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)

Fire departments, 911 receive new radio gear

St. Mary Sheriff’s Office personnel learned about a new 700 megahertz radio system installed during an open house at the St. Mary Parish 911 office in Morgan City Wednesday. Standing, from left, are 911 Director Charlotte Angeron, Detective Jimmy Broussard, Maj. Gary Driskell and Maj. Scott Anslum. Seated is Rit Das, senior systems engineer for Motorola.
(The Daily Review/Jean L. McCorkle)

Thanks to a $687,000 federal grant, St. Mary Parish fire departments and the 911 system unveiled a communications upgrade that went live Friday.

Financial lessons at Morgan City Junior High

Morgan City Rotary Club members volunteered their time to assist students from Morgan City Junior High become aware of financial responsibilities. The program was provided by the New Orleans Junior Achievement Organization and sponsored by Capital One Bank. From left, are Herman and Mary Hartman, Carrie Stansbury, Lea Hebert, Morgan Murdock, Jim Firmin, Dane Robison, Pam Daniels, Cherie Laiche, Manuel Ramirez, Emily Bailey, Rev. Terry Bunner and John Landry
(Submitted Photo)

Morgan City Rotary Club members volunteered their time to assist students from Morgan City Junior High become aware of financial responsibilities.

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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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