From left to right, rocket team members Julie McClain, Ahmad Fears, John Sorrel, Glendon Jones, Miasia Johnson and Landon Landry.

A team of high school students from across South Louisiana recently became the first Louisiana High School Team to design, build and fly an advanced Level II High Power rocket capable of flights up to four miles in altitude and speeds in excess of MACH 2, as fast as military missiles.
Local officials gathered recently to sign proclamations recognizing May 2-10 as National Travel and Tourism Week. The proclamation notes that travelers to St. Mary Parish generate $159.5 million in annual spending, provide for 1,690 jobs with a $33.8 million payroll and pay $2.71 million in local taxes.

Winning pitcher Megan Landry, center, of the Central Catholic High School Lady Eagles shows her excitement Saturday evening after striking out the last batter to clinch the Class 1A state championship. The Lady Eagles defeated defending state champs Cedar Creek 6-4 at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Championship Tournament in Sulphur. They defeated Ascension Catholic on Friday and Catholic High-Pointe Coupee earlier Saturday, both close games ended with a score of 1-0. Landry had complete games in each of the contests. Celebrating with Landry is third baseman Kaitlyn Gros, left and shortstop Brooke Lipari.
--Rhonda Garber Photo

Central Catholic High School Coach Joe Russo and the Lady Eagles believed they would bring home the gold from the Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Championship Tournament in Sulphur this weekend and that is just what they did.

From left to right, rocket team members Julie McClain, Ahmad Fears, John Sorrel, Glendon Jones, Miasia Johnson and Landon Landry.

Winning pitcher Megan Landry, center, of the Central Catholic High School Lady Eagles shows her excitement Saturday evening after striking out the last batter to clinch the Class 1A state championship. The Lady Eagles defeated defending state champs Cedar Creek 6-4 at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Championship Tournament in Sulphur. They defeated Ascension Catholic on Friday and Catholic High-Pointe Coupee earlier Saturday, both close games ended with a score of 1-0. Landry had complete games in each of the contests. Celebrating with Landry is third baseman Kaitlyn Gros, left and shortstop Brooke Lipari.
--Rhonda Garber Photo

Morgan City dock will get makeover

Engineer Brian Shaw of Moffat & Nichol speaks about Morgan City’s wharf project during Tuesday’s council meeting.

Construction is set to begin within a couple months on a roughly $1.7 million project to replace and extend Morgan City’s riverfront dock, which been in disrepair for years, city leaders say.

James Blair is new Morgan City police chief

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, left, congratulates newly appointed Morgan City Police Chief James Blair during Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald

After spending 30 years and his entire law enforcement career with the Morgan City Police Department, James Blair was selected the city’s new police chief Tuesday.

Detectives investigating boat theft in Bayou Vista; occurred around 3 a.m. Monday

This boat and trailer were stolen from a Bayou Vista residence Monday morning. (Submitted)

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives are asking for the public's help in an investigation into a boat theft that occurred Monday morning in Bayou Vista.

South Louisiana cleans up after storms; Stephensville school closed today

This tree was hit, split and knocked down by Monday’s storms in Verdunville on La. 182. Straight-line winds caused widespread damage across south Louisiana.
The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

The Tri-City area experienced damage from straight-line winds in Monday’s storms, and the Belle River area experienced prolonged power outages that caused Stephensville Elementary to cancel school

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Winning pitcher Megan Landry, center, of the Central Catholic High School Lady Eagles shows her excitement Saturday evening after striking out the last batter to clinch the Class 1A state championship. The Lady Eagles defeated defending state champs Cedar Creek 6-4 at the Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Championship Tournament in Sulphur. They defeated Ascension Catholic on Friday and Catholic High-Pointe Coupee earlier Saturday, both close games ended with a score of 1-0. Landry had complete games in each of the contests. Celebrating with Landry is third baseman Kaitlyn Gros, left and shortstop Brooke Lipari.
--Rhonda Garber Photo

Central Catholic High School Coach Joe Russo and the Lady Eagles believed they would bring home the gold from the Louisiana High School Athletic Association State Championship Tournament in Sulphur

Lifestyle

Numerous people addressed St. Mary AARP members at the organization’s April meeting. From left are Mary Kay Dupre, Mandy Fryou, Kelli Hayes, Dr. Jared Thurston, Brian Johnson, Lendsey Staples and Ashlee Mayon.
--Mark Leonard photos

On April 6, St. Mary AARP held its monthly meeting and dinner. IberiaBank sponsored the beef stew meal that was served.

Obituaries

June 1, 1954-April 27, 2015
George Wayne Ganaway, 60, a resident of Bayou Vista, Louisiana, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015 at his residence.

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