LAPLACE — Rising Star Baptist Church acquired five acres of land for the construction of a new cemetery ... Read more | Add your comment

St. John Industrial Group Shares 2019 emission data, supports local restaurants

LAPLACE — St. John Industrial Group updated its plans for sharing emission data in 2020, primarily due to ... Read more | Add your comment

Destrehan man part of duo charged with bank fraud & money laundering

NEW ORLEANS – Destrehan resident Duane A. Dufrene, 53, was part of a duo indicted on Oct. 16 ... Read more | Add your comment

Letters to the Editor

Does the state owe you money?

Editor: Readers of your newspaper will find extra value in reading your paper Wednesday, Oct. 21 when the Louisiana Department of Treasury publishes the names ... Read more | Add your comment

by Special to.

Lifestyle

Reserve woman becomes a co-host for the Black Girls in Media podcast

RESERVE–Raykael Morris ended 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Louisiana State University in her hand and the dream of hosting a national ... Read more | Add your comment

by Ronny Michel.

Friday Night Fever

Larvadain burns bright with 6 touchdowns against Southern Lab

RESERVE — “It’s been a long time coming for me as a head coach,” Kevin Dizer said moments after Riverside Academy snagged a 41-26 win ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Saturday, October 24, 2020 8:28 am

Friday Night Fever

Wildcats rule the Bulldogs’ pound another year

LUTCHER — The longstanding rivalry between the St. James Wildcats and the Lutcher Bulldogs culminated in what was without a doubt a high-strung game Friday ... Read more

by Tara Williams, Saturday, October 24, 2020 8:17 am

Local

House seeking to end governor’s emergency proclaimation

BATON ROUGE, LA – Four weeks ago the Louisiana Legislature called itself into a special session for only the second time in Louisiana history. This decision was not ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, October 24, 2020 7:55 am

Edgard

Lower energy bills: Weatherization services available to St. John residents

LAPLACE — St. John the Baptist Parish residents may be eligible for weatherization services to improve heating and cooling efficiency and reduce energy costs. This ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, October 24, 2020 12:06 am

Local

Ferry disaster remembered 44 years later

LULING — This week marked the 44th anniversary of the tragic Luling-Destrehan Ferry Disaster, remembered as the deadliest ferry disaster in the history of the ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, October 24, 2020 12:03 am

Columnists

Keller: Self-discipline is key to a prosperous life

Parents will say that they are happy their child is in athletics or in the military and pleased about a school with a strong and ... Read more

by Harold Keller, Saturday, October 24, 2020 12:03 am

Columnists

Clifton: Sweet Potatoes pack health benefits

Did you know that sweet potatoes are a major health superpower vegetable? You can cook the sweet potato different ways such as mashing, baking, roasting ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, October 24, 2020 12:02 am

LaPlace

AOL Council gets 4-Star Award

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by Special to, Saturday, October 24, 2020 12:02 am

Edgard

Office of Motor Vehicles adds online duplicate license request

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles announced that citizens needing replacement driver’s license or identification card credentials can now make their requests online, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, October 24, 2020 12:02 am

Editorials

16 Myers-Briggs Leadership Types (Part 1)

One strong tool to uncover leadership tendencies and understanding strengths and weaknesses associated with personality traits is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. First published in 1962, the ... Read more

by Special to, Saturday, October 24, 2020 12:01 am

Crime

Four Juveniles Arrested for School Burglary

Four male juveniles, ages 10, 12, 14, and 15, from Reserve were arrested in connection to a burglary of Riverside Academy in Reserve. On October ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, October 23, 2020 4:37 pm

LaPlace

Unclaimed property list

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY NOTICE OF NAMES OF PERSONS APPEARING TO BE OWNERS OF ABANDONED OR UNCLAIMED PROPERTY IN ST JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH ... Read more

by Special to, Thursday, October 22, 2020 10:00 am

Edgard

Jeff Perilloux sentenced to 14 years

EDGARD — Former St. John the Baptist Parish Division B Judge Jeff Perilloux was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Monday, Oct. 19 for ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:10 am

Edgard

List of locals owed money in paper today

LAPLACE — In today’s paper, starting on Page 8B, readers will find a list of St. John the Baptist Parish residents owed money by the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:09 am

East St. John

The E holds off Hahnville in pride fashion

RESERVE — The Hahnville Tigers were totally taken aback with the East St. John Wildcats last Friday as the showdown of the big cats ended ... Read more

by Tara Williams, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:09 am

LaPlace

5 LaPlace residents charged with firearm & drug conspiracy charges

NEW ORLEANS — U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced this week that a federal grand jury returned a nine-count indictment against five LaPlace residents on ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:08 am

Edgard

St. John Public School District to bring more students back into schools

RESERVE — The St. John the Baptist Parish Public School District will utilize a phased-in approach to bringing more students back into its schools under ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:08 am

Edgard

St. John Parish Political Forum proves insightful

LAPLACE—With an upcoming election swiftly approaching, the Choice International Ministries hosted a Political Forum for the purpose of introducing the local candidates and allowing them ... Read more

by Tara Williams, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:07 am

Local

St. James Parish Hospital receives 2020 Safety Star Award

LAPLACE — St. James Parish Hospital was recently named one of three 2020 Safety Star Award recipients by the Louisiana Hospital Association Trust Funds. The ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:05 am

Sports

Annual breast cancer awareness race goes virtual

NEW ORLEANS — Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and MORE THAN PINK Walk events will be held virtually in 2020 amid coronavirus safety ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:02 am

Columnists

St. James Parish Hospital: Proud to be age-friendly

According to the United States Census Bureau, the US population aged 65 and over is expected to nearly double over the next 30 years. These ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:01 am

Columnists

God looks at the content of your heart

A few months ago, on a Monday morning, I told Jeanne my plans were to buy a summer suit. She decided to come with me ... Read more

by Harold Keller, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:01 am

Columnists

On the Chamber Front…

The River Region Chamber of Commerce recently conducted a unique event called “Falling Back into Business”. This was a four-day ribbon-cutting sprint, over the course ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:01 am

Education

School Board recognizes nurses

The St. John the Baptist Parish School Board recognized its nurses during its Oct. 16 meeting for all they have done to keep the district’s ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:00 am

Education

Brandon Butler honored by School Board

Brandon Butler, a second-grader at Fifth Ward Elementary School, was the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board’s Celebrate a Scholar at its Oct. 15 ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:00 am