Franklin’s inaugural “First Thursday” event is this week. The downtown promotion will be Thursday beginning at 1 p.m.
A woman and her 10-year-old son were displaced after a fire broke out at their rented residence at 411 Nora St. Monday morning. Franklin Fire Chief Chuck Bourgeois said the fire was reported at 7:41 a.m. Response time was 3 minutes with heavy smoke and flames showing on the left side of the brick house upon arrival.
Benjamin Kelly faced some adversity during the 400-yard swim at Sunday’s Iron Horse Triathlon and knew he needed to make up time. Fortunately for him, next in the three-part race was his strongest point — the bike.

Toys for Tots

Allison Marine donated to the Marine Corps League Toys for Tots Foundation. Pictured are Desiree Richard, Billy LeBoeuf, Sam Kitchen, Amy Owens and Justin Orlando.
(Submitted Photo)

Allison Marine and Regions Bank donated to the Marine Corps League Toys for Tots Foundation.

Old pumps removed

Workers pulled two old pumps Monday at a St. Mary Parish Consolidated Gravity Drainage District 2 pumping station on Victor II Boulevard, Morgan City Public Works Supervisor Jean Paul Bourg said. The two non-functioning pumps, which can pump 36,000 gallons per minute when functioning properly, were taken out to be rebuilt. Reconstructing the pumps might take about a month, Bourg said. The station has a total of five pumps, three of which are functioning, he said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Workers pulled two old pumps Monday at a St. Mary Parish Consolidated Gravity Drainage District 2 pumping station on Victor II Boulevard, Morgan City Public Works Supervisor Jean Paul Bourg said.

Storm rattles area

Vehicles traveled slowly down Southeast Boulevard in Bayou Vista during heavy rain Tuesday.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Three inches of rain, wind gusts over 45 mph and nearly 1,000 lightning strikes per hour rolled through the Tri-City area Tuesday afternoon but left the eastern end of the parish relatively unscath

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Benjamin Kelly faced some adversity during the 400-yard swim at Sunday’s Iron Horse Triathlon and knew he needed to make up time.

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Bayou Vista Garden Club placed wreaths at the Blue Star Memorial Marker and at the Bayou Vista Community Center to commemorate Memorial Day in May. Gloria Roy designed and placed the wreaths.

Obituaries

Gerald J. Landry, 80, of Bernard Avenue, Greeneville, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.
He was a plumber and electrician.

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