Former Gov. Edwin Edwards, a candidate for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District seat, spoke this morning in Morgan City at the St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce’s first “Rise-N-Shine” business networking event.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Former Gov. Edwin Edwards, a candidate for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District, says the major issues for the state and country include coastal erosion, ensuring domestic oil and gas production, fixing Obamacare, and getting U.S. troops out of Afghanistan.

The 2014 Berwick High School Panther football team. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Wade Gussman Photography)

An infusion of young talent has the Berwick football program looking forward to big things. The Panthers’ freshman and sophomore classes come in with a winning tradition. When Craig Brodie took over the Berwick program, he reached out to junior high and youth league coaches in the area.

First round of qualifiers

Candidate qualifying for the Nov. 4 election began this morning and continues through Friday. Local candidates who have signed up thus far include: —Baldwin mayor: Michael “Mike” Lancelin. —Baldwin police chief: David J. Robertson. —District judge, Div. G: Lucretia Pecantte and Curtis Sigur.

Former Gov. Edwin Edwards, a candidate for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District seat, spoke this morning in Morgan City at the St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce’s first “Rise-N-Shine” business networking event.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

The 2014 Berwick High School Panther football team. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Wade Gussman Photography)

First round of qualifiers

Arrest reports

Ricky Roberts

Two men were caught in a drug bust Tuesday in Morgan City after they sold several Promethazine pills to undercover narcotics detectives, Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks said in a news releas

Cypress Sawmill Festival begins Friday

Fair workers, from left, Tina Smith, Charles Payne and Gus Montanez prepare a ride today for the Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival scheduled Friday through Sunday at Kemper Williams Park near Patterson. The family event features a professional lumberjack show, a cypress sawmill display, golf, fishing and softball tournaments, a passe-partout contest, arts and crafts, a classic car and truck show, a street fair, and food and drink booths. The fundraiser benefits the Cypress Sawmill Museum Foundation that supports the museum exhibits at Louisiana State Museum — Patterson.
(The Daily Review Photo by Diane Miller Fears)

The 24th annual Patterson Cypress Sawmill Festival begins Friday with the gates opening at 3 p.m. at Kemper Williams Park near Patterson and will run through Sunday.

Nicholls Alumni Awards for Excellence

The Nicholls State University Alumni Federation held its Alumni Awards for Excellence March 26 on the Nicholls campus in Thibodaux. The awards ceremony is held each year to honor alumni and students who have contributed to the university and their community. The 2014 Nicholls State University Hall of Fame awards also were announced at the event, which recognize students with both scholastic and service-oriented excellence. In the front row, left, are Nicholls President Bruce Murphy and Hall of Fame honorees Nicole Doherty of Jacksonville, Fla.; Jacob Foret of Houma; Lanie Detiveaux of Houma; Katherine Gianelloni of Donaldsonville; Brittany Chiasson of Napoleonville; Melissa Cloutet of Bush; Olabisi Akingbola of Nigeria; Rusty Bruce of Cut Off; and Erin Bonvillain of Houma. Back row, from left, are Hall of Fame honorees Brandon Naquin of Bourg, Tanner Thibodeaux of Thibodaux, Jason Ray of Thibodaux, Victoria Verdun of Natchitoches, Chelsie Bergeron of Pierre Part, Jordan Hanberry of River Ridge and Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Services Eugene Dial. Not pictured is Hall of Fame honoree Elizabeth Mateer of Rockwall, Texas.
(Submitted Photo)

The Nicholls State University Alumni Federation held its Alumni Awards for Excellence March 26 on the Nicholls campus in Thibodaux.

Rotary Club cookbook

Morgan City Rotary Club members received an advertisement for the club’s upcoming cookbook from Morgan City Bank at a recent luncheon. From left representing Morgan City Bank is Rotarian Karen Froreich and cookbook project director Cherie Laiche.
(Submitted Photo)

Morgan City Rotary Club members received an advertisement for the club’s upcoming cookbook from Morgan City Bank at a recent luncheon.

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Six young women from the Tri-City area will vie for the title of 79th Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival queen on Aug. 23.

Obituaries

Delores Ann McCracken

Delores Ann McCracken, 68, a native of Cumberland, Ohio, and a longtime resident of Morgan City, passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, at Teche Regional Medical Center in Morgan City.

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