February 7, 2016

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Free tax help available in St. John Parish

Saturday, February 6, 2016 12:10 am

RESERVE — St. John the Baptist Parish residents can receive free tax preparation assistance through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. According to the Internal ... Read more | Add your comment

Parades ready for St. John Parish runs

Friday, February 5, 2016 12:10 pm

LAPLACE — Annual parades in St. John the Baptist Parish are set to roll this weekend before Mardi Gras. The Towahpahsah Parade will begin at ... Read more | Add your comment

More than 360 students have left St. John the Baptist Parish Public Schools since 2012 through Louisiana’s voucher system, a disturbing trend local school leaders say puts the School District at an economic disadvantage.

Hundreds leaving local public schools

Saturday, February 6, 2016 12:15 am

St. John School Board, District leaders ask legislators for voucher help LAPLACE — More than 360 students have ... Read more | Add your comment

Christopher Wilcut’s interest in multimedia expanded during his junior year when he took digital design.

Looks Bright: Senior’s skills expand through multimedia

Saturday, February 6, 2016 12:13 am

LAPLACE — Christopher Wilcut, a senior at St. Charles Catholic High School, is using his Photoshop and multimedia ... Read more | Add your comment

The boarded up River Bend Bowling Alley in LaPlace may soon see some activity.

Bowling alley interest shared

Saturday, February 6, 2016 12:12 am

LAPLACE — If residents were to drive down Cambridge Drive in LaPlace, they would notice the abandoned River ... Read more | Add your comment


Noranda’s emissions review delay stinks

Saturday, February 6, 2016 12:03 am

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Press Secretary Greg Langley told L’OBSERVATEUR a year ago the Noranda alumina refinery in Gramercy was required to submit modeling ... Read more | Add your comment

Black History Month profiles shared for all

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 12:03 am

Brandon Dumas was born and raised in Edgard, attended West St. John High School and continued his studies on a football scholarship at Mississippi Valley ... Read more | Add your comment

Hemelt: Time is now to get Lake Pontchartrain Elementary built

Saturday, February 6, 2016 12:02 am

I was at the public town hall meeting in April 2015 announcing the demolition plans for Lake Pontchartrain Elementary School. There was plenty of enthusiasm ... Read more | Add your comment

Freeman: Educational facility construction begins

Saturday, February 6, 2016 12:01 am

The bid process for construction on the new Center for Advancement of Technical Education (CATE) is complete. The contractor will be BET Construction of Schriever, ... Read more | Add your comment

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