Krewe of Adonis King Jake Breaux and Queen Carey Gaddis throw beads during Friday's parade in Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

The Krewe of Adonis Parade kicked off the Tri-City Mardi Gras parade schedule Friday night in Morgan City.

Franklin Foundation Hospital was the sponsor for the Feb. 11 city cleanup. The group removed litter on Main Street from the cemetery to the courthouse, including the Teche Theater area and Teche Drive. Stephanie and Maurice Guidry, Kindra McLean, Matt Barrilleaux, Ron Bailey, Rachel Picard, Didi Battle, Vel Minor, Dawn Kaiser-Melancon and Renee Mitchel represented FFH. They were accompanied by community volunteers Marguerite Robinson, Elaine Karam and Ruthie Heard. Argus Spa provided bottled water and the hospital supplied grabbers, gloves and trash bags.

Council members Dale Rogers, J Ina and Craig Mathews

Parish council members did not remove from the table a proposed housing development item in Garden City.

FFD gets replacement unit

On Jan. 23, 2015 the Franklin Fire Department and several other emergency agencies were operating at a hazardous materials incident on US 90 when a semi-tractor trailer vehicle crashed into the rear of the fire departments utility truck. Chief Chuck Bourgeois said it took nearly a year and the threat of a lawsuit to settle with the insurance company. The fire department this week took delivery of the new replacement vehicle, a 2016 Ford Expedition. The new vehicle has an innovative graphics package, enhanced lighting and a low frequency siren. The vehicles replacement was accomplished within the settlement and was completed at no cost to the taxpayers. Below is a photo from the original accident.

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The Hanson Memorial Lady Tigers will take to the road tonight to face the Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles in the quarterfinals of the Division IV basketball playoffs at the VCHS Gymnasium.

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