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.
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.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the following arrests:
loss of spouse
Meeting 7 p.m. Friday, March 11, at Bayou Vista Baptist Church, 411 Field Road. Speaker Brent Bourgeois, music by Clay Richardson and finger food.
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.
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