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.

Morgan City High School's Makye Richard (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Area coaches are excited to see teams perform in the Morgan City High School Football Jamboree Friday at Tiger Stadium. Berwick and Patterson open the 2016 season with new head coaches, while Morgan City returns third-year coach Scott Tregle.

Franklin Foundation Hospital Board of Commissioners met Thursday

Morgan City High School's Makye Richard (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Traffic on U.S. 90 west delayed this morning after Bayou Vista wreck

U.S. 90 west at Universe Street in Bayou Vista was blocked for about an hour this morning due to a two-vehicle crash. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting the crash at 7:23 a.m. today. The driver of a car involved in the wreck, Caston Malveaux, 59, was arrested on the charges of careless operation of motor vehicle with a crash and no insurance. Malveaux was trying to cross the U.S. 90 westbound lanes to turn onto Universe Street when he pulled in front of a pickup truck causing a crash, Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Traci Landry said. Malveaux was the only person transported to the hospital in the wreck, Landry said.

Birds of prey shown at FJHS

Dale Kernahan, with the non-profit educational organization ‘Wings to Soar’, holds a bird of prey during the group’s presentation at Franklin Junior High School last Friday. John Stokes, below, also with ‘Wings to Soar’ presented an owl. The event featured a wide variety of birds that cannot be released back into the wild for medical reasons and are thus presented to groups across the country to raise awareness of birds of prey. The presentations were made in parish schools in conjunction with last weekend’s Eagle Expo.

School closure decison delayed

Parents, grandparents and other residents of St. Mary Parish stand outside the Central Office Complex on Thursday night, when a meeting about the possible closure of the M.D. Shannon and J.A. Hernandez schools drew an overflow crowd. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

CENTERVILLE — The St. Mary Parish School Board decided at a special meeting Thursday to delay voting on plans to close Hernandez and Shannon elementary for three weeks.



Central Catholic held off a last-ditch effort for a touchdown by Vermilion Catholic for a 20-13 victory at the Iron Man Jamboree at Teurlings Catholic Thursday.


By this time of the year, our yards and gardens generally look a little frayed. Heat stress takes its toll on just about everything except the tropicals.


Earl Kirt Jr., 75, a resident and native of Verdunville, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at 7:05 a.m., at The Carpenter House St. Joseph Hospice in Lafayette.

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