Workers move dirt dug Thursday from the Hellenic property in Morgan City. The soil will be used to raise levees in the area while also providing for a canal that will lead to a new pump station. Local drainage district officials are asking voters to approve a bond proposition March 25 for the district to issue $6.25 million in bonds to pay to build the new pump station. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Drainage district leaders are asking Morgan City residents to vote March 25 for a bond proposal that they say would allow them to build a new pumping station but wouldn’t raise residents’ property taxes.
The ribbon was cut Friday at L&E Express Daiquiri, located at 1423 Joe Hoy Drive in Franklin. Owner Kirby Madison Sr. and manager Alison Jones Madison were joined by St. Mary Chamber of Commerce members and staff as well as friends, family and others for the occasion.

This is one of 25 eagles spotted by Eagle Expo participants during Saturday's boat tour along the Intracoastal Waterway.
The Daily Review/Bill Decker

Dozens of eager eagle-watchers flocked to Morgan City over the weekend. They wanted to see bald eagles, and they wanted to hear how bald eagles are doing. “Bald eagles are doing fine in Louisiana,” said Michael Seymour of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at a Saturday morning seminar at the Petroleum Club.

Detectives seek identity of suspect in Walmart assault, shoplifting

Detectives are trying to identify the man seen in this surveillance image stemming from a Jan. 29 incident at Walmart in Bayou Vista. A St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office deputy gathered video evidence of a male suspect concealing bottles of liquor in a box containing a baby’s high chair. The suspect then purchased the high chair and walks towards the exit. When store security personnel confronted the suspect, he produced what appears to be a box cutter and threatened the employee. (Submitted)

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Still hoping for a rebound; new stores, increased business reasons for optimism

A CC’s Coffeehouse, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt and Verizon store, currently under construction at the corner of La. 70 and Elm Street in Morgan City, are among some of the new stores set to open soon in St. Mary Parish. Contractor Sidney Roy hopes the businesses will be open before May 1. The strip mall has room for a total of six tenants, but others haven’t yet been confirmed. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

St. Mary Parish sales and use tax collections dipped slightly to start the new year, but the parish sales tax director expects a gradual improvement to start soon.

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Sports

Morgan City High School fell in first-round Class 4A playoff action at Rayne High School Thursday, 74-55. No individual stats were submitted today. Look for more in Monday's newspaper. Morgan City finished its season with a 9-12 mark. Above, Morgan City's Twanna LeBeau shoots during regular season action against Ellender. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Lifestyle

Ashley Totten and Luke Derise
--Brittany Totten Photo

Ronnie and Philomena Totten of Patterson wish to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Marie Totten, to Luke Joseph Derise, son of Joey Derise of Morgan City an

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