Authorities are investigating a report of an attempted abduction of a 12-year-old boy this afternoon in Amelia, according to a St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office news release.

Marva and Ed Paul, of Franklin, recall the civil rights struggle of 50 years ago in St. Mary Parish.
(The Daily Review Photo by Preston Gill)

St. Mary Parish activists who toiled to break racial barriers 50 years ago recounted their experiences organizing a movement for change that had mixed greetings from fellow blacks and resistance from whites in no hurry to change a society where they held the power and influence.

The St. Mary Central 12-year-old All-Stars finished runner-up in the Majors South Regional Wednesday at Wally Pontiff Jr. Playground in Metairie. Team members include, kneeling, from left, Reed Gonzales, Johnny Hamrick, Eric Guillot, Hunter Landry, Seth Canty and Zeph DeLatte. On the middle row, from left, are Devin Leblanc, Zeph Hoffpauir, Shayne Berger, Dayton Clark, Evan Thomas and Kyle Valdez. On the back row, from left, are coaches Jeff Landry, Joe Guillot and Mike DeLatte. (Submitted Photo)

The St. Mary Central 12-year-old All-Stars finished runner-up Wednesday in the Majors South Regional at Wally Pontiff Jr. Playground in Metairie after losing to Ville Platte 8-5 in the championship game.

Marva and Ed Paul, of Franklin, recall the civil rights struggle of 50 years ago in St. Mary Parish.
(The Daily Review Photo by Preston Gill)

The St. Mary Central 12-year-old All-Stars finished runner-up in the Majors South Regional Wednesday at Wally Pontiff Jr. Playground in Metairie. Team members include, kneeling, from left, Reed Gonzales, Johnny Hamrick, Eric Guillot, Hunter Landry, Seth Canty and Zeph DeLatte. On the middle row, from left, are Devin Leblanc, Zeph Hoffpauir, Shayne Berger, Dayton Clark, Evan Thomas and Kyle Valdez. On the back row, from left, are coaches Jeff Landry, Joe Guillot and Mike DeLatte. (Submitted Photo)

Arrest reports

Matthew MIller

A 47-year-old Baton Rouge man was jailed Monday after trying to forge a prescription for Oxycodone and Flexeril at a pharmacy in Morgan City, St.

Franklin woman killed in Ricohoc wreck

Shirley Landry, 83, of Franklin was killed in an accident that occurred about 2 p.m. Monday. Landry was driving a 2000 Dodge Stratus south on La. 182 at Ricohoc. A 2011 Toyota van, driven by Kelly Shepard, 42, of Tomball, Texas, was traveling west on U.S. 90 approaching La. 182, Tfc. Stephen Hammons, State Police Troop I spokesman, said. Landry entered U.S. 90 after stopping at a stop sign and was struck in the side by Shepard’s oncoming van, Hammons said in a news release.
(The Daily Review Photo by Jean L. McCorkle)

A Franklin woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon after she failed to yield from a stop sign on La. 182 at U.S. 90.

Nicholls president says partnering with industry crucial to success

Nicholls State President Bruce Murphy speaks at the St. Mary Industrial Group meeting Monday at the Petroleum Club of Morgan City.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Newly inaugurated Nicholls State President Bruce Murphy wants the university to strive to partner with industry to prepare students to enter the job market, he said Monday.

Bayou Vista bank robbed

Surveillance video from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office.

Police are looking for a "vehicle of interest" and have released a more detailed description of the person of interest in this morning's robbery of M C Bank in Bayou Vista.

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The annual Bayou Belles and Rumpled Quilts guilds will hold its annual quilt show Julyt 29 through Aug. 16 at the Artists Guild Unlimited Everett Street Gallery in Morgan City.

Obituaries

Richard “Jiggie” Townsend Hardee

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Richard “Jiggie” Townsend Hardee

June 11, 1939 — July 21, 2014
Richard “Jiggie” Townsend Hardee, a resident of Morgan City, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at his home.

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