A tree fell on two mobile homes this morning in the 400 block of Garber Street in Morgan City. No injuries were reported, but one home had heavy damage. The other moderate damage, according to fire department officials.

Lloyd Burchfield

Staff Report Berwick and Patterson High schools were well represented on the All-District 9-3A first team, while Berwick’s head coach Lloyd Burchfield picked up an individual honor. Berwick placed eight on the first team, and Patterson had five selections.
Employees of the Month were recognized by members of the St. Mary Parish School Board during their May meeting. They are from left Dominic Ribardi, custodian at Berwick Elementary; Jamie Lancon, librarian at Centerville Elementary; and Brandy Smith, physical education teacher at M.E. Norman Elementary.

Lloyd Burchfield

Historic hotel burns, 17 lose their homes

The former Peck’s Hotel at 905 Main St. was fully involved when the photo above was captured at 6:30 p.m., Monday. Below, Assistant Franklin Fire Chief Jeff Hildreth, left, is on scene to inspect the damages. Donations of clothing and household goods for the 17 people left homeless can be dropped off at the fire station on First Street, the Emergency Aid Center on Commercial Street or in collection boxes located at Capital One Bank on Northwest Boulevard.

Seventeen people are homeless this morning after a fire destroyed the historic Peck’s Hotel on Main Street in Franklin Monday night.

Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer commemoration was held Thursday at Franklin City Hall. The event was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. According to the National Day of Prayer Task Force, “It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families.”

Teacher accused of restraining male student, 9, while another student struck him

Randy Louis

A 34-year-old teacher at the St Mary Parish Alternative Program school was arrested Friday after he was accused of retraining a 9-year-old student while directing another student to strike the vict

Sheriff: No bomb found at Amelia Belle after report of possible threat

Amelia Belle Casino was evacuated for15 minutes Friday afternoon while St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office deputies searched the casino after a possible bomb threat was reported. However, no bomb was located, and people were allowed to return to the casino, Sheriff's Office Spokeswoman Traci Landry said. (Submitted)

Amelia Belle Casino was evacuated for about 15 minutes Friday afternoon after the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office received a report of a possible bomb threat.

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Berwick and Patterson High schools were well represented on the All-District 9-3A first team, while Berwick’s head coach Lloyd Burchfield picked up an individual honor.

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Christopher Caruso and Kristie Gros
--Alexis Loftin Photo

Kristie Barnes Gros and Christopher Charles Caruso wish to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The wedding will take place June 6.

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