The St. Mary and Franklin Banner-Tribune will change its publishing schedule effective July 1, according to publisher Allan Von Werder.
Morgan City’s city court judge expects a new state law to ensure city court always has a public defender due to recent funding concerns on the district court level.

'Pastor protection' bill fails

Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Shreveport, comforts supporters of his unsuccessful bill to give pastors extra protection against moves to remove their tax status should they be perceived to be discriminatory for opposing gay marriage. The bill failed in the Senate Judiciary B Committee.

BATON ROUGE —- Pastors will not get an extra level of First Amendment protection after the Senate Judiciary B committee voted 3-2 Tuesday to kill House Bill 597, called the Pastor Protection Act, b



Patterson 12U All-Star Deja Dugar releases a pitch during a game at the Louisiana Babe Ruth League state tournament. Patterson finished fourth. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Evelyn Ortiz)

The Patterson 12U All-Stars finished fourth at the Louisiana Babe Ruth League state tournament.


Bernie and Anna Lee Dinger
--Submitted Photo

Anna Lee and Bernie Dinger of Berwick celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on June 25. They were married at the home of Bernie Dinger’s father on June 25, 1946.

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