Cleco Corp and David H. Stiel, Jr. Insurance Agency were honored for years in business by the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce at Wednesday's luncheon held at the Forest Restaurant. With board chairman Bob Harrison are, at left, Jude Hebert representing Cleco, and at right, Hal and Donelson Stiel representing the David H. Stiel, Jr. Agency.

Rodney Olander pilots the Big Rod

Photos and story by COLIN MURPHEY If Rodney Olander had set out last week to fish for blue crab, it might have been a decent catch. But he was fishing for shrimp.
Shortly before the Franklin Foundation Hospital Board of Commissioners meeting commenced on Thursday, board Chairman Eugene Foulcard announced to those in attendance that he had been handed a letter on behalf of the FFH medical staff.

Cleco Corp and David H. Stiel, Jr. Insurance Agency were honored for years in business by the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce at Wednesday's luncheon held at the Forest Restaurant. With board chairman Bob Harrison are, at left, Jude Hebert representing Cleco, and at right, Hal and Donelson Stiel representing the David H. Stiel, Jr. Agency.

Rodney Olander pilots the Big Rod

One person injured in wreck that tied up bridge

A police vehicle blocks access to the eastbound lanes of U.S. 90 near the bridge Thursday after a collision involving a sugar cane truck and an SUV.
The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

The U.S. 90 bridge eastbound lanes were shut down for about an hour Thursday afternoon after an SUV rear-ended a sugar cane truck on the Berwick side of the bridge, St.

Head Start Month

Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Morgan City mayor, and Louis Ratcliff, Berwick mayor, meet at Baby Bear Head Start on Wednesday for the signing of mayoral proclamation for Head Start Awareness Month, which

Uniform drive for Head Start kids

Supporting the St. Mary Community Action Head Start uniform drive include such locals as Jalisa Stewart, Monica Harding, Delores Stewart, Baldwin Mayor Donna Lanceslin, Triumph Baptist Church Pastor Rev. Carl Lewis, St. Mary CAA CEO and Head Start Administrator Almetra J. Franklin, Franklin Mayor Raymond Harris Jr. and Eugene Foulcard, St. Mary CAA finance director and Franklin city councilman. Below, Stewart with some of the donated items.

More than twenty 20 Head Start students have been attending school without coats in very cold weather.

U.S. 90 bridge east shut down after wreck

Berwick Police block the entrance to the U.S. 90 bridge in the eastbound lanes after a two-vehicle wreck involving a sugar cane truck caused U.S. 90 east to be shut down on the bridge. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

The U.S. 90 bridge eastbound lanes were shut down for a couple hours Thursday afternoon due to a two-vehicle wreck involving a sugar cane truck, St.

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Sports

Lloyd Burchfield, left, and Ludness "Lud" Henry were inducted into Berwick's Hall of Fame.

Berwick High School inducted two longtime coaches, Lloyd Burchfield and Ludness “Lud” Henry, into the school’s inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame before Friday’s homecoming game.

Obituaries

Bennie Earl Hunter, 61, a resident of Morgan City and native of Kansas City, Kansas, passed away at 6:05 p.m. Sept. 24, 2016, at his residence.

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