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)

Schaff presented award

Masonic Doric Lodge 205 in Morgan City installed both elected and appointed officers for the year 2015 on Dec. 17. At left, Kevin Justilian, District Deputy Grand Master of the 12th Masonic District of Louisiana, presents Doric Past Master John Schaff with an achievement award for efforts by the lodge in the year 2013. (Submitted Photo)

Masonic Doric Lodge 205 in Morgan City installed both elected and appointed officers for the year 2015 on Dec. 17.

Director: Port stayed active in 2014

In the aerial photo of the Port of Morgan City taken Dec. 16, the ship Oslo Bulk 9, green deck, has made 14 trips to the port since August. The ship is leased by PMI Nutrition International. (Submitted Photo)

The Port of Morgan City saw lots of activity this year with several new tenants doing business at the port and the start of construction on a new emergency operations center, Port Executive Directo

Patterson leaders sworn in

Three members of the Patterson City Council and the mayor were sworn in for a new term Tuesday at City Hall. From left, City of Patterson Attorney Russel Cremaldi swears in council members Sandra Turner, Travis Darnell and John Rentrop. Councilmen Joe Russo and Larry Mendoza and Police Chief Patrick LaSalle will be sworn in at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 6 at City Hall. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

Three members of the Patterson City Council and the mayor were sworn in for a new term Tuesday at City Hall.

Doric Lodge names master

Masonic Doric Lodge 205 in Morgan City installed both elected and appointed officers for the year 2015 on Dec. 17. Ted Liner, master of Doric Lodge for 2014 passes the hat to James F. Blair, elected master of Doric Lodge for 2015. From left are W.B. James Premeaux, District Lecturer for the 12th Masonic District of Louisiana; Liner; Blair; and Kevin Justilian, District Grand Master of the 12th Masonic District of Louisiana. (Submitted Photo)

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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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