Franklin turned on the Christmas lights Saturday. There was also entertainment, a golf cart parade, and more.
Carla Bourgeois Weidenboerner was officially sworn in as the new City of Franklin Third Ward Marshal by Franklin City Court Judge Jim Supple on Friday.
Pictured above from left: Franklin Mayor Raymond Harris, Officer McCloures Manuel (Top Cop #4), Franklin Police Chief Sabria McGuire and Captain Tina Thibodaux pose at the Lamp Post in Franklin for the St. Mary Chapter of MADD’s Top Cop ceremony, Thursday.
Pictured above: State Police Troop I, Troopers Todd Pellerin and Trooper Scott Verret received certificates of merit and appreciation on behalf of the St. Mary Chapter of MADD, Thursday evening at the 2017 Top Cops ceremony, in Franklin. As the troopers patrol across parish lines, it is impossible to quantify the number of DWI arrests Troop I made in 2017 in St. Mary Parish. Though, it is understood that the number would appreciably add to the St. Mary Parish law enforcement total of 187 DWI arrests for the year of Nov. 2016 to Nov. 2017.
Morgan City cleaned up at the St. Mary Chapter of MADD’s Top Cops ceremony Thursday, claiming five of the 11 honors for 2017 impaired driver arrests. Pictured above from left are: Captain Betty Augman, Assistant Morgan City Police Chief Mark Griffin, Officer Chad Ledet (Top Cop #1), Officer Josh Ashley (Top Cop #2), Officer Brandon Billiot (Top Cop #3), Officer Tyler Crouch (Top Cop #6), Officer Josh Hudson (Top Cop #8), Morgan City Police Chief James Blair and Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi.
The St. Mary Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving honored the parish’s 2017 Top Cops Thursday, during a ceremony for the occasion. From the parish Sheriff’s Office, pictured from left: Chief Deputy Scott Anslum, Deputy Dustin Kennedy (Top Cop #9), Deputy Matthew Moore (Top Cop #7), Parish President David Hanagriff and Major John Kahl.
St. Mary Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving held their 20th annual Top Cops honors at the Lamp Post on Thursday in Franklin.
A teen was arrested after police found 22 bags of marijuana in a vehicle at Morgan City High School, police said in a news release.
The unemployment rate in St. Mary Parish decreased by more than a percentage point in one month, following a trend of several surrounding parishes where jobs are beginning to return.