Morgan City’s Conner Daigle gets around Patterson’s Billy Jack Caldwell to advance to second base safely during Morgan City’s 14-3 victory at the Double AA (7-8-year-old) District 3 Tournament at Caffery Park in Franklin Thursday, while Patterson’s Zeph Brinlee covers second base. Area play will continue this weekend when St. Mary Central takes on Thibodaux at 5:30 p.m., followed by Patterson meeting Franklin at 6:45 p.m. On Saturday, St. Mary Central will face Morgan City at 10 a.m., followed by Thibodaux and Patterson at 11:30 a.m. Franklin will face Morgan City at 1 p.m. and the tournament will conclude with St. Mary Central meeting Patterson at 2:30 p.m. Look for a recap of the tournament’s games in Monday’s newspaper. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Workers drive steel sheet pilings in January on the temporary Bayou Chene flood protection structure. A contractor is set to begin removing the structure next week. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Work will begin next week to remove the Bayou Chene emergency flood protection structure, and small vessels should be able to travel through the bayou within two weeks, St. Mary Levee District officials said Thursday.
It took the Franklin Foundation Hospital board of commissioners’ legal counsel only a few minutes to verify at their monthly meeting on Thursday that the group needs a two-thirds vote to enter into executive session to discuss topics which are legally out of the purview of the public and the press.

Morgan City’s Conner Daigle gets around Patterson’s Billy Jack Caldwell to advance to second base safely during Morgan City’s 14-3 victory at the Double AA (7-8-year-old) District 3 Tournament at Caffery Park in Franklin Thursday, while Patterson’s Zeph Brinlee covers second base. Area play will continue this weekend when St. Mary Central takes on Thibodaux at 5:30 p.m., followed by Patterson meeting Franklin at 6:45 p.m. On Saturday, St. Mary Central will face Morgan City at 10 a.m., followed by Thibodaux and Patterson at 11:30 a.m. Franklin will face Morgan City at 1 p.m. and the tournament will conclude with St. Mary Central meeting Patterson at 2:30 p.m. Look for a recap of the tournament’s games in Monday’s newspaper. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Workers drive steel sheet pilings in January on the temporary Bayou Chene flood protection structure. A contractor is set to begin removing the structure next week. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Students ponder new gender rules

Morgan City High School 10th-grade civic students, from left, Joh’Nay Coulon and Mattie Carter discuss the new rules dealing with the gender identity of students. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

In the midst of the debate over transgender rights in public schools, Morgan City High 10th-grade civic students chimed in on the national conversation that will affect them.

Freedom Fest, Memorial Day ceremony coming up

The Fallen Warriors Memorial in Morgan City includes statues depicting three soldiers; a World War I doughboy, a soldier representing a World War II, Korea, and Vietnam G.I., and a modern day soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan. The middle soldier, dressed in a G.I. uniform, is kneeling while handing an American flag to a young boy to represent the passing of the responsibility to protect our freedom to the next generation. Behind the statues is a wall of honor with names of each soldier from the Tri-City area killed in combat and names of soldiers who died of other causes while serving in a war. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Memorial Day weekend in Morgan City will feature a Freedom Fest and Freedom Ride Saturday and Sunday followed by a Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony Monday.

'Pastor protection' bill fails

Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Shreveport, comforts supporters of his unsuccessful bill to give pastors extra protection against moves to remove their tax status should they be perceived to be discriminatory for opposing gay marriage. The bill failed in the Senate Judiciary B Committee.

BATON ROUGE —- Pastors will not get an extra level of First Amendment protection after the Senate Judiciary B committee voted 3-2 Tuesday to kill House Bill 597, called the Pastor Protection Act, b

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Morgan City’s Conner Daigle gets around Patterson’s Billy Jack Caldwell to advance to second base safely during Morgan City’s 14-3 victory at the Double AA (7-8-year-old) District 3 Tournament at Caffery Park in Franklin Thursday, while Patterson’s Zeph Brinlee covers second base. Area play will continue this weekend when St. Mary Central takes on Thibodaux at 5:30 p.m., followed by Patterson meeting Franklin at 6:45 p.m. On Saturday, St. Mary Central will face Morgan City at 10 a.m., followed by Thibodaux and Patterson at 11:30 a.m. Franklin will face Morgan City at 1 p.m. and the tournament will conclude with St. Mary Central meeting Patterson at 2:30 p.m. Look for a recap of the tournament’s games in Monday’s newspaper. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

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