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.

Morgan City High student A’mari Martin answers a question during the teen forum at the St. Mary NAACP annual Martin Luther King Jr. program at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church in Morgan City. Tri-City area students, from left, Kamryn Bradford of Patterson High, Fernando Torres and Tayla Weary, both of Morgan City High, listen as each respond to the moderators’ question. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Tri-City area residents, young and old, were challenged Monday to have a cause in life that requires them to overcome giant obstacles during the St. Mary NAACP’s Martin Luther King Jr. program at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in Morgan City.

Experts: Seek advice about health coverage

Teche Action Clinic registration clerk, at right, Julia Connor, of Baldwin, asks certified application counselor Tamika Carter, left, questions concerning her children securing marketplace industry healthcare plan options at the Teche Clinic in Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Teche Action Clinic’s certification application counselors are available to assist St. Mary Parish residents find health insurance coverage for the start of the new year.

J-turn work to start soon; Should cut down on worst crashes

A crossover is shown Wednesday in the Patterson area. J-turns will soon be constructed from Patterson to Berwick. J-turns are traffic safety features that prevent vehicles from cutting straight across oncoming traffic in order to go in the opposite direction. (The Daily Review/Bill Decker)

Motorists in the Tri-City area should see work begin within the next couple of weeks along U.S. 90 to install J-turns to try to eliminate dangerous T-bone, or right angle, crashes.

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Brenda Carol Nowakowski, 53, of Franklin and a native of Landstuhl, Germany, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 a.m. in Cut Off, La.

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