Kimbla’s Cakes owner Kim Carinhas adds gum paste flowers as the finishing touch to a buttercream wedding cake. (Submitted)

Local people who recently opened new businesses in Morgan City are hopeful and counting on the region's economy to improve in 2017. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cuttings for two Morgan City businesses last week, Labco Batteries and Kimbla's Cakes.

Photos by Colin Murphey

Baldwin and Franklin both held Martin Luther King Jr. Day events Monday in honor of the slain civil rights leader. In Franklin, the event was a motorcade which began on Wall Street and proceeded up the boulevard named in honor of Dr. King, then to St. Joseph's Baptist Church. More than 60 vehicles participated in the motorcade.

Morgan City High student A’mari Martin answers a question during the teen forum at the St. Mary NAACP annual Martin Luther King Jr. program at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church in Morgan City. Tri-City area students, from left, Kamryn Bradford of Patterson High, Fernando Torres and Tayla Weary, both of Morgan City High, listen as each respond to the moderators’ question. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Tri-City area residents, young and old, were challenged Monday to have a cause in life that requires them to overcome giant obstacles during the St. Mary NAACP’s Martin Luther King Jr. program at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in Morgan City.

Tour du Teche VII in Franklin

Tour du Teche VII made a stop in Franklin Saturday before heading out to the finish in Berwick Sunday morning. Winners were, in the Tour de La Riviere Rouge, Race 10, Solo Double Blade Paddle, David Dupree; in the single/double blade paddle of that race, Max Dugas and Adam Jones; the big boat racing division was won by Wendell Smith, Bobby Smart, Chris Champion, Phil Bowden, Heather Harrison and R.D. Kisserling; and the 410 de Louisiana, Race 11, Solo Unlimited, Double Blade Paddle was won by Cory Werk. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

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Brenda Carol Nowakowski, 53, of Franklin and a native of Landstuhl, Germany, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 a.m. in Cut Off, La.

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