Central Catholic and Grand Lake will play their Class 1A regional round playoff game today at 6 p.m. at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field. The teams originally were set to meet Saturday at Central Catholic's home field in Amelia, but that game was rained out.
May is Older Americans Month, and Mayors Donna Lanceslin of Baldwin and Raymond Harris Jr. of Franklin, and St. Mary Parish President David Hanagriff recently signed a proclamation declaring the occasion. The St. Mary Council on Aging is moving to its new office in the former Blevins Building today.
Central Catholic High School's Class 1A regional round baseball contest set for today has been rained out and will be made up when a location is determined, Central Catholic coach Tyler Jensen said in a Facebook post.

Updated: No injuries after tornado strikes between Franklin, Baldwin

Trees were knocked over in what residents suspected was a small tornado from the storm system that swept through the parish Tuesday.
The Banner-Tribune/Colin Murphey

What witnesses are calling a tornado struck this afternoon between Baldwin and Franklin, damaging about 30 homes and tearing the roofs from two businesses, said Duval Arthur, the St.

Dredging should boost import-export business

Port of Morgan City Executive Director Raymond "Mac" Wade speaks Monday about the dredging demonstration officials plan to start in May that they hope will show an effective way to keep the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel dredged year round. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Port of Morgan City leaders are just two months away from starting a dredging demonstration in the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel that they hope will bring back the import-export shipping business t

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Central Catholic and Grand Lake will play their Class 1A regional round playoff game today at 6 p.m. at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field.

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Hostesses for Bayou Vista Garden Club’s April meeting were Jeannie Lawrence, left, and Verdie Laws. They created the floral design, “Basket of Spring Friendship.”
--Submitted Photo

“All About Herbs” was the theme for the Bayou Vista Garden Club April meeting.

Obituaries

Joyce Marie Bergeron Buford, 89, a resident of Morgan City, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Morgan City Healthcare Center.

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