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Stephen Hemelt, Author at L'Observateur

Business

Port’s $13.4 million grant meets cargo transportation demand

RESERVE — Grant funding for a multi-modal connections project at the Port of South Louisiana will pave the way for economic development, improve the efficiency ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, February 29, 2020 11:02 am

LaPlace

Recreation Champions

LAPLACE – The St. John Recreation Department recently held its 2019-2020 basketball championships.  The 9/10-year-old Division Championship was won by the 9/10 Celtics.  The 9/10 ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, February 29, 2020 7:55 am

LaPlace

PHOTO FEATURE: Middle School Champions

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by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, February 15, 2020 12:00 am

Business

Jackson barred from Louisiana state tax preparation

BATON ROUGE – At the request of the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR), a New Orleans judge barred Leroi Gorman Jackson, convicted of tax-related felonies, ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 12:00 am

Education

6-time oratorical champion: 5th grader Jaz Thompson inspires through speech

LAPLACE — Like most fifth graders, Jaz Thompson feels flutters of nervous energy in the minutes leading up to a performance in front of a ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, January 25, 2020 11:47 am

Crime

St. John Parish Arrest Report 12/30/19 through 01/03/20

The information is provided pursuant to the Public Records Act. Nothing contained herein is intended to imply or infer the guilt or wrongdoing of any ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, January 18, 2020 12:00 am

Columns

Start the New Year smoke-free: Smoking Cessation Trust shares quit tips

As 2019 comes to an end and many people begin to make their New Year’s resolutions, one resolution that consistently appears at the top of ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Wednesday, January 1, 2020 12:00 am

Faith & Values

Restoration rings true: New bell comes to historic church after 25 years

  RESERVE — Pastor Steve Perrilloux of Historic Riverlands Christian Center in Reserve believes in God’s ability to restore what has been lost. Looking at ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Tuesday, December 24, 2019 10:29 am

LaPlace

Local NAACP chapter set for re-activation

LAPLACE — Edward Hall established a local NAACP chapter in St. John the Baptist Parish in the early 1940s on his quest to remove racial ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, December 21, 2019 12:05 am

High School Sports

Riverside Academy announces athletic hires

RESERVE – Riverside Academy’s diamonds got a little brighter this week with the announcement of two big hires at the school. Veteran baseball coach Marty ... Read more

by Stephen Hemelt, Saturday, December 14, 2019 4:56 am

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