St. Mary Parish President David Hanagriff, center at the podium, congratulates the team and the coaching staff of the Central Catholic High School Eagles after they won the 2016 Class 1A State Baseball Championship.

The Fallen Warriors Memorial in Morgan City includes statues depicting three soldiers; a World War I doughboy, a soldier representing a World War II, Korea, and Vietnam G.I., and a modern day soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan. The middle soldier, dressed in a G.I. uniform, is kneeling while handing an American flag to a young boy to represent the passing of the responsibility to protect our freedom to the next generation. Behind the statues is a wall of honor with names of each soldier from the Tri-City area killed in combat and names of soldiers who died of other causes while serving in a war. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Memorial Day weekend in Morgan City will feature a Freedom Fest and Freedom Ride Saturday and Sunday followed by a Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony Monday.
Doves fly through the air at the ribbon cutting and grand opening of a new facility in St. Mary Parish located just off Highway U.S. 90 in Franklin that will try to ensure the safety of children in domestic situations.

The Fallen Warriors Memorial in Morgan City includes statues depicting three soldiers; a World War I doughboy, a soldier representing a World War II, Korea, and Vietnam G.I., and a modern day soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan. The middle soldier, dressed in a G.I. uniform, is kneeling while handing an American flag to a young boy to represent the passing of the responsibility to protect our freedom to the next generation. Behind the statues is a wall of honor with names of each soldier from the Tri-City area killed in combat and names of soldiers who died of other causes while serving in a war. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Police Reports 4-19-16

Franklin Police Chief Sabria McGuire reported the following arrests:
Morris Thibeaux, 60, of Franklin, was arrested Friday at 7:03 p.m. for the charge of disturbing the peace by public intoxication. Thibeaux was processed and held on a $500 bond.

An MVP once more: MCHS retires Kenny Alfred's number

Former Morgan City High School baseball player and coach Kenny Alfred became the first baseball player in school history to have his number retired when a ceremony was held Friday. From left are Morgan City baseball coach Barret Rey, holding the jersey that will be attached to the press box at Tiger Diamond, Alfred’s wife, Judy; Alfred; Tim Hymel, former baseball player for Alfred; and Morgan City High School Athletic Director Scott Tregle.

Mico Aloisio Photo

Kenny Alfred has worn multiple hats for Morgan City during his lifetime.
Baseball player. Baseball coach. Head football coach. Principal. They’re all things that have, at one time, described the current St. Mary Parish School Board member.

Wheel House for April 18

Tri-City Helping Hearts Foundation annual banquet 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at St. Mary Senior Citizens Center, 4014 Chennault St., Morgan City. Guest speaker Lori Landry, 16th Judicial District Court judge. Tickets, $25, from members. For info call Herman Hartman, 985-384-3095.

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)

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