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.

Baldwin lighting contest

Judges for the Baldwin Christmas Light Judging contest held Dec. 9 were, at left, Della Carson Bellard, Claudette Bourgeois, Alfreida Edwards, Mary Ann Buteaux and Karent Mathews. At right are members of the Baldwin Beautification Committee. The winners were:
Zones 1, 2 and 4
1st Place: Ethel Mae Jones, 313 Rod Lane
2nd Place: Elder Donald and Donna Lanceslin, 903 Martin Luther King St.
3rd Place: LaShonda Robertson, 311 Rod Lane
Zones 3, 5 and 6
1st Place: David and Cindy Mire, 302 Cypress St.
2nd Place: Josh and Vickie Williams, 100 Oakleaf St.
3rd Place: Edward and Sandra Payton, 104 Sansue St.

Christmas Under the Lampposts

Visitors braved a cold night on downtown Main Street last Saturday as guest Murphy Armelin turned on the city's street and bayouside lights. There was also a golf cart parade, a visit from Santa Claus and, of course, the ever-growing seasonal light display. (Photos by Colin Murphey.)

Economist: Trump’s plans should help oil industry

Tulane Freeman School of Business Professor Peter Ricchiuti speaks during Tuesday's Atchafalaya Chapter of the American Petroleum Institute meeting. Ricchiuti said President-Elect Donald Trump's plans to "roll back" safety and environmental regulations should help the oil and gas industry. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

President-Elect Donald Trump’s plans to lessen regulations on the oil and gas industry may be what the industry needs to make a comeback, Tulane Business Professor Peter Ricchiuti said Tuesday.

Bayou Chene project shortchanged? Local lawmakers: Fund structure or get nothing for coastal work

Local officials spoke Monday against cutting funding from the Bayou Chene Flood Control and Diversion Project during a stakeholders meeting for an Atchafalaya River diversion project. An aerial view shows Bayou Chene in January when officials installed a temporary barge there to block flood waters. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo)

Local legislators say they will oppose funding any of the state’s coastal restoration projects if the Bayou Chene Flood Control and Diversion Project doesn’t get the funding initially promised to f

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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.

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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

Obituaries

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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