The 2016 Berwick High School football team (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Wade Gussman Photography)

First-year Berwick High School football coach Eric Holden said he has a lot of talented players. He just needs to see them be consistent.
Area senior citizens will have a chance Monday to hear Gov. John Bel Edwards speak and learn about how to protect themselves from becoming victims of crime and report incidents of abuse.

Franklin Foundation Hospital Board of Commissioners met Thursday

The question as to who actually is the Franklin Foundation Hospital chief of staff remains unclear after the board of commissioners failed to reach an agreement on the ongoing issue at their monthly meeting on Thursday.

The 2016 Berwick High School football team (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Wade Gussman Photography)

Franklin Foundation Hospital Board of Commissioners met Thursday

Work Ready graduation

South Central Louisiana Technical College, Young Memorial Campus, held a commencement ceremony on Feb. 29 for graduates of the WorkReady U Program. A total of 66 high school equivalency diplomas were awarded by WorkReady U in St. Mary Parish in 2015. The program offers a means to improve life circumstances resulting from gaining the skills that lead to a job providing a sustainable wage. Registration for new students will be held Thursday at Young Memorial at 900 Youngs Road in Morgan City from 8-11 a.m. and 5-7 p.m. and from 8-10 a.m. in at 1013 Perret St. in Franklin. Applicants must be 18 or older, provide valid state picture identification, Social Security card, and $25 to enroll.

River to crest at 7.5 feet March 18

St. Mary Levee District Executive Director Tim Matte speaks during Thursday's levee district meeting in Berwick. Matte said officials expect the Atchafalaya River to crest at 7.5 feet March 18 in Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

More high water is headed down the Atchafalaya River with a 7.5-foot crest in Morgan City projected March 18, St. Mary Levee District Executive Director Tim Matte said Thursday.

Chamber recognizes St. Mary Outreach for 30 years of service

St. Mary Outreach Executive Director Brenda Liner accepts a plaque from St. Mary Chamber of Commerce Chairman Bob Harrison recognizing St. Mary Outreach for 30 years in service. The award was presented during the Chamber’s legislative breakfast today.

St. Mary Outreach Executive Director Brenda Liner accepts a plaque from St. Mary Chamber of Commerce Chairman Bob Harrison recognizing St. Mary Outreach for 30 years in service.

Legislators: Most of budget gap closed, but still disappointed

State Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, speaks this morning at the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce’s legislative breakfast. Next to Allain are Rep. Beryl Amedee, R-Gray, and Rep. Sam Jones, D-Franklin. The Legislature finished its three-week special budget session Wednesday filling all but $32 million of the 2015-16 budget shortfall. The state still has about an $800 million projected shortfall for the 2016-17 fiscal year, Allain said. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Area legislators left the state’s special legislative session Wednesday frustrated despite the Legislature closing all but roughly $30 million of the state’s budget gap for the next four months, se

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