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.

Historic hotel burns, 17 lose their homes

The former Peck’s Hotel at 905 Main St. was fully involved when the photo above was captured at 6:30 p.m., Monday. Below, Assistant Franklin Fire Chief Jeff Hildreth, left, is on scene to inspect the damages. Donations of clothing and household goods for the 17 people left homeless can be dropped off at the fire station on First Street, the Emergency Aid Center on Commercial Street or in collection boxes located at Capital One Bank on Northwest Boulevard.

Seventeen people are homeless this morning after a fire destroyed the historic Peck’s Hotel on Main Street in Franklin Monday night.

Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer commemoration was held Thursday at Franklin City Hall. The event was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. According to the National Day of Prayer Task Force, “It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families.”

Sheriff: No bomb found at Amelia Belle after report of possible threat

Amelia Belle Casino was evacuated for15 minutes Friday afternoon while St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office deputies searched the casino after a possible bomb threat was reported. However, no bomb was located, and people were allowed to return to the casino, Sheriff's Office Spokeswoman Traci Landry said. (Submitted)

Amelia Belle Casino was evacuated for about 15 minutes Friday afternoon after the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office received a report of a possible bomb threat.



THE FRANKLIN ALL-STARS celebrate with the District 3-AA Championship Trophy as presented by District 3 Director Seth Thomas Saturday at Caffery Park. Franklin topped Morgan City 17-10 to win the 2016 District 3-AA 8-year-old Pitching Machine Championship.

After posting a perfect 4-0 record, the Franklin All-Stars hoisted the 2016 District 3-AA 8-year-old Pitching Machine Championship trophy Saturday at Caffery Park.


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.


Linda C. Jones, 61, a resident and native of Jeanerette, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 4:45 a.m., at the New Iberia Manor North Nursing Care Facility in New Iberia.

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