After months of severe drought in the Southeast, St. Mary Parish finally received a considerable amount of rain over the weekend and into the early part of the week. Some street flooding occurred in Franklin during the heaviest rainfalls, and residents recorded between 9-10 inches of rain over the entire period. Below, Gene Burrell, left, and Ernest Otis, right, with the City of Franklin, work to try and clear drains from flooded streets.
Lawsuits against Louisiana oil and gas companies threaten the livelihood of the industry, and area leaders should do everything they can to fight the litigation, State Sen.
Charley Handy IV, front center left, and Wanda Henderson, front center right, stand with their family members around a plaque that will be placed on a wall dedicating the children’s reading room in memory of St. Mary Parish Schools’ librarian Dolores Henderson at Morgan City Library. Handy is the grandson of Henderson and Wanda Henderson is Henderson’s daughter. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)
“Paw Jam,” a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Louisiana held Saturday at the Patterson Area Civic Center, included a “jail” where people could pay $5 to put someone in jail and $5 to bail themselves out. Sitting in the jail, from left, are Elmer Galloway Jr., Leah Nicar and Mikey Campbell. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)
"Paw Jam," a fundraiser for the Humane Society of Louisiana, was held Saturday at the Patterson Area Civic Center.