Lee Dragna, chairman of St. Mary Parish Consolidated Gravity Drainage District 2, speaks during the Morgan City Council meeting Tuesday. Dragna asked city officials to implement a solution to drainage problems in Lakeside Subdivision that the drainage district legally cannot do. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Drainage district officials have come up with a permanent solution to fix problems in Morgan City’s Lakeside Subdivision, but the board chairman says the district isn’t authorized to do the work required.
Chitimacha Police Chief Hal Hutchinson reported the following arrests: Kevin Daigle II, 29, of Arnaudville, was arrested Wednesday and charged with theft and released on a summons.
Former St. Mary Parish Sheriff David Naquin was on hand at the weekly meeting of the Franklin Rotary Club Tuesday to deliver an informative presentation as well as a message for the audience…if criminals leave behind fingerprints, law enforcement has a distinct advantage in identifying them and bringing them to justice.

Lee Dragna, chairman of St. Mary Parish Consolidated Gravity Drainage District 2, speaks during the Morgan City Council meeting Tuesday. Dragna asked city officials to implement a solution to drainage problems in Lakeside Subdivision that the drainage district legally cannot do. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

A hit debut for Porchfest: Conceived in sadness, festival celebrates local culture

Cedric Watson, multiple Grammy nominee, performs Saturday at Morgan City's PorchFest in Lawrence Park. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Cloudy skies did not prevent PorchFest musicians from giving a heartfelt performance on Saturday in support of a good cause for the community.

Bear Festival, Wooden Boat Show weekend brings visitors to Franklin

The Bayou Teche Black Bear Festival and the Bayou Teche Wooden Boat Show brought vendors, music, fun activities and classic wooden watercraft to Franklin last weekend. Bear Festival attendees were treated to a fireworks show Saturday evening, at top. At center, Lewis Graham, of Lafayette, was among the participants at the wooden boat show with the mahogany runabout he built himself. At bottom, there were many vendors of food, crafts and refreshments along the Bear Festival thruway. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

UBS seeks blood donors to overcome summer slump

Stewart West of Berwick donates blood Thursday at United Blood Services in Morgan City. UBS says it needs blood donations, especially those with negative-type blood, because the economic downturn has made the usual summertime drop in donations even worse. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

About 20 years ago, Stewart West of Berwick was in a car accident. He needed a pint of blood. Now he donates blood as often as he can.

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