Berwick High School runs through its banner prior to its contest with Covenant Christian Academy during last week’s Morgan City High School Jamboree. Berwick will begin its season Friday when it makes the short trip across the Atchafalaya River to face Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Jean McCorkle)

Berwick and Morgan City are looking for consistency in Friday’s season opener at Tiger Stadium in Morgan City. Berwick opened the Morgan City Jamboree with a 22-15 win against Covenant Christian Academy last week.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. today under the U.S. 90 bridge in Morgan City will officially open the 80th Louisiana Shrimp and Petoleum Festival. Then the king and queen will take the first ride on the Ferris wheel.

Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

The 80th annual Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival officially begins today with a ribbon-cutting, carnival rides, and continued art show and sale. “We’re very excited to celebrate our 80th year,” said Darby Isham, executive director of Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival.

Captain Nick Rogers, Deputy Karla Meranto-Corne, and supervisor Captain Stephanie Duhon

Karla Meranto-Cornes has accepted the position of DARE Officer for the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Department. Meranto-Cornes recently graduated from advanced DARE Officer training held in Pineville.

Berwick High School runs through its banner prior to its contest with Covenant Christian Academy during last week’s Morgan City High School Jamboree. Berwick will begin its season Friday when it makes the short trip across the Atchafalaya River to face Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Jean McCorkle)

A ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. today under the U.S. 90 bridge in Morgan City will officially open the 80th Louisiana Shrimp and Petoleum Festival. Then the king and queen will take the first ride on the Ferris wheel.

Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

Captain Nick Rogers, Deputy Karla Meranto-Corne, and supervisor Captain Stephanie Duhon

New privacy policy raises concern at schools

Patterson High School’s volleyball team, in white, scrimmages with South Terrebonne recently. New rules governing the release of information about public school students and the St. Mary Parish School Board’s policy now require a signed parental consent form before photos or information about students can be disclosed publicly. This may prevent some athletes from seeing their pictures in the newspaper, and it may make scholarships and financial aid tougher to obtain in other cases.
The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute

Federal and state authorities have moved to protect potentially sensitive information about public school students.

Fallen Warriors Memorial to get more bricks honoring veterans

Morgan City workers are expanding the walkway leading to the Fallen Warriors Memorial to make room for 250 more bricks honoring veterans, which organizers plan to install prior to Veterans Day.

Submitted Photo

Organizers of the Fallen Warriors Memorial in Morgan City, which was unveiled on Veterans Day 2014, encourage anyone who wants to purchase a brick honoring a veteran to get their orders in by the S

UPDATED: Woman in critical yet stable condition after Bayou Vista shooting; detectives looking for shooter

As of about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were responding to a shooting on Saturn Road in Bayou Vista. One victim was shot, Sheriff's Office Spokeswoman Traci Landry said. No other information was yet available, Landry said. Pictured are first responders to the scene of the shooting. (Submitted)

As of Wednesday afternoon, a 47-year-old woman was in critical yet stable condition after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds when an unidentified suspect shot her at a Bayou Vista home Wednesday mo

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The Morgan City Daily Review sports editor previews the weekend's east St. Mary prep football action.

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Calvin Washington Sr. and Janairian Hawkins
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Carolyn and Robert Cage Jr. and Wayne Hawkins Sr.

Obituaries

Tris Evans Matthews, 48, a native of Lafayette, Louisiana, and a resident of Morgan City, died Aug. 30, 2015, in Morgan City.

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