Workers move dirt dug Thursday from the Hellenic property in Morgan City. The soil will be used to raise levees in the area while also providing for a canal that will lead to a new pump station. Local drainage district officials are asking voters to approve a bond proposition March 25 for the district to issue $6.25 million in bonds to pay to build the new pump station. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Drainage district leaders are asking Morgan City residents to vote March 25 for a bond proposal that they say would allow them to build a new pumping station but wouldn’t raise residents’ property taxes.
The ribbon was cut Friday at L&E Express Daiquiri, located at 1423 Joe Hoy Drive in Franklin. Owner Kirby Madison Sr. and manager Alison Jones Madison were joined by St. Mary Chamber of Commerce members and staff as well as friends, family and others for the occasion.

This is one of 25 eagles spotted by Eagle Expo participants during Saturday's boat tour along the Intracoastal Waterway.
The Daily Review/Bill Decker

Dozens of eager eagle-watchers flocked to Morgan City over the weekend. They wanted to see bald eagles, and they wanted to hear how bald eagles are doing. “Bald eagles are doing fine in Louisiana,” said Michael Seymour of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at a Saturday morning seminar at the Petroleum Club.

Port ramps up search for dredging solution

Port Commissioner Joe Cain speaks during Monday’s Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District Commission meeting. The commission approved hiring two consultants to help the port in its efforts to keep the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel adequately dredged to allow for commerce. At right, is Commissioner Gary Duhon. The commission formed a committee consisting of Cain, Duhon and Commissioner Ben Adams to meet with the consultants and report back to the full board. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

At a time when the region’s economy is struggling, navigation issues on the waterways are only further stifling business.

Aspiring principal

Tonya Hills, holding certificate, a teacher at Hattie Watts Elementary, was presented with a Horace Mann-Louisiana Association of Principals Aspiring Principal Scholarship at Thursday’s St.

‘Cajun Army’ attacks despair

Nicholas Loupe crouches in front of a home The Cajun Army gutted. The house was one of over 400 homes the group helped clean after the devastating August floods. (Submitted)

A movement with roots in Morgan City helped clean homes ravaged by the August floods in south Louisiana, comforted many who lost everything and continues to assist in the recovery.

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Sports

Morgan City High School fell in first-round Class 4A playoff action at Rayne High School Thursday, 74-55. No individual stats were submitted today. Look for more in Monday's newspaper. Morgan City finished its season with a 9-12 mark. Above, Morgan City's Twanna LeBeau shoots during regular season action against Ellender. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Lifestyle

Ashley Totten and Luke Derise
--Brittany Totten Photo

Ronnie and Philomena Totten of Patterson wish to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Marie Totten, to Luke Joseph Derise, son of Joey Derise of Morgan City an

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