The Berwick Lady Panthers hosted a little girls volleyball camp Monday through Wednesday. Thirty campers participated in drills. Above, are campers and Berwick volleyball players. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Heather Templet)

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Franklin Police Chief Sabria McGuire reported the following arrests in an investigation into a business theft. McGuire said employees reportedly took money from a finance business on Weber Street.
For the second time in as many years, the Morgan City Recreation Department may be unable to host Pop Warner football this fall. Morgan City Recreation Director Seth Thomas said Tuesday that in 2014, for the first time in 40 years, the recreation department was not able to hold Pop Warner football due to a lack of interest.

The Berwick Lady Panthers hosted a little girls volleyball camp Monday through Wednesday. Thirty campers participated in drills. Above, are campers and Berwick volleyball players. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Heather Templet)

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Historic hotel burns, 17 lose their homes

The former Peck’s Hotel at 905 Main St. was fully involved when the photo above was captured at 6:30 p.m., Monday. Below, Assistant Franklin Fire Chief Jeff Hildreth, left, is on scene to inspect the damages. Donations of clothing and household goods for the 17 people left homeless can be dropped off at the fire station on First Street, the Emergency Aid Center on Commercial Street or in collection boxes located at Capital One Bank on Northwest Boulevard.

Seventeen people are homeless this morning after a fire destroyed the historic Peck’s Hotel on Main Street in Franklin Monday night.

Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer commemoration was held Thursday at Franklin City Hall. The event was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. According to the National Day of Prayer Task Force, “It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families.”

Teacher accused of restraining male student, 9, while another student struck him

Randy Louis

A 34-year-old teacher at the St Mary Parish Alternative Program school was arrested Friday after he was accused of retraining a 9-year-old student while directing another student to strike the vict

Sheriff: No bomb found at Amelia Belle after report of possible threat

Amelia Belle Casino was evacuated for15 minutes Friday afternoon while St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office deputies searched the casino after a possible bomb threat was reported. However, no bomb was located, and people were allowed to return to the casino, Sheriff's Office Spokeswoman Traci Landry said. (Submitted)

Amelia Belle Casino was evacuated for about 15 minutes Friday afternoon after the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office received a report of a possible bomb threat.

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The Berwick Lady Panthers hosted a little girls volleyball camp Monday through Wednesday. Thirty campers participated in drills. Above, are campers and Berwick volleyball players. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Heather Templet)

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The Rumpled Quilts members gather from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the United Methodist Church on Main Street in Patterson.

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June 14, 1954 -July 28, 2015
“Be Still and Know that I am God.” — Psalm 46:10

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