St. Mary Levee District commissioners will submit a formal request for the Bayou Chene Flood Control and Diversion Project’s inclusion in the state’s coastal master plan, weeks after the project was left out of a draft version of the plan.
The first meeting in 2017 of the St. Mary Parish Council saw a changing of the guard on Wednesday as Councilman Paul P. Naquin Jr was elected chairman of the group replacing former chairman Kevin Voisin who was subsequently elected vice-chairman of the council.

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St. Mary Parish Schools announced Wednesday its three winners of the Students of the Year competition. They all hail from schools in Berwick.

COC scholarship support

Every year, the 16th Judicial District Attorney and his staff help the St. Mary Chamber raise funds for the Charlie Roe Scholarship Fund. Businesses across the parish donate items for auction that will benefit graduating students that have chosen to further their education. This year the chamber asked the students to “Pay it forward” by donating an item that they made to help fund a scholarship for next year. The art class at Hanson Memorial High School donated a hand painted stool. From left are Iris Sharpe, office manager at the Franklin Chamber Office; Donna F. Meyer, chamber president; Jacqueline Switzer and Shaye Polito, both juniors and art 1 students at Hanson Memorial High School; and Eugina Price, chamber finance director.

June Franklin cleanup crew

The City of Franklin, represented by Jeremy Smith, Jerome Roche Jr. and Arlana Shields, was the June sponsor of the Franklin cleanup. They were joined in the effort by Rita Champagne, Laura Finan, Ella Hamilton, Didi Battle, Marguerite Robinson, Raymond Hebert, Diana Alexander, A.D. Alexander, Kyron Wingate, Ahmaad Alexander and Leila Prevost. The crew cleaned up on Teche Drive, Martin Luther King Boulevard, around the Teche Theater and the courthouse rear area. Franklin Foundation supplied gloves, trash bags and grabbers, while Argus Spa supplied water.

(Updated) Police: Shooting victim’s condition improves

Prince Hall Lodge near the intersection of Sixth and Utah streets is pictured Monday morning. Police believe an altercation broke out there Friday night before continuing outside, where they believe four people were shot. Three of the victims have been released from hospitals, while a fourth victim was in critical but stable condition Monday. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

A woman, who was one of four people shot Friday in Berwick, was moved from an intensive care unit to a regular room Monday at Teche Regional Medical Center after her condition greatly improved, Pol

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Sports

With the start of the spring semester Wednesday, the defending Sun Belt Champion Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team resumed preparations for the 2017 season with spring practice at M.L.

Lifestyle

2 refrigerator rolled pie crusts

4 oz. fresh goat cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Using a 3-inch round cookie cutter, cut out 16 circles from pie crusts.

Obituaries

Mrs. Nancy Harris Carter, 84, a native and resident of Morgan City, Louisiana, died Jan. 7, 2017.

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