Kimbla’s Cakes owner Kim Carinhas adds gum paste flowers as the finishing touch to a buttercream wedding cake. (Submitted)

Local people who recently opened new businesses in Morgan City are hopeful and counting on the region's economy to improve in 2017. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cuttings for two Morgan City businesses last week, Labco Batteries and Kimbla's Cakes.

Morgan City resident Jason Dinger explains the rules of his invention Captains of the Gulf board game at The Daily Review office. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Morgan City resident Jason Dinger’s dream turned into reality has the attention of board game connoisseurs worldwide. A prototype even sits on the desk of a potential publisher in Europe.

Photos by Colin Murphey

Baldwin and Franklin both held Martin Luther King Jr. Day events Monday in honor of the slain civil rights leader. In Franklin, the event was a motorcade which began on Wall Street and proceeded up the boulevard named in honor of Dr. King, then to St. Joseph's Baptist Church. More than 60 vehicles participated in the motorcade.

Amedee: Flood prevention first priority

State Rep.-elect Beryl Amedee, R-Gray, speaks Monday during the St. Mary Industrial Group luncheon meeting at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City. Amedee said her first priority to focus on preventing flooding (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

State Rep.-elect Beryl Amedee’s first focus upon taking office next week is preventing possible flooding in the area, she said Monday.

State of emergency declared, Corps to discuss possible Morganza opening

St. Mary Levee District Executive Director Tim Matte, left, speaks Monday during a special meeting to declare a state of emergency due to the projected 9.5-foot crest of the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City Jan. 23. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a stakeholders meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium to discuss the possible opening of the Morganza Spillway. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

St. Mary Levee District officials declared a state of emergency Monday evening due to the projected 9.5-foot crest of the Atchafalaya River at Morgan City on Jan. 23.

Deputy, who was injured in shooting, released from hospital

This photo of Gayneaux Paul Trahan Jr. comes from the website, a crowdfunding site on which Trahan's family are asking for donations toward his funeral expenses.

A St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office deputy who was injured in a Dec. 27 shooting in Ashton has been released from the hospital and is now recovering at home, according to the sheriff's office.

La. National Guard company returns from deployment in Middle East

Staff Sgt. Chad Lawless of Swartz kisses his wife, Angela, and hugs his daughter, Lily, 4, and sons Luke, 2, and Levi, 6 months. Lawless met Levi for the first time at the welcome-home event in Monroe on Christmas Eve. More than 150 members of the Louisiana National Guard’s 1023rd Engineer Company, 528th Engineer Battalion just completed a 10-month deployment to Kuwait, with additional missions to Jordan, Iraq and Afghanistan.

U.S. Army National Guard/1st Lt. Rebekah Malone

PINEVILLE – Christmas came a day early for the Louisiana National Guard’s 1023rd Engineer Company, as they arrived home to eager friends and family at a welcome-home event at the Monroe Regional Ai



DEAR ABBY: I am a 23-year-old woman, and I know I should have a lot more patience than I do right now. I’m happily married with two beautiful children.


Shirley Price Giroir, 95, a resident of Morgan City, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Patterson Health Care Center surrounded by her loving family.

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