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Jimmie Johnson’s 20th annual Free Basketball Clinic was held Saturday at Morgan City High School. Children ages 9 to 16 gathered to learn team work as well as basketball skills from Johnson and his assistants Joe Jones, John Matthews, Lawrence Carbin and Nathan Williams.

Morgan City Junior High guidance counselor Jill Tamporello goes through her files in preparation for this week’s school orientation. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

St. Mary Parish junior high and high schools get a head start on the 2016-17 school year by hosting orientations this week for parents and students. Orientations begin today and continue through Aug. 4. Each school has a different schedule.
Representatives of local governments got no good news on sales taxes Monday at the St. Mary Parish Council of Governments quarterly meeting in Franklin.

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Morgan City Junior High guidance counselor Jill Tamporello goes through her files in preparation for this week’s school orientation. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Bayou Chene barge to be removed soon

Michael Tamporello of Morgan City speaks at the St. Mary Levee District Commission meeting Thursday asking when the district plans to remove the temporary flood protection structure on Bayou Chene. Officials said the structure will be removed within three months. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

St. Mary Levee District officials expect to remove the barge blocking Bayou Chene in Amelia within three months, they said at Thursday’s levee district commission meeting.

(Updated) New power plant unveiled; will provide stable long-term power rates

Louisiana Energy and Power Authority General Manager Cordell Grand speaks during Friday's dedication of LEPA's new power plant in Morgan City. The plant is the first power plant built in south Louisiana in 40 years. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

The newly completed Louisiana Energy and Power Authority power plant in Morgan City will help stabilize long-term power rates for member communities by reducing their reliance on less efficient pow

Serving vets for half a century: VFW Post 4222 will mark 50 years

The VFW Post 4222 Auxiliary members, from left, Fay Rutledge and Claudia Boudreaux, set up and decorate tables for the 50th anniversary celebration dinner and meeting held today in Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4222 is recognizing three of its charter members during their 50th anniversary celebration dinner and meeting at 6:30 p.m. It is only open to members.

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Jimmie Johnson’s 20th annual Free Basketball Clinic was held Saturday at Morgan City High School.

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Mr. and Mrs. George R. Beattie
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Kara Rhodes and George R. Beattie were united in holy matrimony during a 1 p.m. double-ring ceremony June 11 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Bayou Vista. The Rev.

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