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Special teams are the biggest concern for Tri-City area coaches in the Morgan City High School Football Jamboree Friday at Tiger Stadium. Berwick will host Covenant Christian in the opening game at 6 p.m., while Morgan City will face Patterson in the nightcap at 8 p.m.

Jason Lewis and son Jayden Lewis try on hats this morning, the first day of school for Baby Bear Head Start in Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

Baby Bear Head Start officially opened its door for students today after some last-minute repairs to the air conditioning unit. Excited and uneasy parents watched their children begin their academic journey. A few children cried, but the majority played cordially with their classmates.

Surveillance footage shows a vehicle seen prior to an Aug. 19 shooting in Bayou Vista in which a 47-year-old woman was injured. (Submitted)

Detectives are seeking information on a vehicle seen prior to an Aug. 19 shooting in the area of Saturn Road in Bayou Vista, according to a St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office news release.

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Jason Lewis and son Jayden Lewis try on hats this morning, the first day of school for Baby Bear Head Start in Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

Surveillance footage shows a vehicle seen prior to an Aug. 19 shooting in Bayou Vista in which a 47-year-old woman was injured. (Submitted)

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.”

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Special teams are the biggest concern for Tri-City area coaches in the Morgan City High School Football Jamboree Friday at Tiger Stadium.

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Artists Guild Unlimited’s annual Labor Day Show and Sale will be held Sept. 2-24 at the AGU Everett Street Gallery in Morgan City.

Obituaries

Eric Swanson

April 17, 1978 — August 25, 2015
Eric Swanson, a native of Dallas and a longtime resident of Morgan City, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at his residence at the age of 37.

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