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 Week

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Walter Shepherd appeared before the St. Mary Parish Council on Wednesday to request a proclamation declaring the week of Oct. 21- 30 as Red Ribbon Drug-Free Week.

Fire marshal: Smoke alarms save lives

State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning speaks to St. Mary Chamber of Commerce members Wednesday during National Fire Prevention Week. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Having a properly functioning smoke alarm can be the difference between life and death, State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning said Wednesday during National Fire Prevention Week.

Head Start prepares for festival

Yogi Bear Head Start students, from left, Chloe Granger, 3; Amari Taylor, 4; Ava Wayman, 4; and Zayaire Joseph, 3, sit in the library area Wednesday with picture books. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

St. Mary Community Action Head Start will host the Fit Fun Festival in Franklin’s Caffery Park on Oct. 20. This Fun in the Park event is in observance of National Head Start Awareness Month.

Englishman passes through Morgan City on journey across the U.S.; Hopes 20,000-mile run will encourage kids to be more active

Jim Plunkett-Cole runs along Front Street Wednesday during his visit to Morgan City. He is on a three-year journey to run 20,000 miles across the U.S. and encourage kids to exercise every day. The trek is based on Forrest Gump’s fictional run in the 1994 movie starring Tom Hanks. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Using Forrest Gump’s fictional run across the U.S.



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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