Phylway Construction works to clear trees Thursday on the Hellenic property in Morgan City. Soil will be excavated from the site to be used to raise levees from Lake End Park to Justa Street. The site will eventually become a drainage canal to transport water to a new pumping station to be built near Lake End Park. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Just two weeks into construction, work is progressing quickly on the Lake End Park to Justa Street portion of the Morgan City Levee Improvements Project.

Dale Kernahan, co-director of Wings to Soar, shows the crowd at the Patterson Area Civic Center a red-tailed hawk during Wednesday’s presentation to a group of students. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Area students got an up-close look Wednesday at several birds of prey as the raptors soared over the crowd at the Patterson Area Civic Center. John Stokes and Dale Kernahan, co-directors of Wings to Soar, gave a presentation as part of the 12th Annual Eagle Expo and More hosted by the Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau.

Along with the J-turn installations in the Patterson area and the overpass work at Four Corners, state highway crews are improving this intersection on U.S. 90 west of Calumet. State Rep. Sam Jones told the Berwick Council on Tuesday that the U.S. 90 and La. 182 bridges also are due for repairs and cleaning. (The Daily Review/Bill Decker)

Road work is becoming a familiar sight in the Tri-City area, and that work will likely extend to the U.S. 90 and La. 182 bridges within the next two years. State Rep. Sam Jones, D-Franklin, spoke during Tuesday’s Berwick Town Council meeting.

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.

(Updated) Sheriff: One injured, area evacuated after chlorine leak at Verdunville plant

Acadian Ambulance transported a Verdunville water plant employee to a hospital after the employee was directly exposed to chlorine. The area was evacuated temporarily while authorities worked to contain a chlorine leak. As of 12:43 p.m. Monday, residents had been allowed to go back to their homes. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

Residents were evacuated and a worker was injured in Verdunville after a small chlorine occurred at a parish water plant Monday morning, according to a St.

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Earl Francis and his wife Lisa McCurtis-Francis were crowned as the first royalty of the Krewe of Grandeur on Feb. 11 at the Patterson Area Civic Center. King and Queen Grandeur I were part of a 14-piece court that represented the theme, “Elegant Evening with Grandeur.” Trainbearers were Ajayce McCurtis, Dehari McCurtis, Dreshon McCurtis and Durell McCurtis Jr.
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The Krewe of Grandeur presented its first Mardi Gras Court and Ball on Feb. 11 at the Patterson Area Civic Center.

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