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)

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)

Stop the Violence! Rally fosters unity in community

Pastor Crystal Bell Carr, at left in top photo, speaks to the audience in attendance at the Stop the Violence! unity rally held Thursday at Broussard-Harris Recreation Center in Franklin. Carr was urging audience members to embrace their neighbors and Franklin Mayor Pro-Tempore Lester Levine and a citizen, right, were eager to oblige.

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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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