Former Gov. Edwin Edwards, a candidate for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District seat, spoke this morning in Morgan City at the St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce’s first “Rise-N-Shine” business networking event.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Former Gov. Edwin Edwards, a candidate for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District, says the major issues for the state and country include coastal erosion, ensuring domestic oil and gas production, fixing Obamacare, and getting U.S. troops out of Afghanistan.

The 2014 Berwick High School Panther football team. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Wade Gussman Photography)

An infusion of young talent has the Berwick football program looking forward to big things. The Panthers’ freshman and sophomore classes come in with a winning tradition. When Craig Brodie took over the Berwick program, he reached out to junior high and youth league coaches in the area.

First round of qualifiers

Candidate qualifying for the Nov. 4 election began this morning and continues through Friday. Local candidates who have signed up thus far include: —Baldwin mayor: Michael “Mike” Lancelin. —Baldwin police chief: David J. Robertson. —District judge, Div. G: Lucretia Pecantte and Curtis Sigur.

Former Gov. Edwin Edwards, a candidate for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District seat, spoke this morning in Morgan City at the St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce’s first “Rise-N-Shine” business networking event.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

The 2014 Berwick High School Panther football team. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Wade Gussman Photography)

First round of qualifiers

Fire causes heavy damage; one firefighter injured

A house fire this morning on Franklin Street in Morgan City resulted in significant property damage, Fire Chief Morris Price said. Morgan City Fire Department firefighters and Morgan City police responded to scene. The house was not occupied at the time of the fire, Price said. (The Daily Review Photo by Courtney Darce)

A fire at a Franklin Street residence this morning left one firefighter with a minor concussion and heavy fire damage to the garage and rear of the house, Morgan City Fire Chief Morris Price said.

Spark the Park

Broussard-Harris Recreation Center lit up the park Monday evening after a special entertainment session inside. Above and first photo below, the lighting adorning the grounds of the park area.

Parish teens graduate Guard Youth Challenge Program

Five St. Mary Parish youth graduated from the Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program in Alexandria last weekend. The program is designed to assist at-risk youth and offers them an alternative to dropping out of school with an educational and goal-oriented program. Attending the five-and-a-half month long first phase of the program and graduating were, from left, top of the class graduate Tommie Poirrier, Jeanerette; Drizzt Morales, Franklin; Callen Richard, Morgan City; Tony Caro, Jeanerette; and Kyle Ardeneaux, Franklin. (Submitted Photo)

Five St. Mary Parish youths were among 252 cadets graduating the Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program at the Alexandria Riverfront Center Saturday.

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Katelyn Adams
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Six young women from the Tri-City area will vie for the title of 79th Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival queen on Aug. 23.

Obituaries

Delores Ann McCracken

Delores Ann McCracken, 68, a native of Cumberland, Ohio, and a longtime resident of Morgan City, passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City.

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