• News for Press Release

    Wednesday, July 01, 2020
    June 29, 2020FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  President Jewell Introduces Temporary Subdivisions Moratorium Ahead of Sewerage and Drainage Master Plans  Hahnville, LA – President Matthew Jewell introduced a temporary moratorium on major subdivisions as well as drainage and sewerage initiatives, during the June 15, 2020, council meeting. The moratorium would be in effect for 18 months or until the ...read more
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    Monday, June 29, 2020
     Hotard Reports Successful Effort to Protect West Shore Funding  Friday, June 26, 2020   St. John the Baptist Parish - Parish President Hotard is pleased to announce that the Louisiana Legislature recently approved $120 million for the West Shore Levee Project. This allocation is a result of a collaborative effort by Parish President Jaclyn Hotard, Parish Council, the ...read more
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    Friday, June 19, 2020
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    Thursday, June 18, 2020
    In a Historic move, President Hotard Proclaims Friday, June 19 at Juneteenth Independence Day and Council declares Parish Holiday  Wednesday, June 17, 2020  St. John the Baptist Parish - During Wednesday's special Council Meeting, Parish President Hotard proclaimed Friday, June 19, 2020 as "Juneteenth Independence Day." The Council also unanimously declared Juneteenth an official ...read more
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    Thursday, June 18, 2020
    Date: June 17, 2020    For Release: Immediately      Keep Your Wallet from Being Scorched by Saving Energy How to help keep your summer energy bills from soaring.   BATON ROUGE, La. – Summertime brings sunshine and sweltering temperatures,  but it doesn’t have to send your energy bill soaring. Before the heat and humidity settle in  and the thermometer reaches the “hotter than blue blazes” ...read more
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    Monday, June 15, 2020
    2020 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Opens for Applications  Monday, June 15, 2020   St. John the Baptist Parish - The St. John the Baptist Parish Department of Health & Human Services Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is now open for applications. Apply here: http://sjbparish.com/pdfs/LIHEAP.PDF?id=255.          
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    Friday, June 12, 2020
      For Immediate ReleaseContact Baileigh Rebowe Helm985-652-9569 or communications@stjohn-la.gov.  Due to Uncertainty of COVID-19, St. John Parish Fourth of July Events Cancelled or Restructured for 2020  Thursday, June 11, 2020   ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH- The Annual St. John the Baptist Parish Firework Show has been cancelled due to the uncertainty of social distancing guidelines, ...read more
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    Wednesday, June 10, 2020
    COVID-19 Testing at Walmart Reopens   Wednesday, June 10, 2020  St. John the Baptist Parish - The COVID-19 testing site at Walmart, which was closed temporarily due to Tropical Storm Cristobal, will be open this week, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 and Friday, June 12, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  --- REMINDERS ---*18 years or older *No doctor's orders needed however you must make an ...read more
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    Friday, June 05, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  St. Charles Parish to enter Phase 2 of Reopening Hahnville, LA – Beginning tomorrow, Friday, June 5, 2020, St. Charles Parish will enter Phase Two of reopening following the White House’s Opening Up America Again plan and Governor John Bel Edwards’ order for the State of Louisiana. “We are looking forward to moving into Phase Two of reopening and getting St. Charles ...read more
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    Friday, June 05, 2020
    COVID-19 Testing To Be Temporarily Suspended at Walmart Site   Friday, June 5, 2020    St. John the Baptist Parish - The Governor's Office has announced that with the potential threat from Tropical Depression Cristobal, all COVID-19 testing sites supported by the National Guard will be suspended from Sunday, June 7, 2020 to Friday, June 12, 2020. This includes the COVID-19 testing site at ...read more
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    Friday, June 05, 2020
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    Friday, June 05, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEBoat Launch and Wetland Watchers Park to Close for Railroad ConstructionHahnville, LA – The St. Charles Department of Parks and Recreation has been notified that access to the spillway boat launch under the interstate and Wetland Watchers park will be closed as construction begins on a new railroad in the area beginning Wednesday, June 10, 2020. The closure is expected to last ...read more
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    Friday, June 05, 2020
    We continue to monitor Tropical Depression Cristobal which is currently expected to develop into a tropical storm tomorrow and move north into the Gulf of Mexico towards an eventual landfall.  Our crews have been working through their checklists ahead of the expected storm to ensure that we are prepared and ready to respond to any customer issues that may arise.  Please encourage all of your ...read more
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    Friday, June 05, 2020
    Louisiana Enters Phase Two Reopening  Friday, June 5, 2020  St. John the Baptist Parish - Louisiana will enter Phase Two of Reopening effective today, Friday, June 5, 2020.   During Phase Two, the following businesses can operate at 50% capacity:Restaurants, cafes and coffee shopsGyms and fitness centersBarber and beauty shops and nail salonsBars and breweries with LDH food permits ...read more
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    Friday, June 05, 2020
    Convent, LA – President Dufresne has declared a State of Emergency in St. James Parish in preparation for Tropical Depression Cristobal.  The St. James Parish Emergency Operations Center is closely monitoring this storm, which is likely to make landfall late this weekend into early next week.    Heavy rainfall is the greatest concern for our area, which is estimated to be eight to ten inches ...read more
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    Thursday, June 04, 2020
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    Tuesday, June 02, 2020
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    Wednesday, February 06, 2019
    We know that in Louisiana there is currently no consistent, stable state funding stream for early care and education, and that we are currently spending less than ½ of 1% of our state general funds on this.  By contrast, other states have used “sin taxes” such as lottery funds, tobacco settlement funds and tobacco taxes to specifically fund early care and education.      For these reasons: • We ...read more
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    Monday, August 06, 2018
    River Region Messaging Campaign Launching the FallHighlighting the High Quality Jobs and Career Opportunities in the River Region  LAPLACE, LA – The collaborative River Region effort created in May of 2017 includes St. Charles, St. James and St. John the Baptist Parishes and is focused on increasing awareness of the wide array of quality jobs and sustainable careers in the region – specifically, ...read more
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