Franklin Foundation Hospital was the sponsor for the Feb. 11 city cleanup. The group removed litter on Main Street from the cemetery to the courthouse, including the Teche Theater area and Teche Drive. Stephanie and Maurice Guidry, Kindra McLean, Matt Barrilleaux, Ron Bailey, Rachel Picard, Didi Battle, Vel Minor, Dawn Kaiser-Melancon and Renee Mitchel represented FFH. They were accompanied by community volunteers Marguerite Robinson, Elaine Karam and Ruthie Heard. Argus Spa provided bottled water and the hospital supplied grabbers, gloves and trash bags.

Council members Dale Rogers, J Ina and Craig Mathews

Parish council members did not remove from the table a proposed housing development item in Garden City.

Workers install composite decking Wednesday at Morgan City’s riverfront wharf. The work is part of a $2 million makeover to the wharf, which should be open to the public by the summer. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

In just a few months, Morgan City residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the city’s newly improved wharf on the Atchafalaya River.

Helping for the holidays

St. Mark Lodge No. 25 and the Magnolia Peace Officers of Louisiana collected about 300 pounds of goods for United Way of Acadiana – St. Mary Emergency Aid and delivered it Tuesday. From left are Bro. William Brent, Bro. Frank Smith Jr., WM, Bro. Calvin R. Arrington Jr., all with St. Mark; Marshal David McCoy Jr. and Terrance Moore, Magnolia members; and Emergency Aid Coordinator Patti Ibert.

Officials: Nov. tax collections are good sign

Store Clerk Diana Grace Guarisco browses through sweaters Thursday at Wildflower Boutique on Front Street in Morgan City. November sales tax collections were down slightly in St. Mary Parish compared to November 2015. However, parish leaders say there appears to be an uptick in economic activity because collections are starting to decline less than they have been from month to month. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

St. Mary Parish officials are optimistic, based on November’s sales and use tax collections, that the parish’s economic activity is beginning to increase.



The Hanson Memorial Lady Tigers will take to the road tonight to face the Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles in the quarterfinals of the Division IV basketball playoffs at the VCHS Gymnasium.


Ashley Totten and Luke Derise
--Brittany Totten Photo

Ronnie and Philomena Totten of Patterson wish to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Marie Totten, to Luke Joseph Derise, son of Joey Derise of Morgan City an


Ann Delores Dudley Williams, a native of Tangipahoa and lifelong resident of Patterson, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at her residence.

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