Franklin Police Chief Sabria McGuire reported this morning that a person was killed after being struck by a train Wednesday. Police responded to a 6:16 p.m. report of the incident at the railroad intersection with Tenth Street. The train was reportedly traveling west, and the victim was walking on the tracks, McGuire said.
Members of the Atchafalaya Golf Course Commission will be asked to issue requests for proposals from management companies. The St. Mary Parish Council approved the request Wednesday after hearing from representatives of one such company, Toucshtone Golf Management.

Shaneal Williams

It took police two years to finally arrest Shaneal Williams on warrants for hit and run, improper backing and no driver’s license.

Shaneal Williams

Teche Project plans fundraiser

Saturday’s Shake Your Trail Feather event in Breaux Bridge benefits projects and facility maintenance along the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail.
(Submitted Photo)

The Teche Project plans its third annual Shake Your Trail Feather event beginning at noon Saturday at Parc des Ponts de Pont Breaux (Bridge Park) in Breaux Bridge.

Arrests reports

Herman LaCarte

A Patterson teen was charged Thursday in an Oct. 7 incident stemming from a fight in Bayou Vista during which the victim received injuries to his face, St.

Synthetic marijuana use is on the rise in Tri-City area

A package of synthetic marijuana seized by Morgan City police
(Photo courtesy of Morgan City Police Department)

The local emergency room has seen what doctors describe as an “alarming increase” in patients using synthetic marijuana, and police say that while it’s been in the area for a number of years, its u



Crystal Marcel and Jo Ann Ryan served as hostesses at the Bayou Vista Garden Club’s October meeting.
(Submitted Photo)

Gary Bullock, licensed florist, manager and designer at Town and Country Florist, presented a demonstration on the principles and elements of flower design by creating a mass floral design during t


Brenda Joyce Butler-Phillips, 63, a native and resident of Franklin, died Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 7:15 a.m., at Franklin HealthCare Center.

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