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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Police chief’s death voted top local story of 2014

The sudden death of Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch in late January 2014 was the top local news story of 2014, as chosen by the editorial staff of The Daily Review. Crouch was found dead in a hotel room at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, on Jan. 31, 2014, with what the local coroner ruled a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was laid to rest Feb. 6, 2014. (The Daily Review/Jean McCorkle)

The sudden death of Morgan City Police Chief Travis Crouch in late January was the top local news story of 2014, as chosen by the editorial staff of The Daily Review.

Theft up to $30M alleged; Company rep says case centers on ‘money, sex, drugs’

Karen Duhon

A Morgan City investment company is alleging that multiple people may have stolen up to $30 million from the company in a case, possibly dating to the 1980s, that is “all about money, sex and drugs

Schaff presented award

Masonic Doric Lodge 205 in Morgan City installed both elected and appointed officers for the year 2015 on Dec. 17. At left, Kevin Justilian, District Deputy Grand Master of the 12th Masonic District of Louisiana, presents Doric Past Master John Schaff with an achievement award for efforts by the lodge in the year 2013. (Submitted Photo)

Masonic Doric Lodge 205 in Morgan City installed both elected and appointed officers for the year 2015 on Dec. 17.

Director: Port stayed active in 2014

In the aerial photo of the Port of Morgan City taken Dec. 16, the ship Oslo Bulk 9, green deck, has made 14 trips to the port since August. The ship is leased by PMI Nutrition International. (Submitted Photo)

The Port of Morgan City saw lots of activity this year with several new tenants doing business at the port and the start of construction on a new emergency operations center, Port Executive Directo

Patterson leaders sworn in

Three members of the Patterson City Council and the mayor were sworn in for a new term Tuesday at City Hall. From left, City of Patterson Attorney Russel Cremaldi swears in council members Sandra Turner, Travis Darnell and John Rentrop. Councilmen Joe Russo and Larry Mendoza and Police Chief Patrick LaSalle will be sworn in at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 6 at City Hall. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

Three members of the Patterson City Council and the mayor were sworn in for a new term Tuesday at City Hall.

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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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