Berwick High School senior Jordan Lipari held a signing ceremony Wednesday to celebrate her continuing her softball career at Millsaps College. Seated from left are Megan Lipari, sister; Matt Lipari, father; Lipari; Kristen Lipari, mother; and Landon Lipari, brother. Standing, from left, are Matt Judice, Lipari's hitting
coach; Shari Osburn, Berwick High School assistant softball coach; Lloyd Burchfield, former Berwick High School softball coach; Buffy Fegenbush, Berwick High School principal; Eric Holden, Berwick High School athletic director; and Heather Templet, Berwick High School softball coach. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Berwick High School softball standout Jordan Lipari’s signing of a softball scholarship to Millsaps College Wednesday at Berwick High School is “special” to her and her family.
The Franklin Rotary Club and the Franklin Garden Club were the sponsors for the Jan. 14 city cleanup. Target areas included Teche Drive, the rear of the courthouse, the Teche Theater and Franklin Supermarket area.

Brent Vining takes out crawfish that he boiled Wednesday at Boiling Madd in Patterson. Crawfish are starting to get more plentiful in the Tri-City area as pond production increases in south Louisiana. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Crawfish are starting to get more plentiful in restaurants and seafood stores in the area as the pond harvest picks up, while the Atchafalaya Basin season is just getting underway.

Tree falls damaging grave sites

St. Mary Parish Public Works employee cuts limbs off of a pecan tree that fell and damaged grave sites at Greenwood Cemetery during Monday's storm in Siracusaville. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Monday’s storm with strong winds blew down a pecan tree causing damage to grave sites at Greenwood Cemetery in Siracusaville.

Dryer weather good for sugar cane harvest

Workers hustle to plant sugar cane in September in this field near Centerville. The local sugar cane harvest should finish within the next few days, and farmers say the weather has been mostly cooperative during the harvest season. (The Daily Review/Bill Decker)

Mostly dry weather has been good for the area’s sugar cane harvest, despite recent rain. And the Tri-City area should see a fairly dry, warm beginning to the new year, forecasters say.

Top stories of 2016

M.D. Shannon Elementary Principal Shantell Toups, right photo, hugs students goodbye May 26, the day when Shannon dismissed classes for good.

Some east St. Mary developments this year seemed downright ragged with age.

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Berwick High School senior Jordan Lipari held a signing ceremony Wednesday to celebrate her continuing her softball career at Millsaps College. Seated from left are Megan Lipari, sister; Matt Lipari, father; Lipari; Kristen Lipari, mother; and Landon Lipari, brother. Standing, from left, are Matt Judice, Lipari's hitting
coach; Shari Osburn, Berwick High School assistant softball coach; Lloyd Burchfield, former Berwick High School softball coach; Buffy Fegenbush, Berwick High School principal; Eric Holden, Berwick High School athletic director; and Heather Templet, Berwick High School softball coach. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Berwick High School softball standout Jordan Lipari’s signing of a softball scholarship to Millsaps College Wednesday at Berwick High School is “special” to her and her family.

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