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Water is now being restored to Reserve, Garyville & Mt. Airy

ST. JOHN PARISH – Utilities has completed the lengthy water line repairs, and water is slowly being restored to ... Read more | Add your comment

Body found in Reserve identified; SJSO requests help locating family or friends

RESERVE — A body found Thursday, Jan. 14 in Reserve has been officially identified as Matt Lucero, according ... Read more | Add your comment

Church fire began in attic, State Fire Marshal says

LAPLACE —The State Fire Marshal’s Office is continuing its investigation into what caused a fire at the unoccupied ... Read more | Add your comment

Born at only 22 weeks gestation, baby boy continues to hit milestones

LAPLACE — Natasha Williams of LaPlace was 22 weeks pregnant when her water broke the morning of her ... 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.

LaPlace

LaPlace man sentenced for falsifying documentation related to SBA Disaster Loan

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced today that Keith Craig (“Craig”), age 59, of LaPlace, Louisiana was sentenced on January 19, 2021 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 5:22 pm

LaPlace

Four indicted for violating the Federal Controlled Substances Act

Duvell London, Jr., a/k/a “Dookie,” a/k/a “Dukie,” a/k/a “Duke,” a/k/a “D,” age 40, of St. Rose, Karron Johnson, age 27, of LaPlace, Jeremy Levanda, a/k/a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 5:06 pm

Crime

SJSO arrest reports 1/15 to 1/18

This information is provided pursuant to the Public Records Act. Nothing contained herein is intended to imply or infer the guilt or wrongdoing of any ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:47 am

Local

US 61 Traffic Brief

Southbound US 61 (Airline Drive), between I-310 and Riverbend Drive, in St. Rose – reduced to one lane on Friday January 22, 2021 from 9 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 9:43 am

LaPlace

SJSO calls for service 01/19

Daily CFS Press Release Printed on January 20, 2021 CFS Date Time Incident # Location Street City State Nature of Call 100I Total: 1 1/19/21 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 6:05 am

Local

A Student’s Perspective: MLK’s words & actions inspired my generation

BY JADE J. AUGUST WEST ST. JOHN HIGH SCHOOL We are taught about Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream. He imagined a world where children would ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:06 am

LaPlace

Milesville Memorial Church celebrates MLK with day of service

LAPLACE — Bishop Ronald and First Lady Cherry Burl Frank of Milesville Memorial Church of God in Christ of LaPlace celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:04 am

Opinion

Asking questions can challenge us in the best way

“Where does the ocean end?” “Lolli, were you born before electricity?” “How do trains turn around?” “Who decided which words are the bad ones?” “What ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:57 am

LaPlace

SCC announces Amitie Scholarship winners

LAPLACE – St. Charles Catholic has always been a place where students learn about integrity, human dignity and spiritual strength, and SCC’s partnership with Amitie ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:55 am

LaPlace

Where every day is Black Friday DoorBuster Deals opens Friday in LaPlace

LAPLACE — Extraordinarily low prices on must-have items make every day feel like Black Friday at DoorBuster Deals. The new LaPlace store will have its ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:52 am

Sports

Benefits of Yoga

LAPLACE–One of the many classes and seminars St. John the Baptist Parish Parks and Recreations commonly offers is yoga, which has several benefits. Health-conscious individuals ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:44 am

Local

Arq announces innovative fuel facility for St. Rose

ST. ROSE — Governor John Bel Edwards and Arq CEO Julian McIntyre recently announced Arq will develop an industrial facility in St. Rose. The site ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:00 am

LaPlace

Malou’s Southern Eatery food truck continues family tradition

LAPLACE — Martin “Malou” Lee Sr. was known from Baton Rouge to New Orleans and beyond for his delicious boiled seafood. Malou passed away in ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:00 am

Garyville

DeShanna Batiste named principal at Garyville Magnet

GARYVILLE — Mrs. DeShanna Batiste has been named principal at Garyville-Mt. Airy Math and Science Magnet School. Batiste comes to GMMS from East St. John ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

It’s a great time to grow potatoes  

I remember following my grandfather around his vegetable garden when I was young, every chance I had. “Pappy” let us grandkids pick beans, tomatoes and every ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:00 am

LaPlace

Geaux Chevrolet opens under new ownership

LAPLACE — Under new ownership and management at 2020 W. Airline Highway in LaPlace, Geaux Chevrolet (formerly Rainbow) is dedicated to taking care of employees, ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Local bank can help with PPP loans

First National Bank USA is here to help you apply for Small Business Administration PPP loans. The local bank helped hundreds of businesses obtain forgivable PPP loans ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:00 am

LaPlace

Stats show crime reduction in St. John for 2020

LAPLACE — Major crime reported in St. John the Baptist Parish in 2020 decreased by 11 percent from the previous year, annual crime statistics collected ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:00 am

Garyville

Boil Water Advisory Lifted: Reserve, Garyville & Mt. Airy

St. John the Baptist Parish – The Boil Water Advisory is lifted for Reserve, Garyville & Mt. Airy. You may resume normal water use. Thank you ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:17 am

LaPlace

SJSO calls for service 01/18

Daily CFS Press Release Printed on January 19, 2021 CFS Date Time Incident # Location Street City State Nature of Call 103D Total: 1 1/18/21 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 7:26 am

COVID-19

Gem Drugs added as COVID vaccine location

St. John the Baptist Parish – Today, the Louisiana Department of Health added Gem Drugs as an additional vaccine location in St. John the Baptist ... Read more

by Special to, Monday, January 18, 2021 5:03 pm

News

Two teenagers killed in Caldwell Parish boating accident

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) enforcement agents are investigating a double boating fatality that occurred in Caldwell Parish on Saturday, Jan. 16. The ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, January 18, 2021 3:44 pm

LaPlace

SJSO arrest reports 1/14

The Information Is Provided Pursuant To The Public Records Act. Nothing Contained Herein Is Intended To Imply Or Infer The Guilt Or Wrongdoing Of Any ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, January 18, 2021 10:03 am

Garyville

Water outage update for Reserve, Garyville & Mt. Airy

ST. JOHN PARISH — Crews continue to work to make water line repairs and restore water as quickly as possible in Reserve, Garyville & Mt. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, January 18, 2021 7:28 am

Garyville

Parish issues water outage alert for parts of St. John

Water Outage Message – Reserve, Garyville  and Mt. Airy Beginning at 11 p.m. tonight, Utilities will administer emergency water line repairs. As a result, a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, January 17, 2021 5:42 pm