A boil water advisory has been issued for St. Mary Parish Waterworks Dist. 5. The district encompasses the area from Red Cypress Road in Patterson to the east side of Franklin including Calumet, Verdunville, Centerville and Garden City.

Stephanie Atkins-Guidry

Franklin Foundation Hospital is currently under new management after Stephanie Atkins-Guidry accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of the facility after a months-long process to replace interim CEO Craig Cudworth.
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.

More kids getting school meals in St. Mary

Berwick Junior High sixth-graders, from left, Kaiden Theriot, Donnie Williams and Kade Dupre finish a bowl of pastalaya Thursday before heading to their next class. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

The number of students eating lunches prepared in St. Mary school cafeterias has increased significantly within a month compared to last year’s total figures.

Fit, Fun and Fabulous today in Franklin

CEO of Teche Action Clinic Dr. Gary Wiltz was the guest speaker at 7:30 a.m. during a breakfast to discuss social determinants of health in the area. Fit, Fun and Fabulous in Franklin continues today and into the evening hours. Below, volunteers ready for free health screenings also held this morning.

Fun and Fabulous in Franklin (4F) is today on Main Street and with events following at Franklin Senior High School’s stadium at 5 p.m.

D.a.T. raises $6,000 for Wounded Warriors

Greg Green and friends arrived in Louisiana on Sept. 6 and entered into a whirlwind of Cajun adventures featuring a “meet and greet” with the winner and guests and a full on dose of the best activities Louisiana has to offer including alligator hunting (with special assistance of Morgan City locals Jake Breax and Terry Anslum), crabbing, red fishing, frogging, catfish hoop nets and bayou boat tours. A private jiu-jitsu lesson from three-time World Champion UFC Legend Royce Gracie, D.a.T. Sauce recipes and Cajun culinary specialties were provided by Chef Kern.

Staff Report



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.


½ cup ketchup

2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar

1 lb. lean ground beef

½ lb. ground pork

½ cup baking mix

¼ tsp. pepper

¼ cup onion, finely chopped


Amos Leonard, 73, a resident of Morgan City, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Teche Regional Medical Center.

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