BATON ROUGE — St. Mary Parish’s unemployment rate remained nearly steady in December at 6.8 percent, down slight from 6.9 percent in November, according to not seasonally adjusted December data released Friday by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. But the parish’s jobless rate is up sharply from 4.8 percent in December 2013.

Central Catholic High School upset Patterson High School, 45-35, in high school boys’ basketball action Thursday in Morgan City. The Eagles entered the game ranked No. 22 in the latest unofficial Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 1A power rankings, while Patterson was ranked No. 14 in Class 3A. Above, Central Catholic’s Charlie Solar, right, works against Patterson’s Tyric Garrett. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

Central Catholic outscored Patterson 21-8 in the third quarter on its way to a 45-35 upset win against Patterson. While Patterson led 15-12 at the half, the Eagles outscored the Lumberjacks in the third quarter to take a 32-23 lead after three quarters. Both teams scored 12 points apiece in the last quarter.

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One suspect who had been featured in The Daily Review’s Most Wanted edition for more than a year and another suspect who was in the edition for just six days were both caught by authorities in January. Morgan City

Central Catholic High School upset Patterson High School, 45-35, in high school boys’ basketball action Thursday in Morgan City. The Eagles entered the game ranked No. 22 in the latest unofficial Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 1A power rankings, while Patterson was ranked No. 14 in Class 3A. Above, Central Catholic’s Charlie Solar, right, works against Patterson’s Tyric Garrett. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

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Frosty morning in St. Mary Parish

Frost was prevalent across St. Mary Parish this morning. The National Weather Service reported a low of 36 degrees was recorded at the Patterson airport. Lows of 27 Wednesday night and 33 Thursday night are in the forecast.. Tonight’s low is expected to be 43.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Frost was prevalent across St. Mary Parish this morning.

Fire at Bayou Vista hotel

Bayou Vista and Berwick firefighters responded to a hotel fire at the Plantation Inn in Bayou Vista Tuesday morning. Bayou Vista firefighter Josh Ashley said the 11:45 a.m. fire started in Room 110, destroying the room’s contents and causing moderate damage to the room. The origin and cause remain under investigation.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Bayou Vista and Berwick firefighters responded to a hotel fire at the Plantation Inn in Bayou Vista Tuesday morning. Bayou Vista firefighter Josh Ashley said the 11:45 a.m.

Meador: Colleges working together, but merger not planned

Earl Meador, regional director for South Central Louisiana Technical College and chancellor of Fletcher Technical Community College, speaks during Monday’s St. Mary Industrial Group meeting at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

South Central Louisiana Technical College and Fletcher Technical Community College are partnering to share administrative costs and faculty members, but administrators have no plans to merge the tw

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Central Catholic High School upset Patterson High School, 45-35, in high school boys’ basketball action Thursday in Morgan City. The Eagles entered the game ranked No. 22 in the latest unofficial Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 1A power rankings, while Patterson was ranked No. 14 in Class 3A. Above, Central Catholic’s Charlie Solar, right, works against Patterson’s Tyric Garrett. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

Central Catholic outscored Patterson 21-8 in the third quarter on its way to a 45-35 upset win against Patterson.

Lifestyle

John Smilie and Shana Arnaud
--Crystal Young Photography

John Smilie and Shana Arnaud, of Patterson, would like to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The wedding will take place in February.

Obituaries

Lillian Mae Lewis, 72, a resident of Patterson, passed away at 6:58 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at her residence in Patterson.

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