Workers move dirt dug Thursday from the Hellenic property in Morgan City. The soil will be used to raise levees in the area while also providing for a canal that will lead to a new pump station. Local drainage district officials are asking voters to approve a bond proposition March 25 for the district to issue $6.25 million in bonds to pay to build the new pump station. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Drainage district leaders are asking Morgan City residents to vote March 25 for a bond proposal that they say would allow them to build a new pumping station but wouldn’t raise residents’ property taxes.
The ribbon was cut Friday at L&E Express Daiquiri, located at 1423 Joe Hoy Drive in Franklin. Owner Kirby Madison Sr. and manager Alison Jones Madison were joined by St. Mary Chamber of Commerce members and staff as well as friends, family and others for the occasion.

This is one of 25 eagles spotted by Eagle Expo participants during Saturday's boat tour along the Intracoastal Waterway.
The Daily Review/Bill Decker

Dozens of eager eagle-watchers flocked to Morgan City over the weekend. They wanted to see bald eagles, and they wanted to hear how bald eagles are doing. “Bald eagles are doing fine in Louisiana,” said Michael Seymour of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at a Saturday morning seminar at the Petroleum Club.

Chitimacha fifth-graders help harvest DC garden

Chitimacha Tribal School fifth graders Kati Parro, pictured above in front of President Barack Obama, and Ally Burgess, in front of Kati, were part of the group that helped harvest First Lady Michelle Obama’s White House Kitchen Garden recently. At bottom, the students are pictured with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, who visited the Chitimacha Nation this summer.

First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed students from across the country to harvest the White House Kitchen Garden.

Levee project nears key phase

Work to raise levees in Morgan City from Lake End Park to Justa Street may begin before the end of the year. Included in that stretch is a levee section that goes by the Cajun Coast visitors center. The levee work is part of an $18 million project to certify Morgan City’s levees for flood insurance purposes and avoid potentially huge rate increases. (The Daily Re-view/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Work on a major part of the Morgan City Levee Improvements Project should start by the year’s end with the goal of eventually certifying Morgan City’s levee system to avoid astronomical flood insur

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Hanson’s Casey Fitzgerald goes to the hoop for two of her game-high 31 points during Monday’s Division IV playoff game at Billy Gene Talbot Gymnasium.

Casey Fitzgerald and Carlie Pellerin combined for 49 points, leading the No. 7 seed Hanson Memorial Lady Tigers to a thrilling 71-40 Division IV second-round victory over the No.

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Ashley Totten and Luke Derise
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Ronnie and Philomena Totten of Patterson wish to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Marie Totten, to Luke Joseph Derise, son of Joey Derise of Morgan City an

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