Jason Lewis and son Jayden Lewis try on hats this morning, the first day of school for Baby Bear Head Start in Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

Baby Bear Head Start officially opened its door for students today after some last-minute repairs to the air conditioning unit. Excited and uneasy parents watched their children begin their academic journey. A few children cried, but the majority played cordially with their classmates.

Surveillance footage shows a vehicle seen prior to an Aug. 19 shooting in Bayou Vista in which a 47-year-old woman was injured. (Submitted)

Detectives are seeking information on a vehicle seen prior to an Aug. 19 shooting in the area of Saturn Road in Bayou Vista, according to a St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office news release.
In what has become an annual debate, the St. Mary Parish Council once again heard calls Wednesday to seek proposals from private management companies for Atchafalaya Golf Course at Idlewild. Since opening in in September 2005, the public course has continued to lose funds each year.

Jason Lewis and son Jayden Lewis try on hats this morning, the first day of school for Baby Bear Head Start in Morgan City. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

Surveillance footage shows a vehicle seen prior to an Aug. 19 shooting in Bayou Vista in which a 47-year-old woman was injured. (Submitted)

Berwick OKs new trash pickup contract; customers save $4 per month

Regan Carpenter, a Boy Scout with Troop 104 in Bayou Vista, presents his Eagle Scout project idea to the Berwick Council on Tuesday. Carpenter plans to place “little, free libraries” along the Berwick Walking Trail, where people can take out a book to read and then replace it.
their own. The design of the “libraries” Carpenter showed the council looked similar to a bird house. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)
The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald

BERWICK — Beginning Nov. 1, a new company will be picking up trash at the homes of Berwick residents.
And residents will save nearly $4 a month on their trash pickup bills.

Port center opening delayed, now set for late October

Architect Carl Blum, left, speaks to Morgan City Harbor and Terminal District commissioners Joseph Cain, Scott Melancon and Gary Duhon during a tour of the Port of Morgan City’s Government Emergency and Operations Center Monday. The center is scheduled to be substantially complete by mid-October.
The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald

Some minor issues have pushed back the projected completion date of the Port of Morgan City’s $11 million Government Emergency and Operations Center by about two weeks to mid-October.

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Long after two of the all-time greats at 400 meters had left the track in second and third place, the winner was sprawled on the ground, gasping for breath and getting his pulse checked by a medic.

Lifestyle

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Artists Guild Unlimited’s annual Labor Day Show and Sale will be held Sept. 2-24 at the AGU Everett Street Gallery in Morgan City.

Obituaries

Eric Swanson

April 17, 1978 — August 25, 2015
Eric Swanson, a native of Dallas and a longtime resident of Morgan City, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at his residence at the age of 37.

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