16th Judicial Assistant District Attorney and St. Mary Parish Council legal counsel Eric Duplantis administers the oath of office to Pam Washington to fill the interim seat of Dist. 10 councilman Steve Bierhorst, shown with Washington below.

The St. Mary Parish Council meeting on Wednesday was a showcase of new faces as a candidate for an interim appointment to the council was sworn in and a candidate for a place on the Franklin Foundation Hospital Board of Commissioners introduced herself to the council and made her case for her candidacy.

St. Mary Parish Middle School Teacher of the Year Laura Rentrop supervises seventh-grade students in the computer lab as they create a blog based on their analysis of three media stories. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Twenty-year teaching veteran Laura Rentrop shies away from credit for being named St. Mary Parish Middle School Teacher of the Year. “I don’t look at myself in those terms,” Rentrop said. “I always feel like, as a teacher, it’s such a group effort.

Berwick High School's Kenny Rhodes pursues Franklin's Davondre Holland during last week's game in Berwick. The Panthers willl hit the road the road this week when they travel Friday to face Erath High School for the Bobcats' homecoming game. The Panthers defense, which has performed will this year, also will get its biggest test of the season when it will face Erath's Elijah Mitchell, who is second in the state in rushing. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Greg Roussel)

The unbeaten Berwick Panthers are bracing for a rugged District 8-3A matchup at Erath Friday. Berwick (4-0, 1-0) used a last-minute drive to beat Franklin, 20-14, last week. With 2:04 left, Berwick got the ball back, and quarterback Collin Louviere completed passes to Kenan Jones and Josh Carver.

16th Judicial Assistant District Attorney and St. Mary Parish Council legal counsel Eric Duplantis administers the oath of office to Pam Washington to fill the interim seat of Dist. 10 councilman Steve Bierhorst, shown with Washington below.

St. Mary Parish Middle School Teacher of the Year Laura Rentrop supervises seventh-grade students in the computer lab as they create a blog based on their analysis of three media stories. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Berwick High School's Kenny Rhodes pursues Franklin's Davondre Holland during last week's game in Berwick. The Panthers willl hit the road the road this week when they travel Friday to face Erath High School for the Bobcats' homecoming game. The Panthers defense, which has performed will this year, also will get its biggest test of the season when it will face Erath's Elijah Mitchell, who is second in the state in rushing. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Greg Roussel)

Board approves canal closure plan for Lakeside

The Walnut Canal Barge Gate was closed as of this morning, blocking off the canal’s junction with Lake Palourde. Officials plan to monitor the water gauge levels and weather forecasts to determine when to re-open the gate. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

A variety of factors including the height of water at a gauge and weather forecasts will determine when officials close the Walnut Canal Barge Gate in Lakeside Subdivision to reduce flooding in the

Pickup crashes into building on Brashear

A police officer works the scene Friday after a woman, apparently mistaking the accelerator on her Nissan pickup as the break, crashed into a vacant loan business on Brashear Avenue. (The Daily Review/Bill Decker)

A woman was taken to Teche Regional Medical Center for observation after she drove a pickup into a building in the 1000 block of Brashear Avenue, police said.

9/11's impact at home

“The Last Column: A Symbol of Resilience” is one of many featured displays at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City. The final steel column removed from Ground Zero was signed by the fire departments and debris removal personnel after it was cut free May 30, 2002, during a ceremony marking the end of the nine-month recovery period. Adjacent to the museum, sitting in the footprint of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers, is now the 9/11 Memorial pools. Each pool is surrounded by the thousands of names of victims of the act of terrorism on 9/11 and the six people who lost their lives in 1993 when a truck bomb was detonated under the North Tower. (The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears)

Locals: Communication, training have improved

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Hanson’s Brian Sonnier is pulled down during an earlier contest. The Hanson Memorial Tigers will battle the Vermilion Catholic Eagles on Friday at McCloskey Field in District 7-1A action.

Lafayette _The Franklin Lady Hornets dropped three sets to David Thibodaux on Wednesday by scores of 9-25, 15-25 and 15-25.

Lifestyle

Kortney Hillen and Ethan Scioneaux
--Wade Gussman Photography

Ethan Scioneaux was crowned Morgan City High School homecoming king during the Morgan City dance held Saturday at the school. Homecoming Queen Kortney Hillen was crowned during the MCHS vs.

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