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Richard Meek, Author at L'Observateur

LaPlace

Council talks COVID as local cases increase

LAPLACE — As COVID-19 in St. John the Baptist Parish flirted with the exceed 2,800 cases, Parish President Jaclyn Hotard said she is continuing to ... Read more

by Richard Meek, Saturday, January 16, 2021 12:00 am

LaPlace

Community Center management sparks lengthy discussion

(Editor’s Note: This story was updated on 12/26 to correctly reflect the scope of the staff person managing the Community Center.) LAPLACE — The St. ... Read more

by Richard Meek, Saturday, December 26, 2020 12:00 am

LaPlace

Hotard outlines 2021 Parish budget

LAPLACE — Civil service employees in St. John the Baptist Parish will see a welcome increase in their paychecks beginning in January. The annual budget ... Read more

by Richard Meek, Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:00 am

LaPlace

Motions fail for boosting travel expenses, renaming street in Reserve

LAPLACE — An attempt by St. John the Baptist Parish Councilwoman Tyra Duhe-Griffin to boost local travel expenses for council members by $200 a month ... Read more

by Richard Meek, Saturday, December 12, 2020 12:00 am

Local

New Reserve Library to move forward with additional appraisals

  RESERVE — Plans for a new library in Reserve appear to be moving forward, at least ever so tentatively, but only after a last ... Read more

by Richard Meek, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:00 am

LaPlace

Backyard sinkhole causes concern at Parish Council meeting

BY RICHARD MEEK L’OBSERVATEUR   SINKHOLE: Resident left without answers   LAPLACE — For the past year Suzi Guerin has watched in horror as a ... Read more

by Richard Meek, Saturday, November 14, 2020 12:00 am

Local

Corps of Engineers to suspend, rework Formosa permit

BY RICHARD MEEK L’OBSERVATEUR   CONVENT — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced its intention to temporarily suspend and rework its permit for the ... Read more

by Richard Meek, Saturday, November 7, 2020 8:19 am

Edgard

Program aims to make home ownership more accessible

LAPLACE — Home ownership is now more accessible to St. John the Baptist Parish residents through a program offering non-repayable down payment assistance and up ... Read more

by Richard Meek, Saturday, October 31, 2020 12:09 am

LaPlace

Without voting you have no power

LAPLACE—A political forum featuring local and state candidates will allow voters the opportunity to make educated and informed choices in the Nov. 3 election, according ... Read more

by Richard Meek, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:00 am

LaPlace

Council seeking to improve Code of Ordinances

LAPLACE—St. John the Baptist Parish’s Code of Ordinances, which has come under intense criticism for being too unwieldy, inconsistent and confusing, is likely headed for ... Read more

by Richard Meek, Saturday, October 17, 2020 12:00 am

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