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.

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.
A boil advisory that went into effect Sunday for parts of St. Mary Parish has been lifted, according to Parish Waterworks District 5 President Glenn Blood.

Wheel House for Aug. 17

20th pastoral anniversary celebration at New Life Tabernacle, 811 Roderick St., Morgan City, Saturday, Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. Guest speaker the Rev. Kevin Cox, district superintendent UPCI. For more info, 394-3261.

Ham radio will be part of Lighthouse event in Berwick

Town officials in Berwick on Tuesday made Aug. 20 into Ham Radio Day as part of Lighthouse Weekend. On hand were, seated from left: Police Chief James Richard; Mayor Louis Ratcliff; Council Member Jacki Ackel; Gwen Cain, Coral Marine, sponsor; and Homeland Security Director and Berwick Council Member Duval Arthur. Standing: Coast Guard Officer Michael Montanese; Shannon Hubbard, Berwick Town Market leader; and Coast Guard Officers Brandon Graham, Josh Riedel and Matt Callegari. Not pictured are Jackie, Frank and Deborah Price of the Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Club, and Whitney Rogers, owner of The Big Chill.

Staff Report
The big red lighthouse in Berwick will be featured around the world Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Everett S. Berry Lighthouse Park in Berwick from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..

Police Reports 8-17-16

Franklin Police Chief Sabria McGuire reported the following arrests:
Randranique Williams, 24, of Martin Luther King Boulevard, Franklin, was arrested Tuesday at 6:31 p.m. and charged on a warrant for the charge of criminal trespassing. Williams was booked, processed and released on a $500 bond.

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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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