Authorities are investigating a report of an attempted abduction of a 12-year-old boy this afternoon in Amelia, according to a St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office news release.

Marva and Ed Paul, of Franklin, recall the civil rights struggle of 50 years ago in St. Mary Parish.
(The Daily Review Photo by Preston Gill)

St. Mary Parish activists who toiled to break racial barriers 50 years ago recounted their experiences organizing a movement for change that had mixed greetings from fellow blacks and resistance from whites in no hurry to change a society where they held the power and influence.

The St. Mary Central 12-year-old All-Stars finished runner-up in the Majors South Regional Wednesday at Wally Pontiff Jr. Playground in Metairie. Team members include, kneeling, from left, Reed Gonzales, Johnny Hamrick, Eric Guillot, Hunter Landry, Seth Canty and Zeph DeLatte. On the middle row, from left, are Devin Leblanc, Zeph Hoffpauir, Shayne Berger, Dayton Clark, Evan Thomas and Kyle Valdez. On the back row, from left, are coaches Jeff Landry, Joe Guillot and Mike DeLatte. (Submitted Photo)

The St. Mary Central 12-year-old All-Stars finished runner-up Wednesday in the Majors South Regional at Wally Pontiff Jr. Playground in Metairie after losing to Ville Platte 8-5 in the championship game.

Marva and Ed Paul, of Franklin, recall the civil rights struggle of 50 years ago in St. Mary Parish.
(The Daily Review Photo by Preston Gill)

The St. Mary Central 12-year-old All-Stars finished runner-up in the Majors South Regional Wednesday at Wally Pontiff Jr. Playground in Metairie. Team members include, kneeling, from left, Reed Gonzales, Johnny Hamrick, Eric Guillot, Hunter Landry, Seth Canty and Zeph DeLatte. On the middle row, from left, are Devin Leblanc, Zeph Hoffpauir, Shayne Berger, Dayton Clark, Evan Thomas and Kyle Valdez. On the back row, from left, are coaches Jeff Landry, Joe Guillot and Mike DeLatte. (Submitted Photo)

Groundbreaking ceremony for church

Morning Glory Ministries congregation, family and friends bowed their heads in prayer at a ground breaking for the church’s new location at 1325 Railroad Ave in Morgan City. The church is currently located at 8011 La.182 East in Morgan City. The new church is expected to be complete within six months. Colar Construction will be handling the construction for the new building. The Rev. Hendry Johnson Sr., pastor, and wife, Deborah Johnson, have been in ministry for 14 years.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Morning Glory Ministries congregation, family and friends bowed their heads in prayer at a ground breaking for the church’s new location at 1325 Railroad Ave in Morgan City.

Arrest reports

April Aucoin

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 36 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:

New transformer online in Morgan City

From left, Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi and City Utilities Director Bill Cefalu look at the control panel for the city’s power system located at the capacitor bank substation on Youngs Road.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Nearly two years after the city’s main transformer caught fire at the Joseph Cefalu Sr.

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The annual Bayou Belles and Rumpled Quilts guilds will hold its annual quilt show Julyt 29 through Aug. 16 at the Artists Guild Unlimited Everett Street Gallery in Morgan City.

Obituaries

Richard “Jiggie” Townsend Hardee

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Richard “Jiggie” Townsend Hardee

June 11, 1939 — July 21, 2014
Richard “Jiggie” Townsend Hardee, a resident of Morgan City, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at his home.

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