St. Mary Parish President David Hanagriff, center at the podium, congratulates the team and the coaching staff of the Central Catholic High School Eagles after they won the 2016 Class 1A State Baseball Championship.

The Fallen Warriors Memorial in Morgan City includes statues depicting three soldiers; a World War I doughboy, a soldier representing a World War II, Korea, and Vietnam G.I., and a modern day soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan. The middle soldier, dressed in a G.I. uniform, is kneeling while handing an American flag to a young boy to represent the passing of the responsibility to protect our freedom to the next generation. Behind the statues is a wall of honor with names of each soldier from the Tri-City area killed in combat and names of soldiers who died of other causes while serving in a war. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Memorial Day weekend in Morgan City will feature a Freedom Fest and Freedom Ride Saturday and Sunday followed by a Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony Monday.
Doves fly through the air at the ribbon cutting and grand opening of a new facility in St. Mary Parish located just off Highway U.S. 90 in Franklin that will try to ensure the safety of children in domestic situations.

The Fallen Warriors Memorial in Morgan City includes statues depicting three soldiers; a World War I doughboy, a soldier representing a World War II, Korea, and Vietnam G.I., and a modern day soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan. The middle soldier, dressed in a G.I. uniform, is kneeling while handing an American flag to a young boy to represent the passing of the responsibility to protect our freedom to the next generation. Behind the statues is a wall of honor with names of each soldier from the Tri-City area killed in combat and names of soldiers who died of other causes while serving in a war. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Food drives benefit local Emergency Aid

The United States Department of Agriculture and the St. Mary Soil and Water Conservation District are among those who recently supported local families by holding its “Feds Feeds Families” food drive. The collected food was donated to the local Emergency Aid Center for United Way for South Louisiana. From left representing the local Farm Service Agency, Natural Resource Conservation Service and St. Mary Soil and Water Conservation District offices are Eddie Payton, Juanita Clements, J.P. Hebert, Andrea Dumesnil, Kayla Hebert, and Chandra Chauvin.

Church of the Assumption in Franklin will host a drop off point for the annual Food For Families Food Drive on Tuesday, Dec. 8, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

December begins with a warm spell

The temperature may not feel like Christmas, but that didn’t stop local families from getting into the holiday spirit. Danielle Nettles and Bryan Miller search for the perfect Christmas tree with their two children Jaelynn Miller and Bryan Miller Jr. Monday night on Anthony Street in Bayou Vista at Bayou Vista Community Fellowship’s annual Christmas tree fundraiser.

The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

After a week of unseasonably warm temperatures, the Tri-City area should get back to more seasonably typical weather in the next few days.

Local food banks say they’re fielding more requests for help

St. Mary Outreach Executive Director Brenda Liner and Alana Andrus, donor coordinator, check expiration dates on donated food items in order to sort and organize donations on pantry shelves.

The Daily Review/Shea Drake

Morgan City area food banks and pantries are experiencing a growing number of requests for food this year because of rising unemployment.

Another quiet hurricane season for St. Mary

The Confraternity of Our Lady Star of the Sea gathers Monday on Brashear Avenue with prayers to begin the annual Novena of Thanksgiving to Our Lady Star of the Sea for her protection during the past hurricane season. Monday marked the official close of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season.

The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

Monday marked the last day of hurricane season, a fortunately uneventful one for St. Mary Parish and the Gulf of Mexico region.

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