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 Tabor

A Thibodaux man was jailed for drunken driving after he attempted to run another vehicle off the road in Morgan City and then fled from officers, Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks said in a ne

Former Morgan City players are on ULL’s NCAA Tournament team

Louisiana-Lafayette sophomore forward Shawn Long is one of the Cajuns’ leading scorers. Long played at Morgan City High School.
Photo Courtesy of Louisiana Ragin’ Cajun Athletics

When Louisiana-Lafayette takes on Creighton Friday afternoon for its second-round NCAA basketball contest, Morgan City will be represented on the court and on the sidelines.

Teche Regional employees support autism awareness

Teche Regional Medical Center employees participated in the Autism Society Bayou 5k Run/Walk for Autism Awareness on March 15. Employees wore blue shirts that stated, “Supporting a Healthy Community … 1 mile at a Time.” Teche Regional also served as the medical tent for the run. Team members included Sabrina Roy, Joy Burns, Cole Romero, Brad Scully, Scott Williams, Noah Waguespack, Rachel Torres, Tabby Lipari, Kayla Guillot, Christie Lirette, Rachel Naquin, Skye Bailey, Rod Bailey, Tyra Dupuy, Keith Grimball, Tara Lathrop, Sarah Pontiff, Audrie Jones, Jeanette Lizcano, Michelle Taylor, Cyrus Kiyarfar, Patti Givens, Tracy Rankin, Linda Francis, Julie Domino, Emily Loupe, Kelly Billot, Paul Lousteau and Mary Loupe.
(Submitted Photo)

Teche Regional Medical Center employees participated in the Autism Society Bayou 5k Run/Walk for Autism Awareness on March 15.

17th annual St. Mary Parish Student Art Show

Winners in the second-third grade division of the 17th annual St. Mary Parish Student Art Show were announced at the Artists Guild Unlimited gallery in Morgan City. They are, from left, best of show, Sarai Richardson, MD Shannon; first place, Caroline Broussard, MD Shannon; third place, Kali Lasseigne, Berwick Elementary; and honorable mentions, Dontrell Miller, MD Shannon; Kady Bertrand, Immanuel Christian; and Jace Pellerin, Glencoe Charter.
(The Daily Review Photo by Jean L. McCorkle)

The 17th annual St. Mary Parish Student Art Show is being held through March 28 at the Artists Guild Unlimited gallery in Morgan City.
Winners were announced March 11.

RV tour visits Morgan City

Linda and Doug Stoudt of Berthoud, Colo., stand next to their RV Sunday at Lake End Park in Morgan City. The couple was among 45 people with an RV caravan representing 14 states and Canada that stayed in Morgan City over the weekend.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

A caravan of 23 RVs representing 14 states and Canada stopped at Lake End Park over the weekend as part of a tour of south Louisiana.

School leader retiring

St. Mary Parish Assistant Superintendent Keith Thibodeaux.
(The Daily Review Photo by Jean L. McCorkle)

St. Mary Parish Assistant Superintendent Keith Thibodeaux recently announced his retirement from education after 36 years of service.

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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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