The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.
While parish sales tax collections dipped somewhat in the second quarter of the year, collections are still above the same period from 2013. Sales and Use Tax Administrator Jeff LaGrange told the St. Mary Parish Council of Governments group Monday that there was a 3 percent drop in May collections and a 2.6 percent drop in June.
Founding members of the Chez Hope “Men Standing Strong” initiative are, from left, Chuck Autin, Chad Mason, Wayne Stevens, Wilson Judice, Craig Pellerin, Jim Evans, Mike Picard, Sen. Bret Allain, St. Mary Parish President Paul Naquin, Tony Scelfo and Gary Blum.

Good Friday, Easter celebrate Jesus’ sacrifice

A cross is displayed Wednesday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City draped with purple cloth representing the season of Lent. The palm branches surrounding the cross are from the Palm Sunday service when the church celebrated Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem. The cloth on the cross was changed to red for Good Friday and will be changed to white for Easter Sunday, the Rev. Danny Poche of Holy Cross Catholic Church said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

As Easter approaches, area clergy say the holiday is a reminder of Jesus’ death and resurrection to pay for everyone’s sins regardless of their beliefs.

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McNeese State University Athletic Director Bruce Hemphill says McNeese’s plans for building an on-campus basketball arena are “moving forward quickly.”

Lifestyle

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Radtke
--Submitted Photo

Bob and Connie Radtke of Morgan City will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 1. They were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Morgan City on Aug. 1, 1964.

Obituaries

Carolyn Robicheaux Larive, 74, a native and resident of Berwick, passed away July 18 at her home.

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