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 info on Amelia business theft

Detectives are seeking information on this truck believed to be involved in a theft Jan. 16 at an Amelia business. Anyone who may have information on the crime is asked to contact the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office at 985-384-1622, 337-828-1960, or through the Contact Us link at You can remain anonymous. (Submitted)

Detectives are asking for the public help to get information on a Jan.

Library begins 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Gertrude Thibodaux, 3, reads through the pages of a book Tuesday at the Morgan City Public Library after being registered early for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Morgan City Public Library launches its early child literacy program “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” today for families with children of any age up to 5.



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.


The area’s oldest chartered Mardi Gras krewe, the Krewe of Hephaestus, will present its annual tableau and ball at 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium.


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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