Doric Lodge 205 F&AM in Morgan City recently held its First Responder Night recognizing emergency responders who provide outstanding service across the parish. Recognized were Ofc. Billy Chapman, Berwick Police; Master Trooper Scott Verret, Lousiana State Police; BM 1st Class Timothy Dinger, United States Coast Guard; Sgt. Bart Lange, St.

LSU's Vernon Norwood heads down the final straightaway for a national title in the 400-meter dash earlier this month in Eugene, Oregon. Norwood returned to Eugene last week and qualified to represent Team USA at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, in late August. He finished third in the finals Saturday in 44.80 to qualify. He also will participate at the world event as a member of Team USA's 4x400-meter relay. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Bryan Wayne, LSU Sports Information).

Just two weeks after being crowned the NCAA’s 400-meter champion to cap his collegiate career, LSU alum Vernon Norwood returned to the same Hayward Field track and punched his ticket to Beijing with Team USA with a bronze-medal-winning performance in the event Saturday at the USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

Triathletes will converge on Lake End Parkway Sunday for the third annual Iron Horse Triathlon. The event, which is expected to feature more than 300 competitors, was sold out this year. Above, bicyclists take off in the second of three events in the event. It also features swimming and running. (The Daily Review/File Photo)

The third annual Iron Horse Triathlon will be held out of Lake End Parkway in Morgan City Sunday morning.

LSU's Vernon Norwood heads down the final straightaway for a national title in the 400-meter dash earlier this month in Eugene, Oregon. Norwood returned to Eugene last week and qualified to represent Team USA at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, in late August. He finished third in the finals Saturday in 44.80 to qualify. He also will participate at the world event as a member of Team USA's 4x400-meter relay. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Bryan Wayne, LSU Sports Information).

Triathletes will converge on Lake End Parkway Sunday for the third annual Iron Horse Triathlon. The event, which is expected to feature more than 300 competitors, was sold out this year. Above, bicyclists take off in the second of three events in the event. It also features swimming and running. (The Daily Review/File Photo)

Woman arrested after fire at Plantation Inn

Brenda Lee Randle, 52, of Patterson, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia after a fire Tuesday at the Plantation Inn in Bayou Vista.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Bayou Vista and Berwick firefighters responded to a fire in a Plantation Inn room in Bayou Vista Tuesday morning.

Patterson mayor’s pay doubled

Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan speaks during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The City Council voted a raise for the mayor.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

The mayor’s salary and benefits slightly more than doubled Tuesday night over the previous salary with the City Council’s approval, the first time an increase to the mayor’s salary has occurred in

Frosty morning in St. Mary Parish

Frost was prevalent across St. Mary Parish this morning. The National Weather Service reported a low of 36 degrees was recorded at the Patterson airport. Lows of 27 Wednesday night and 33 Thursday night are in the forecast.. Tonight’s low is expected to be 43.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Frost was prevalent across St. Mary Parish this morning.

Fire at Bayou Vista hotel

Bayou Vista and Berwick firefighters responded to a hotel fire at the Plantation Inn in Bayou Vista Tuesday morning. Bayou Vista firefighter Josh Ashley said the 11:45 a.m. fire started in Room 110, destroying the room’s contents and causing moderate damage to the room. The origin and cause remain under investigation.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Bayou Vista and Berwick firefighters responded to a hotel fire at the Plantation Inn in Bayou Vista Tuesday morning. Bayou Vista firefighter Josh Ashley said the 11:45 a.m.

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Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival King and Queen Mike Patterson and Hailee Thomas attended the Mystick Krewe of Louisianians Mardi Gras Ball in Washington, D.C., in January. Photos are: Thomas at the Louisiana Alive Party, top; she and Patterson at Mystick Krewe of Louisianians’ Dinner and Dance, center; and Thomas being presented at Mystick Mardi Gras Ball.
--Submitted Photos

Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Queen Hailee Thomas was among the queens that attended the Mystick Krewe of Louisianians Mardi Gras Ball in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21-24.

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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