Rodney Grogan

Candidates emphasized the need for improved infrastructure, increased tourism, continued training for police officers and focused efforts to help the school system and senior citizens in front of a crowd of about 100 people Tuesday.

Water hyacinth are rafted up thick at the East Calumet floodgate, top. Lockmaster Lennis Paray says he’ll flush them out to sea if tides cooperate. Below, The T.E.C.H.E. Project volunteers gather lilies at Franklin as part of Operation Hippo.

Last Saturday, The TECHE Project, a local nonprofit group working to raise awareness of the environmental, cultural, historical, and recreational values of Bayou Teche, partnered with ACA/LL Bean, St.

Kayakers slug it out in Tour du Teche IV. Paddlers come from all over the state and both ends of the country to vie for cash prize, trophies and just bragging rights in Louisiana’s premier paddling marathon. Tour du Teche V starts Friday at Port Barre, starts in St. Martinville in St. Martin Parish and New Iberia on Saturday, and at Franklin on Sunday. The three segments add up to 135 miles and countless adventures. (Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

Paddlers, their coureurs de bois, and traveling cheering squads are coming to the Teche Country this weekend from Texas, Kansas, Florida, Illinois, California, Wisconsin and Maryland as well as all over Louisiana. What is drawing them here is the chance to race down the bayou for cash prizes, trophies and adventure.

Rodney Grogan

Water hyacinth are rafted up thick at the East Calumet floodgate, top. Lockmaster Lennis Paray says he’ll flush them out to sea if tides cooperate. Below, The T.E.C.H.E. Project volunteers gather lilies at Franklin as part of Operation Hippo.

Kayakers slug it out in Tour du Teche IV. Paddlers come from all over the state and both ends of the country to vie for cash prize, trophies and just bragging rights in Louisiana’s premier paddling marathon. Tour du Teche V starts Friday at Port Barre, starts in St. Martinville in St. Martin Parish and New Iberia on Saturday, and at Franklin on Sunday. The three segments add up to 135 miles and countless adventures. (Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

Bank robbery suspect captured

Robbery suspect Barry Paul Gilmore, 53, of Patterson, was captured at the Waffle House on La. 182 in Morgan City this morning, police said.
(St. Mary Parish Sheriff's office photo)

Robbery suspect Barry Paul Gilmore, 53, of Patterson, was captured at the Waffle House on La. 182 in Morgan City this morning, police said.

Dr. Scott Domingue has been Chosen Teche Regional Medical Center’s ‘Doctor of the Year’

Dr. Scott Domingue has been Chosen Teche Regional Medical Center’s 2013-2014 Doctor of the Year. From left, are Paul Lousteau, emergency department director; Butch Frazier, CEO; Quint Studer, founder of the Studer Group; Dr. Scott Domingue; Doctor of the Year; Jay King, R.N., emergency department; and Sabrina Roy, director of marketing and public relations.
(Submitted Photo)

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Law enforcement officers honored

Law enforcement officers were recognized Tuesday night by the St. Mary Detachment Marine Corps League at American Legion Post 242 in Patterson. Honored and seated with their plaques are, from left, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Capt. Joe Clements, Berwick police officer Jonathan Henry, Morgan City police officer Dustin Fromenthal, Chitimacha tribal police officer Det. Sgt. Jada Breaux, U.S. Coast Guard ME3 Allan Roy and Baldwin police officer Alfred Evans. Standing from left are Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Capt. Scott Anslum, Berwick Police Assistant Chief David Leonard, Patterson Police Chief Patrick LaSalle, Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks, Chitimacha Tribal Police Chief Blaise Smith, U.S. Coast Guard ME2 Dale Bullock, Baldwin Police Chief Gerald Minor and St. Mary Detachment Marine Corps League Commandant David Martin.
(The Daily Review Photo by Preston Gill)

Seven St. Mary Parish law enforcement officers were recognized for dedication to their jobs and community Tuesday by the St.

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The Louisiana State Singles Horseshoe Pitching Championships were held Saturday at Kemper Williams Park near Patterson. Class A Men’s winners, were, from left, Ricky Richard of Church Point (first), Jimmy Percle of Morgan City (second) and Alois Habetz of Lake Charles (third).

The Louisiana State Singles Horseshoe Pitching Championships were held Saturday at Kemper Williams Park.

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Chi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International has newly inducted, from left, Kristin Percle, an English teacher at Berwick High School; Amber Monceaux, a social studies program manager at St.

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