Five years ago today, an explosion and fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon offshore energy platform killed 11 workers. Submitted photo.

As communities all along the Gulf Coast reflect on the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and BP oil spill, St. Mary Parish leaders recalled how fortunate the parish was compared to surrounding areas in the aftermath of the spill.
“I’m glad this weekend’s over!” was how Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival organizer Edgar Dugas III summed up the 12th annual event.
A Business After Hours party to kick off the Black Bear Festival was held Thursday at the Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts in Franklin. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce event included musical entertainment by Rick Lorenzo and many local food vendors. The festival kicks off tonight at 6 and continues through Sunday.

Five years ago today, an explosion and fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon offshore energy platform killed 11 workers. Submitted photo.

Local news briefs

The Marine Corps League walked with the flags for the presentation of colors at the Blue Star Marker Memorial Service hosted by the Patterson Garden Club and the City of Patterson on Friday at Patterson City Hall.
(The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

The Marine Corps League walked with the flags for the presentation of colors at the Blue Star Marker Memorial Service hosted by the Patterson Garden Club and the City of Patterson on Friday at Patt

Fallen Warriors Memorial statue installation

The statues designed by Cindy Burleson are being installed today by a crew from Schaefer Art Bronze. The statues are part of the Fallen Warriors Memorial on the grounds of the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. Steve Randel is holding the statue while owner Tommy Ladd and Jake Ladd fasten the statue to the cement. A dedication ceremony for the memorial is planned at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
(The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

The statues designed by Cindy Burleson are being installed today by a crew from Schaefer Art Bronze.

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Sports

Morgan City High School’s Brandi Ingram has signed to play softball at Grambling State University. She also will walk on the volleyball team. Ingram, along with her cousin Jaiveianna Jones, held a signing ceremony at Morgan City High School Wednesday. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Morgan City High School’s Brandi Ingram will be headed to Grambling State on a softball scholarship.
She also will walk on to the volleyball team.

Lifestyle

Alyssa Galler and Christopher Avet
--Whimsyclo Photojournalism

Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Galler III of Morgan City wish to announcement the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Alyssa Kay Galler, to Christopher Anthony Avet, son of Mr.

Obituaries

Harrel L. Wilson Sr., a native of Oakdale and a longtime resident of Morgan City, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015, at Teche Regional Medical Center. He was 80 years of age.

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