Kimbla’s Cakes owner Kim Carinhas adds gum paste flowers as the finishing touch to a buttercream wedding cake. (Submitted)

Local people who recently opened new businesses in Morgan City are hopeful and counting on the region's economy to improve in 2017. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cuttings for two Morgan City businesses last week, Labco Batteries and Kimbla's Cakes.

Morgan City resident Jason Dinger explains the rules of his invention Captains of the Gulf board game at The Daily Review office. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Morgan City resident Jason Dinger’s dream turned into reality has the attention of board game connoisseurs worldwide. A prototype even sits on the desk of a potential publisher in Europe.

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Baldwin and Franklin both held Martin Luther King Jr. Day events Monday in honor of the slain civil rights leader. In Franklin, the event was a motorcade which began on Wall Street and proceeded up the boulevard named in honor of Dr. King, then to St. Joseph's Baptist Church. More than 60 vehicles participated in the motorcade.

Paw Jam will support animal rescue efforts

Berwick resident Shaina Marcantel practices command drills with her golden doodle Roux at the Lake End Bark dog park in Morgan City. An event to promote the humane treatment of animals, Paw Jam, is set for Saturday at the Civic Center near Patterson. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Animal cruelty and rescue event Paw Jam will be held in the Tri-City area for the first time from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Civic Center near Patterson.

Free from Castro at last; flight from dictator leads family to Morgan City

Sonia Sterling Hebert and her brother, Francisco Sterling, talk Tuesday in their family’s restaurant, Latin Corner in Morgan City, about their journey to the U.S. from Cuba and why Cubans everywhere are celebrating Fidel Castro’s death. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Death and celebration aren’t two things that usually go together.

Sheriff seeks help to find missing Baldwin man

Kim Christopher Armand, 53, was last seen Nov. 9 at his camper at an RV park on La. 83 in Baldwin. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating Armond's disappearance as a missing person case.

Detectives are seeking the public’s help to find a missing 53-year-old Baldwin man, who was last seen Nov. 9 at his camper at an RV park, according to a St.

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DEAR ABBY: I am a 23-year-old woman, and I know I should have a lot more patience than I do right now. I’m happily married with two beautiful children.

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Shirley Price Giroir, 95, a resident of Morgan City, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Patterson Health Care Center surrounded by her loving family.

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