Shelby Thibodeaux, at top, was awarded the Champion Percentage Boer Doe goat honors at the St. Mary Parish Junior Fair and Livestock Show. Below, Carlie Sauce won La. Bred Grand Champion Market Hog honors.

Supreme Outboard Service, at top, was joined by
St. Mary Chamber of Commerce representatives,
local public officials and guests to cut the ribbon at
their 1718 Main St. location in Franklin Thursday.
Owners Keth Parker, Andrea Dupre, Lloyd Gros and
Jennifer Gros said the business is a certified Mercury
and Yamaha service center, and also offers
parts, hi-performance gear and more. Their hours
are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and
Saturday hours are seasonal. At bottom, the Arc of St.
Mary/Center of Hope held a ribbon cutting for the
grand opening of the Betty Verrett Vocational Training
Facility in Centerville on Wednesday. Local officials,
Chamber of Commerce members, friends,
family, clients and employees were on hand for the
occasion. Clients held fund raisers, selling raffle
tickets for more than 16 years, to raise the funds
required to build the new facility. Additional funding
was received from the parish. The facility is open
from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and
provides vocational training for individuals with
intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout
the parish. For more information, call (337) 836-

Phylway Construction works to clear trees Thursday on the Hellenic property in Morgan City. Soil will be excavated from the site to be used to raise levees from Lake End Park to Justa Street. The site will eventually become a drainage canal to transport water to a new pumping station to be built near Lake End Park. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Just two weeks into construction, work is progressing quickly on the Lake End Park to Justa Street portion of the Morgan City Levee Improvements Project.

(Updated) Officials report on Avoca Island, Bayou Chene

People pick up sandbags Monday at Stephensville Elementary. Residents of Stephensville and Belle River listened to officials at a meeting Monday night about the flood control work on Bayou Chene and on Avoca Island.
(The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

STEPHENSVILLE — Residents gathered at Stephensville Elementary Monday night to hear the latest “Winter Flood of 2016” updates from government officials.

Port emergency center opens early

Port of Morgan City Executive Director Raymond "Mac" Wade speaks at Monday's Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District meeting. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

The Port of Morgan City’s new Government Emergency Operations Center has seen lots of activity during the past week, a little sooner than officials expected.

New president, council take helm of parish

Newly-elected St. Mary Parish President David Hanagriff, top left with his family, takes the oath of office Monday night in Franklin before the parish council meeting. 16th Judicial District Attorney Bo Duhe’ administered the oath. Below are newly sworn-in councilmembers Kevin Voisin, Steve Bierhorst, Paul Naquin, Sterling Fryou, James Bennett Jr., Hanagriff, councilmembers Gabriel Beadle, Ken Singleton, Glen Hidalgo, Dale Rogers, J Ina and Craig Mathews.

A new political era in the history of St.



Franklin Senior High School Basketball players Dwonyell Charles and Kevin Ina were honored during halftime of the Franklin-Patterson regular season finale Friday at the FSHS Gym.


Morgan City Junior High School's dance team provided entertainment at the February St. Mary AARP meeting. Meetings are held at the St. Mary Senior Citizen Center on Chennault Street in Morgan City.
—Faye S. Smith Photos

St. Mary Parish AARP Chapter 4435 held its monthly meeting on Feb. 6 at the St. Mary Senior Citizens Center, home of St. Mary AARP, in Morgan City.


Betty Ann Banks Jacquet, 81, a native and resident of Morgan City, La., passed away on Thursday Feb. 16, 2017 at 3:37 a.m. at Passages Hospice and The Sanctuary in New Orleans, La.

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