Patterson High teacher and coach Brandon Harden resigned today as an employee of St. Mary Parish schools. St. Mary Superintendent Leonard Armato only confirmed Harden’s resignation was effective immediately and stated it was received today. He did not comment beyond that.

Below from left are Jared Ross and Tammilee Kelly, assistant principals at Centerville High School; Deputy Walter Shepherd and Sergeant Oscar West, school resource officers; Chief of Staff Gary Driskell; Centerville High School Principal Kristina Estay; Detective Whytley Jones; Captain Sennet Wiggins; Detective Beau Martin, also pictured above; and Morgan City Fire Department Assistant Chief Daniel Clemons.

Working through school resource officers with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office, principals of J.S. Aucoin Elementary and Centerville High School held active shooter response drills for faculty.

St. Mary seniors play bingo Wednesday at the St. Mary Senior Citizens Center in Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

A recent WalletHub study ranks Louisiana overall as No. 8 in the nation with the best elder-abuse protections. But even with the best protections, St. Mary seniors are still cautioned to be proactive protecting themselves, even when it comes to family.

Below from left are Jared Ross and Tammilee Kelly, assistant principals at Centerville High School; Deputy Walter Shepherd and Sergeant Oscar West, school resource officers; Chief of Staff Gary Driskell; Centerville High School Principal Kristina Estay; Detective Whytley Jones; Captain Sennet Wiggins; Detective Beau Martin, also pictured above; and Morgan City Fire Department Assistant Chief Daniel Clemons.

St. Mary seniors play bingo Wednesday at the St. Mary Senior Citizens Center in Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Board takes up school closures

J.A. Hernandez in Franklin and M.D. Shannon in Morgan City are being considered for closure as a cost-cutting move for the St. Mary Parish school system. (Banner-Tribune photo)

The St. Mary Parish School Board will meet and vote today on the consolidation plans of J.A. Hernandez and M.D. Shannon elementary schools at the Central Office Complex in Centerville.

Two million words

Second-grade student Emmy Robison at Holy Cross Elementary has read more than 2 million words during the 2015-16 school year, earning her the top spot in the Holy Cross Elementary School Millionair

Morgan City police designate ‘Safe Exchange Zone’

Morgan City Police Detective Sgt. Ricky Hartley and Chief James Blair, right, stand next to a “Safe Exchange Location” sign last week when Morgan City police officially designated the police department on Myrtle Street as a safe site to make internet purchase exchanges or child custody exchanges. (Submitted photo)

Anyone looking for a safe place to pick up or deliver items from online transactions or to make child custody exchanges now has a site officially designated for those purposes in Morgan City.

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BALDWIN _ Jason Pierre scored four of his game-high 15 points in the fourth quarter, leading the West St.

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Amanda Carter and Richard Romaire III
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Mr. and Mrs. Brian Cave of Mount Juliet, Tennessee, wish to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Nicole Carter, to Richard Luke Romaire III, son of Mr.

Obituaries

January 16, 1948- December 6, 2016
Frank S. Maddix, 68, a resident of Stephensville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

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