The St. Mary Parish Council recently approved and enacted a new parish ordinance regulating the use of fireworks in the unincorporated areas of the parish.

Morgan City’s Conner Daigle gets around Patterson’s Billy Jack Caldwell to advance to second base safely during Morgan City’s 14-3 victory at the Double AA (7-8-year-old) District 3 Tournament at Caffery Park in Franklin Thursday, while Patterson’s Zeph Brinlee covers second base. Area play will continue this weekend when St. Mary Central takes on Thibodaux at 5:30 p.m., followed by Patterson meeting Franklin at 6:45 p.m. On Saturday, St. Mary Central will face Morgan City at 10 a.m., followed by Thibodaux and Patterson at 11:30 a.m. Franklin will face Morgan City at 1 p.m. and the tournament will conclude with St. Mary Central meeting Patterson at 2:30 p.m. Look for a recap of the tournament’s games in Monday’s newspaper. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Workers drive steel sheet pilings in January on the temporary Bayou Chene flood protection structure. A contractor is set to begin removing the structure next week. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Work will begin next week to remove the Bayou Chene emergency flood protection structure, and small vessels should be able to travel through the bayou within two weeks, St. Mary Levee District officials said Thursday.

Morgan City’s Conner Daigle gets around Patterson’s Billy Jack Caldwell to advance to second base safely during Morgan City’s 14-3 victory at the Double AA (7-8-year-old) District 3 Tournament at Caffery Park in Franklin Thursday, while Patterson’s Zeph Brinlee covers second base. Area play will continue this weekend when St. Mary Central takes on Thibodaux at 5:30 p.m., followed by Patterson meeting Franklin at 6:45 p.m. On Saturday, St. Mary Central will face Morgan City at 10 a.m., followed by Thibodaux and Patterson at 11:30 a.m. Franklin will face Morgan City at 1 p.m. and the tournament will conclude with St. Mary Central meeting Patterson at 2:30 p.m. Look for a recap of the tournament’s games in Monday’s newspaper. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Workers drive steel sheet pilings in January on the temporary Bayou Chene flood protection structure. A contractor is set to begin removing the structure next week. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

National Guard, local agencies meet threat of flooding head-on

St. Mary Parish Levee District Operations Manager Mike Brocato, at top, walks along a section of flood control barriers erected by members of the National Guard. The barrier is intended to prevent flooding from upriver that is expected to impact the area in coming weeks. Work also continues on the Bayou Chene flood control structure that includes driving 70-foot-long planks of metal into the canal’s bottom to block water from entering the area.

By COLIN MURPHEY

Officials look to spring as winter flood prep finishes

St. Mary Levee District Operations Manager Michael Brocato Jr., center, speaks Thursday with National Guard Maj. Jim Williams, left, and Maj. Lance Hargrave on Avoca Island. The National Guard was finishing building almost 3 miles of levees using HESCO baskets filled with sand that will help protect the area from flooding. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

As work nears completion on projects to protect the area from the winter high water, St. Mary Parish officials already have their eyes on what the spring may hold.

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Morgan City’s Conner Daigle gets around Patterson’s Billy Jack Caldwell to advance to second base safely during Morgan City’s 14-3 victory at the Double AA (7-8-year-old) District 3 Tournament at Caffery Park in Franklin Thursday, while Patterson’s Zeph Brinlee covers second base. Area play will continue this weekend when St. Mary Central takes on Thibodaux at 5:30 p.m., followed by Patterson meeting Franklin at 6:45 p.m. On Saturday, St. Mary Central will face Morgan City at 10 a.m., followed by Thibodaux and Patterson at 11:30 a.m. Franklin will face Morgan City at 1 p.m. and the tournament will conclude with St. Mary Central meeting Patterson at 2:30 p.m. Look for a recap of the tournament’s games in Monday’s newspaper. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

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