With a confidentiality agreement in place, there was no word on the progress of mediation from Hospital Service District 1 board members Thursday during their monthly meeting. However, St. Mary Parish Councilman David Hanagriff commented on the effort to renew contracts with Drs. Steven McPherson and Donna Tesi.

Morgan City High School’s Keshawn Marshall dribbles down court against Assumption during earlier season action. Morgan City, the No. 29 seed in the Class 4A playoffs, will open postseason play Friday when it travels to face No. 4 Plaquemine. The game is a rematch of an earlier season contest
that Plaquemine won 50-29. Also, with Friday’s game, the Tigers will be making their first postseason appearance since 2012. (The Daily Review/File Photo)

Morgan City High School boys basketball coach Brandon Harden likened No. 29 Morgan City’s Class 4A playoff contest with No. 4 Plaquemine Friday to resetting a PlayStation. The Tigers, who were defeated 50-29 by the Green Devils in Plaquemine in December while not at full strength, will now get an opportunity to redeem themselves.

The catamaran that has been drifting around Berwick Bay for nearly two weeks is towed to a secure spot by a Smith Maritime vessel Wednesday. The boat was placed on a sand bar.

The fiberglass catamaran that had been floating around Berwick Bay in the Atchafalaya River appears to have found a secure resting place.

Morgan City High School’s Keshawn Marshall dribbles down court against Assumption during earlier season action. Morgan City, the No. 29 seed in the Class 4A playoffs, will open postseason play Friday when it travels to face No. 4 Plaquemine. The game is a rematch of an earlier season contest
that Plaquemine won 50-29. Also, with Friday’s game, the Tigers will be making their first postseason appearance since 2012. (The Daily Review/File Photo)

The catamaran that has been drifting around Berwick Bay for nearly two weeks is towed to a secure spot by a Smith Maritime vessel Wednesday. The boat was placed on a sand bar.

Top school employees

The St. Mary Parish School Board recognized its top employees of the month during a meeting Thursday in Centerville. Employees honored include, from left, Barbara “Bobby” Thibodeaux, a Title I paraprofessional at J.B. Maitland Elementary School, and Jennifer Loupe, a chemistry teacher at Berwick High School. Also honored was Jody Pillsbury, family and consumer science teacher at Centerville High School.
(The Daily Review Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The St. Mary Parish School Board recognized its top employees of the month during a meeting Thursday in Centerville.

$1.25M budgeted for Bayou Chene flood work

Tim Matte, executive director of the St. Mary Levee District, speaks at Thursday’s meeting of the commission in Franklin.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

The St. Mary Levee District board introduced its proposed $3.46 million 2015 budget Thursday, which includes $1.25 million to go toward the Bayou Chene Flood Protection project.

Arrests reports

Abel Ortiz

A 37-year-old Bayou Vista man was charged this morning with hit and run and driving while intoxicated after striking a guardrail in Bayou Vista and leaving the scene, St.

Tax renewal resolution draws senator’s plea for ‘modest’ reduction

State Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, speaks during Thursday’s St. Mary Parish School Board meeting in Centerville.
(The Daily Review Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

A resolution calling for elections to renew three St. Mary Parish school property taxes was approved by the School Board Thursday, but was preceded by a request from state Sen.

Brashear to be honored for service as Montford Point Marine

William Joseph Brashear, of Morgan City, is shown in his Marine Corps uniform.
(Submitted Photo)

About 68 years after serving in the Marine Corps, William Joseph Brashear will be honored Saturday for his service as one of the first black Marine Corps members in the country.

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St. Mary AARP Mardi Gras King and Queen XXVII Laurie Vining Sr. and Rebecca Vining were presented during the St. Mary AARP Jan. 24 dance.

Obituaries

Natalie Verdun, a resident of Verdunville, La., died Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Dauterive Medical Center in New Iberia, La., at 6:34 AM.

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