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Jimmie Johnson’s 20th annual Free Basketball Clinic was held Saturday at Morgan City High School. Children ages 9 to 16 gathered to learn team work as well as basketball skills from Johnson and his assistants Joe Jones, John Matthews, Lawrence Carbin and Nathan Williams.

Morgan City Junior High guidance counselor Jill Tamporello goes through her files in preparation for this week’s school orientation. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

St. Mary Parish junior high and high schools get a head start on the 2016-17 school year by hosting orientations this week for parents and students. Orientations begin today and continue through Aug. 4. Each school has a different schedule.
Representatives of local governments got no good news on sales taxes Monday at the St. Mary Parish Council of Governments quarterly meeting in Franklin.

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Morgan City Junior High guidance counselor Jill Tamporello goes through her files in preparation for this week’s school orientation. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Fifth Brittany’s Project event

Last weekend’s fifth Brittany’s Project Car Show and Fundraiser included, above, a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a center for individuals with disabilities to enjoy life through recreation, social events and support. Below, among the many highlights of the event was the cars and contests among owners. Brittany’s Project currently offers educational seminars on Medicaid, waivers, guardianship, wills and more as well as sponsoring a summer camp for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities each July. In addition, Brittany’s Project hosts an activity each month which can include a dance, Valentines party, prom, swimming, Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas party, movie night and more for its patrons to enjoy social interaction with their peers. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

Board closes schools

Supporters of M.D. Shannon Elementary School study the agenda for Monday's special St. Mary School Board meeting in Centerville. (The Daily Review/Bill Decker)

CENTERVILLE — By a pair of 7-4 votes Monday, the St. Mary Parish School Board carried through on plans to close M.D. Shannon Elementary in Morgan City and J.A.

Bicyclist retraces 1968 cross-country trek for cancer awareness

Andy Sninsky, 67, of Newport Beach, California, rides his bicycle Monday on Front Street in Morgan City. Sninsky is retracing the route he took in 1968 when he rode his bicycle across the country from California to New York. He is raising awareness about multiple myeloma, a cancer he was diagnosed with in 2008. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Andy Sninsky is living proof the human body can overcome adversity that may seem insurmountable.

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Jimmie Johnson’s 20th annual Free Basketball Clinic was held Saturday at Morgan City High School.

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Mr. and Mrs. George R. Beattie
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Kara Rhodes and George R. Beattie were united in holy matrimony during a 1 p.m. double-ring ceremony June 11 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Bayou Vista. The Rev.

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