A Business After Hours party to kick off the Black Bear Festival was held Thursday at the Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts in Franklin. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce event included musical entertainment by Rick Lorenzo and many local food vendors. The festival kicks off tonight at 6 and continues through Sunday.
About 50 trees along the northern border of Franklin Senior High School are set to be cut down by a natural gas pipeline company.

Morgan City High School’s Brandi Ingram has signed to play softball at Grambling State University. She also will walk on the volleyball team. Ingram, along with her cousin Jaiveianna Jones, held a signing ceremony at Morgan City High School Wednesday. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Morgan City High School’s Brandi Ingram will be headed to Grambling State on a softball scholarship. She also will walk on to the volleyball team.

Morgan City High School’s Brandi Ingram has signed to play softball at Grambling State University. She also will walk on the volleyball team. Ingram, along with her cousin Jaiveianna Jones, held a signing ceremony at Morgan City High School Wednesday. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Central Catholic High School honors

Central Catholic High School Student of the Month Award is designed to distinguish one outstanding junior high school student and one high school student. The award is an opportunity to recognize students who have demonstrated excellent leadership ability and motivation. This month, Central Catholic High School has awarded seventh-grader Madeline Nini and senior Chelsea Andras for the honor. Physics and Chemistry II teacher Burt Adams, was also recognized as Inspirational Faculty Member of the month.
(Submitted Photo)

Central Catholic High School Student of the Month Award is designed to distinguish one outstanding junior high school student and one high school student.

School Board faces potential $1.7M sales tax revenue shortfall

St. Mary Parish School Board members took their oaths of office Thursday during the regular January meeting of the board. Seated, from left, are Ginger Griffin, District 5; Pearl Rack, District 4; Marilyn LaSalle, District 6; and Mary Lockley, District 2. Standing, from left, are Superintendent Donald Aguillard; Anthony Streva, District 10; Bill McCarty, District 9; Roland Verret, District 11; Kenny Alfred, District 3; Mike Taylor, District 8; Wayne Deslatte, District 7; and Joseph Foulcard, District 1.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Six months into its fiscal year, the St. Mary School Board faces a potential $1.7 million budget shortfall if sales tax collections don’t turn around.

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Morgan City High School’s Brandi Ingram has signed to play softball at Grambling State University. She also will walk on the volleyball team. Ingram, along with her cousin Jaiveianna Jones, held a signing ceremony at Morgan City High School Wednesday. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Morgan City High School’s Brandi Ingram will be headed to Grambling State on a softball scholarship.
She also will walk on to the volleyball team.

Lifestyle

Chef Brian Blanchard organized the 26th annual Central Catholic High School Alumni Association’s Chef’s Dinner.
--Submitted photo

The Central Catholic High School Alumni Association’s 26th annual Chef’s Dinner, a Gold Medal Evening, was held April 12 at NicoBella in Morgan City.

Obituaries

March 14, 1937-April 2, 2015
Melvin Lynn Evans Jr. was a native of Louisiana. He was born in Evangeline Parish on March 14, 1937.

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