Representatives of local governments got no good news on sales taxes Monday at the St. Mary Parish Council of Governments quarterly meeting in Franklin.

From left to right: Shalisa Gabriel, Hazel Rodriguez, Londyn Landry and Mollie Bourgeois enjoy the fun jump during the first ever Summerfest in Baldwin last weekend. The event included a wide variety of vendors, food and entertainment as well as a parade on Sunday. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

The former Morgan City Housing Authority director and two other former employees were sentenced Monday to jail time for a conspiracy related to theft of over $500,000. A fourth former employee received five years of probation, U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley said in a news release.

From left to right: Shalisa Gabriel, Hazel Rodriguez, Londyn Landry and Mollie Bourgeois enjoy the fun jump during the first ever Summerfest in Baldwin last weekend. The event included a wide variety of vendors, food and entertainment as well as a parade on Sunday. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

Petite Tour du Teche: Kayak races for kids on Aug. 6

Young kayakers churn up Bayou Teche in Breaux Bridge during Petit Tour du Teche 2015. This year’s day of youth racing put on by Tour du Teche is set for Saturday, Aug. 6. Registration is open and can be made online via https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=59680. (Tour du Teche photo)

Registration is open for Petit Tour du Teche, youth races in Bayou Teche at Parc des Ponts de Pont Breaux. The event is Saturday, Aug. 6.

Summerfest in Baldwin

From left to right: Shalisa Gabriel, Hazel Rodriguez, Londyn Landry and Mollie Bourgeois enjoy the fun jump during the first ever Summerfest in Baldwin last weekend. The event included a wide variety of vendors, food and entertainment as well as a parade on Sunday. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

Bayou BBQ bash sizzles

More than 50 barbecue enthusiasts participated in St. Mary Chamber of Commerce-sponsored cook-off that featured competitive cooking teams, corporate teams and St. Mary Parish teams, and a children’s competition. The many teams included Smokin’ D’s Barbecue, top photo, composed of Chris Watts, left, and DeWitt Watts. (The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears)

Rain early on Saturday didn’t dampen the turnout or the cooks’ spirits during the Fifth Annual Bayou BBQ Bash held under the U.S. 90 bridge in Morgan City.

(Updated) Officials clean ‘very small’ amount of mercury in Berwick

First responders from Berwick look at the point on the River Road levee, near Rose Street, where a chemical was found to be leaking Monday. Early and unconfirmed reports identified the substance as mercury.

The Berwick Police Department and Berwick Volunteer Fire Department blocked access Monday afternoon to the levee at Rose Street and River Road after officials found a small amount of mercury on the

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Former Berwick High School standout Audwin “Popsii” Williams signed a national letter of intent to play college football at Wayne State College in Nebraska Friday. Seated, front row from left, are Error Whitehead, grandmother; Lawrence Carbin, dad; Williams; Chyral Whitehead, mom; Adrienne Broussard, aunt and Marion Williams, grandmother. Standing from left are Tamera Whitehead and Tia Whitehead, sisters; Keon Carbin, brother; Buffy Fegenbush, Berwick High School principal and Eric Holden, Berwick head coach. Not pictured is Audwin Williams Sr., Williams’ dad.
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Former Berwick High School standout Audwin “Popsii” Williams hopes he started a new trend Friday by signing a national letter of intent to play college football at Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb

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St. Mary Parish 4-H Agents Adriana Drusini and Jenni Ducote announced that three St. Mary Parish 4-H members were awarded 4-H scholarships this school year.

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