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A sign welcomes people to Morgan City but Census Bureau estimates say out-migration from St. Mary is leading to an overall population loss.

One result has been the closure of M.D. Shannon Elementary because of declining enrollment.

Census estimate: St. Mary population declines

The latest estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau says St. Mary Parish’s population shrank by 761 between 2015 and 2016.

J.B. Maitland Elementary School’s Readers of the Month for February are Tiyonna Woods, left, and Paityn Aucoin. With them are mentors and volunteer reading listeners, from left, Hartman, Landry and Johnson.

Readers of the Month

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