BERWICK — East St. Mary Parish firefighters worked tirelessly Wednesday to extinguish a massive fire Wednesday at a three-story home on the 2800 block of Third Street in Berwick. Berwick, Morgan City, Amelia, Bayou Vista and Patterson firefighters fought a fire believed to be started by an act of Mother Nature — lightning.

Ms. CAA Ka’Lynn K. Hurst and Mr. CAA Mark Dixon

Friday was a night of celebration during the St. Mary-Vermilion Community Action Agency’s 49th Annual Committee Meeting, as the agency highlighted accomplishments and honored Head Start parents and volunteers.

Franklin Mayor Raymond K. Harris Jr., right, speaks with a student from the LSU School of Design Tuesday about her proposal for the empty space in the downtown district that will serve as a memorial to Lafayette shooting victim Mayci Breaux. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

By COLIN MURPHEY Students with the LSU School of Design gathered in Franklin yesterday to display their ideas for what to put in the space formerly occupied by the Center Theatre in the historic downtown district, but their designs were not merely functional in nature.

Ms. CAA Ka’Lynn K. Hurst and Mr. CAA Mark Dixon

Franklin Mayor Raymond K. Harris Jr., right, speaks with a student from the LSU School of Design Tuesday about her proposal for the empty space in the downtown district that will serve as a memorial to Lafayette shooting victim Mayci Breaux. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

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Helping Hearts honors Edward B. Jones

Edward B. Jones was the 2015 honoree at Saturday's Helping Hearts Foundation banquest at the St. Mary Senior Citizen Center. Jones founded St. Mary'schapter of 100 Black Men and worked as an NAACP voter empowerment coordinator for Louisiana in 2004. To his left is Erica Johnson Rose, assistant district attorney, who was the banquet's guest speaker.
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The Tri-City Helping Hearts Foundation honored one St. Mary Parish man who has been active in civil rights causes and and heard from a St.

They're cleaning up Morgan City

Members of the Morgan City High School Junior ROTC program pick up litter Saturday under the bridge at Federal Avenue and Greenwood. The Great American Clean-Up event targeted bridge entrance and exit ramps in Morgan City.
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Morgan City should be feeling a little cleaner than it was when Saturday started. Maybe about a ton cleaner.

API awards $42,000 in scholarships

A total of $42,000 in scholarships went to students Thursday at the Atchafalaya Chapter of American Petroleum Institute’s 59th Annual Scholarship Banquet. Recipients of the scholarships were, from left: Berwick High senior Taylor Fegenbush, Patterson High senior Bailey Nelson, Central Catholic senior Lynze Belle, Berwick High senior Vroni Parsiola, Morgan City High senior Diana Tran, and Central Catholic senior John Parker.

Six Tri-City area students will be getting a chunk of their college expenses paid after they received $42,000 in scholarships at the Atchafalaya Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute’s 59th A

Export business keeps growing; 4,000 tons of rice headed to Haiti

a November 2014 photo shows Planters Rice Mill of Abbeville exporting rice from the Port of Morgan City for the first time. Trucks transported about 150 truckloads of rice to the port in order to export 3,000 tons of rice by ship to Haiti.
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In the past eight months, import-export business has become a fairly common site at the Port of Morgan City with ships making stops at the port 18 times, and that business is continuing with about

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Central Catholic High School opened the Class 1A postseason Tuesday with a 10-0 run-rule victory in five
innings against Logansport in Amelia. Central Catholic pitcher Charlie Solar, above, tossed a complete-game two-hitter with one walk and four strikeouts for the win. Central Catholic, Class 1A’s top-ranked seed, will return
to action Saturday when it hosts No. 16 Grand Lake in a 3 p.m. contest. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Central Catholic senior Charlie Solar got the start for the Eagles in their first-round Class 1A playoff game against No.

Lifestyle

Karen T. Spinella, left, and Diane T. Martin are the featured Artists of the Month for May at the Artists Guild Unlimited Everett Street Gallery at 201 Everett St. in Morgan City. A reception honoring them will be held Tuesday. The show will open Wednesday and will run through May 28. Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.
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On Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m., the Artists Guild Unlimited Everett Street Gallery in Morgan City will host an “Artists of the Month” reception, showcasing Diane T. Martin and Karen T.

Obituaries

Morris Lee Givens, 68, a resident and native of Gibson, Louisiana, and a former resident of Patterson, Louisiana, passed away at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at his Gibson residence

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