Kimbla’s Cakes owner Kim Carinhas adds gum paste flowers as the finishing touch to a buttercream wedding cake. (Submitted)

Local people who recently opened new businesses in Morgan City are hopeful and counting on the region's economy to improve in 2017. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cuttings for two Morgan City businesses last week, Labco Batteries and Kimbla's Cakes.

Morgan City resident Jason Dinger explains the rules of his invention Captains of the Gulf board game at The Daily Review office. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Morgan City resident Jason Dinger’s dream turned into reality has the attention of board game connoisseurs worldwide. A prototype even sits on the desk of a potential publisher in Europe.

Photos by Colin Murphey

Baldwin and Franklin both held Martin Luther King Jr. Day events Monday in honor of the slain civil rights leader. In Franklin, the event was a motorcade which began on Wall Street and proceeded up the boulevard named in honor of Dr. King, then to St. Joseph's Baptist Church. More than 60 vehicles participated in the motorcade.

Board approves canal closure plan for Lakeside

The Walnut Canal Barge Gate was closed as of this morning, blocking off the canal’s junction with Lake Palourde. Officials plan to monitor the water gauge levels and weather forecasts to determine when to re-open the gate. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

A variety of factors including the height of water at a gauge and weather forecasts will determine when officials close the Walnut Canal Barge Gate in Lakeside Subdivision to reduce flooding in the

Pickup crashes into building on Brashear

A police officer works the scene Friday after a woman, apparently mistaking the accelerator on her Nissan pickup as the break, crashed into a vacant loan business on Brashear Avenue. (The Daily Review/Bill Decker)

A woman was taken to Teche Regional Medical Center for observation after she drove a pickup into a building in the 1000 block of Brashear Avenue, police said.

9/11's impact at home

“The Last Column: A Symbol of Resilience” is one of many featured displays at the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City. The final steel column removed from Ground Zero was signed by the fire departments and debris removal personnel after it was cut free May 30, 2002, during a ceremony marking the end of the nine-month recovery period. Adjacent to the museum, sitting in the footprint of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers, is now the 9/11 Memorial pools. Each pool is surrounded by the thousands of names of victims of the act of terrorism on 9/11 and the six people who lost their lives in 1993 when a truck bomb was detonated under the North Tower. (The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears)

Locals: Communication, training have improved

Helping out Emergency Aid

Patti Ibert, right, Director of the Emergency Aid Center, Inc. United Way for South Louisiana, gets some help from students at St. John’s Elementary School in Franklin loading food items the students had donated as part of an effort to help out the aid center which has been low on supplies recently.

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DEAR ABBY: I am a 23-year-old woman, and I know I should have a lot more patience than I do right now. I’m happily married with two beautiful children.

Obituaries

Shirley Price Giroir, 95, a resident of Morgan City, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Patterson Health Care Center surrounded by her loving family.

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