New Orleans Saints legend Deuce McAllister will be the first of three standout local athletes to be inducted into the Allstate Sugar Bowl’s Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame this Saturday, August 8 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The women are getting it done at the world swimming championships. Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden lowered her own world record in the 100-meter butterfly to win gold Monday night, and then Katinka Hosszu of Hungary erased a world mark from the high-tech suit era to claim the 200 individual medley.
The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting Friday officially opening Tsunami at Cypress Bayou Casino. With locations in Baton Rouge and Lafayette, Tsunami hours are 4-11 p.m. Friday through Saturday and 4-10 p.m. Thursday. They will also be open during certain special events and concerts.

Lawmakers: St. Mary projects will move ahead

Local legislators spoke Wednesday at the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Legislative Session End Report at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City. At right, state Rep. Sam Jones, D-Franklin, speaks during the luncheon. From left are Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin; Rep. Joe Harrison, R-Gray; and Chamber Chairman Bob Harrison.

Despite the state budget issues the Legislature had to tackle during the session, local legislators say they’ve ensured that funding for key St.

Berwick joins Independence Day bash

Rock the Fifth, Berwick’s patriotic celebration, will be held July 5 along the banks of the Atchafalaya River near the Everett S. Berry Memorial Lighthouse Park. Announcing the event were, from left, Louis Ratcliff, Berwick mayor; Jackie Ackel, Berwick mayor pro-tem; Misty Pillaro, event coordinator; Bubba Slaughter, town chief administrative officer; and James Richard, Berwick Police chief.

Berwick is playing a bigger part in Rock the Fifth, the patriotic celebration, this year.
The July 5 celebration will include music from the ‘70s and ‘80s by the band Gone Pecan.

Levee chief: Red River flooding won't have much impact here

Berwick Mayor Louis Ratcliff and Chief Administrative Officer Newell “Bubba” Slaughter check the integrity of the town’s water level gauge in the Atchafalaya River on Tuesday. As of this morning, the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City was at 5.56 feet, according to the National Weather Service.

Though the Atchafalaya River is slightly higher than it usually is this time of year due in part to the Red River’s high levels, the Atchafalaya’s levels would have to rise at least another foot to

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New Orleans Saints legend Deuce McAllister will be the first of three standout local athletes to be inducted into the Allstate Sugar Bowl’s Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame this Saturday, Au

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Mr. and Mrs. Brennan Flick
--Chris Deville Photo

Rip Van Winkle Gardens on Jefferson Island was the setting when Courtney Mary-Frances Langley and Brennan Michael Flick were united in matrimony on May 30. The Rev.

Obituaries

Lawrence L. Blackburn, 37, a resident of Morgan City, Louisiana, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 201, in Baton Rouge.

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