Kimbla’s Cakes owner Kim Carinhas adds gum paste flowers as the finishing touch to a buttercream wedding cake. (Submitted)

Local people who recently opened new businesses in Morgan City are hopeful and counting on the region's economy to improve in 2017. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cuttings for two Morgan City businesses last week, Labco Batteries and Kimbla's Cakes.

Photos by Colin Murphey

Baldwin and Franklin both held Martin Luther King Jr. Day events Monday in honor of the slain civil rights leader. In Franklin, the event was a motorcade which began on Wall Street and proceeded up the boulevard named in honor of Dr. King, then to St. Joseph's Baptist Church. More than 60 vehicles participated in the motorcade.
A boil advisory that went into effect Sunday for parts of St. Mary Parish has been lifted, according to Parish Waterworks District 5 President Glenn Blood.

Businesses hope shoppers stay in town

Frances Stevens, owner of the Wildflower department store, prepares to open the store for Black Friday this morning.
was preparing for the stores black Friday sale this morning.

The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

Ready or not, the holiday shopping season is here.
Many parish businesses are putting on big sales that started Thursday and continued today for Black Friday in an effort to get people to shop early, St. Mary Chamber of Commerce President Donna Meyer said.

From the Editor: Piece of history awaits local funding

The Gathright House was moved to what is now Morgan City in 1855 and was occupied by members of the Gathright family for nearly a century.

The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

This is no joke. But you’ve probably heard it before.
When I got to work early Thursday, there on my desk was some paperwork. The subject: efforts to fix up the Gathright House, the second-oldest existing building in Morgan City.

Toys for Tots can make Christmas happier

Marine Corps League, St. Mary Detachment Toys for Tots coordinator Bill Goessl organizes shelves in the Toys for Tots warehouse to prepare for the next order of toys to be assembled for distribution day.
The Daily Review/Shea Drake

The Marine Corps League St. Mary Detachment Toys for Tots program is collecting toys to distribute to the families of less fortunate children throughout the parish Dec. 19.

Tuneweavers sing their final anthem

The Tuneweavers pose for a group picture featuring the new all-inclusive male and female chorus in 1984. The chorus composed of Tri-City area residents originally formed as an all-male chorus in 1978.

Submitted Photo

After 36 years of singing together, the Tuneweavers are disbanding after an executive committee vote based on a major decline in membership and inability to find a choral director.

Nation pauses to give thanks

Employees at Cypress Point Fresh Market in Patterson were busy checking out customers who were shopping in preparation for their Thanksgiving meals on Wednesday.

The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

NEW YORK (AP) — Giant balloons took to the clear, sunny sky over midtown Manhattan today for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, with spectators lining up along the parade route and a heavy



Shirley Price Giroir, 95, a resident of Morgan City, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Patterson Health Care Center surrounded by her loving family.

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