Morgan City High School student Michael Mancuso, center in red shirt, speaks to the news media Thursday at Lawrence Park in Morgan City in response to another high school student who objected to prayer at an assembly at the school.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

School leaders said today that St. Mary Parish school system policy affords students the opportunity to pray.

Patterson High School knocked off Abbeville High School 62-55 in overtime in both team’s season opener Thursday in Patterson. Patterson and Abbeville combined for 90 free throw attempts in the contest as Patterson was 26 of 56 from the line and Abbeville was 19 of 34 from the free throw stripe. Above, Patterson’s Alex Benjamin attempts a free throw. Benjamin finished the game with 13 points. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

The Patterson Lumberjills used a big fourth quarter to force overtime against Abbeville before knocking them off in the extra period for a 62-55 win in both team’s season opener Thursday. Trailing 37-22 entering the fourth quarter, Patterson outscored Abbeville 23-8 in the frame to knot the score at 45 at the end of regulation.
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development plans to cut 13 live oak trees along La. 182 near Moresi Road as part of a project to upgrade a portion of the highway. DOTD says the centuries’ old live oaks are too close to the road, creating safety issues. Area residents are in an uproar over the possibility of losing the oaks.

Morgan City High School student Michael Mancuso, center in red shirt, speaks to the news media Thursday at Lawrence Park in Morgan City in response to another high school student who objected to prayer at an assembly at the school.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Patterson High School knocked off Abbeville High School 62-55 in overtime in both team’s season opener Thursday in Patterson. Patterson and Abbeville combined for 90 free throw attempts in the contest as Patterson was 26 of 56 from the line and Abbeville was 19 of 34 from the free throw stripe. Above, Patterson’s Alex Benjamin attempts a free throw. Benjamin finished the game with 13 points. (The Daily Review/Corwin Murray)

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$1.25M budgeted for Bayou Chene flood work

Tim Matte, executive director of the St. Mary Levee District, speaks at Thursday’s meeting of the commission in Franklin.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

The St. Mary Levee District board introduced its proposed $3.46 million 2015 budget Thursday, which includes $1.25 million to go toward the Bayou Chene Flood Protection project.

Arrests reports

Abel Ortiz

A 37-year-old Bayou Vista man was charged this morning with hit and run and driving while intoxicated after striking a guardrail in Bayou Vista and leaving the scene, St.

Tax renewal resolution draws senator’s plea for ‘modest’ reduction

State Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, speaks during Thursday’s St. Mary Parish School Board meeting in Centerville.
(The Daily Review Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

A resolution calling for elections to renew three St. Mary Parish school property taxes was approved by the School Board Thursday, but was preceded by a request from state Sen.

Brashear to be honored for service as Montford Point Marine

William Joseph Brashear, of Morgan City, is shown in his Marine Corps uniform.
(Submitted Photo)

About 68 years after serving in the Marine Corps, William Joseph Brashear will be honored Saturday for his service as one of the first black Marine Corps members in the country.

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Boxing is a hurt business, as Manny Pacquiao found out when he ended up face down on the canvas after being knocked out just three fights ago by Juan Manuel Marquez.

Lifestyle

Rudy Duchan and Betty Young
--Submitted photo

Rudy Joseph Duchan and Betty Ruth Singleton Young, of Patterson, wish to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The wedding will take place at 5 p.m. Nov.

Obituaries

Nelwyn Welsh Bogen

Nelwyn Welsh Bogen, 76, a native of Morgan City and resident of Gibson, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014.

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