Officials with St. Mary Parish Schools avoided trouble when they decided not to rely on a type of state aid that was subsequently cut. But question marks remain about how much school aid St. Mary can expect from the cash-strapped state government.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: In Class A Pat Pertuit placed first, Al Dodson took second place and Dudley Michel placed third.

Patterson horseshoe tournament winners

Sen. Bret Allain

Area legislators were the guests at a St. Mary Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday in Franklin. Representative Beryl A. Amedee, (Dist. 51) was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in November, 2015 and an “unprecedented” series of legislative sessions awaited.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: In Class A Pat Pertuit placed first, Al Dodson took second place and Dudley Michel placed third.

Sen. Bret Allain

Higgins: Feds have 'boot on the throat' of energy industry

Congressional candidate Clay Higgins, right, talks with Morgan City people Monday on the steps of City Hall.

The Daily Review/Bill Decker

Looking for the cause of south Louisiana’s economic problems? Look no farther than Washington, U.S. House candidate Clay Higgins said Monday during a campaign swing through St. Mary Parish.

Report: Bayou Chene project’s damage understated

The St. Mary Levee District installed a temporary flood protection structure on Bayou Chene in January to protect the area from flooding. Levee district officials are working to construct a permanent floodgate on Bayou Chene, but the project has met opposition from Avoca LLC, which owns land on nearby Avoca Island. A consultant hired by Avoca says the levee district understated the impact that the Bayou Chene project will have on the island. (Submitted photo)

A report from a wetlands permitting consultant says the Bayou Chene Flood Control and Diversion Project will hurt Avoca Island more than the St. Mary Levee District determined.

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Patterson Garden Club presented Dale and David Hartford with the June Yard of the Month award.

Obituaries

Funeral rites for James Reed Jr. of Baldwin, a native of Westwego, LA will be held on Friday, July 1, at 11 a.m., at Greater New Hope Baptist Church in Baldwin with the Rev.

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