Franklin Foundation Hospital was the sponsor for the Feb. 11 city cleanup. The group removed litter on Main Street from the cemetery to the courthouse, including the Teche Theater area and Teche Drive. Stephanie and Maurice Guidry, Kindra McLean, Matt Barrilleaux, Ron Bailey, Rachel Picard, Didi Battle, Vel Minor, Dawn Kaiser-Melancon and Renee Mitchel represented FFH. They were accompanied by community volunteers Marguerite Robinson, Elaine Karam and Ruthie Heard. Argus Spa provided bottled water and the hospital supplied grabbers, gloves and trash bags.

Council members Dale Rogers, J Ina and Craig Mathews

Parish council members did not remove from the table a proposed housing development item in Garden City.

Workers install composite decking Wednesday at Morgan City’s riverfront wharf. The work is part of a $2 million makeover to the wharf, which should be open to the public by the summer. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

In just a few months, Morgan City residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the city’s newly improved wharf on the Atchafalaya River.

Detectives seek identity of suspect in Walmart assault, shoplifting

Detectives are trying to identify the man seen in this surveillance image stemming from a Jan. 29 incident at Walmart in Bayou Vista. A St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office deputy gathered video evidence of a male suspect concealing bottles of liquor in a box containing a baby’s high chair. The suspect then purchased the high chair and walks towards the exit. When store security personnel confronted the suspect, he produced what appears to be a box cutter and threatened the employee. (Submitted)

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Still hoping for a rebound; new stores, increased business reasons for optimism

A CC’s Coffeehouse, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt and Verizon store, currently under construction at the corner of La. 70 and Elm Street in Morgan City, are among some of the new stores set to open soon in St. Mary Parish. Contractor Sidney Roy hopes the businesses will be open before May 1. The strip mall has room for a total of six tenants, but others haven’t yet been confirmed. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

St. Mary Parish sales and use tax collections dipped slightly to start the new year, but the parish sales tax director expects a gradual improvement to start soon.

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The Hanson Memorial Lady Tigers will take to the road tonight to face the Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles in the quarterfinals of the Division IV basketball playoffs at the VCHS Gymnasium.

Lifestyle

Ashley Totten and Luke Derise
--Brittany Totten Photo

Ronnie and Philomena Totten of Patterson wish to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Marie Totten, to Luke Joseph Derise, son of Joey Derise of Morgan City an

Obituaries

Ann Delores Dudley Williams, a native of Tangipahoa and lifelong resident of Patterson, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at her residence.

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