Kimbla’s Cakes owner Kim Carinhas adds gum paste flowers as the finishing touch to a buttercream wedding cake. (Submitted)

Local people who recently opened new businesses in Morgan City are hopeful and counting on the region's economy to improve in 2017. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cuttings for two Morgan City businesses last week, Labco Batteries and Kimbla's Cakes.

Photos by Colin Murphey

Baldwin and Franklin both held Martin Luther King Jr. Day events Monday in honor of the slain civil rights leader. In Franklin, the event was a motorcade which began on Wall Street and proceeded up the boulevard named in honor of Dr. King, then to St. Joseph's Baptist Church. More than 60 vehicles participated in the motorcade.

Morgan City High student A’mari Martin answers a question during the teen forum at the St. Mary NAACP annual Martin Luther King Jr. program at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church in Morgan City. Tri-City area students, from left, Kamryn Bradford of Patterson High, Fernando Torres and Tayla Weary, both of Morgan City High, listen as each respond to the moderators’ question. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Tri-City area residents, young and old, were challenged Monday to have a cause in life that requires them to overcome giant obstacles during the St. Mary NAACP’s Martin Luther King Jr. program at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in Morgan City.

King's non-violence message personal for councilman

Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan presents Franklin Councilman Eugene Foulcard with a key to the city of Patterson during Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance and March at Zion Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Foulcard was the guest speaker during the service. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

The struggle for people to live out Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of nonviolence is all too real for Franklin City Councilman Eugene Foulcard and his family.

Girl Scouts hold Cookie Rallies, World Thinking Day

From left, Miranda Williams and Cnia Elmore sample cookies during Girl Scout Cookie Rallies held Sunday at the Bayou Vista Community Center. Community 270 of the Girl Scouts in east St. Mary Parish hosted the event. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Community 270 of the Girl Scouts in east St. Mary held Cookie Rallies to kick off its annual Cooke Program Sunday at the Bayou Vista Community Center.

Ribbon-cutting for Kimbla's Cakes

The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce conducted a ribbon-cutting Thursday for Kimbla's Cakes, 848 Marguerite St. in Morgan City. Owner and confectionary artist Kimbla Carinhas cuts the ribbbon, joined by husband Jody Carinhas and co-owner Valorie LaLanne. Also on hand were Mayor Frank "Boo" Grizzaffi, Assessor Jarrod K. Longman, City Councilman Louis Tamporello Jr., employees, relatives and friends. Two special guests, third and fourth from the left in the back row, were Chris and Bruce Dodson, who live in Australia and were visiting friends here.

Cleco recognized for response

Jeff Baudier, Cleco’s chief marketing and development officer, accepts the Emergency Assistance Award from EEI president, Tom Kuhn.

Cleco was recently recognized by Edison Electric Institute (EEI) with an Emergency Assistance Award for its work in assisting Georgia Power with power restoration after Hurricane Matthew caused his

Atchafalaya Basin Program project to begin at Wilson’s Landing

The state Department of Natural Resources’ Atchafalaya Basin Program announced Friday the start of an improvements project at Wilson’s Landing boat launch facility in the Patterson area. Wilson’s Landing is located at the southern end of the Atchafalaya Basin in Patterson. (Submitted)

The state Department of Natural Resources’ Atchafalaya Basin Program announced Friday the start of an improvements project at Wilson’s Landing boat launch facility in the Patterson area, according

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