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.

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.
A boil advisory that went into effect Sunday for parts of St. Mary Parish has been lifted, according to Parish Waterworks District 5 President Glenn Blood.

When devils walked: Editor writes about Klan killings

Author and newspaper editor Stanley Nelson at a recent book-signing for his new book, “Devils Walking” on the KKK violence in east central Louisiana and southwestern Mississippi during the 1960s.

Weekly newspaper editor and now author Stanley Nelson of the Concordia Sentinel in Ferriday, has dedicated nearly a decade to telling the stories of eight black people murdered by the Ku Klux Klan.

Experts: Seek advice about health coverage

Teche Action Clinic registration clerk, at right, Julia Connor, of Baldwin, asks certified application counselor Tamika Carter, left, questions concerning her children securing marketplace industry healthcare plan options at the Teche Clinic in Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Teche Action Clinic’s certification application counselors are available to assist St. Mary Parish residents find health insurance coverage for the start of the new year.

J-turn work to start soon; Should cut down on worst crashes

A crossover is shown Wednesday in the Patterson area. J-turns will soon be constructed from Patterson to Berwick. J-turns are traffic safety features that prevent vehicles from cutting straight across oncoming traffic in order to go in the opposite direction. (The Daily Review/Bill Decker)

Motorists in the Tri-City area should see work begin within the next couple of weeks along U.S. 90 to install J-turns to try to eliminate dangerous T-bone, or right angle, crashes.

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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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