Samarick Paul

(The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Central Catholic’s Cade Minton had a goal to qualify for the state meet after missing the cut despite a great race at regionals a year ago. Samarick Paul just wanted to get back someway after an injury in August that wiped out much of his 2015-16 sports season.
Project Chimps, in partnership with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, announced an agreement to relocate 220 retired research chimpanzees to its new sanctuary in northern Georgia.
Patty Ibert with the Franklin Emergency Aid Center for the United Way of Southern Louisiana said with hot summer weather just around the corner, the organization is in desperate need of fans for those in need in the region. Donations can be dropped off during business hours at the facility located at 106 Commercial St. in downtown Franklin.

Samarick Paul

(The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Police Reports 4-19-16

Franklin Police Chief Sabria McGuire reported the following arrests:
Morris Thibeaux, 60, of Franklin, was arrested Friday at 7:03 p.m. for the charge of disturbing the peace by public intoxication. Thibeaux was processed and held on a $500 bond.

An MVP once more: MCHS retires Kenny Alfred's number

Former Morgan City High School baseball player and coach Kenny Alfred became the first baseball player in school history to have his number retired when a ceremony was held Friday. From left are Morgan City baseball coach Barret Rey, holding the jersey that will be attached to the press box at Tiger Diamond, Alfred’s wife, Judy; Alfred; Tim Hymel, former baseball player for Alfred; and Morgan City High School Athletic Director Scott Tregle.

Mico Aloisio Photo

Kenny Alfred has worn multiple hats for Morgan City during his lifetime.
Baseball player. Baseball coach. Head football coach. Principal. They’re all things that have, at one time, described the current St. Mary Parish School Board member.

Wheel House for April 18

Tri-City Helping Hearts Foundation annual banquet 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at St. Mary Senior Citizens Center, 4014 Chennault St., Morgan City. Guest speaker Lori Landry, 16th Judicial District Court judge. Tickets, $25, from members. For info call Herman Hartman, 985-384-3095.

A hit debut for Porchfest: Conceived in sadness, festival celebrates local culture

Cedric Watson, multiple Grammy nominee, performs Saturday at Morgan City's PorchFest in Lawrence Park. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Cloudy skies did not prevent PorchFest musicians from giving a heartfelt performance on Saturday in support of a good cause for the community.

Bear Festival, Wooden Boat Show weekend brings visitors to Franklin

The Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival and the Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show brought vendors, music, fun activities and classic wooden watercraft to Franklin last weekend. Bear Festival attendees were treated to a fireworks show Saturday evening, at top. At center, Lewis Graham, of Lafayette, was among the participants at the wooden boat show with the mahogany runabout he built himself. At bottom, there were many vendors of food, crafts and refreshments along the Bear Festival thruway. (Photos by Colin Murphey)



Spring League
Week 5
1st place The Dude Crew 29.0-16.0
2nd place Ringer Slingers 28.0-17.0
3rd place Odd Squad 26.5-18.5
4th place Blue Goose 25.5-19.5


Dr. Seuss exhibit set in New Orleans
--Submitted photo

NEW ORLEANS — Angela King Gallery in New Orleans will the “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” exhibition. The exhibition opens May 27 and presents through June 26.

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