Franklin Foundation Hospital was the sponsor for the Feb. 11 city cleanup. The group removed litter on Main Street from the cemetery to the courthouse, including the Teche Theater area and Teche Drive. Stephanie and Maurice Guidry, Kindra McLean, Matt Barrilleaux, Ron Bailey, Rachel Picard, Didi Battle, Vel Minor, Dawn Kaiser-Melancon and Renee Mitchel represented FFH. They were accompanied by community volunteers Marguerite Robinson, Elaine Karam and Ruthie Heard. Argus Spa provided bottled water and the hospital supplied grabbers, gloves and trash bags.

Council members Dale Rogers, J Ina and Craig Mathews

Parish council members did not remove from the table a proposed housing development item in Garden City.

Workers install composite decking Wednesday at Morgan City’s riverfront wharf. The work is part of a $2 million makeover to the wharf, which should be open to the public by the summer. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

In just a few months, Morgan City residents and visitors will be able to enjoy the city’s newly improved wharf on the Atchafalaya River.

Fontenot comfortably re-elected to District 4 council seat

District 4 Councilman James Fontenot and his wife Jennifer pose for a picture Tuesday night after Fontenot was elected to a second term on the Morgan City Council, garnering 65 percent of the vote and defeating challenger Tommy Minton. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

District 4 Councilman James Fontenot was easily elected to a second term Tuesday, getting 65 percent of the vote and defeating challenger Tommy Minton, who got 35 percent of the vote, according to

$500,000 grant will push work forward

Michael Sumrall sprays down the John Felterman Sr. Memorial Wharf with water Monday as he continues renovation work on the structure. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

The Patterson Lower Atchafalaya Historic & Cultural District Commission received a $500,000 matching grant through the Land and Water Conservation Fund program for restoring Morey Park.



The Hanson Memorial Lady Tigers will take to the road tonight to face the Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles in the quarterfinals of the Division IV basketball playoffs at the VCHS Gymnasium.

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