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St. James completes years-old sewer project, saves parish $800K

VACHERIE — In February 2020, St. James Parish received a sanction for two cycles of the Community Development ... Read more | Add your comment

Local chef Myra Brown has chance to win $50K; vote now online

RESERVE — There is still time to vote and get St. John the Baptist Parish resident Myra Edgar ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19 testing at Community Center discontinued; here’s where to get tested in St. John

LAPLACE — The Louisiana Department of Health and Ochsner will no longer administer free COVID-19 testing on Fridays ... Read more | Add your comment

ESJ student becomes 1st in district to earn UAV Pilot Certificate

RESERVE — East St. John junior Victor Nunez became the first student in the district to earn his ... Read more | Add your comment

LaPlace

Frank’s Last Ride

LAPLACE — Frank E. Fagot was a pillar of the community, the creator of the Andouille Festival and Pageant, owner of Allied Express and a ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brooke Robichaux.

Opinion

Coldest Mardi Gras reveals reasons to be thankful

We may have missed out on traditional Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras plans this year, but I felt fortunate to be not stuck at home, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brooke Robichaux.

Edgard

Parish President Hotard announces scholarship essay contest

St. John the Baptist Parish – Parish President Jaclyn Hotard announces scholarship essay contest for high school graduating seniors on overcoming the impacts of Covid-19. ... Read more

by Special to, Thursday, March 4, 2021 2:18 pm

News

Freeport-McMoRan receives Attorney General authorization to resolve coastal claims

BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has authorized an agreement to release Freeport-McMoRan Inc. from all claims for past impacts to the ... Read more

by Special to, Thursday, March 4, 2021 10:57 am

News

SJSO calls for service 03/03

Daily CFS Press Release Printed on March 4, 2021 CFS Date Time Incident # Location Street City State Nature of Call 100 Total: 1 3/3/21 ... Read more

by Special to, Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:22 am

News

Woman dies in Covington fire

ST. TAMMANY PARISH- State Fire Marshal (SFM) deputies are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding a house fire that claimed the life of a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:42 pm

Nation/World

DEA Warning: Scammers Impersonating Agents Are Stealing Identities, Money

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Drug Enforcement Administration is warning the public of a widespread fraud scheme in which telephone scammers impersonate DEA agents in an ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 9:18 am

Local

Louisiana State Police have upgraded the Level II Child Endangerment Alert to an Amber

Update: The children have been safely located. The Louisiana State Police have upgraded the Level II Child Endangerment Alert to an Amber Alert on behalf ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:30 am

News

SJSO calls for service 03/02

Daily CFS Press Release Printed on March 3, 2021 CFS Date Time Incident # Location Street City State Nature of Call 103D Total: 1 3/2/21 ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 7:24 am

Local

Level II Child Endangerment; 2 children missing from Ponchatoula

Update: The children have been safely located. Update: The Louisiana State Police have upgraded the Level II Child Endangerment Alert to an Amber Alert on ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:16 am

East St. John

Sophomore with 3 basketball offers achieves 1,000 points

RESERVE — After her freshman season at East St. John, Jasmine Matthews received offers to play college basketball from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

LaPlace

Enrollment open for Citizens Academy

LAPLACE — Community involvement plays a crucial role in fighting crime and developing relationships between citizens and law enforcement. To strengthen partnerships between police and ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

The Lord hears us when we call

We weren’t the only people who took advantage of warmer weather and headed to Storyland in New Orleans. Several other families watched their little ones ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Looking back on our progress in 2020

The first quarter of the year is the perfect time to reflect on the year passed while looking forward at the possibilities the new year ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

A Letter to the People of Louisiana To the People of Louisiana,

Everyone acknowledges how difficult this past year has been. Between the COVID-19 pandemic and hurricanes Laura and Delta, you have faced many challenges. As the ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

LaPlace

Flourish Model & Talent show comes to LaPlace Saturday

LAPLACE — Flourish Model & Talent Agency’s First Annual Show will present the community with an evening of singing, modeling and acting. The show will ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Valero commits $1 million to RPCC United Way Campus

BOUTTE— Valero committed $1 million to United Way’s Building Renovation Fund for a new state of the art community college campus in an on-going effort ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

LaPlace

Making a response on St. John cancer reporting program findings

LAPLACE – A project to verify the completeness of cancer incidence data in St. John the Baptist Parish found no reportable cancers that were not already ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Celebrate Read Across America at the library

In honor of the Read Across America program and Dr. Seuss’ birthday, St. John the Baptist Parish Libraries will host programs to celebrate throughout the ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

COVID-19

St. John COVID-19 cases drop in February

The number of COVID-19 infections in St. John Parish registered a sharp decline, with a total of 218 new cases in February compared to 532 ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

LaPlace

St. Charles Catholic celebrates Catholic Schools Week

LAPLACE — Every year, as the country celebrates Catholic Schools Week, St. Charles Catholic High gets specific about celebrating the individuals that make SCC such ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

News

Southern Sweethearts dance into American All-Star championship

  LAFAYETTE — Riverside Academy’s Southern Sweethearts Dance Team recently competed at the American All-Star 2021 Louisiana State Dance/Drill Team Championship at the University of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Local

Hospital names employees of the 4th Quarter

LUTCHER — St. James Parish Hospital is proud to announce the 2020 Employees of the Fourth Quarter, Glen Zeller, maintenance technician, and Lorain Landry, ER ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

The Serenity Prayer is a good start every day

Many years ago, while attending a 12-step peer support group to help me with my drinking problem, I was introduced to the Serenity Prayer. It ... Read more

by Harold Keller, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

Edgard

SJSO requests public’s help locating 17-year-old girl

LAPLACE — Detectives with the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Danielle Champion, 17, of LaPlace. Danielle is a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 9:12 pm

Crime

Former West Feliciana Sheriff’s Deputy arrested on child pornography charges

BATON ROUGE, LA – Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced the arrest of a now-former West Feliciana Parish sheriff’s deputy for internet crimes against children. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:55 pm

Local

Louisiana will move to Phase 3, statewide mask mandate will continue

BATON ROUGE — Following almost six weeks of improvements in Louisiana’s COVID case counts and a sustained decrease in COVID-related hospitalizations, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced ... Read more

by Special to, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:41 pm