The St. Mary Council on Aging and a group of senior citizens recently made a trip to Pennsylvania. The group went shopping and exploring on their own to such landmarks as Independence Hall, Betsy Ross’ House, the mint, the Federal Reserve, the Holocaust Memorial, Logan Circle, Penn’s Landing and “The Rocky Steps” where this picture was taken.

TDT Director Trey Snyder awards Denise D’Abundo of Baton Rouge $100 for her third-place finish in the solo double-blade class, racing against men. Under changes for 2015, she would have received $200 for third place, plus another $200 for being the first woman in that class. (Photo by Ken Grissom)

Breaux Bridge – Female paddlers will get some extra love from Tour du Teche starting with next year’s race. The TDT Board of Directors has approved changes for Tour du Teche VI that include bonuses to the first boats powered solely by women to finish in each of four “pro” racing classes.
Judicial candidates Anthony Thibodeaux and Dean Wattigny have spent a combined $150,906 ahead of the Nov. 4 election, according to campaign finance reports. They are running for the Division A seat on the 16th Judicial District Court, which is being vacated by retiring judge Gerard B. Wattigny, the candidate’s brother.

TDT Director Trey Snyder awards Denise D’Abundo of Baton Rouge $100 for her third-place finish in the solo double-blade class, racing against men. Under changes for 2015, she would have received $200 for third place, plus another $200 for being the first woman in that class. (Photo by Ken Grissom)

Gulf of Mexico residents hail ruling against BP

St. Mary Parish is expected to receive $5.3 million if a ruling Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier that BP was “grossly negligent” in its actions leading to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill stands. The ruling means BP faces penalities up to $4,300 per barrel of oil spilled. The chart is an estimate of the range of funding each of the parishes will receive, based on BP being fined $4,300 per barrel spilled from BP’s estimate of 2.45 billion barrels to the U.S. Department of Justice estimate of 4.1 billion barrels.
(Graph from U.S. Mary Landrieu's office)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmentalists, recreational fishermen and people who make their living on the Gulf of Mexico are hailing a federal judge’s ruling that could mean $18 billion in additional fi

Inspection on the old Atchafalaya River bridge

The La. 182 bridge was scheduled to be closed from 8 a.m. to noon today for a routine inspection. The Long-Allen Bridge was opened for traffic in 1933 and was a major crossing over the Atchafalay River until the E.J. Lionel Grizzaffi Bridge on U.S. 90 opened in 1975.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

The La. 182 bridge was scheduled to be closed from 8 a.m. to noon today for a routine inspection.

Coast Guard personnel advance, receive awards

Boatswain Mate 2nd Class Petty Officer Timothy Dinger, right, advanced to 1st Class Petty Officer Thursday. Dinger is from Patterson. Marine Safety Unit Commanding Officer Capt. David McClellan is at right.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Four U.S. Coast Guard members of Marine Safety Unit Morgan City advanced Thursday, and six awards were handed out to other members during an advancement and awards ceremony at the St.

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Sports

LSU’s Track and Field program held its fifth annual Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet Oct. 24. Vernon Norwood, a Morgan City High School alum and LSU standout, received several awards, including the Glenn “Slats” Hardin Award. The award is given to the Most Outstanding Male Performer of the Year. Norwood also won the Most Outstanding Track Athlete Award as well as the Newcomer of the Year Award. Above, from left, are former LSU track and
field member Opal Taylor, Jasmin Stowers, winner of the Most Outstanding Female Performer; former LSU track and field member Kimberlyn Duncan, Ashlee Dugas, Hardin's granddaughter; Norwood and Billy Hardin, former LSU track and field athlete and Hardin’s son. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Bryan Wayne)

A Morgan City High School alum and current LSU standout track team member was recognized during the LSU Track & Field program’s fifth annual Team Awards and Alumni Recognition Banquet Oct.

Lifestyle

Joey Trahan and Christina Blanchard
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Mark and Jennifer Blanchard, of Morgan City, wish to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Christina Marie Blanchard, to Joey Albert Trahan, son of Linda Trahan, of Ho

Obituaries

Lloyd Harold Pitts, 96, of Franklin passed away at his home Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

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