The St. Mary Parish Council recently approved and enacted a new parish ordinance regulating the use of fireworks in the unincorporated areas of the parish.

Morgan City’s Conner Daigle gets around Patterson’s Billy Jack Caldwell to advance to second base safely during Morgan City’s 14-3 victory at the Double AA (7-8-year-old) District 3 Tournament at Caffery Park in Franklin Thursday, while Patterson’s Zeph Brinlee covers second base. Area play will continue this weekend when St. Mary Central takes on Thibodaux at 5:30 p.m., followed by Patterson meeting Franklin at 6:45 p.m. On Saturday, St. Mary Central will face Morgan City at 10 a.m., followed by Thibodaux and Patterson at 11:30 a.m. Franklin will face Morgan City at 1 p.m. and the tournament will conclude with St. Mary Central meeting Patterson at 2:30 p.m. Look for a recap of the tournament’s games in Monday’s newspaper. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Workers drive steel sheet pilings in January on the temporary Bayou Chene flood protection structure. A contractor is set to begin removing the structure next week. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Work will begin next week to remove the Bayou Chene emergency flood protection structure, and small vessels should be able to travel through the bayou within two weeks, St. Mary Levee District officials said Thursday.

Morgan City’s Conner Daigle gets around Patterson’s Billy Jack Caldwell to advance to second base safely during Morgan City’s 14-3 victory at the Double AA (7-8-year-old) District 3 Tournament at Caffery Park in Franklin Thursday, while Patterson’s Zeph Brinlee covers second base. Area play will continue this weekend when St. Mary Central takes on Thibodaux at 5:30 p.m., followed by Patterson meeting Franklin at 6:45 p.m. On Saturday, St. Mary Central will face Morgan City at 10 a.m., followed by Thibodaux and Patterson at 11:30 a.m. Franklin will face Morgan City at 1 p.m. and the tournament will conclude with St. Mary Central meeting Patterson at 2:30 p.m. Look for a recap of the tournament’s games in Monday’s newspaper. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Workers drive steel sheet pilings in January on the temporary Bayou Chene flood protection structure. A contractor is set to begin removing the structure next week. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

La. bridges get worse; money gets diverted

1. U.S. 182 in Charenton, 2.4 miles north of La. 3211
Built: 1941
Average daily traffic: 6,200 (2011)
Sufficiency rating: 38.9 percent

2. U.S. 182 over Hanson Canal
Built: 1930
Average daily traffic: 3,500 (2011)
Sufficiency rating: 22.8 percent

3. La. 182 over Atchafalaya River and Berwick Bay
Built: 1933
Average daily traffic: 5,900 (2011)
Sufficiency rating: 6 percent

4. La. 324 over Bayou Teche, west of La. 326
Built: 1941
Average daily traffic: 1,110 (2011)
Sufficiency rating: 27.8 percent

5. La. 87 over a creek, 3.9 miles south of La. 323
Built: 1952
Average daily traffic: 42 (2011)
Sufficiency rating: 43 percent

6. La. 323 over Bayou Teche Oaklawn
Built: 1942
Average daily traffic: 310 (2011)
Sufficiency rating: 22 percent

7. U.S. 90 over Bayou Ramos and local road
Built: 1994
Average daily traffic: 14,760 (2011)
Sufficiency rating: 40 percent

8. U.S. 90 over Bayou Ramos
Built: 1994
Average daily traffic: 14,760 (2011)
Sufficiency rating: 41 percent

9. Parish road over Possum Point Bayou, 2.1 miles south of U.S. 90
Built: 1992
Average daily traffic: 50 (1992)
Sufficiency rating: 48.7 percent

10. Parish road over canal
Built: 1967
Average daily traffic: 200 (1971)
Sufficiency rating: 52.4 percent
11. Parish road over coulee
Built: 1957
Average daily traffic: 1,350 (1971)
Sufficiency rating: 42.3 percent

12. Parish road over Choupique Bayou
Built: 1965
Average daily traffic: 210 (1978)
Sufficiency rating: 48.8 percent

13. Parish road over Vachere Canal
Built: 1958
Average daily traffic: 470 (1971)
Sufficiency rating: 48.8 percent

14. Parish road over Kelly Canal
Built: 1958
Average daily traffic: 210 (1971)
Sufficiency rating: 52.8 percent

A federation of consumer advocacy groups’ federal data show Louisiana has more than 1,800 bridges that need repairs.

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Sports

Morgan City’s Conner Daigle gets around Patterson’s Billy Jack Caldwell to advance to second base safely during Morgan City’s 14-3 victory at the Double AA (7-8-year-old) District 3 Tournament at Caffery Park in Franklin Thursday, while Patterson’s Zeph Brinlee covers second base. Area play will continue this weekend when St. Mary Central takes on Thibodaux at 5:30 p.m., followed by Patterson meeting Franklin at 6:45 p.m. On Saturday, St. Mary Central will face Morgan City at 10 a.m., followed by Thibodaux and Patterson at 11:30 a.m. Franklin will face Morgan City at 1 p.m. and the tournament will conclude with St. Mary Central meeting Patterson at 2:30 p.m. Look for a recap of the tournament’s games in Monday’s newspaper. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Lifestyle

NEW ORLEANS — French Quarter Festivals Inc. announces a major move for Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron: the 16th annual event will take place in Jackson Square Aug. 5-7.

Obituaries

July 25, 1940- June 22, 2016
Judith Ann Belanger Vining, 75, a resident of Calumet, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans.

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