A boil water advisory has been issued for St. Mary Parish Waterworks Dist. 5. The district encompasses the area from Red Cypress Road in Patterson to the east side of Franklin including Calumet, Verdunville, Centerville and Garden City.

Stephanie Atkins-Guidry

Franklin Foundation Hospital is currently under new management after Stephanie Atkins-Guidry accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of the facility after a months-long process to replace interim CEO Craig Cudworth.
St. Mary Levee District commissioners will submit a formal request for the Bayou Chene Flood Control and Diversion Project’s inclusion in the state’s coastal master plan, weeks after the project was left out of a draft version of the plan.

Lighting ceremonies are Thursday

Berwick public works employees Erika Laine and Chris Fabre straighten Christmas light decorations Wednesday morning near the intersection of La. 182 and U.S. 90 in Berwick. Both Berwick and Morgan City will have Christmas lighting ceremonies at 6 p.m. Thursday. Berwick’s will be at Town Hall while Morgan City’s will take place in the median of Brashear Avenue in front of the Spirit of Morgan City shrimp boat. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Berwick and Morgan City will host their annual Christmas lighting ceremonies Thanksgiving night.

'Food for Families' drive set for Dec. 6

St. John Elementary students recently provided Thanksgiving baskets for families in the Franklin area. Franklin Emergency Aid Center Director Patty Ibert is pictured above with students. Franklin Emergency Aid Center is an agency for United Way of South Louisiana.

Food Net’s “Food for Families” drive is set Dec. 6.
Locally, donations can be made at the following locations:



With the start of the spring semester Wednesday, the defending Sun Belt Champion Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns baseball team resumed preparations for the 2017 season with spring practice at M.L.


½ cup ketchup

2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar

1 lb. lean ground beef

½ lb. ground pork

½ cup baking mix

¼ tsp. pepper

¼ cup onion, finely chopped


Amos Leonard, 73, a resident of Morgan City, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, at Teche Regional Medical Center.

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