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SBA to open Business Recovery Center in LaPlace to help businesses impacted by Hurricane Ida

LAPLACE — The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center today announced the opening ... Read more | Add your comment

Catastrophe can’t stop us: Actress/singer Andra Day collaborates with Councilwoman Duhe-Griffin & community groups for hurricane relief

LAPLACE — Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and actress Andra Day reached out to St. John the Baptist Parish ... Read more | Add your comment

Comcast releases new restoration dates for LaPlace neighborhoods

LAPLACE — Comcast has been working around the clock to support restoration efforts since Hurricane Ida devastated LaPlace. ... Read more | Add your comment

Operation Photo Rescue: Free image retouching offered to those who had family photographs damaged during Hurricane Ida

LAPLACE — Community members who had family photographs damaged during Hurricane Ida have access to free image copying ... Read more | Add your comment

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Planning & Zoning assisting with permits for Hurricane Ida recovery

LAPLACE — The St. John Parish Department of Planning and Zoning is here to assist residents through the recovery process. If you are making repairs ... Read more | Add your comment

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Parish working to correct issues with residential garbage collection

LAPLACE — St. John the Baptist Parish officials recognize that current conditions in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida have created issues with residential garbage collection. ... Read more | Add your comment

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Food & supply distributions planned for Thursday in St. John Parish

RESERVE — Cargill, Blessed to Be a Blessing and other community groups are coming together to serve 400 hot lunches to members of the community. ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 9:41 am

LaPlace

Hotard facilitates partnership with Metro &Waste Pro forgarbagecollection

LAPLACE —In response to mountinggarbage, St. John the Baptist Parish President Hotard facilitated apartnership between Metro and Waste Pro.TenWaste Pro trucks are out Parishwide servicing ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Ask Rusty – Will retiring early from work affect my social Security?

  Dear Rusty: I stopped working at age 55, well before my full retirement age of 66 years and 10 months. I had over 35 years ... Read more

by Special to, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

What sounds do your memories make?

Ssshhh… can you hear it? Basketballs bouncing in the driveway. Giggles and screams and a blur of children running across the front lawn. Coos from ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:00 am

LaPlace

Home health nurse puts patients first while dealing with devastation from Hurricane Ida

LAPLACE — Registered nurse Desiree Dillon’s home was severely damaged during the wrath of Hurricane Ida. Yet, she has continued providing home health care to ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Trip to help after Hurricane Ida reminds of state’s resiliency

Folks from the South know all about our customary hospitality. But in a part of the country all-too-familiar with natural disasters and destruction, Louisiana, the ... Read more

by Natalie Anderson, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

Life is but a vapor, but we believe the best is yet to come

On Tuesday, September 21, I celebrated my 87th birthday. I’ve lived approximately 10 years above my life expectancy. My dad died in 1955 at age ... Read more

by Harold Keller, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 12:00 am

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St. Charles Parish Schools announce tentative school reopening timelines

LULING — In a letter to St. Charles Parish Public School families, Superintendent Dr. Ken Oertling said a phased approach will be used for the ... Read more

by Special to, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 2:31 pm

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Louisiana We Are Strong Relief Team distributes meals, supplies in hard-hit Cambridge subdivision

LAPLACE — Volunteers with the “Louisiana We Are Strong Relief Team” showed resilience in the face of adversity Sunday afternoon during a distribution event at ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 2:09 pm

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NOLA-Creations, Louisiana Fish Fry and Faith Mission partner to provide Hurricane Ida Relief

LAPLACE — NOLA-Creation, Louisiana Fish Fry and Faith Mission Brenham will be hosting a Hurricane Ida Relief Event for some of the hardest hit areas ... Read more

by Special to, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 1:21 pm

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DOTD announces lane closure for I-10 in New Orleans following fire

St. Charles Parish – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that the eastbound left lane on the I-10 Bonnet Carre Spillway Bridge at milepost ... Read more

by Special to, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 11:35 am

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Ascension, Assumption and St. James Parishes guilty pleas 9/13 to 9/17

During the week of September 13 – September 17, 2021, the following defendants pled guilty to various charges and were sentenced in the 23rd Judicial ... Read more

by Special to, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 10:54 am

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St. Charles Parish recreation suspended

Hahnville, LA – Today, the St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation announced the suspension of all fall activities and closure of facilities until further ... Read more

by Special to, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 10:38 am

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New Orleans resident pleads guilty to laundering more than $118,00 of her partner’s heroin proceeds

NEW ORLEANS, LA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that Annice Falkins, age 35, a resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, pled guilty on August 24, 2021 ... Read more

by Special to, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 10:11 am

LaPlace

Vehicle fires reported on I-10

ST. CHARLES PARISH — St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne reported that a truck is on fire on I-10 Eastbound lane near the I-310 ramp. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, September 20, 2021 3:32 pm

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Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation Announces Cancellation of Annual Fundraising Event

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation (LAWFF) has announced the cancellation of its 2021 Wild Night Fundraiser. The LAWFF said it cancelled the event due ... Read more

by Special to, Monday, September 20, 2021 2:11 pm

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St. Charles curfew lifted; juvenile curfew remains in effect

CURFEW LIFTED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY- Monday September 20,2021 The curfew previously in effect is lifted. The regular curfew for juveniles 17 and under is permanent law ... Read more

by Special to, Monday, September 20, 2021 1:50 pm

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Boil Water Advisory lifted for all of LaPlace

LAPLACE — Effective Monday, September 20, the Boil Water Advisory is now lifted for Water District #3 (LaPlace). Water customers in LaPlace may resume normal ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, September 20, 2021 12:53 pm

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St. James Parish Pumpkin Patch Limited to One Weekend Due to Hurricane Ida Damage

Convent, LA – St. James Parish officials announced Friday, the Parish Pumpkin Patch originally scheduled for the last two weeks of October will be limited ... Read more

by Special to, Monday, September 20, 2021 12:46 pm

LaPlace

Xfinity pop-up store opens in LaPlace

LAPLACE — To assist customers with services in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, Comcast has opened an Xfinity pop-up store in LaPlace. It allows for ... Read more

by Special to, Monday, September 20, 2021 12:29 pm

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St. James arrest reports 9-13 to 9-19

Crime Report Week of Sept 13 – Sept 19, 2021 DURING THE WEEK OF 9/13/2021 TO 9/19/2021 THE ST. JAMES PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE, GRAMERCY POLICE ... Read more

by Special to, Monday, September 20, 2021 10:30 am

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Sellers canal sector gate open

HAHNVILLE – The St. Charles Parish Department of Public Works reopened the Sellers Canal Sector Gate at Pier 90 near Avondale in Luling. To sign ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, September 20, 2021 9:40 am

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State agency revokes Greenfield’s exemption after community organization’s petition

WALLACE — “The Stop the Wallace Grain Elevator” group, a consortium of residents concerned about the potential for pollution, noise, traffic and risks associated with ... Read more

by Special to, Monday, September 20, 2021 8:36 am

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Photo Feature: United Sikhs partner with Second Harvest Food Bank

LAPLACE — A partnership between the United Sikhs and Second Harvest Food Bank led to an amazing display of humanitarian aid in the aftermath of ... Read more

by Brooke Robichaux, Monday, September 20, 2021 8:24 am

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SJSO calls for service 09/19

Daily CFS Press Release Printed on September 20, 2021 CFS Date Time Incident # Location Street City Nature of Call 103D Total: 1 9/19/21 12:00 ... Read more

by Special to, Monday, September 20, 2021 6:13 am