David J. McCoy, City Marshal for the Third Ward in Franklin has a message for those in the community that might have some outstanding business with the city of Franklin.

Marijuana plants and other cultivation paraphernalia seized by SMPSO

Deputies with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office made a sizeable drug bust last weekend, seizing over 50 marijuana plants among other items from a growing operation in Verdunville.

Patterson High basketball standout Taylan Grogan signed a national letter of intent Friday at Patterson High to play college hoops at Louisiana College in Pineville. Front row, from left, are Sally Grogan, grandmother; Brayden Clarkston, brother; Charles Grogan, grandfather; Taylan Grogan; and Chelsea Grogan, mother. On the back row, from left, are Mark Spradling, Patterson High assistant principal; Ryan Taylor,
Patterson High School basketball coach; C.L. Grogan, uncle; Rachael Sanders, Patterson High School principal; and Jermaine Grimm, former Patterson assistant coach. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

Patterson High standout point guard Taylan Grogan had his dream come true Friday, signing a national letter of intent to play college basketball at Louisiana College in Pineville. But the Class 3A All-State point guard still has a chip on his shoulder.

Marijuana plants and other cultivation paraphernalia seized by SMPSO

Patterson High basketball standout Taylan Grogan signed a national letter of intent Friday at Patterson High to play college hoops at Louisiana College in Pineville. Front row, from left, are Sally Grogan, grandmother; Brayden Clarkston, brother; Charles Grogan, grandfather; Taylan Grogan; and Chelsea Grogan, mother. On the back row, from left, are Mark Spradling, Patterson High assistant principal; Ryan Taylor,
Patterson High School basketball coach; C.L. Grogan, uncle; Rachael Sanders, Patterson High School principal; and Jermaine Grimm, former Patterson assistant coach. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

St. Mary Foundation awards grants

The St. Mary Parish Foundation, an affiliate of Community Foundation of Acadiana, awards $15,700 to local schools and nonprofit organizations through a competitive grant cycle. From back left are Dr. Derrick White, West St. Mary High School principal; Craig Thomson, SMPF board member; Brian Thorguson, SMPF board member; Al Lippman, SMPF board member; Danielle Grow, Hattie Watts Elementary teacher; Greg Hamer, SMPF chair; Carey Martin, West St. Mary High School counselor; Maria Robison, Chez Hope, Inc. child advocate; Tonya Hills, Hattie Watts Elementary teacher; Kim Stansbury, City Court of Morgan City Juvenile Services Division; Alice Pecoraro, SMPF board member; Rebecca Harris, M.D. Shannon Elementary School principal; Phyllis Glover, M.D. Shannon Elementary School librarian; Frank S. Guarisco, SMPF board member; Dr. Teresa Bagwell, St. Mary Parish Schools interim superintendent; Gerrie Byrne, Central Catholic High School curriculum director; Cherrise Picard, Chez Hope, Inc. executive director; Sheryl Gibbons, Hattie Watts Elementary principal; Kathleen L. Bailey, SMPF board member; Charlotte Mahfouz, SMPF board member; Janice C. LeBlanc, SMPF board member; Brenda Liner, St. Mary Outreach, LLC executive director. Not pictured are Holy Cross Elementary; Larry J. Callais, SMPF secretary; Marshall W. Guidry, SMPF vice-chair; Patrick O. Little, SMPF board member; Karen Melancon, SMPF board member; Dr. Donna Tesi, SMPF immediate past chair.

The St. Mary Parish Foundation, an affiliate of Community Foundation of Acadiana, recently awarded $15,700 to schools and nonprofit organizations in St.

Berwick moves to collect past-due property taxes

Shrimp and Petroleum Festival board member Rodney Grow, center, speaks during Tuesday’s Berwick Town Council meeting. Also pictured are Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Executive Director Darby Isham and festival board member Louis Tamporello.

BERWICK — Town officials moved forward with plans Tuesday to collect about $7,000 in delinquent taxes over the past three years.

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Patterson High basketball standout Taylan Grogan signed a national letter of intent Friday at Patterson High to play college hoops at Louisiana College in Pineville. Front row, from left, are Sally Grogan, grandmother; Brayden Clarkston, brother; Charles Grogan, grandfather; Taylan Grogan; and Chelsea Grogan, mother. On the back row, from left, are Mark Spradling, Patterson High assistant principal; Ryan Taylor,
Patterson High School basketball coach; C.L. Grogan, uncle; Rachael Sanders, Patterson High School principal; and Jermaine Grimm, former Patterson assistant coach. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

Patterson High standout point guard Taylan Grogan had his dream come true Friday, signing a national letter of intent to play college basketball at Louisiana College in Pineville.

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Mowata for John William Schneider, 59, who died Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 3 p.m.

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