--The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears

Jimmie Johnson’s 20th annual Free Basketball Clinic was held Saturday at Morgan City High School. Children ages 9 to 16 gathered to learn team work as well as basketball skills from Johnson and his assistants Joe Jones, John Matthews, Lawrence Carbin and Nathan Williams.

Morgan City Junior High guidance counselor Jill Tamporello goes through her files in preparation for this week’s school orientation. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

St. Mary Parish junior high and high schools get a head start on the 2016-17 school year by hosting orientations this week for parents and students. Orientations begin today and continue through Aug. 4. Each school has a different schedule.
Representatives of local governments got no good news on sales taxes Monday at the St. Mary Parish Council of Governments quarterly meeting in Franklin.

--The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears

Morgan City Junior High guidance counselor Jill Tamporello goes through her files in preparation for this week’s school orientation. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

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

Event raised money for FSHS

Bad Influence Alterations held a benefit car show and sound competition Saturday for Franklin Senior High School’s athletic department. The event raised $1,000, and there were 10-15 sound competition participants and 15- 20 car show participants. Organizers say the event may become annual. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

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--The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears

Jimmie Johnson’s 20th annual Free Basketball Clinic was held Saturday at Morgan City High School.

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Mr. and Mrs. George R. Beattie
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Kara Rhodes and George R. Beattie were united in holy matrimony during a 1 p.m. double-ring ceremony June 11 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Bayou Vista. The Rev.

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