Dryer weather good for sugar cane harvest

Workers hustle to plant sugar cane in September in this field near Centerville. The local sugar cane harvest should finish within the next few days, and farmers say the weather has been mostly cooperative during the harvest season. (The Daily Review/Bill Decker)

Mostly dry weather has been good for the area’s sugar cane harvest, despite recent rain. And the Tri-City area should see a fairly dry, warm beginning to the new year, forecasters say.

Officials stress firework safety for celebrations

Chad Boudreaux and daughters, Aubrey, 7, and Kaylee, 4, shop for fireworks Wednesday at Burley Fireworks in Bayou Vista. A new parish law allows certain fireworks to be sold and set off during certain times of the year including the New Year holiday. According to the ordinance, fireworks may be used, set off or shot from Dec. 15 to Jan. 1 from the hours of 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Additional hours of fireworks use will be allowed from 10 p.m. Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. Jan. 1. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Residents in parts of St. Mary Parish may shoot fireworks to celebrate the new year, thanks to a law the parish council passed this summer.


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