Franklin’s inaugural “First Thursday” event is this week. The downtown promotion will be Thursday beginning at 1 p.m.
A woman and her 10-year-old son were displaced after a fire broke out at their rented residence at 411 Nora St. Monday morning. Franklin Fire Chief Chuck Bourgeois said the fire was reported at 7:41 a.m. Response time was 3 minutes with heavy smoke and flames showing on the left side of the brick house upon arrival.
Benjamin Kelly faced some adversity during the 400-yard swim at Sunday’s Iron Horse Triathlon and knew he needed to make up time. Fortunately for him, next in the three-part race was his strongest point — the bike.

Beacon is godsend for stranded fisherman

Mark Bernucho of Control Fire & Safety in Morgan City holds his Ocean Signal personal locator beacon in his right hand. Bernucho used the beacon Friday after his boat’s engine failed at Point au Fer Island near the Gulf. A Coast Guard helicopter responded and lowered the radio in Bernucho’s left hand to him on a weighted line.

They’re small, bright and fit into the palm.

Berwick bike winner

Each school year, Duval Arthur, a Berwick town councilman and and director of homeland security for St. Mary Parish, donates several bicycles to Berwick Elementary for rewards and incentives.

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Benjamin Kelly faced some adversity during the 400-yard swim at Sunday’s Iron Horse Triathlon and knew he needed to make up time.

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Bayou Vista Garden Club placed wreaths at the Blue Star Memorial Marker and at the Bayou Vista Community Center to commemorate Memorial Day in May. Gloria Roy designed and placed the wreaths.

Obituaries

Gerald J. Landry, 80, of Bernard Avenue, Greeneville, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.
He was a plumber and electrician.

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