St. Mary Levee District commissioners will submit a formal request for the Bayou Chene Flood Control and Diversion Project’s inclusion in the state’s coastal master plan, weeks after the project was left out of a draft version of the plan.
The first meeting in 2017 of the St. Mary Parish Council saw a changing of the guard on Wednesday as Councilman Paul P. Naquin Jr was elected chairman of the group replacing former chairman Kevin Voisin who was subsequently elected vice-chairman of the council.

Kate Marie Williams

St. Mary Parish Schools announced Wednesday its three winners of the Students of the Year competition. They all hail from schools in Berwick.

Police training focuses on officer-involved shootings

Law enforcement officials listen to a Louisiana State Police facilitator during the Officer Involved in Shootings training located at Patterson City Hall. (Submitted photo)

Local and surrounding parish law enforcement officers attended an Officer Involved in Shootings training today facilitated by Louisiana State Police and the Patterson Police Department.

Legislators, 1A visit La. 318 site

Rep. Sam Jones, DOTD Sec. Shawn Wilson, I-49 South Coalition Chairman David Mann, Gov. John Bel Edwards, 1A’s Jason El Koubi and Sen. Bret Allain examined the plans for the La. 318 interchange, above, and visited the site. A public meeting will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the West St. Mary Civic Center regarding the US 90 and La. 318 interchange project.

One Acadiana and the I-49 South Coalition joined Gov. John Bel Edwards, DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson, Sen. Bret Allain, Rep.



With the start of the spring semester Wednesday, the defending Sun Belt Champion Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team resumed preparations for the 2017 season with spring practice at M.L.


2 refrigerator rolled pie crusts

4 oz. fresh goat cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Using a 3-inch round cookie cutter, cut out 16 circles from pie crusts.


Mrs. Nancy Harris Carter, 84, a native and resident of Morgan City, Louisiana, died Jan. 7, 2017.

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