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.
About 50 trees along the northern border of Franklin Senior High School are set to be cut down by a natural gas pipeline company.

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.

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)

Detectives seek ID of Amelia robbery suspect

A suspect in a March 17 robbery at the Circle K in Amelia is seen on video surveillance. (Submitted photo)

Authorities are seeking the identity of a suspect seen on video surveillance during a March 17 robbery at Circle K in Amelia, according to a St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office news release.

Police: Woman seriously hurt in 'rolling meth' lab fire

Two women were injured, one of them seriously, when their car caught fire early today on the U.S. 90 bridge. Police say the car may have been a rolling meth lab.
Submitted picture

One woman was seriously injured and her twin sister had minor injuries after a car they were in caught fire this morning on the U.S. 90 bridge in Morgan City.

'Amazing kids': Local people turn out to support autistic children

The three children to whom this T-shirt refers are Cameron and Eva Aucoin and Royce Fryou. They were among the autistic children recognized Saturday at Morgan City's Autism Society 5K Run-Walk.
The Daily Review/Bill Decker

Ten local children were recognized on posters for the seventh annual Autism Society 5K Run/Walk, which brought hundreds of people to the Morgan City Junior High football field Saturday morning.

Getting Bayou Teche ready: Plenty of events this season

Volunteer Greg Guidroz with The TECHE Project clears a tree that fell into Bayou Teche, impeding navigability in the newly designated National Water Trail. The TECHE Project is preparing the bayou for the “Cajun Classique” wooden boat cruise from Arnaudville to Franklin on April 13-19. (Photo: The TECHE Project)

Work has begun behind the scenes to prep Bayou Teche for an unprecedented amount of recreational activity this spring, summer and fall.

New generation, new ideas: Rotary forum lets students propose projects

Taylor Stirling, accompanied by Tanner Guillotte, tell Thursday's Rotary New Generation forum about Hanson Memorial's plan for an educational program focusing on synthetic drugs.
The Daily Review/Bill Decker

Mayors, presidents, chiefs, councilmen and commissioners were there. But Thursday night belonged to the sophomores, juniors and seniors and their ideas for improving St.

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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

Chef Brian Blanchard organized the 26th annual Central Catholic High School Alumni Association’s Chef’s Dinner.
--Submitted photo

The Central Catholic High School Alumni Association’s 26th annual Chef’s Dinner, a Gold Medal Evening, was held April 12 at NicoBella in Morgan City.

Obituaries

March 14, 1937-April 2, 2015
Melvin Lynn Evans Jr. was a native of Louisiana. He was born in Evangeline Parish on March 14, 1937.

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