Morgan City High School students in attendance at Sunday’s candlelight prayer vigil sang their alma mater at the close of the event held in the school’s parking lot. (The Daily Review/Jean McCorkle photos)

In response to a letter demanding the removal of prayer in public school-sponsored events, hundreds of community members and students held a candlelight prayer vigil at Morgan City High School Sunday night.

Morgan City High School student Michael Mancuso, center in red shirt, speaks to the news media Thursday at Lawrence Park in Morgan City in response to another high school student who objected to prayer at an assembly at the school.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

School leaders said today that St. Mary Parish school system policy affords students the opportunity to pray.

Patterson High School knocked off Abbeville High School 62-55 in overtime in both team’s season opener Thursday in Patterson. Patterson and Abbeville combined for 90 free throw attempts in the contest as Patterson was 26 of 56 from the line and Abbeville was 19 of 34 from the free throw stripe. Above, Patterson’s Alex Benjamin attempts a free throw. Benjamin finished the game with 13 points. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

The Patterson Lumberjills used a big fourth quarter to force overtime against Abbeville before knocking them off in the extra period for a 62-55 win in both team’s season opener Thursday. Trailing 37-22 entering the fourth quarter, Patterson outscored Abbeville 23-8 in the frame to knot the score at 45 at the end of regulation.

Morgan City High School students in attendance at Sunday’s candlelight prayer vigil sang their alma mater at the close of the event held in the school’s parking lot. (The Daily Review/Jean McCorkle photos)

Morgan City High School student Michael Mancuso, center in red shirt, speaks to the news media Thursday at Lawrence Park in Morgan City in response to another high school student who objected to prayer at an assembly at the school.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Patterson High School knocked off Abbeville High School 62-55 in overtime in both team’s season opener Thursday in Patterson. Patterson and Abbeville combined for 90 free throw attempts in the contest as Patterson was 26 of 56 from the line and Abbeville was 19 of 34 from the free throw stripe. Above, Patterson’s Alex Benjamin attempts a free throw. Benjamin finished the game with 13 points. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

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Matthew MIller

A 47-year-old Baton Rouge man was jailed Monday after trying to forge a prescription for Oxycodone and Flexeril at a pharmacy in Morgan City, St.

Franklin woman killed in Ricohoc wreck

Shirley Landry, 83, of Franklin was killed in an accident that occurred about 2 p.m. Monday. Landry was driving a 2000 Dodge Stratus south on La. 182 at Ricohoc. A 2011 Toyota van, driven by Kelly Shepard, 42, of Tomball, Texas, was traveling west on U.S. 90 approaching La. 182, Tfc. Stephen Hammons, State Police Troop I spokesman, said. Landry entered U.S. 90 after stopping at a stop sign and was struck in the side by Shepard’s oncoming van, Hammons said in a news release.
(The Daily Review Photo by Jean L. McCorkle)

A Franklin woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon after she failed to yield from a stop sign on La. 182 at U.S. 90.

Nicholls president says partnering with industry crucial to success

Nicholls State President Bruce Murphy speaks at the St. Mary Industrial Group meeting Monday at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Newly inaugurated Nicholls State President Bruce Murphy wants the university to strive to partner with industry to prepare students to enter the job market, he said Monday.

Bayou Vista bank robbed

Surveillance video from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office.

Police are looking for a "vehicle of interest" and have released a more detailed description of the person of interest in this morning's robbery of M C Bank in Bayou Vista.

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No. 7 Patterson High School advanced to the Class 3A quarterfinals with a 21-6 victory against No. 10 seed Loranger Friday in Patterson.

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Every year around Thanksgiving, Hailey and Ashley Denning go through their rooms and take pleasure in donating clothes/toys to Sacred Heart Thrift Store, according to their mom Marcia Denning.

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Charles Adam Aucoin

Charles Adam Aucoin
February 16, 1937 — November 21, 2014
Charles Aucoin, a native of Amelia and a resident of Gibson, passed away Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at the age of 77.

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