--The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears

Jimmie Johnson’s 20th annual Free Basketball Clinic was held Saturday at Morgan City High School. Children ages 9 to 16 gathered to learn team work as well as basketball skills from Johnson and his assistants Joe Jones, John Matthews, Lawrence Carbin and Nathan Williams.

Morgan City Junior High guidance counselor Jill Tamporello goes through her files in preparation for this week’s school orientation. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

St. Mary Parish junior high and high schools get a head start on the 2016-17 school year by hosting orientations this week for parents and students. Orientations begin today and continue through Aug. 4. Each school has a different schedule.
Representatives of local governments got no good news on sales taxes Monday at the St. Mary Parish Council of Governments quarterly meeting in Franklin.

--The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears

Morgan City Junior High guidance counselor Jill Tamporello goes through her files in preparation for this week’s school orientation. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

December begins with a warm spell

The temperature may not feel like Christmas, but that didn’t stop local families from getting into the holiday spirit. Danielle Nettles and Bryan Miller search for the perfect Christmas tree with their two children Jaelynn Miller and Bryan Miller Jr. Monday night on Anthony Street in Bayou Vista at Bayou Vista Community Fellowship’s annual Christmas tree fundraiser.

The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

After a week of unseasonably warm temperatures, the Tri-City area should get back to more seasonably typical weather in the next few days.

Local food banks say they’re fielding more requests for help

St. Mary Outreach Executive Director Brenda Liner and Alana Andrus, donor coordinator, check expiration dates on donated food items in order to sort and organize donations on pantry shelves.

The Daily Review/Shea Drake

Morgan City area food banks and pantries are experiencing a growing number of requests for food this year because of rising unemployment.

Another quiet hurricane season for St. Mary

The Confraternity of Our Lady Star of the Sea gathers Monday on Brashear Avenue with prayers to begin the annual Novena of Thanksgiving to Our Lady Star of the Sea for her protection during the past hurricane season. Monday marked the official close of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season.

The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

Monday marked the last day of hurricane season, a fortunately uneventful one for St. Mary Parish and the Gulf of Mexico region.

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Jimmie Johnson’s 20th annual Free Basketball Clinic was held Saturday at Morgan City High School.

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Mr. and Mrs. George R. Beattie
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Kara Rhodes and George R. Beattie were united in holy matrimony during a 1 p.m. double-ring ceremony June 11 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Bayou Vista. The Rev.

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