Berwick opened the Morgan City High School Jamboree with a 22-15 win against Covenant Christian Academy Friday at Tiger Stadium.

The 80th Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival king and queen are John Armato of Patterson and Anna Washburn of Berwick. They will preside over the Festival that will be held Thursday through Labor Day in downtown Morgan City. A variety of festivities are planned including free live music in Lawrence Park, amusement rides under the U.S. 90 Bridge and the annual Blessing of the Fleet which will be held in Berwick this year due to wharf work in Morgan City.

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John Armato and Anna Washburn were crowned the 80th Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival King and Queen on Saturday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. The crowning took place during the festival’s annual coronation court.
Upon receiving the National Coach of the Year award, Coach Kenneth Lockett turned his shining moment into a special honor for everyone who has ever touched his life in some special way.

The 80th Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival king and queen are John Armato of Patterson and Anna Washburn of Berwick. They will preside over the Festival that will be held Thursday through Labor Day in downtown Morgan City. A variety of festivities are planned including free live music in Lawrence Park, amusement rides under the U.S. 90 Bridge and the annual Blessing of the Fleet which will be held in Berwick this year due to wharf work in Morgan City.

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Historic hotel burns, 17 lose their homes

The former Peck’s Hotel at 905 Main St. was fully involved when the photo above was captured at 6:30 p.m., Monday. Below, Assistant Franklin Fire Chief Jeff Hildreth, left, is on scene to inspect the damages. Donations of clothing and household goods for the 17 people left homeless can be dropped off at the fire station on First Street, the Emergency Aid Center on Commercial Street or in collection boxes located at Capital One Bank on Northwest Boulevard.

Seventeen people are homeless this morning after a fire destroyed the historic Peck’s Hotel on Main Street in Franklin Monday night.

Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer commemoration was held Thursday at Franklin City Hall. The event was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. According to the National Day of Prayer Task Force, “It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families.”

Teacher accused of restraining male student, 9, while another student struck him

Randy Louis

A 34-year-old teacher at the St Mary Parish Alternative Program school was arrested Friday after he was accused of retraining a 9-year-old student while directing another student to strike the vict

Sheriff: No bomb found at Amelia Belle after report of possible threat

Amelia Belle Casino was evacuated for15 minutes Friday afternoon while St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office deputies searched the casino after a possible bomb threat was reported. However, no bomb was located, and people were allowed to return to the casino, Sheriff's Office Spokeswoman Traci Landry said. (Submitted)

Amelia Belle Casino was evacuated for about 15 minutes Friday afternoon after the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office received a report of a possible bomb threat.

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Andrew Decondris and Brenna Laubach
Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Children’s Day King and Queen 2015
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Brenna Laubach and Andrew Decondris were presented as the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Children’s Day King and Queen 2015 on Saturday during the adult coronation at the Morgan City Munic

Obituaries

Celestine Mouton, 75, a resident of Patterson, Louisiana, died at 9 a.m. Aug. 31, 2015, at her come in Patterson.

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