Patterson High teacher and coach Brandon Harden resigned today as an employee of St. Mary Parish schools. St. Mary Superintendent Leonard Armato only confirmed Harden’s resignation was effective immediately and stated it was received today. He did not comment beyond that.

Below from left are Jared Ross and Tammilee Kelly, assistant principals at Centerville High School; Deputy Walter Shepherd and Sergeant Oscar West, school resource officers; Chief of Staff Gary Driskell; Centerville High School Principal Kristina Estay; Detective Whytley Jones; Captain Sennet Wiggins; Detective Beau Martin, also pictured above; and Morgan City Fire Department Assistant Chief Daniel Clemons.

Working through school resource officers with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office, principals of J.S. Aucoin Elementary and Centerville High School held active shooter response drills for faculty.

St. Mary seniors play bingo Wednesday at the St. Mary Senior Citizens Center in Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

A recent WalletHub study ranks Louisiana overall as No. 8 in the nation with the best elder-abuse protections. But even with the best protections, St. Mary seniors are still cautioned to be proactive protecting themselves, even when it comes to family.

Below from left are Jared Ross and Tammilee Kelly, assistant principals at Centerville High School; Deputy Walter Shepherd and Sergeant Oscar West, school resource officers; Chief of Staff Gary Driskell; Centerville High School Principal Kristina Estay; Detective Whytley Jones; Captain Sennet Wiggins; Detective Beau Martin, also pictured above; and Morgan City Fire Department Assistant Chief Daniel Clemons.

St. Mary seniors play bingo Wednesday at the St. Mary Senior Citizens Center in Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Police point to festival parking rules

Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival sponsor Earl King Jr. pulls the names of four winners for the Best Seats in the House contest Tuesday at the festival office. Festival assistant Ella Lee Darce holds the entries. The winners are Bobby Shaff of Berwick (Friday); Dominica Downs of Morgan City (Saturday); Beth Wilson of Berwick (Sunday); and Juanita Lagard of Morgan City (Monday). (The Daily Revew/Shea Drake)

Morgan City and Berwick Police chiefs are prepared to make sure Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival attendees have a safe and fun time during Labor Day weekend.

Donations, volunteers still needed for flood relief

U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City members Marine Science Technician 2nd Class Jonathan Scott, left, and Marine Science Technician 2nd Class Joseph Laplante remove drywall from a home in Lafayette recently while cleaning up homes. (Submitted)

There are still plenty of opportunities for people in the Tri-City area to help flood victims in Baton Rouge and Lafayette who lost everything.

Terrebonne K-9s train at Mr. Charlie

Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies and K-9 units recently boarded the Mr. Charlie rig museum in Morgan City for a training experience on the water. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office assists Terrebonne in K-9 training. From left, are K-9 Cane and Max Verret, Terrebonne; K-9 Ego and Shane Schwausch, Terrebonne; K-9 Dozer and Joe Crappel, Terrebonne; K-9 Buddy and Chris Crappell, St. Mary; K-9 Ilka and Seth Boudreaux, Terrebonne; K-9 Caron and Damian Rivero, Terrebonne.

Earlier this month, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies boarded the Mr. Charlie rig museum in Morgan City for a training experience on the water.

Study says your dog knows what you're talking about

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Detective Chris Crappell and Dutch shepherd K-9 Buddy run through article search and command drills in Morgan City. A new study says dogs understand more of what their masters say than is commonly believed.

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists have found evidence to support what many dog owners have long believed: man’s best friend really does understand some of what we’re saying.

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Frank S. Maddix, 68, a resident of Stephensville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

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