New officers of the Rotary Club of Franklin were installed at a special banquet on June 30. From left are District 6200 Assistant Governor Lea Hebert, who performed the installation; James Evans IV, incoming president; Peggy Lewis, secretary; Iris Sharpe, treasurer; Tom Kramer, sergeant at arms; and Ron Bailey, outgoing president.
The bridge over the Franklin Canal on Chatsworth Road is now closed for major renovation by Coastal Bridge Co. of Baton Rouge. It is scheduled to reopen on July 27. Detour routes are posted.
MORGAN CITY (AP) — St. Mary Parish prosecutors have charged three south Louisiana residents with hundreds of counts of theft, racketeering and money laundering that allegedly netted them $1 million to $2 million in cash over 14 years. The defendants also are accused of stealing rare artwork from a prominent family in Morgan City.

Patterson man was hero in Vietnam

Vietnam War veteran Bobby Clark of Patterson is pictured in April wearing his U.S. Navy uniform and the medals he received.

As the country celebrates the United States’ independence this weekend, heroes who defended the country’s freedom are often remembered. Bobby Clark is certainly among those heroes.

Rock the Fifth on Sunday

People line the Atchafalaya River to watch the fireworks during the 2014 Rock the Fifth Independence Day celebration. This year’s Rock the Fifth will be Sunday in Morgan City and Berwick.

Steve Morell was ready to heap praise on Morgan City government workers as he looked over Lawrence Park.

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The Morgan City 11-year-old All-Stars won the District 3 title Saturday with a 21-16 victory against Thibodaux. While Morgan City had lost the first game in the best-of-three series, they came back with two straight wins to clinch the title and advance to the state tournament in Monroe this coming weekend. Team members include, kneeling from left, Drake LaCoste, Jeanluc Barkley and Robbie Boudreaux. On the second row, from left, are Mekhi Branton, Ethan Blanchard, Spencer Hebert and TyJae Vaughns, On the third row, from left, are Caleb Menina, Riley Theriot, Tate Matherne, Tyson Nguyen and Bryan Gonzales. On the back row are assistant coach Chris Boudreaux, head coach Tim Hebert and assistant coach David Nolting. (Submitted Photo)

The Morgan City 11-year-old All-Stars rebounded from a rough start two win back-to-back games en route to a district championship at the District 3 Tournament at Peltier Park in Thibodaux Saturday.

Lifestyle

NEW YORK — Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a “sophisticated” snack for grown-ups that isn’t meant to be twisted or dunked.

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