U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, left, talks with Port of Morgan City Commissioner Scott Melancon after a town hall meeting Cassidy held Monday at the port's Government Emergency Operations Center. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy called Monday for decreasing regulations on industry to boost Louisiana’s economy along with making reforms to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and health care. Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, had a town hall meeting Monday at the Port of Morgan City’s Government Emergency Operations Center.

Berwick High School quarterback Mitchell Sanford attempts to escape the grasp of a West St. Mary defender during Friday's scrimmage. Berwick scored one touchdown and held West St. Mary scoreless. Berwick will return to action Friday when it participates in Morgan City High School's Jamboree. Berwick will face Morgan City at 6 p.m. before facing Patterson in the next game. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The Berwick Panthers shut out West St. Mary, but the Panthers only managed one score on a quick drive during its scrimmage Friday at Geisler Stadium. Berwick nearly held West St. Mary on its side of the field the entire night, with several tackles for loss and two interceptions, both by Lucas Hatch.

Maj. Gen. Michael Wehr, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi River Valley Division, speaks during Friday’s low water inspection meeting in Berwick. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Local officials encouraged the federal government to invest money now in flood protection and dredging projects that may save a lot of money later.

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, left, talks with Port of Morgan City Commissioner Scott Melancon after a town hall meeting Cassidy held Monday at the port's Government Emergency Operations Center. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Berwick High School quarterback Mitchell Sanford attempts to escape the grasp of a West St. Mary defender during Friday's scrimmage. Berwick scored one touchdown and held West St. Mary scoreless. Berwick will return to action Friday when it participates in Morgan City High School's Jamboree. Berwick will face Morgan City at 6 p.m. before facing Patterson in the next game. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Maj. Gen. Michael Wehr, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi River Valley Division, speaks during Friday’s low water inspection meeting in Berwick. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

New power plant set to open Feb. 17

The new Louisiana Energy and Power Authority Power Plant on Youngs Road in Morgan City is scheduled to be in operation by Feb. 17. Officials say the plant will provide power bill stability and power reliability to the city. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

The new natural-gas-fueled Louisiana Energy and Power Authority Plant in Morgan City is scheduled to be in operation by Feb.

Conservation district seeks input from parish residents

Representatives of the St. Mary Soil and Water Conservation District attended the annual Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts conference in Lafayette recently. Commissioner of Agriculture Mike Strain addressed the group at The Master Farmer Luncheon. Strain will be speaking this summer at the local district’s annual banquet. From left are Commissioner Strain, Board Member Buffa Broussard, Auxiliary President Faith Broussard, NRCS District Conservationist Kayla Hebert, NRCS State Conservationist Kevin Norton, District Administrative CoordinatorAndrea Dumesnil, Auxiliary Vice President Mary Ann Hebert and District Chairman JP Hebert.

St. Mary Soil and Water Conservation District and Natural Resources Conservation Service will be hosting its annual Locally Led Conservation Meeting to identify resources concerns in St.

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The Berwick High School Lady Panthers will be looking to build upon last season’s 14-19 mark. Berwick fell in the first round of the Division III playoffs to Lusher Charter. The Lady Panthers return an experienced squad this season. Berwick will participate in Thursday’s Morgan City Jamboree where it will face Patterson in junior varsity and varsity action, beginning at 3:30 p.m., Highland Baptist in junior varsity and varsity action beginning at 5:30 p.m., and West St. Mary in junior varsity and varsity action, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Berwick team members include, seated from left, Adella Guidroz, Jordan Lipari, Emma Hover, Mary Jordan Melancon, Sydney Aucoin, Rosalyn Gros and Hannah Henry. Kneeling, are Laney Crouch, Alyssa Gray, Abby Sanford, Abbie Dugas, Brittany Roberie, Cate Koen, Isabella Lodrigue, Maci Broussard and Megan Lipari. Standing, are Katelyn Richard, Emily Lousteau, Natalie Mayon, Ryleigh Arnold, Natalie Kinchen, manager Tyler Lambert, Lauren Skinner, Gabby Robicheaux, Morgan Toups, Emily Roy and Paige Steely. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Wade Gussman Photography)

Berwick High volleyball coach Heather Templet said she has an experienced and battle-tested squad this season

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The following are the radio dispatch logs from the Morgan City Police Department. To report unlawful or suspicious activity, call the police department at 985-380-4605.

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