Dr. Steven McPherson has been granted a 30-day extension through April on his contract with Franklin Foundation Hospital but Dr. Donna Tesi will be in a 90-day transition period beginning Wednesday.
The Broussard-Harris Committee hosted its 11th Annual Black Achievement Award Banquet Saturday, March 14 at Broussard-Harris Recreation Center. Among the 18 honorees were Thelma Phillips, above with family, and Shirley Boykins, below with family. The theme of the evening was “Dream with a Vision, Live with a Purpose.”
A locked gate may be placed toward the end of Cotten Road to prevent trash dumping and other illegal activities that may be taking place in a wooded area between the roadway and the Intracoastal Canal.

Detectives seek ID of Amelia robbery suspect

A suspect in a March 17 robbery at the Circle K in Amelia is seen on video surveillance. (Submitted photo)

Authorities are seeking the identity of a suspect seen on video surveillance during a March 17 robbery at Circle K in Amelia, according to a St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office news release.

Police: Woman seriously hurt in 'rolling meth' lab fire

Two women were injured, one of them seriously, when their car caught fire early today on the U.S. 90 bridge. Police say the car may have been a rolling meth lab.
Submitted picture

One woman was seriously injured and her twin sister had minor injuries after a car they were in caught fire this morning on the U.S. 90 bridge in Morgan City.

'Amazing kids': Local people turn out to support autistic children

The three children to whom this T-shirt refers are Cameron and Eva Aucoin and Royce Fryou. They were among the autistic children recognized Saturday at Morgan City's Autism Society 5K Run-Walk.
The Daily Review/Bill Decker

Ten local children were recognized on posters for the seventh annual Autism Society 5K Run/Walk, which brought hundreds of people to the Morgan City Junior High football field Saturday morning.

Getting Bayou Teche ready: Plenty of events this season

Volunteer Greg Guidroz with The TECHE Project clears a tree that fell into Bayou Teche, impeding navigability in the newly designated National Water Trail. The TECHE Project is preparing the bayou for the “Cajun Classique” wooden boat cruise from Arnaudville to Franklin on April 13-19. (Photo: The TECHE Project)

Work has begun behind the scenes to prep Bayou Teche for an unprecedented amount of recreational activity this spring, summer and fall.

New generation, new ideas: Rotary forum lets students propose projects

Taylor Stirling, accompanied by Tanner Guillotte, tell Thursday's Rotary New Generation forum about Hanson Memorial's plan for an educational program focusing on synthetic drugs.
The Daily Review/Bill Decker

Mayors, presidents, chiefs, councilmen and commissioners were there. But Thursday night belonged to the sophomores, juniors and seniors and their ideas for improving St.

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Sports

CENTERVILLE _ Centerville pitcher Christian Arias fanned 12 batters, leading the Centerville Bulldogs to a 21-1 victory over the Grand Isle Trojans Tuesday at the Centerville Baseball Field.

Lifestyle

When shopping for asparagus, people often focus on the wrong thing — how thick the stalks are. They think thinner is better.

Obituaries

Diane Cleo Roberson-Williams, 55, a native and a resident of Franklin, died Monday, March 23, 2015 at 6:20 p.m., at Dauterive Hospital in New Iberia.

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