Morgan City opened its 2015 regular football season with a 26-7 victory against Berwick in a battle of area schools. Meanwhile, Patterson fell on the road to Central Lafourche, 24-13. Patterson entered its contest ranked No. 5 in the initial Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 3A poll released earlier this week.

A St. John of Plaquemine defender loses his helmet when he collides with Central Catholic running back Stefano Guarisco at the goal line during Central Catholic’s 54-27 victory Thursday in Plaquemine. Guarisco rushed for 402 yards on 28 carries and scored five touchdowns. He added three two-point conversions. (The Daily Review/Courtney Long)

Stefano Guarisco took off offensively and the Central Catholic Eagles clamped down defensively to lead the Morgan City-based squad’s rally in the first half en route to a 54-27 victory Thursday.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday to open the 80th Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, which continues through Monday. Among those present were Festival Queen Anna Washburn, Children’s Day King Andrew Decondris, Children’s Day Queen Brenna Laubach, board members and workers of the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Berwick Mayor Louis Ratcliff, parish officials, family, and friends.
Photos by Crystal Thielepape, Daily Review

Lots of food and craft booths, live music and special events will take over downtown Morgan City this Labor Day weekend as the 80th Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival continues through Monday.

A St. John of Plaquemine defender loses his helmet when he collides with Central Catholic running back Stefano Guarisco at the goal line during Central Catholic’s 54-27 victory Thursday in Plaquemine. Guarisco rushed for 402 yards on 28 carries and scored five touchdowns. He added three two-point conversions. (The Daily Review/Courtney Long)

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Thursday to open the 80th Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, which continues through Monday. Among those present were Festival Queen Anna Washburn, Children’s Day King Andrew Decondris, Children’s Day Queen Brenna Laubach, board members and workers of the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival, Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Berwick Mayor Louis Ratcliff, parish officials, family, and friends.
Photos by Crystal Thielepape, Daily Review

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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Morgan City opened its 2015 regular football season with a 26-7 victory against Berwick in a battle of area schools.

Lifestyle

La Shonte’ Renthrope and Terry Singleton Jr.
--Submitted Photo

Erric and Tippanie Lockley of Dallas and Kerry Renthrope of Patterson wish to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, La Shonte’ Monique Renthrope, to Terry Ray Singleto

Obituaries

November 7, 1961 — September 3, 2015
Brian Mark Metrejean Sr., a lifelong resident of Pierre Part, passed away at his residence Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at the age of 53.

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