Franklin Foundation Hospital was the sponsor for the Feb. 11 city cleanup. The group removed litter on Main Street from the cemetery to the courthouse, including the Teche Theater area and Teche Drive. Stephanie and Maurice Guidry, Kindra McLean, Matt Barrilleaux, Ron Bailey, Rachel Picard, Didi Battle, Vel Minor, Dawn Kaiser-Melancon and Renee Mitchel represented FFH. They were accompanied by community volunteers Marguerite Robinson, Elaine Karam and Ruthie Heard. Argus Spa provided bottled water and the hospital supplied grabbers, gloves and trash bags.

Council members Dale Rogers, J Ina and Craig Mathews

Parish council members did not remove from the table a proposed housing development item in Garden City.

Workers install composite decking Wednesday at Morgan City’s riverfront wharf. The work is part of a $2 million makeover to the wharf, which should be open to the public by the summer. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

In just a few months, Morgan City residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the city’s newly improved wharf on the Atchafalaya River.

Parish fair awards

David Folks was awarded Champion Meat Pen of Rabbits at the St. Mary Parish Junior Fair and Livestock Show (pictured with members of the Durham family.) Below, Madelyn Compton was awarded First Place Intermediate Goats.

They get the message

The camera didn't pick up all the letters in this warning sign Thursday on U.S. 90, but drivers got the message. work to install J-turns to replace crossovers between Calumet and Patterson on U.S. 90, with narrow or closed portions of lanes, and new 45 mph limits continues with the potential to slow traffic. Meanwhile, overpass work at Franklin is diverting traffic on eastbound U.S. 90, and the construction of an overpass at Four Corners continues to narrow lanes and reduce traffic to 55 mph. (The Daily Review/Bill Decker)

The work to install J-turns to replace crossovers between Calumet and Patterson on U.S.

Dentists: Take care of kids' teeth

Dental hygienist Nichole Nelkin examines 11-year-old patient Alexa Chaisson’s teeth during a routine dental cleaning visit at the office of Jane Birriel in Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Tri-City area dental professionals encourage parents to begin preventive dental care as early as the infancy age range.



The Hanson Memorial Lady Tigers will take to the road tonight to face the Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles in the quarterfinals of the Division IV basketball playoffs at the VCHS Gymnasium.


—Schola Photography

Randy Jones Jr. and Amanda Bernadou will make a farewell appearance as King and Queen Amani XIX Feb. 25. The Krewe of Amani will present its annual tableau and ball at 8 p.m.


Ann Delores Dudley Williams, a native of Tangipahoa and lifelong resident of Patterson, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at her residence.

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