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.

Driving through progress

Along with the J-turn installations in the Patterson area and the overpass work at Four Corners, state highway crews are improving this intersection on U.S. 90 west of Calumet. State Rep. Sam Jones told the Berwick Council on Tuesday that the U.S. 90 and La. 182 bridges also are due for repairs and cleaning. (The Daily Review/Bill Decker)

Road work is becoming a familiar sight in the Tri-City area, and that work will likely extend to the U.S. 90 and La. 182 bridges within the next two years.

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.

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Sports

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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