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.

Traffic diverted through Lake End Park after 18-wheeler runs off La. 70 curve

At 4:35 a.m. Tuesday, first responders received a call that an 18-wheeler had run off La. 70 at the curve by Lake End Park. There were no injuries in the crash, and the 18-wheeler was removed from a ditch, Morgan City Police Capt. Teddy Liner said. Traffic was reduced to one lane while responders removed the truck. Responders were working this morning to clean up diesel that spilled on the side of the highway. The driver, Alexander Blay of Lafayette, was cited for careless operation of a motor vehicle, Liner said. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Traffic on La. 70 was being diverted through Lake End Park this morning while first responders removed an 18-wheeler from the roadway.

Red Ribbon motorcade

The Morgan City Police Department’s D.A.R.E. vehicle, right, takes part in the Red Ribbon Week motorcade Saturday. Red Ribbon Week encourages youngsters to be drug-free. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

A motorcade was held Saturday to kick Red Ribbon Drug-Free Week in St. Mary Parish.



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.


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


Funeral services for John Craig “Skip” McGraw, 70, of West Monroe, will be held in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in West Monroe, La. at 2 p.m. on Friday February 24, 2017. Rev.

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