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.

Sugar cane field smoke causes stir

A combination of smoke and fog left visibility in areas between Franklin and Centerville on La. 182 down to just a few feet Tuesday evening. Firefighters and emergency personnel responded but it was believed that the smoke was from a fire set in a field nearby earlier in the day. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office released information Wednesday morning in regards to a smoke and fog event that began Tuesday night around 9 p.m.

Operation Christmas Child is underway

First Baptist Church Collection Center Coordinator Robin Richard adds more gift-filled shoeboxes to a carton that will be loaded on trailer and delivered to Operation Christmas Child processing centers. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

First Baptist Church in Morgan City on Monday officially began its annual collection of shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

Port wants marsh creation project in coastal master plan

Point Au Fer Island land manager Randy Moertle speaks during Monday's Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District meeting about the Point Au Fer marsh creation project. Officials are working to get the project included in the state's coastal master plan. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Port of Morgan City leaders are pushing to see that Louisiana’s coastal master plan includes a marsh creation project that would use fertile sand dredged out of the Atchafalaya River to create land

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The 13th-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team couldn’t overcome miscues Tuesday night as the squad dropped a 3-1 decision to Nicholls in a non-conference game at Ray. E. Didier Field.

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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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