The Louisiana Office of Public Health reported 26 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in St. Mary and St. Martin parishes for the 48 hours ending at midday Sunday.
Another 57 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in three local parishes for the two days ending at midday Friday, according to the Louisiana Office of Public Health.
While hurricanes and COVID-19 have dealt blows to some industries in 2020, the area’s sugarcane crop has been lucky to see minimal affects from these two impacts.
William Gregory Tycer has been named Central Catholic Elementary School’s 2021 Student of the Year.
Lights shone on the Spirit of Morgan City Christmas display Thursday and fireworks went off in the background after Cole Fryou, 5, flipped the ceremonial switch. Artist Lee Romaire's "reingators" are back and appear with his new Christmas Mother sculpture.
M.E. Norman student Cole Fryou is held by his father, William Fryou, so he can flip the switch that turns the lights on Morgan City's Christmas display. Cole's mother is Chelsea Fryou. At right is Mayor Frank "Boo" Grizzaffi, who presided at the last Christmas light of his mayoral tenure.
Across the river in Berwick, the Southwest Reef Lighthouse took on a holiday look during a riverfront gathering, and Santa floated in by boat.
Santa and an elf pose for a picture with the Zarate children, who came from Beaumont, Texas, to visit relatives. They are, from left, Isaac, 7, Chloe, 10, and Juliet, 5. This year's arrangement allowed the children to have their pictures taken with Santa while maintaining some extra distance for coronavirus protection.
Christmas lighting ceremonies put a holiday season shine on Morgan City's Brashear Avenue and on the Berwick riverfront.
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