Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development plans to cut 13 live oak trees along La. 182 near Moresi Road as part of a project to upgrade a portion of the highway. DOTD says the centuries’ old live oaks are too close to the road, creating safety issues. Area residents are in an uproar over the possibility of losing the oaks.
Actions of Franklin Foundation Hospital Chief Executive Officer Claudia Eisenmann were both criticized and defended in the latest discussions on hospital personnel.

Students work in math class on their LearnPads at Hattie Watts Elementary School on Tuesday. Among the fourth graders were Trevor Caballero, Reign Bass, Cheyenne Olinsky and Jolene Doughty.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

With the allocation of $91,861 from the sale of property, the St. Mary Parish School Board agreed to purchase 229 LearnPads for District 1 students where there was a disparity in distribution of the iPad-like devices.

Students work in math class on their LearnPads at Hattie Watts Elementary School on Tuesday. Among the fourth graders were Trevor Caballero, Reign Bass, Cheyenne Olinsky and Jolene Doughty.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

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DARE officers at Patterson High School

A Drug Abuse Resistance Education graduation was held in May at Patterson Junior High School. From left, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers Corey Burgess, Karla Meranto, Lt. Bobby Darce, Lena Henry and Patterson Police Department Juvenile Officer Cathy Notto.
(Submitted Photo)

A Drug Abuse Resistance Education graduation was held in May at Patterson Junior High School.

100 Black Men scholarships

Several students were recognized by the 100 Black Men of St. Mary Parish during Thursday’s St. Mary Chamber of Commerce annual Education and Appreciation Night. Each student received a $750 scholarship. From left, are Demetrius Wilson, education committee member; recipients Ebonee Ward, West St. Mary; Nia Madise, Patterson High; Brianna Romagos, Morgan City; and Blake Orgeron, Berwick High; and Clarence Robinson, organization president. Not pictured are Courtland Pogue, Centerville School; and Destinee Rice, Franklin High.
(The Daily Review Photo by Jean L. McCorkle)

Several students were recognized by the 100 Black Men of St. Mary Parish during Thursday’s St. Mary Chamber of Commerce annual Education and Appreciation Night.

Siracusa Community Annex Building

The grand opening of the Siracusa Community Annex Building was celebrated Saturday with a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of the facility that is part of parish Recreation District 2. Emanuel Skinner, the oldest resident of the Siracusa community, cut the ribbon. He was joined by board members Alvin Wilkerson, Edward Thomas, Oscar Toups, Ann Poole and Gerrin Thibodeaux; employees Leroy Trim, Kimberlin Frank, Harold Granger, Melvin Jackson and Darrel Trim; and St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce representatives Donna Meyer and Jo Anne Bergeron. Numerous other friends and community members joined the celebration.
(The Daily Review Photo by Jean L. McCorkle)

The grand opening of the Siracusa Community Annex Building was celebrated Saturday with a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of the facility that is part of parish Recreation District 2.

Police promotions announced

From left, Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi with newly promoted police officers Betty Augman to captain and Mark Griffin Jr. to assistant chief and Police Chief Michael Banks.
(Submitted Photo)

Police Chief Michael Banks held police department promotions Wednesday. Betty Augman was promoted from lieutenant to captain while Mark Griffin Jr. was promoted from captain to assistant chief.

WWII veteran has no regrets for his sacrifice for freedom 70 years ago

Gerry DuBois sits in his home on Marshall Street Wednesday with medals he received for his service in the Army.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Nearly 70 years ago Gerry DuBois lay on the ground with mortar shell explosions and machine gun fire going on all around him, and he knew at that moment that he would never see again.

Police asking assistance in Glencoe shooting

Police are asking assistance in locating this truck or information pertaining to a 3:12 p.m. shooting Thursday in the 4400 block of La. 83 in Glencoe. Anyone with information on the truck or this case may contact the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office at 337-828-1960 or 985-384-1622.
(Submittted Photo/St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office)

St. Mary Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a gunman who left one man injured in a Glencoe shooting Thursday afternoon.

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St. Mary Parish 4-H Commodity Cookery Contest winners
--Submitted photo

The St. Mary Parish 4-H Program conducted its annual 4-H Commodity Cookery Contest on Nov. 8. The contest was conducted in the kitchen of the 4-H office located in the St.

Obituaries

Mrs. Dara Lynn Lockley Bruner, 44, a resident of Baldwin and native of Franklin, died Sunday, November 9, 2014, at 8:24 p.m., at Lafayette General Medical Center following a short illness.

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