Workers move dirt dug Thursday from the Hellenic property in Morgan City. The soil will be used to raise levees in the area while also providing for a canal that will lead to a new pump station. Local drainage district officials are asking voters to approve a bond proposition March 25 for the district to issue $6.25 million in bonds to pay to build the new pump station. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Drainage district leaders are asking Morgan City residents to vote March 25 for a bond proposal that they say would allow them to build a new pumping station but wouldn’t raise residents’ property taxes.
The ribbon was cut Friday at L&E Express Daiquiri, located at 1423 Joe Hoy Drive in Franklin. Owner Kirby Madison Sr. and manager Alison Jones Madison were joined by St. Mary Chamber of Commerce members and staff as well as friends, family and others for the occasion.

This is one of 25 eagles spotted by Eagle Expo participants during Saturday's boat tour along the Intracoastal Waterway.
The Daily Review/Bill Decker

Dozens of eager eagle-watchers flocked to Morgan City over the weekend. They wanted to see bald eagles, and they wanted to hear how bald eagles are doing. “Bald eagles are doing fine in Louisiana,” said Michael Seymour of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at a Saturday morning seminar at the Petroleum Club.

Honor for Bayou Vista Elementary: School nominated for Blue Ribbon award

Before the start of school, these Bayou Vista Elementary fourth-graders, from left, Luis Arias, Annabel Adams and Sophia Besse read quietly while their teachers monitor students during morning duty. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Bayou Vista Elementary School is one of six schools statewide nominated as a National Blue Ribbon School by State Superintendent John White.

Parish fair awards

Awards from the St. Mary Parish Junior Fair and Livestock Show included, at top, Addie Lovell for Champion Red Brahman Influence Heifer and Champion Intermediate Showman Beef; below, Kennedi Chauvin, Goat Champion Pygme Doe.

Drainage district breaks ground on $8.1 million levee project

St. Mary Parish Consolidated Gravity Drainage District 2 held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the Lake End Park to Justa Street section of the Morgan City Levee Improvements Project. The ceremony was held at the Cajun Coast welcome center. Contractor, Phylway Construction of Thibodaux, has 400 days, excluding rain days, to complete the $8.1 million portion of the levee project. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

After several years of planning, design and engineering work, construction is officially underway on a major portion of the Morgan City Levee Improvements Project, the result of which will lower re

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The 13th-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team couldn’t overcome miscues Tuesday night as the squad dropped a 3-1 decision to Nicholls in a non-conference game at Ray. E. Didier Field.

Lifestyle

Ashley Totten and Luke Derise
--Brittany Totten Photo

Ronnie and Philomena Totten of Patterson wish to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Marie Totten, to Luke Joseph Derise, son of Joey Derise of Morgan City an

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