Lee Dragna, chairman of St. Mary Parish Consolidated Gravity Drainage District 2, speaks during the Morgan City Council meeting Tuesday. Dragna asked city officials to implement a solution to drainage problems in Lakeside Subdivision that the drainage district legally cannot do. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Drainage district officials have come up with a permanent solution to fix problems in Morgan City’s Lakeside Subdivision, but the board chairman says the district isn’t authorized to do the work required.
Chitimacha Police Chief Hal Hutchinson reported the following arrests: Kevin Daigle II, 29, of Arnaudville, was arrested Wednesday and charged with theft and released on a summons.
Former St. Mary Parish Sheriff David Naquin was on hand at the weekly meeting of the Franklin Rotary Club Tuesday to deliver an informative presentation as well as a message for the audience…if criminals leave behind fingerprints, law enforcement has a distinct advantage in identifying them and bringing them to justice.

Lee Dragna, chairman of St. Mary Parish Consolidated Gravity Drainage District 2, speaks during the Morgan City Council meeting Tuesday. Dragna asked city officials to implement a solution to drainage problems in Lakeside Subdivision that the drainage district legally cannot do. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Sen. working on double taxation problem

Michael Marshall clears a ramp on his scooter at The Swamp in Bayou Vista on Thursday. Some residents annexed into nearby Berwick may be paying taxes for parks and recreation to both Berwick and to Recreation District No. 3, officials say.

The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

Legislation is in the works that should resolve an issue in Berwick where a few residents were allegedly being double-taxed for recreation, according to area officials.

One person injured in wreck that tied up bridge

A police vehicle blocks access to the eastbound lanes of U.S. 90 near the bridge Thursday after a collision involving a sugar cane truck and an SUV.
The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

The U.S. 90 bridge eastbound lanes were shut down for about an hour Thursday afternoon after an SUV rear-ended a sugar cane truck on the Berwick side of the bridge, St.

Head Start Month

Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Morgan City mayor, and Louis Ratcliff, Berwick mayor, meet at Baby Bear Head Start on Wednesday for the signing of mayoral proclamation for Head Start Awareness Month, which

Uniform drive for Head Start kids

Supporting the St. Mary Community Action Head Start uniform drive include such locals as Jalisa Stewart, Monica Harding, Delores Stewart, Baldwin Mayor Donna Lanceslin, Triumph Baptist Church Pastor Rev. Carl Lewis, St. Mary CAA CEO and Head Start Administrator Almetra J. Franklin, Franklin Mayor Raymond Harris Jr. and Eugene Foulcard, St. Mary CAA finance director and Franklin city councilman. Below, Stewart with some of the donated items.

More than twenty 20 Head Start students have been attending school without coats in very cold weather.

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