Franklin’s inaugural “First Thursday” event is this week. The downtown promotion will be Thursday beginning at 1 p.m.
A woman and her 10-year-old son were displaced after a fire broke out at their rented residence at 411 Nora St. Monday morning. Franklin Fire Chief Chuck Bourgeois said the fire was reported at 7:41 a.m. Response time was 3 minutes with heavy smoke and flames showing on the left side of the brick house upon arrival.
Benjamin Kelly faced some adversity during the 400-yard swim at Sunday’s Iron Horse Triathlon and knew he needed to make up time. Fortunately for him, next in the three-part race was his strongest point — the bike.

St. Mary Chamber honors students and teachers

St. Mary Parish Schools Assistant Superintendent Teresa Bagwell presents the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce’s High School Teacher of the Year award to Yvette Lake of Berwick High on Thursday night.

PATTERSON — Students and educators in St. Mary Parish were honored Thursday night in an event that doubled as a scholarship fundraiser.

Area leaders see how sheriff works

Leadership St. Mary participant Victoria Simoneaux participates in a simulation of a law enforcement response to a domestic violence incident Thursday at Patterson High School. Simoneaux puts handcuffs on Capt. Nick Rogers while Capt. Stephanie Duhon holds a gun.

Sheriff’s deputies’ and police officers’ daily jobs require them to make split-second decisions on how to respond to potentially life-threatening situations, and a group of St.



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Bayou Vista Garden Club placed wreaths at the Blue Star Memorial Marker and at the Bayou Vista Community Center to commemorate Memorial Day in May. Gloria Roy designed and placed the wreaths.


Lorena C. Ledoux, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 29, 2015, at the age 81.

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