The Franklin Rotary Club and the Franklin Garden Club were the sponsors for the Jan. 14 city cleanup. Target areas included Teche Drive, the rear of the courthouse, the Teche Theater and Franklin Supermarket area.

Brent Vining takes out crawfish that he boiled Wednesday at Boiling Madd in Patterson. Crawfish are starting to get more plentiful in the Tri-City area as pond production increases in south Louisiana. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Crawfish are starting to get more plentiful in restaurants and seafood stores in the area as the pond harvest picks up, while the Atchafalaya Basin season is just getting underway.

Kimbla’s Cakes owner Kim Carinhas adds gum paste flowers as the finishing touch to a buttercream wedding cake. (Submitted)

Local people who recently opened new businesses in Morgan City are hopeful and counting on the region's economy to improve in 2017. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cuttings for two Morgan City businesses last week, Labco Batteries and Kimbla's Cakes.

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.



The University of Alabama women's basketball team dropped a 68-50 decision to Arkansas Sunday afternoon in Coleman Coliseum.


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — King cakes — the treats that come around only during Mardi Gras — are rich in history and tradition, but many bakers push the boundaries with quirky ingredients.

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