St. Mary Parish President David Hanagriff, center at the podium, congratulates the team and the coaching staff of the Central Catholic High School Eagles after they won the 2016 Class 1A State Baseball Championship.

The Fallen Warriors Memorial in Morgan City includes statues depicting three soldiers; a World War I doughboy, a soldier representing a World War II, Korea, and Vietnam G.I., and a modern day soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan. The middle soldier, dressed in a G.I. uniform, is kneeling while handing an American flag to a young boy to represent the passing of the responsibility to protect our freedom to the next generation. Behind the statues is a wall of honor with names of each soldier from the Tri-City area killed in combat and names of soldiers who died of other causes while serving in a war. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Memorial Day weekend in Morgan City will feature a Freedom Fest and Freedom Ride Saturday and Sunday followed by a Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony Monday.
Doves fly through the air at the ribbon cutting and grand opening of a new facility in St. Mary Parish located just off Highway U.S. 90 in Franklin that will try to ensure the safety of children in domestic situations.

The Fallen Warriors Memorial in Morgan City includes statues depicting three soldiers; a World War I doughboy, a soldier representing a World War II, Korea, and Vietnam G.I., and a modern day soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan. The middle soldier, dressed in a G.I. uniform, is kneeling while handing an American flag to a young boy to represent the passing of the responsibility to protect our freedom to the next generation. Behind the statues is a wall of honor with names of each soldier from the Tri-City area killed in combat and names of soldiers who died of other causes while serving in a war. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Veterans' advocate Bogan recognized

Mark Bogan, left, receives the key to the parish from St. Mary Parish President Paul Naquin Jr at a recent council meeting for his many years of service to the community.

Mark Bogan receives the key to the parish from St. Mary Parish President Paul Naquin Jr at a recent council meeting for his many years of service to the community.

Businesses hope shoppers stay in town

Frances Stevens, owner of the Wildflower department store, prepares to open the store for Black Friday this morning.
was preparing for the stores black Friday sale this morning.

The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

Ready or not, the holiday shopping season is here.
Many parish businesses are putting on big sales that started Thursday and continued today for Black Friday in an effort to get people to shop early, St. Mary Chamber of Commerce President Donna Meyer said.

From the Editor: Piece of history awaits local funding

The Gathright House was moved to what is now Morgan City in 1855 and was occupied by members of the Gathright family for nearly a century.

The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

This is no joke. But you’ve probably heard it before.
When I got to work early Thursday, there on my desk was some paperwork. The subject: efforts to fix up the Gathright House, the second-oldest existing building in Morgan City.

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