Kimbla’s Cakes owner Kim Carinhas adds gum paste flowers as the finishing touch to a buttercream wedding cake. (Submitted)

Local people who recently opened new businesses in Morgan City are hopeful and counting on the region's economy to improve in 2017. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cuttings for two Morgan City businesses last week, Labco Batteries and Kimbla's Cakes.

Photos by Colin Murphey

Baldwin and Franklin both held Martin Luther King Jr. Day events Monday in honor of the slain civil rights leader. In Franklin, the event was a motorcade which began on Wall Street and proceeded up the boulevard named in honor of Dr. King, then to St. Joseph's Baptist Church. More than 60 vehicles participated in the motorcade.
A boil advisory that went into effect Sunday for parts of St. Mary Parish has been lifted, according to Parish Waterworks District 5 President Glenn Blood.

Leak injures worker

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, right, mans a roadblock with an unidentified deputy after a small chlorine spill was reported Monday around 10 a.m. at the Waterworks 5 plant near Verdunville. Approximately 38 homes were evacuated and one person was treated for minor injuries.

Dozens of people were evacuated from their homes near Verdunville after a small chlorine leak injured one person at the St. Mary Parish Water District 5 treatment plant yesterday.

Bethel dedicates Adullam home

Angie Spackman, who runs a similar home in Alabama, speaks Saturday at the dedication service for Bethel Pentecostal Fellowship's Adullam House.

PATTERSON — Louisiana, which jails a larger percentage of its citizens than any other state, has little more to offer the children of inmates than its foster care system.



DEAR ABBY: I am a 23-year-old woman, and I know I should have a lot more patience than I do right now. I’m happily married with two beautiful children.


Shirley Price Giroir, 95, a resident of Morgan City, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Patterson Health Care Center surrounded by her loving family.

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