--The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears

Jimmie Johnson’s 20th annual Free Basketball Clinic was held Saturday at Morgan City High School. Children ages 9 to 16 gathered to learn team work as well as basketball skills from Johnson and his assistants Joe Jones, John Matthews, Lawrence Carbin and Nathan Williams.

Morgan City Junior High guidance counselor Jill Tamporello goes through her files in preparation for this week’s school orientation. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

St. Mary Parish junior high and high schools get a head start on the 2016-17 school year by hosting orientations this week for parents and students. Orientations begin today and continue through Aug. 4. Each school has a different schedule.
Representatives of local governments got no good news on sales taxes Monday at the St. Mary Parish Council of Governments quarterly meeting in Franklin.

--The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears

Morgan City Junior High guidance counselor Jill Tamporello goes through her files in preparation for this week’s school orientation. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

J-turns will be interim fix for U.S. 90

The state will start installing J-turns along U.S. 90 in Patterson within the next year to improve safety on the highway. U.S. 90 will eventually be upgraded to become part of I-49. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

Within the next year, Tri-City residents should begin to see J-turns installed in the Patterson area to cut down on the number of wrecks along U.S. 90.

City cleanup crew

Community volunteers gathered for the monthly Franklin cleanup Oct. 10. Participants included Meagan Bourque, Ella Hamilton, Tate Bourque, Marguerite Robinson, Dianna Alexander and Didi Battle.

Dredging continues in Berwick Bay

Manson Construction Co. began dredging Berwick Bay Sept. 19 and will finish the project in about a month. The contract dredged about a 3-mile stretch from 20 Grand Point and Tidewater Point to Stouts Pass. Dredging should start in the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel Oct. 29 and could last up to 100 days.

The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

Dredging work is ongoing in Berwick Bay and set to begin in the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel by the end of October in an effort to keep the area’s waterways deep enough for vessels to navigate.

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--The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears

Jimmie Johnson’s 20th annual Free Basketball Clinic was held Saturday at Morgan City High School.

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Mr. and Mrs. George R. Beattie
--Caitlin Photography

Kara Rhodes and George R. Beattie were united in holy matrimony during a 1 p.m. double-ring ceremony June 11 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Bayou Vista. The Rev.

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