Officials with St. Mary Parish Schools avoided trouble when they decided not to rely on a type of state aid that was subsequently cut. But question marks remain about how much school aid St. Mary can expect from the cash-strapped state government.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: In Class A Pat Pertuit placed first, Al Dodson took second place and Dudley Michel placed third.

Patterson horseshoe tournament winners

Sen. Bret Allain

Area legislators were the guests at a St. Mary Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday in Franklin. Representative Beryl A. Amedee, (Dist. 51) was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in November, 2015 and an “unprecedented” series of legislative sessions awaited.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: In Class A Pat Pertuit placed first, Al Dodson took second place and Dudley Michel placed third.

Sen. Bret Allain

City leaders stress importance of Shannon school

M.D. Shannon Elementary School Principal Shantell Toups speaks during Tuesday's Morgan City Council meeting. The St. Mary Parish School Board is set to decide Thursday whether to close Shannon at the end of the school year. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Morgan City leaders encouraged the St. Mary Parish School Board to consider all options before deciding to close a "gateway to the community,” M.D.

Updated: No injuries after tornado strikes between Franklin, Baldwin

Trees were knocked over in what residents suspected was a small tornado from the storm system that swept through the parish Tuesday.
The Banner-Tribune/Colin Murphey

What witnesses are calling a tornado struck this afternoon between Baldwin and Franklin, damaging about 30 homes and tearing the roofs from two businesses, said Duval Arthur, the St.

Dredging should boost import-export business

Port of Morgan City Executive Director Raymond "Mac" Wade speaks Monday about the dredging demonstration officials plan to start in May that they hope will show an effective way to keep the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel dredged year round. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Port of Morgan City leaders are just two months away from starting a dredging demonstration in the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel that they hope will bring back the import-export shipping business t



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Patterson Garden Club presented Dale and David Hartford with the June Yard of the Month award.


For needy and senior citizens at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, 113 Federal Ave., Morgan City, noon, Saturday, July 2. For info call 985-384-6800.

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