Franklin’s inaugural “First Thursday” event is this week. The downtown promotion will be Thursday beginning at 1 p.m.
A woman and her 10-year-old son were displaced after a fire broke out at their rented residence at 411 Nora St. Monday morning. Franklin Fire Chief Chuck Bourgeois said the fire was reported at 7:41 a.m. Response time was 3 minutes with heavy smoke and flames showing on the left side of the brick house upon arrival.
Benjamin Kelly faced some adversity during the 400-yard swim at Sunday’s Iron Horse Triathlon and knew he needed to make up time. Fortunately for him, next in the three-part race was his strongest point — the bike.

Hoodstock youth program

Hoodstock, a Morgan City community group, held a program “Transitioning to Manhood” on Sept. 6 at the St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce. The daylong activity was for junior high and high school students. About 20 students and 20 adults attended programs such as Dress for Success, Combating Peer Pressure, Respect, Education, and a Necktie How-to Tutorial. Volunteers traveled as far as Lafayette; New Orleans; Atlanta; and Orlando, Florida, while Orlando Magic player Elfrid Payton was one of the guest speakers at the event. The majority of presenters were from St. Mary Parish, including Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, long-time coach Herman Hartman, actor Isaac White and fitness trainer Kreig Triggs. Those attending the program in the photo included Kearias Austin, Donnell Ruffin, Chai Jones, Tyshawn Charlot, DeAndre Long, Kerwin Francois, Caleb Young, Gabriel McCurtis, Gilbert Johnson, Tavaris Howard, Zion Landry, Jared Singleton, Tylan J. Bennett, Kurvontay Webb, Migel Webb, Joshua Mote, Ronnell Williams, Jarmaine Hawkins, all students; and adults, Courtney “Schola” Long, Payton and Christian Dawkins.
(Submitted Photo)

Hoodstock, a Morgan City community group, held a program “Transitioning to Manhood” on Sept. 6 at the St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce.
(Submitted Photo)

Sinatra tribute to open concert season

“Simply Sinatra” featuring Steve Lippia is the first show of the Community Concert Association of Morgan City’s concert season.

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — “Simply Sinatra” featuring Steve Lippia is the first show of the Community Concert Association of Morgan City’s concert season.

Delcambre welcomes new boat launch, pavilion

Shrimp buyers with ice chests line up to make a dockside purchase from a shrimp boat at the Delcambre Seafood and Farmer’s Market on Sept. 6.
Photo by Tom Hymel/LSU AgCenter

DELCAMBRE (AP) — Delcambre now has a boat launch that can handle four boats at a time and a new pavilion for the seafood and farmer’s market.

Central Catholic deploys iPads for ‘student-friendly’ education

Lisa Nugent’s ninth-grade pre-algebra honors class is doing class work on their iPads on Tuesday at Central Catholic High School.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

iPads are integrated into everyday learning at Central Catholic High School where there is a tablet in the hands of every student.

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Bayou Vista Garden Club placed wreaths at the Blue Star Memorial Marker and at the Bayou Vista Community Center to commemorate Memorial Day in May. Gloria Roy designed and placed the wreaths.

Obituaries

Lorena C. Ledoux, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 29, 2015, at the age 81.

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