Doric Lodge 205 F&AM in Morgan City recently held its First Responder Night recognizing emergency responders who provide outstanding service across the parish. Recognized were Ofc. Billy Chapman, Berwick Police; Master Trooper Scott Verret, Lousiana State Police; BM 1st Class Timothy Dinger, United States Coast Guard; Sgt. Bart Lange, St.

LSU's Vernon Norwood heads down the final straightaway for a national title in the 400-meter dash earlier this month in Eugene, Oregon. Norwood returned to Eugene last week and qualified to represent Team USA at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, in late August. He finished third in the finals Saturday in 44.80 to qualify. He also will participate at the world event as a member of Team USA's 4x400-meter relay. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Bryan Wayne, LSU Sports Information).

Just two weeks after being crowned the NCAA’s 400-meter champion to cap his collegiate career, LSU alum Vernon Norwood returned to the same Hayward Field track and punched his ticket to Beijing with Team USA with a bronze-medal-winning performance in the event Saturday at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Triathletes will converge on Lake End Parkway Sunday for the third annual Iron Horse Triathlon. The event, which is expected to feature more than 300 competitors, was sold out this year. Above, bicyclists take off in the second of three events in the event. It also features swimming and running. (The Daily Review/File Photo)

The third annual Iron Horse Triathlon will be held out of Lake End Parkway in Morgan City Sunday morning.

LSU's Vernon Norwood heads down the final straightaway for a national title in the 400-meter dash earlier this month in Eugene, Oregon. Norwood returned to Eugene last week and qualified to represent Team USA at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, in late August. He finished third in the finals Saturday in 44.80 to qualify. He also will participate at the world event as a member of Team USA's 4x400-meter relay. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Bryan Wayne, LSU Sports Information).

Triathletes will converge on Lake End Parkway Sunday for the third annual Iron Horse Triathlon. The event, which is expected to feature more than 300 competitors, was sold out this year. Above, bicyclists take off in the second of three events in the event. It also features swimming and running. (The Daily Review/File Photo)

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.”

Teacher accused of restraining male student, 9, while another student struck him

Randy Louis

A 34-year-old teacher at the St Mary Parish Alternative Program school was arrested Friday after he was accused of retraining a 9-year-old student while directing another student to strike the vict

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.

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Lifestyle

Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival King and Queen Mike Patterson and Hailee Thomas attended the Mystick Krewe of Louisianians Mardi Gras Ball in Washington, D.C., in January. Photos are: Thomas at the Louisiana Alive Party, top; she and Patterson at Mystick Krewe of Louisianians’ Dinner and Dance, center; and Thomas being presented at Mystick Mardi Gras Ball.
--Submitted Photos

Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Queen Hailee Thomas was among the queens that attended the Mystick Krewe of Louisianians Mardi Gras Ball in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21-24.

Obituaries

Gerald J. Landry, 80, of Bernard Avenue, Greeneville, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.
He was a plumber and electrician.

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