New officers of American Legion Post 63 were sworn in Wednesday at a ceremony held in Centerville. At top from left are new Post Commander Darren Charpentier; Dave Luke, second vice-commander; Richard Bianchi, adjutant; Clifford Broussard, chaplain; Malvin Mire, sargent at arms; Greg Cardenaz, service officer; Charles Luke, financial officer/treasurer; sitting are Samuel Yoshida, first vice-commander; and Howard Winston, historian/photographer. (Photos by Colin Murphey)
St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the following arrests from the Uniformed Patrol Division and Narcotics Division:
The application deadline has been extended to June 30 for The Next Generation Summit V.
Dedication of the tree and plaque in memory of Mayci Breaux will be held Monday at 10 a.m., not 8 a.m. as previously reported.
On Jan. 23, 2015 the Franklin Fire Department and several other emergency agencies were operating at a hazardous materials incident on US 90 when a semi-tractor trailer vehicle crashed into the rear of the fire departments utility truck. Chief Chuck Bourgeois said it took nearly a year and the threat of a lawsuit to settle with the insurance company. The fire department this week took delivery of the new replacement vehicle, a 2016 Ford Expedition. The new vehicle has an innovative graphics package, enhanced lighting and a low frequency siren. The vehicles replacement was accomplished within the settlement and was completed at no cost to the taxpayers. Below is a photo from the original accident.