16th Judicial Assistant District Attorney and St. Mary Parish Council legal counsel Eric Duplantis administers the oath of office to Pam Washington to fill the interim seat of Dist. 10 councilman Steve Bierhorst, shown with Washington below.

The St. Mary Parish Council meeting on Wednesday was a showcase of new faces as a candidate for an interim appointment to the council was sworn in and a candidate for a place on the Franklin Foundation Hospital Board of Commissioners introduced herself to the council and made her case for her candidacy.

St. Mary Parish Middle School Teacher of the Year Laura Rentrop supervises seventh-grade students in the computer lab as they create a blog based on their analysis of three media stories. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Twenty-year teaching veteran Laura Rentrop shies away from credit for being named St. Mary Parish Middle School Teacher of the Year. “I don’t look at myself in those terms,” Rentrop said. “I always feel like, as a teacher, it’s such a group effort.

Berwick High School's Kenny Rhodes pursues Franklin's Davondre Holland during last week's game in Berwick. The Panthers willl hit the road the road this week when they travel Friday to face Erath High School for the Bobcats' homecoming game. The Panthers defense, which has performed will this year, also will get its biggest test of the season when it will face Erath's Elijah Mitchell, who is second in the state in rushing. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Greg Roussel)

The unbeaten Berwick Panthers are bracing for a rugged District 8-3A matchup at Erath Friday. Berwick (4-0, 1-0) used a last-minute drive to beat Franklin, 20-14, last week. With 2:04 left, Berwick got the ball back, and quarterback Collin Louviere completed passes to Kenan Jones and Josh Carver.

16th Judicial Assistant District Attorney and St. Mary Parish Council legal counsel Eric Duplantis administers the oath of office to Pam Washington to fill the interim seat of Dist. 10 councilman Steve Bierhorst, shown with Washington below.

St. Mary Parish Middle School Teacher of the Year Laura Rentrop supervises seventh-grade students in the computer lab as they create a blog based on their analysis of three media stories. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Berwick High School's Kenny Rhodes pursues Franklin's Davondre Holland during last week's game in Berwick. The Panthers willl hit the road the road this week when they travel Friday to face Erath High School for the Bobcats' homecoming game. The Panthers defense, which has performed will this year, also will get its biggest test of the season when it will face Erath's Elijah Mitchell, who is second in the state in rushing. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Greg Roussel)

Second catastrophic storm of ‘05 left wreckage and valuable lessons

Hurricane Rita struck the Louisiana coast and brought with it a storm surge that flooded many parts of St. Mary Parish. The storm caused billions of dollars of damage in several southern states and killed 120 people.

By COLIN MURPHEY
A little over a decade ago, Hurricane Rita slammed into the Louisiana coast causing billions of dollars in damage and leaving 120 people dead.

Vigil commemorates a life cut short

Verdunville and Centerville residents stand united Friday at the Verdunville Strong Stop the Violence candlelight vigil to support the family of Nevis Sterling. The vigil was held on the parking lot of St. Mary Parish Alternative School.

The Daily Review/Shea Drake

VERDUNVILLE — The Verdunville and Centerville communities joined to support the family of Nevis Sterling and to celebrate his life with the Verdunville Strong Stop the Violence candlelight vigil.

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Sports

Hanson’s Brian Sonnier is pulled down during an earlier contest. The Hanson Memorial Tigers will battle the Vermilion Catholic Eagles on Friday at McCloskey Field in District 7-1A action.

Lafayette _The Franklin Lady Hornets dropped three sets to David Thibodaux on Wednesday by scores of 9-25, 15-25 and 15-25.

Lifestyle

Kortney Hillen and Ethan Scioneaux
--Wade Gussman Photography

Ethan Scioneaux was crowned Morgan City High School homecoming king during the Morgan City dance held Saturday at the school. Homecoming Queen Kortney Hillen was crowned during the MCHS vs.

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