Kimbla’s Cakes owner Kim Carinhas adds gum paste flowers as the finishing touch to a buttercream wedding cake. (Submitted)

Local people who recently opened new businesses in Morgan City are hopeful and counting on the region's economy to improve in 2017. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cuttings for two Morgan City businesses last week, Labco Batteries and Kimbla's Cakes.

Morgan City resident Jason Dinger explains the rules of his invention Captains of the Gulf board game at The Daily Review office. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Morgan City resident Jason Dinger’s dream turned into reality has the attention of board game connoisseurs worldwide. A prototype even sits on the desk of a potential publisher in Europe.

Photos by Colin Murphey

Baldwin and Franklin both held Martin Luther King Jr. Day events Monday in honor of the slain civil rights leader. In Franklin, the event was a motorcade which began on Wall Street and proceeded up the boulevard named in honor of Dr. King, then to St. Joseph's Baptist Church. More than 60 vehicles participated in the motorcade.

(UPDATED) Injured student wins MCHS Principal's Award in hospital bed

Morgan City High students get their diplomas Friday in a commencement ceremony at Municipal Auditorium.

The Daily Review/Bill Decker

Principal Mickey Fabre repeated the phrase often during Friday’s Morgan City High graduation at the Municipal Auditorium: “I believe in miracles.”
Then Fabre produced a miracle.

Bayou Chene barge to be removed soon

Michael Tamporello of Morgan City speaks at the St. Mary Levee District Commission meeting Thursday asking when the district plans to remove the temporary flood protection structure on Bayou Chene. Officials said the structure will be removed within three months. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

St. Mary Levee District officials expect to remove the barge blocking Bayou Chene in Amelia within three months, they said at Thursday’s levee district commission meeting.

(Updated) New power plant unveiled; will provide stable long-term power rates

Louisiana Energy and Power Authority General Manager Cordell Grand speaks during Friday's dedication of LEPA's new power plant in Morgan City. The plant is the first power plant built in south Louisiana in 40 years. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

The newly completed Louisiana Energy and Power Authority power plant in Morgan City will help stabilize long-term power rates for member communities by reducing their reliance on less efficient pow

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DEAR ABBY: I am a 23-year-old woman, and I know I should have a lot more patience than I do right now. I’m happily married with two beautiful children.

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Shirley Price Giroir, 95, a resident of Morgan City, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Patterson Health Care Center surrounded by her loving family.

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