16th Judicial Assistant District Attorney and St. Mary Parish Council legal counsel Eric Duplantis administers the oath of office to Pam Washington to fill the interim seat of Dist. 10 councilman Steve Bierhorst, shown with Washington below.

The St. Mary Parish Council meeting on Wednesday was a showcase of new faces as a candidate for an interim appointment to the council was sworn in and a candidate for a place on the Franklin Foundation Hospital Board of Commissioners introduced herself to the council and made her case for her candidacy.

Berwick High School's Kenny Rhodes pursues Franklin's Davondre Holland during last week's game in Berwick. The Panthers willl hit the road the road this week when they travel Friday to face Erath High School for the Bobcats' homecoming game. The Panthers defense, which has performed will this year, also will get its biggest test of the season when it will face Erath's Elijah Mitchell, who is second in the state in rushing. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Greg Roussel)

The unbeaten Berwick Panthers are bracing for a rugged District 8-3A matchup at Erath Friday. Berwick (4-0, 1-0) used a last-minute drive to beat Franklin, 20-14, last week. With 2:04 left, Berwick got the ball back, and quarterback Collin Louviere completed passes to Kenan Jones and Josh Carver.

St. Mary Parish Elementary Teacher of the Year Brooke Quick discusses multiplication word problems with third-graders Danny Landry and Brianna Castrejor at Bayou Vista Elementary. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Empathy is the driving force that propels St. Mary Parish Elementary Teacher of the Year Brooke Quick to succeed. Quick spent her childhood years in the Gibson area but attended schools in Berwick. Her family later decided to move to Berwick when she was 12 to shorten the commute. She is a graduate of Berwick High.

16th Judicial Assistant District Attorney and St. Mary Parish Council legal counsel Eric Duplantis administers the oath of office to Pam Washington to fill the interim seat of Dist. 10 councilman Steve Bierhorst, shown with Washington below.

Berwick High School's Kenny Rhodes pursues Franklin's Davondre Holland during last week's game in Berwick. The Panthers willl hit the road the road this week when they travel Friday to face Erath High School for the Bobcats' homecoming game. The Panthers defense, which has performed will this year, also will get its biggest test of the season when it will face Erath's Elijah Mitchell, who is second in the state in rushing. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Greg Roussel)

St. Mary Parish Elementary Teacher of the Year Brooke Quick discusses multiplication word problems with third-graders Danny Landry and Brianna Castrejor at Bayou Vista Elementary. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Shooting victim mourned; hundreds turn out to say farewell to Mayci Breaux

Mourners file into the Church of the Assumption in Franklin today for the funeral of Mayci Breaux, 21. Breaux was one of two young women gunned down Thursday in the Lafayette Grand 16 movie theater shootings. The funeral for the second victim, Jillian Johnson of Lafayette, was scheduled for 12:30 p.m. today in that city.

FRANKLIN — Hundreds of mourners filed into the Church of the Assumption this morning for the service celebrating the life of Mayci Breaux, 21, one of two women fatally shot Thursday at The Grand 16

Acadiana, St. Mary mourn theater victims

Mourners gathered at 1812 Main St. Friday in respect for the memory of Mayci Breaux, listening to words from local clergy, officials and family members. Breaux was a victim of a shooting in Lafayette Thursday at the Grand Theater on Johnston Street. At the end of the vigil purple balloons were released in Breaux’s honor.

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — One was a talented artist who sang in an all-female band and planted trees to beautify her neighborhood.

Movie theater shooter's mental problems didn't stop gun buy

Satellite trucks from local and national news operations fill a corner of the Grand 16 Theater parking lot Saturday. The Thursday night shootings, which resulted in the deaths of two young women and the shooter, has drawn coverage around the world. The funerals for the two local victims will be Monday.
The Daily Review/Bill Decker

LAFAYETTE (AP) — John Russell Houser was deeply troubled long before he shot 11 people in a movie theater in Louisiana, but decades of mental problems didn't keep him from buying the handgun he use

Business people 'Meet the Cooks' on eve of BBQ Bash

Craig Smith, a resident of St. Amant with the team named Hot Ash Smokers, begins preparation for his brisket this morning. This is Smith’s fourth year competing in the annual Bayou BBQ Bash. The cooks can begin cooking after meat inspection is complete, which began Friday morning.

\Local cooks and cooks from out of town gave attendees to Thursday evening’s Bayou BBQ Bash kickoff party the chance to sample some of the barbecue they’ll cook during Saturday’s competition.

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Hanson’s Brian Sonnier is pulled down during an earlier contest. The Hanson Memorial Tigers will battle the Vermilion Catholic Eagles on Friday at McCloskey Field in District 7-1A action.

Lafayette _The Franklin Lady Hornets dropped three sets to David Thibodaux on Wednesday by scores of 9-25, 15-25 and 15-25.

Lifestyle

Kortney Hillen and Ethan Scioneaux
--Wade Gussman Photography

Ethan Scioneaux was crowned Morgan City High School homecoming king during the Morgan City dance held Saturday at the school. Homecoming Queen Kortney Hillen was crowned during the MCHS vs.

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