Krewe of Adonis King Jake Breaux and Queen Carey Gaddis throw beads during Friday's parade in Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

The Krewe of Adonis Parade kicked off the Tri-City Mardi Gras parade schedule Friday night in Morgan City.

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.

Levee project nears key phase

Work to raise levees in Morgan City from Lake End Park to Justa Street may begin before the end of the year. Included in that stretch is a levee section that goes by the Cajun Coast visitors center. The levee work is part of an $18 million project to certify Morgan City’s levees for flood insurance purposes and avoid potentially huge rate increases. (The Daily Re-view/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Work on a major part of the Morgan City Levee Improvements Project should start by the year’s end with the goal of eventually certifying Morgan City’s levee system to avoid astronomical flood insur

Red Ribbon Week

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Walter Shepherd appeared before the St. Mary Parish Council on Wednesday to request a proclamation declaring the week of Oct. 21- 30 as Red Ribbon Drug-Free Week.

Fire marshal: Smoke alarms save lives

State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning speaks to St. Mary Chamber of Commerce members Wednesday during National Fire Prevention Week. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Having a properly functioning smoke alarm can be the difference between life and death, State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning said Wednesday during National Fire Prevention Week.

Head Start prepares for festival

Yogi Bear Head Start students, from left, Chloe Granger, 3; Amari Taylor, 4; Ava Wayman, 4; and Zayaire Joseph, 3, sit in the library area Wednesday with picture books. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

St. Mary Community Action Head Start will host the Fit Fun Festival in Franklin’s Caffery Park on Oct. 20. This Fun in the Park event is in observance of National Head Start Awareness Month.

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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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