--The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears

Jimmie Johnson’s 20th annual Free Basketball Clinic was held Saturday at Morgan City High School. Children ages 9 to 16 gathered to learn team work as well as basketball skills from Johnson and his assistants Joe Jones, John Matthews, Lawrence Carbin and Nathan Williams.

Morgan City Junior High guidance counselor Jill Tamporello goes through her files in preparation for this week’s school orientation. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

St. Mary Parish junior high and high schools get a head start on the 2016-17 school year by hosting orientations this week for parents and students. Orientations begin today and continue through Aug. 4. Each school has a different schedule.
Representatives of local governments got no good news on sales taxes Monday at the St. Mary Parish Council of Governments quarterly meeting in Franklin.

--The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears

Morgan City Junior High guidance counselor Jill Tamporello goes through her files in preparation for this week’s school orientation. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Port focuses on dredging waterways

Officials began a dredging demonstration last week in the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel. Pictured is the Dredge Newport discharging fluid mud back into the channel after dredging. The goal of the demonstration is find a way to keep the channel dredged to 20 feet year round and keep the fluid mud, or fluff, in suspension. (Submitted)

Port of Morgan City leaders say they are relieved to have a roughly one-mile section of the Atchafalaya River dredged and back open to vessel traffic.

Higgins: Feds have 'boot on the throat' of energy industry

Congressional candidate Clay Higgins, right, talks with Morgan City people Monday on the steps of City Hall.

The Daily Review/Bill Decker

Looking for the cause of south Louisiana’s economic problems? Look no farther than Washington, U.S. House candidate Clay Higgins said Monday during a campaign swing through St. Mary Parish.

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--The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears

Jimmie Johnson’s 20th annual Free Basketball Clinic was held Saturday at Morgan City High School.

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Mr. and Mrs. George R. Beattie
--Caitlin Photography

Kara Rhodes and George R. Beattie were united in holy matrimony during a 1 p.m. double-ring ceremony June 11 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Bayou Vista. The Rev.

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