Workers move dirt dug Thursday from the Hellenic property in Morgan City. The soil will be used to raise levees in the area while also providing for a canal that will lead to a new pump station. Local drainage district officials are asking voters to approve a bond proposition March 25 for the district to issue $6.25 million in bonds to pay to build the new pump station. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Drainage district leaders are asking Morgan City residents to vote March 25 for a bond proposal that they say would allow them to build a new pumping station but wouldn’t raise residents’ property taxes.
The ribbon was cut Friday at L&E Express Daiquiri, located at 1423 Joe Hoy Drive in Franklin. Owner Kirby Madison Sr. and manager Alison Jones Madison were joined by St. Mary Chamber of Commerce members and staff as well as friends, family and others for the occasion.

This is one of 25 eagles spotted by Eagle Expo participants during Saturday's boat tour along the Intracoastal Waterway.
The Daily Review/Bill Decker

Dozens of eager eagle-watchers flocked to Morgan City over the weekend. They wanted to see bald eagles, and they wanted to hear how bald eagles are doing. “Bald eagles are doing fine in Louisiana,” said Michael Seymour of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at a Saturday morning seminar at the Petroleum Club.

(Updated) 2017 Cypress Sawmill Festival canceled

Farm Bureau Queen Rebecca Simoneaux and Sugar Festival Queen Mary Claire Simoneaux practice log rolling during the 2013 Cypress Sawmill Festival. The festival committee announced Wednesday that they have canceled the 2017 festival due to declining revenues and uncooperative weather the past few years. Officials are leaving open the possibility of resurrecting the festival another year. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Organizers of the Cypress Sawmill Festival near Patterson have made the decision to not hold the festival, normally held in April, in 2017.

Santa's helpers

The East St. Mary Parish Chapter of Junior Auxiliary recently hosted its Fourth Annual Santa’s Workshop. The event took place Dec. 3 at the Morgan City High School Multi-Purpose Building.

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Berwick High School's Josh Carver
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The Louisiana High School Athletic Association has delayed its release of the boys’ basketball playoff brackets for its classes and divisions until Wednesday due to an appeal hearing for Central La

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Ashley Totten and Luke Derise
--Brittany Totten Photo

Ronnie and Philomena Totten of Patterson wish to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Marie Totten, to Luke Joseph Derise, son of Joey Derise of Morgan City an

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