BATON ROUGE — St. Mary Parish’s unemployment rate remained nearly steady in December at 6.8 percent, down slight from 6.9 percent in November, according to not seasonally adjusted December data released Friday by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. But the parish’s jobless rate is up sharply from 4.8 percent in December 2013.

Central Catholic High School upset Patterson High School, 45-35, in high school boys’ basketball action Thursday in Morgan City. The Eagles entered the game ranked No. 22 in the latest unofficial Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 1A power rankings, while Patterson was ranked No. 14 in Class 3A. Above, Central Catholic’s Charlie Solar, right, works against Patterson’s Tyric Garrett. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

Central Catholic outscored Patterson 21-8 in the third quarter on its way to a 45-35 upset win against Patterson. While Patterson led 15-12 at the half, the Eagles outscored the Lumberjacks in the third quarter to take a 32-23 lead after three quarters. Both teams scored 12 points apiece in the last quarter.

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One suspect who had been featured in The Daily Review’s Most Wanted edition for more than a year and another suspect who was in the edition for just six days were both caught by authorities in January. Morgan City

Central Catholic High School upset Patterson High School, 45-35, in high school boys’ basketball action Thursday in Morgan City. The Eagles entered the game ranked No. 22 in the latest unofficial Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 1A power rankings, while Patterson was ranked No. 14 in Class 3A. Above, Central Catholic’s Charlie Solar, right, works against Patterson’s Tyric Garrett. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

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Hamilton: Cultural district provides tax credits, exemptions

Gaye Hamilton, Louisiana cultural district program manager, speaks Wednesday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium about Morgan City’s new cultural district.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Residents and business owners within the city’s new cultural district now have the opportunity to apply for tax credits relating to historic preservation and rehabilitation and to receive tax exemp

High school ‘rolled’

With Morgan City High School’s homecoming game against South Terrebonne Friday night, the tradition of toilet papering occurred Wednesday. While homes are the typical targets, the school did not escape the tradition this year as it was coated with toilet paper and plastic wrap this morning. Morgan City Police Assistant Chief Mark Griffin Jr. said police are not investigating the rolling of Morgan City High School as it is being treated as a school matter. Police have advised the school’s administration to contact police if they want to pursue criminal action, Griffin said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

With Morgan City High School’s homecoming game against South Terrebonne Friday night, the tradition of toilet papering occurred Wednesday.

Exploring Louisiana’s Jewish heritage

The Jewish section of Berwick Memorial Cemetery is surrounded by a fence of chain along Fourth Street in Berwick. The tomb of Miriam Blum Fortin features references to Christianity and Judaism with an angel at the top and a Hebrew inscription near the bottom.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

The five Blum sisters, Jewish women living in France, immigrated to south Louisiana in the 1850s and 1860s, some of them settling and raising their families in Berwick.

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Central Catholic High School upset Patterson High School, 45-35, in high school boys’ basketball action Thursday in Morgan City. The Eagles entered the game ranked No. 22 in the latest unofficial Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 1A power rankings, while Patterson was ranked No. 14 in Class 3A. Above, Central Catholic’s Charlie Solar, right, works against Patterson’s Tyric Garrett. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

Central Catholic outscored Patterson 21-8 in the third quarter on its way to a 45-35 upset win against Patterson.

Lifestyle

John Smilie and Shana Arnaud
--Crystal Young Photography

John Smilie and Shana Arnaud, of Patterson, would like to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The wedding will take place in February.

Obituaries

Lillian Mae Lewis, 72, a resident of Patterson, passed away at 6:58 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at her residence in Patterson.

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