St. Mary Levee District Operations Manager Michael Brocato Jr., center, speaks Thursday with National Guard Maj. Jim Williams, left, and Maj. Lance Hargrave on Avoca Island. The National Guard was finishing building almost 3 miles of levees using HESCO baskets filled with sand that will help protect the area from flooding. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)
As work nears completion on projects to protect the area from the winter high water, St. Mary Parish officials already have their eyes on what the spring may hold.
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the following arrests:
A fire caused considerable damage to the old Domino’s Grocery structure on Second Street Wednesday.
Cub Scout Pack 300 sponsored January’s Franklin Cleanup in honor of the late Jim Evans IV. Representatives of the Franklin Rotary Club, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, St. Mary Landmarks, community volunteers and Cub Scout Pack 300 gather to clean downtown and along Bayou Teche. The event saw the largest group ever including Adriane Kramer and daughter Amoret, Cherrise Picard, Elaine Karam, Rebecca Smith, Donna Tesi, Alan Hoberman, Craig Thompson, Katie Seim, Didi Battle, Marguerite Robinson, Matt Barrilleaux, Wilson, Dana, Bennett and Mattie Judice and Cody and Landon Meyerholtz. The scouts were Kylie, Quintin and Allie Schrock, Russell and Kenneth Louviere, Steve, Lisa, Elliot and Gabriel McPherson, and Willie and Evan Chauvin. Franklin Foundation Hospital supplied grabbers, gloves and trash bags, while Argus Spa provided bottled water.
NEW YORK (AP) — The brutal frontier saga "The Revenant" leads the 88th annual Academy Awards with 12 nominations, while the acting categories were again filled entirely by white performers.
Gov. John Bel Edwards comes to Morgan City to hear about the flood fight here and in surrounding areas.