BATON ROUGE — St. Mary Parish’s unemployment rate remained nearly steady in December at 6.8 percent, down slight from 6.9 percent in November, according to not seasonally adjusted December data released Friday by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. But the parish’s jobless rate is up sharply from 4.8 percent in December 2013.

Central Catholic High School upset Patterson High School, 45-35, in high school boys’ basketball action Thursday in Morgan City. The Eagles entered the game ranked No. 22 in the latest unofficial Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 1A power rankings, while Patterson was ranked No. 14 in Class 3A. Above, Central Catholic’s Charlie Solar, right, works against Patterson’s Tyric Garrett. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

Central Catholic outscored Patterson 21-8 in the third quarter on its way to a 45-35 upset win against Patterson. While Patterson led 15-12 at the half, the Eagles outscored the Lumberjacks in the third quarter to take a 32-23 lead after three quarters. Both teams scored 12 points apiece in the last quarter.

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One suspect who had been featured in The Daily Review’s Most Wanted edition for more than a year and another suspect who was in the edition for just six days were both caught by authorities in January. Morgan City

Central Catholic High School upset Patterson High School, 45-35, in high school boys’ basketball action Thursday in Morgan City. The Eagles entered the game ranked No. 22 in the latest unofficial Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 1A power rankings, while Patterson was ranked No. 14 in Class 3A. Above, Central Catholic’s Charlie Solar, right, works against Patterson’s Tyric Garrett. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

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Storm rattles area

Vehicles traveled slowly down Southeast Boulevard in Bayou Vista during heavy rain Tuesday.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Three inches of rain, wind gusts over 45 mph and nearly 1,000 lightning strikes per hour rolled through the Tri-City area Tuesday afternoon but left the eastern end of the parish relatively unscath

Amelia store robbed at gunpoint (updated)

At 3:34 pm Sunday, December 21, 2014, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Family Dollar store located on Highway 182 Frontage Road in Amelia. The perpetrator(s) left the area with approximately $150 in cash. The lone gunman exited the store and ran to a vehicle parked in a nearby RV park. Attached are 3 pictures gathered from video surveillance of this vehicle. Anyone who may recognize the vehicle or have information on the crime may contact the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office at 337-828-1960 or 985-384-1622. Callers may remain anonymous. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to crimewatch@stmaryso.com.
(Photos from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office.

Police are searching for the person or persons who robbed the Amelia Family Dollar at gunpoint Sunday afternoon.

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Central Catholic High School upset Patterson High School, 45-35, in high school boys’ basketball action Thursday in Morgan City. The Eagles entered the game ranked No. 22 in the latest unofficial Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 1A power rankings, while Patterson was ranked No. 14 in Class 3A. Above, Central Catholic’s Charlie Solar, right, works against Patterson’s Tyric Garrett. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

Central Catholic outscored Patterson 21-8 in the third quarter on its way to a 45-35 upset win against Patterson.

Lifestyle

John Smilie and Shana Arnaud
--Crystal Young Photography

John Smilie and Shana Arnaud, of Patterson, would like to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The wedding will take place in February.

Obituaries

Lillian Mae Lewis, 72, a resident of Patterson, passed away at 6:58 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at her residence in Patterson.

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Phone: 985-384-8370
Fax: 985-384-4255

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