St. Mary Parish President David Hanagriff, center at the podium, congratulates the team and the coaching staff of the Central Catholic High School Eagles after they won the 2016 Class 1A State Baseball Championship.

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.
Doves fly through the air at the ribbon cutting and grand opening of a new facility in St. Mary Parish located just off Highway U.S. 90 in Franklin that will try to ensure the safety of children in domestic situations.

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)

First place in patriotism; boy wins state essay contest

Central Catholic’s Taylor Blanchard recently was named the winner of a statewide Knights of Columbus essay contest for seventh- and eighth-grade students. Blanchard’s essay was selected from among 863 entries. From left are Holy Cross Knights of Columbus Grand Knight Keith Thibodeaux, Blanchard, and Kenny Duval, Knights of Columbus patriotic chairman for the Monsignor Jules S. Toups Assembly and past grand knight of the Holy Cross Knights of Columbus.

Central Catholic seventh-grader Taylor Blanchard knows what it means to be patriotic, and he’s not the only one who thinks so.

Search for suspect in narcotics investigation continues; water search suspended

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and Marine Division search Bayou Boeuf and the surrounding areas this morning for a suspect in a drug investigation who fled from narcotics detectives.

Though detectives are still trying to apprehend a 36-year-old Calumet man wanted on drug charges and for fleeing from detectives into Bayou Boeuf, the search of the bayou and surrounding waterways

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