Kimbla’s Cakes owner Kim Carinhas adds gum paste flowers as the finishing touch to a buttercream wedding cake. (Submitted)

Local people who recently opened new businesses in Morgan City are hopeful and counting on the region's economy to improve in 2017. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cuttings for two Morgan City businesses last week, Labco Batteries and Kimbla's Cakes.

Photos by Colin Murphey

Baldwin and Franklin both held Martin Luther King Jr. Day events Monday in honor of the slain civil rights leader. In Franklin, the event was a motorcade which began on Wall Street and proceeded up the boulevard named in honor of Dr. King, then to St. Joseph's Baptist Church. More than 60 vehicles participated in the motorcade.
A boil advisory that went into effect Sunday for parts of St. Mary Parish has been lifted, according to Parish Waterworks District 5 President Glenn Blood.

Sheriff’s scholarship awarded

Sheriff’s Office Major Scott Anslum presented the Louisiana Sheriff’s Scholarship Program scholarship to Kaeley Paige Hill on Monday at Berwick High School’s award ceremony held at the Berwick Civic Center.

Sheriff Mark Hebert has announced that Kaeley Paige Hill has been named the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriff’s Scholarship Program for the 2015-2016 school year.

Main Street buildings eligible for state redevelopment grants

Morgan City officials will accept state grant applications until June 15 to improve historic buildings in the downtown Main Street District. Grant applications are available from the receptionist at City Hall, located at 512 First Street, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

Morgan City officials will accept state grant applications from Main Street businesses until June 15 for a chance to receive up to $10,000 to restore and improve historical buildings.



Shirley Price Giroir, 95, a resident of Morgan City, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Patterson Health Care Center surrounded by her loving family.

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