A boil water advisory has been issued for St. Mary Parish Waterworks Dist. 5. The district encompasses the area from Red Cypress Road in Patterson to the east side of Franklin including Calumet, Verdunville, Centerville and Garden City.

Stephanie Atkins-Guidry

Franklin Foundation Hospital is currently under new management after Stephanie Atkins-Guidry accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of the facility after a months-long process to replace interim CEO Craig Cudworth.
St. Mary Levee District commissioners will submit a formal request for the Bayou Chene Flood Control and Diversion Project’s inclusion in the state’s coastal master plan, weeks after the project was left out of a draft version of the plan.

Cuts make Stuff the Bus more ‘beneficial than ever’

Members of the Patterson community held a Stuff the Bus school supplies drive Saturday in the parking lot of Family Dollar in Patterson. From left, Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan is pictured with Hattie Watts teachers Fran Lantz and Tonya Hills holding supplies collected during the drive. Other participants in the drive are shown inside the bus holding school supplies. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Saturday’s Stuff the Bus in Patterson marked the fifth year of the drive. This year’s drive had a special importance.

Campers are Brittany’s Project Special Friends

Brittany’s Project Special Friends Camp was held July 15-18 at Franklin Senior High School, with 26 campers turning out with help from community volunteers. The camp, designed for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, hosted crafts, activities and much more fun. Visitors included the sheriff’s department; Toney Wade and his Canine Friend Gus with Animal Investigations and Search & Rescue; Mitch the Magician; and the Franklin Police Department. A water fun day was held Friday at the former Oaklawn Sugar Mill property with a water slide, pizza and a visit from the Franklin Fire Department who created a water spray for the campers. For further information on Brittany’s Project or Brittany’s Special Friends Camp contact Sandra Saucier at 337-828-2284 or visit www.brittanysproject.org.

Franklin 10U All-Stars champs head to World Series

Franklin 10U All-Stars team members are Gabe Hebert, Nicolas Mire, Dylan Inzina, Dylan Steiner, Ethan Judice, Reid Lovell, Alonzo Alexander, Landen Walden, Loren Wells, Carter Faucheaux, JohnDavid Hidalgo, Daniel Ibert and Evan Louviere (alternate). Clint Judice is Manager of the team with Heath Lovell and Todd Hebert serving as coaches. The Franklin 10U All-Stars will be playing in the Dixie Youth Baseball World Series in Laurel, Mississippi which will be played August 5-12.

Send-off parade in Franklin Wednesday begins on Main Street



With the start of the spring semester Wednesday, the defending Sun Belt Champion Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team resumed preparations for the 2017 season with spring practice at M.L.


½ cup ketchup

2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar

1 lb. lean ground beef

½ lb. ground pork

½ cup baking mix

¼ tsp. pepper

¼ cup onion, finely chopped


Amos Leonard, 73, a resident of Morgan City, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Teche Regional Medical Center.

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