The Morgan City High School volleyball team will be looking to improve upon its 2015 season that it finished 11-22 and failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007. Morgan City will hosts its annual jamboree Thursday when it faces Central Catholic in junior varsity and varsity beginning at 4:30 p.m., Patterson in junior varsity and varsity beginning at 5:30 p.m. and Highland Baptist in junior varsity and varsity beginning at 7:30 p.m. Members of this year’s Morgan City team include, seated from left, Emily Boudreaux, Abby Reynaud, Brandi Albarado, Hannah Gros and Paige Loftin. Kneeling, Sarajane Nini, Emilena Perot, Katelyn Gautreaux, Faith Crappell, Twanna LeBeau, Nia Lightfoot, Daysha Tivet and Hallie Blanchard. Standing, are Jolee Nini, Deryon Johnson, Sh'Diamond Holly, Jamia Francois, Karmen Peterson, Nia Lightfoot and McKenzi Smith. Not pictured is Randasha Grogan. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Wade Gussman Photography)

Morgan City may have a large senior class this year, but the squad will feature plenty of youth on the court, too. Morgan City coach Christy Theriot has eight seniors, no juniors, seven sophomores and five freshmen this year.

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, left, talks with Port of Morgan City Commissioner Scott Melancon after a town hall meeting Cassidy held Monday at the port's Government Emergency Operations Center. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy called Monday for decreasing regulations on industry to boost Louisiana’s economy along with making reforms to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and health care. Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, had a town hall meeting Monday at the Port of Morgan City’s Government Emergency Operations Center.

Berwick High School quarterback Mitchell Sanford attempts to escape the grasp of a West St. Mary defender during Friday's scrimmage. Berwick scored one touchdown and held West St. Mary scoreless. Berwick will return to action Friday when it participates in Morgan City High School's Jamboree. Berwick will face Morgan City at 6 p.m. before facing Patterson in the next game. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

The Berwick Panthers shut out West St. Mary, but the Panthers only managed one score on a quick drive during its scrimmage Friday at Geisler Stadium. Berwick nearly held West St. Mary on its side of the field the entire night, with several tackles for loss and two interceptions, both by Lucas Hatch.

The Morgan City High School volleyball team will be looking to improve upon its 2015 season that it finished 11-22 and failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007. Morgan City will hosts its annual jamboree Thursday when it faces Central Catholic in junior varsity and varsity beginning at 4:30 p.m., Patterson in junior varsity and varsity beginning at 5:30 p.m. and Highland Baptist in junior varsity and varsity beginning at 7:30 p.m. Members of this year’s Morgan City team include, seated from left, Emily Boudreaux, Abby Reynaud, Brandi Albarado, Hannah Gros and Paige Loftin. Kneeling, Sarajane Nini, Emilena Perot, Katelyn Gautreaux, Faith Crappell, Twanna LeBeau, Nia Lightfoot, Daysha Tivet and Hallie Blanchard. Standing, are Jolee Nini, Deryon Johnson, Sh'Diamond Holly, Jamia Francois, Karmen Peterson, Nia Lightfoot and McKenzi Smith. Not pictured is Randasha Grogan. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Wade Gussman Photography)

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, left, talks with Port of Morgan City Commissioner Scott Melancon after a town hall meeting Cassidy held Monday at the port's Government Emergency Operations Center. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Berwick High School quarterback Mitchell Sanford attempts to escape the grasp of a West St. Mary defender during Friday's scrimmage. Berwick scored one touchdown and held West St. Mary scoreless. Berwick will return to action Friday when it participates in Morgan City High School's Jamboree. Berwick will face Morgan City at 6 p.m. before facing Patterson in the next game. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Nation, parish celebrate Older Americans Month

The ribbon was cut at the new offices of the St. Mary Parish Council on Aging on Monday. St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce representatives, local officials and others were on hand for the opening. The agency has moved into their new headquarters at the Blevins Building in downtown Franklin. The ribbon cutting was followed by an open house.

Older adults are a growing and increasingly vital part of this country.

Breaker fire blamed on mechanical failure

Smoke billows Monday morning from the Federal Avenue power substation in Morgan City after a circuit breaker exploded and caught fire. Residents in the area lost power for about an hour. No one was injured, and the damage was contained to the substation, city officials said.

A mechanical failure inside a circuit breaker Monday morning caused it to explode, leaving some Morgan City residents without power for about an hour, City Utilities Director Bill Cefalu said.

Yoga for beginners

Michelle Denning, certified yoga instructor, conducts her final session of the school year with the students of the Atkinson Memorial Presbyterian Pre-K. Denning has been instructing students in yoga during the school term.

Michelle Denning, certified yoga instructor, conducts her final session of the school year with the students of the Atkinson Memorial Presbyterian Pre-K.

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The Morgan City High School volleyball team will be looking to improve upon its 2015 season that it finished 11-22 and failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007. Morgan City will hosts its annual jamboree Thursday when it faces Central Catholic in junior varsity and varsity beginning at 4:30 p.m., Patterson in junior varsity and varsity beginning at 5:30 p.m. and Highland Baptist in junior varsity and varsity beginning at 7:30 p.m. Members of this year’s Morgan City team include, seated from left, Emily Boudreaux, Abby Reynaud, Brandi Albarado, Hannah Gros and Paige Loftin. Kneeling, Sarajane Nini, Emilena Perot, Katelyn Gautreaux, Faith Crappell, Twanna LeBeau, Nia Lightfoot, Daysha Tivet and Hallie Blanchard. Standing, are Jolee Nini, Deryon Johnson, Sh'Diamond Holly, Jamia Francois, Karmen Peterson, Nia Lightfoot and McKenzi Smith. Not pictured is Randasha Grogan. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Wade Gussman Photography)

Morgan City may have a large senior class this year, but the squad will feature plenty of youth on the court, too.

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The following are the radio dispatch logs from the Morgan City Police Department. To report unlawful or suspicious activity, call the police department at 985-380-4605.

Monday, Aug. 22

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