Samarick Paul

(The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Central Catholic’s Cade Minton had a goal to qualify for the state meet after missing the cut despite a great race at regionals a year ago. Samarick Paul just wanted to get back someway after an injury in August that wiped out much of his 2015-16 sports season.
Project Chimps, in partnership with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, announced an agreement to relocate 220 retired research chimpanzees to its new sanctuary in northern Georgia.
Patty Ibert with the Franklin Emergency Aid Center for the United Way of Southern Louisiana said with hot summer weather just around the corner, the organization is in desperate need of fans for those in need in the region. Donations can be dropped off during business hours at the facility located at 106 Commercial St. in downtown Franklin.

Samarick Paul

(The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Nation, parish celebrate Older Americans Month

The ribbon was cut at the new offices of the St. Mary Parish Council on Aging on Monday. St. Mary Parish Chamber of Commerce representatives, local officials and others were on hand for the opening. The agency has moved into their new headquarters at the Blevins Building in downtown Franklin. The ribbon cutting was followed by an open house.

Older adults are a growing and increasingly vital part of this country.

Breaker fire blamed on mechanical failure

Smoke billows Monday morning from the Federal Avenue power substation in Morgan City after a circuit breaker exploded and caught fire. Residents in the area lost power for about an hour. No one was injured, and the damage was contained to the substation, city officials said.

A mechanical failure inside a circuit breaker Monday morning caused it to explode, leaving some Morgan City residents without power for about an hour, City Utilities Director Bill Cefalu said.



Spring League
Week 5
1st place The Dude Crew 29.0-16.0
2nd place Ringer Slingers 28.0-17.0
3rd place Odd Squad 26.5-18.5
4th place Blue Goose 25.5-19.5


Kayla Derouen and Peter Wiggins
--Photo Express of Franklin

Della Derouen of Franklin wishes to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Kayla Renee Derouen, to Peter Thomas Wiggins, son of Farryl and Renee Wiggins of Bayou Vista.

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