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)

Petting zoo getting makeover

City workers replace a fence Tuesday at the Morgan City petting zoo on Myrtle Street. The zoo is undergoing renovations and is expected to reopen in September, Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi said.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

The city’s petting zoo is undergoing a makeover as all the animals formerly housed there were sent to an animal sanctuary Monday, except for the chickens, Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi sa

Traffic near Cameron to be studied

Berwick Mayor Louis Ratcliff and state Rep. Sam Jones, D-Franklin, met with a reporter at Cameron on La. 182 where a traffic light is proposed.
(The Daily Review Photo by Preston Gill)

A traffic study will determine if traffic signal or even an underground pedestrian walkway is put on La. 182 at Cameron, according to state Rep. Sam Jones, D-Franklin.

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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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