Franklin’s inaugural “First Thursday” event is this week. The downtown promotion will be Thursday beginning at 1 p.m.
A woman and her 10-year-old son were displaced after a fire broke out at their rented residence at 411 Nora St. Monday morning. Franklin Fire Chief Chuck Bourgeois said the fire was reported at 7:41 a.m. Response time was 3 minutes with heavy smoke and flames showing on the left side of the brick house upon arrival.
Benjamin Kelly faced some adversity during the 400-yard swim at Sunday’s Iron Horse Triathlon and knew he needed to make up time. Fortunately for him, next in the three-part race was his strongest point — the bike.

Tour du Teche announces changes, new race in May, more youth events

Paddlers en route to last year’s Shake Your Trail Feather event in Breaux Bridge, benefiting The TECHE Project, embark at Poche’s Market & Restaurant. The kayak-friendly landing just below Poche Bridge is a popular site for excursions by Breaux Bridge outfitter Cory Werk’s Bayou Teche Experience. (TDT file photo)

Tour du Teche, Inc., begins its sixth season of races with some significant changes including a new race in May, more opportunities for youths, and an exciting new finish line for the Ecrevisse (Cr

Parish NAACP president: Take advantage of rights King gained

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day was observed in Morgan City Monday with a parade and program.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

The African-American community needs to take advantage of the rights that Martin Luther King Jr. fought so hard to gain, St. Mary NAACP President Reginald Weary said Monday.

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Benjamin Kelly faced some adversity during the 400-yard swim at Sunday’s Iron Horse Triathlon and knew he needed to make up time.

Obituaries

Gerald J. Landry, 80, of Bernard Avenue, Greeneville, Tennessee, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Laughlin Memorial Hospital.
He was a plumber and electrician.

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