Five years ago today, an explosion and fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon offshore energy platform killed 11 workers. Submitted photo.

As communities all along the Gulf Coast reflect on the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and BP oil spill, St. Mary Parish leaders recalled how fortunate the parish was compared to surrounding areas in the aftermath of the spill.
“I’m glad this weekend’s over!” was how Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival organizer Edgar Dugas III summed up the 12th annual event.
A Business After Hours party to kick off the Black Bear Festival was held Thursday at the Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts in Franklin. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce event included musical entertainment by Rick Lorenzo and many local food vendors. The festival kicks off tonight at 6 and continues through Sunday.

Five years ago today, an explosion and fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon offshore energy platform killed 11 workers. Submitted photo.

Police: Woman seriously hurt in 'rolling meth' lab fire

Two women were injured, one of them seriously, when their car caught fire early today on the U.S. 90 bridge. Police say the car may have been a rolling meth lab.
Submitted picture

One woman was seriously injured and her twin sister had minor injuries after a car they were in caught fire this morning on the U.S. 90 bridge in Morgan City.

'Amazing kids': Local people turn out to support autistic children

The three children to whom this T-shirt refers are Cameron and Eva Aucoin and Royce Fryou. They were among the autistic children recognized Saturday at Morgan City's Autism Society 5K Run-Walk.
The Daily Review/Bill Decker

Ten local children were recognized on posters for the seventh annual Autism Society 5K Run/Walk, which brought hundreds of people to the Morgan City Junior High football field Saturday morning.

Getting Bayou Teche ready: Plenty of events this season

Volunteer Greg Guidroz with The TECHE Project clears a tree that fell into Bayou Teche, impeding navigability in the newly designated National Water Trail. The TECHE Project is preparing the bayou for the “Cajun Classique” wooden boat cruise from Arnaudville to Franklin on April 13-19. (Photo: The TECHE Project)

Work has begun behind the scenes to prep Bayou Teche for an unprecedented amount of recreational activity this spring, summer and fall.

New generation, new ideas: Rotary forum lets students propose projects

Taylor Stirling, accompanied by Tanner Guillotte, tell Thursday's Rotary New Generation forum about Hanson Memorial's plan for an educational program focusing on synthetic drugs.
The Daily Review/Bill Decker

Mayors, presidents, chiefs, councilmen and commissioners were there. But Thursday night belonged to the sophomores, juniors and seniors and their ideas for improving St.

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Sports

Morgan City High School’s Brandi Ingram has signed to play softball at Grambling State University. She also will walk on the volleyball team. Ingram, along with her cousin Jaiveianna Jones, held a signing ceremony at Morgan City High School Wednesday. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Morgan City High School’s Brandi Ingram will be headed to Grambling State on a softball scholarship.
She also will walk on to the volleyball team.

Lifestyle

Alyssa Galler and Christopher Avet
--Whimsyclo Photojournalism

Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Galler III of Morgan City wish to announcement the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Alyssa Kay Galler, to Christopher Anthony Avet, son of Mr.

Obituaries

Harrel L. Wilson Sr., a native of Oakdale and a longtime resident of Morgan City, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015, at Teche Regional Medical Center. He was 80 years of age.

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