From left St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, Safariland Account Manager Erik Belsom, Major John Kahl Jr., Lieutenant Dustin Kennedy and Chief Deputy Scott Anslum.

On the morning of Dec. 27, 2015, St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a shooting at a residence in the Jeanerette area. Once they arrived on scene, a suspect began shooting at the deputies from within the residence, Sheriff Mark Hebert said.
The St. Mary Parish Council meeting Wednesday featured several guest speakers who came before the governing body to deliver important messages about coming events in the community and the changing landscape of the parish judicial system.

Sharon Splane, right, enjoys an art show with friends in the lobby of the Teche Theatre last weekend before a dance recital. The Bayou Beaux Art Show and Dance Recital was the culmination of a summer program sponsored by the City of Franklin.

From left St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, Safariland Account Manager Erik Belsom, Major John Kahl Jr., Lieutenant Dustin Kennedy and Chief Deputy Scott Anslum.

Sharon Splane, right, enjoys an art show with friends in the lobby of the Teche Theatre last weekend before a dance recital. The Bayou Beaux Art Show and Dance Recital was the culmination of a summer program sponsored by the City of Franklin.

Petite Tour du Teche: Kayak races for kids on Aug. 6

Young kayakers churn up Bayou Teche in Breaux Bridge during Petit Tour du Teche 2015. This year’s day of youth racing put on by Tour du Teche is set for Saturday, Aug. 6. Registration is open and can be made online via https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=59680. (Tour du Teche photo)

Registration is open for Petit Tour du Teche, youth races in Bayou Teche at Parc des Ponts de Pont Breaux. The event is Saturday, Aug. 6.

Summerfest in Baldwin

From left to right: Shalisa Gabriel, Hazel Rodriguez, Londyn Landry and Mollie Bourgeois enjoy the fun jump during the first ever Summerfest in Baldwin last weekend. The event included a wide variety of vendors, food and entertainment as well as a parade on Sunday. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

Bayou BBQ bash sizzles

More than 50 barbecue enthusiasts participated in St. Mary Chamber of Commerce-sponsored cook-off that featured competitive cooking teams, corporate teams and St. Mary Parish teams, and a children’s competition. The many teams included Smokin’ D’s Barbecue, top photo, composed of Chris Watts, left, and DeWitt Watts. (The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears)

Rain early on Saturday didn’t dampen the turnout or the cooks’ spirits during the Fifth Annual Bayou BBQ Bash held under the U.S. 90 bridge in Morgan City.

(Updated) Officials clean ‘very small’ amount of mercury in Berwick

First responders from Berwick look at the point on the River Road levee, near Rose Street, where a chemical was found to be leaking Monday. Early and unconfirmed reports identified the substance as mercury.

The Berwick Police Department and Berwick Volunteer Fire Department blocked access Monday afternoon to the levee at Rose Street and River Road after officials found a small amount of mercury on the

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Central Catholic High School hosted its annual volleyball kids’ camp recently.

Lifestyle

Billy Waguespack of Bayou Vista took home the blue ribbon in the Bayou BBQ Bash cheesecake throw down held Friday. He competed against Mata Tellman and Cherrie Laiche.

Obituaries

Debra Ann Bolden Smith, 53, a resident of Patterson and native of Morgan City, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 12:34 a.m., at her residence.

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