St. Mary Levee District commissioners will submit a formal request for the Bayou Chene Flood Control and Diversion Project’s inclusion in the state’s coastal master plan, weeks after the project was left out of a draft version of the plan.
The first meeting in 2017 of the St. Mary Parish Council saw a changing of the guard on Wednesday as Councilman Paul P. Naquin Jr was elected chairman of the group replacing former chairman Kevin Voisin who was subsequently elected vice-chairman of the council.

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St. Mary Parish Schools announced Wednesday its three winners of the Students of the Year competition. They all hail from schools in Berwick.

Red Ribbon Bazaar

Diana Lyons Charles, of Jeanerette, purchases a necklace, above, from representatives, at left, Misty Goutierrez and Nicholle Doubleday at The Bridge Adult & Teen Challenge booth on Saturday du

FFH holds Annual Awards Ceremony

Staff at Franklin Foundation Hospital celebrated the annual FFH Awards Breakfast last week. Honored at the ceremony were ‘Provider of the Year’, ‘Manager of the Year’, the ‘Shining Star Award’ recipient, ‘Employee of the Year’ and a number of ‘Service Pin’ recipients.

Staff at Franklin Foundation Hospital celebrated their own last week with their annual awards banquet.

Bias will head back to council

Morgan City council member Ron Bias and his wife, Margaret check the election results online after seven of the voting precincts reported the last of unofficial numbers. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Ron Bias was re-elected as a Morgan City council member Tuesday with 60 percent of the District 3 vote.

Fontenot comfortably re-elected to District 4 council seat

District 4 Councilman James Fontenot and his wife Jennifer pose for a picture Tuesday night after Fontenot was elected to a second term on the Morgan City Council, garnering 65 percent of the vote and defeating challenger Tommy Minton. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

District 4 Councilman James Fontenot was easily elected to a second term Tuesday, getting 65 percent of the vote and defeating challenger Tommy Minton, who got 35 percent of the vote, according to



With the start of the spring semester Wednesday, the defending Sun Belt Champion Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team resumed preparations for the 2017 season with spring practice at M.L.


2 refrigerator rolled pie crusts

4 oz. fresh goat cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Using a 3-inch round cookie cutter, cut out 16 circles from pie crusts.


Mrs. Nancy Harris Carter, 84, a native and resident of Morgan City, Louisiana, died Jan. 7, 2017.

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