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.

Morgan City resident Jason Dinger explains the rules of his invention Captains of the Gulf board game at The Daily Review office. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Morgan City resident Jason Dinger’s dream turned into reality has the attention of board game connoisseurs worldwide. A prototype even sits on the desk of a potential publisher in Europe.

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.

Christmas Under the Lampposts

Visitors braved a cold night on downtown Main Street last Saturday as guest Murphy Armelin turned on the city's street and bayouside lights. There was also a golf cart parade, a visit from Santa Claus and, of course, the ever-growing seasonal light display. (Photos by Colin Murphey.)

Economist: Trump’s plans should help oil industry

Tulane Freeman School of Business Professor Peter Ricchiuti speaks during Tuesday's Atchafalaya Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute meeting. Ricchiuti said President-Elect Donald Trump's plans to "roll back" safety and environmental regulations should help the oil and gas industry. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

President-Elect Donald Trump’s plans to lessen regulations on the oil and gas industry may be what the industry needs to make a comeback, Tulane Business Professor Peter Ricchiuti said Tuesday.

Bayou Chene project shortchanged? Local lawmakers: Fund structure or get nothing for coastal work

Local officials spoke Monday against cutting funding from the Bayou Chene Flood Control and Diversion Project during a stakeholders meeting for an Atchafalaya River diversion project. An aerial view shows Bayou Chene in January when officials installed a temporary barge there to block flood waters. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo)

Local legislators say they will oppose funding any of the state’s coastal restoration projects if the Bayou Chene Flood Control and Diversion Project doesn’t get the funding initially promised to f

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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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