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St. John Parish reflects on Juneteenth

LAPLACE – Derron C. Cook, community educator and advocate, submitted the following reflections to L’OBSERVATEUR. “The success of our inaugural Juneteenth celebration for St. John ... Read more

5 days ago by Special to.

Justin Dumas works both sides of the field

LAPLACE – Justin Dumas has been a name heard for a long time in St. John the Baptist Parish. A 2020 St. Charles Catholic graduate ... Read more

6 days ago by Special to.

WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER: Parish leaders meet for roundtable discussion on fairness & equality

LAPLACE — When it comes to making sure St. John the Baptist Parish residents are treated fairly, our leaders are all in this together. Parish ... Read more

6 days ago by Brooke Robichaux.

St. Joan of Arc celebrates First Communion

LAPLACE – In June, outgoing pastor Father Patrick Collum gave nine young St. Joan of Arc parishioners their First Communion. This sacrament is undertaken after ... Read more

6 days ago by Special to.

Meet Fr. David Ducote, new pastor for St. Joan of Arc: Farewell reception scheduled for Father Pat Collum

LAPLACE — St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church will host a farewell reception for Fr. Pat Collum on Sunday, July 19 after the 11:30 a.m. ... Read more

6 days ago by Brooke Robichaux.

Hotard reports successful effort to protect levee funding

LAPLACE — Parish President Jaclyn Hotard is pleased to announce that the Louisiana Legislature recently approved $120 million for the West Shore Levee Project. This ... Read more

6 days ago by Brooke Robichaux.

AG asking for public’s help regarding a child pornography arrest

BATON ROUGE– Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has arrested a St. Charles Parish man on charges of child pornography, and he is asking the public ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

Police search for subject fleeing from traffic stop

There is heavy police presence including a low-flying helicopter in the areas of St. Andrew Estates, River Oaks, Oak Point, Canterberry and Country Club north ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

Strasser: Department of Justice announces $42 million grant to combat methamphetamines and opioids, Louisiana State Police to receive $3 million

United States Attorneys Peter G. Strasser, Eastern District of Louisiana, David C. Joseph, Western District of Louisiana and Brandon J. Fremin, Middle District of Louisiana ... Read more

1 week ago by Special to.

LaPlace native vying for Democratic position in July 11 election

LAPLACE — Damon Davis of LaPlace is vying for a spot on the Democratic State Central Committee. His name will appear on the ballot for ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

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