Authorities are investigating a report of an attempted abduction of a 12-year-old boy this afternoon in Amelia, according to a St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office news release.

Marva and Ed Paul, of Franklin, recall the civil rights struggle of 50 years ago in St. Mary Parish.
(The Daily Review Photo by Preston Gill)

St. Mary Parish activists who toiled to break racial barriers 50 years ago recounted their experiences organizing a movement for change that had mixed greetings from fellow blacks and resistance from whites in no hurry to change a society where they held the power and influence.

The St. Mary Central 12-year-old All-Stars finished runner-up in the Majors South Regional Wednesday at Wally Pontiff Jr. Playground in Metairie. Team members include, kneeling, from left, Reed Gonzales, Johnny Hamrick, Eric Guillot, Hunter Landry, Seth Canty and Zeph DeLatte. On the middle row, from left, are Devin Leblanc, Zeph Hoffpauir, Shayne Berger, Dayton Clark, Evan Thomas and Kyle Valdez. On the back row, from left, are coaches Jeff Landry, Joe Guillot and Mike DeLatte. (Submitted Photo)

The St. Mary Central 12-year-old All-Stars finished runner-up Wednesday in the Majors South Regional at Wally Pontiff Jr. Playground in Metairie after losing to Ville Platte 8-5 in the championship game.

Marva and Ed Paul, of Franklin, recall the civil rights struggle of 50 years ago in St. Mary Parish.
(The Daily Review Photo by Preston Gill)

The St. Mary Central 12-year-old All-Stars finished runner-up in the Majors South Regional Wednesday at Wally Pontiff Jr. Playground in Metairie. Team members include, kneeling, from left, Reed Gonzales, Johnny Hamrick, Eric Guillot, Hunter Landry, Seth Canty and Zeph DeLatte. On the middle row, from left, are Devin Leblanc, Zeph Hoffpauir, Shayne Berger, Dayton Clark, Evan Thomas and Kyle Valdez. On the back row, from left, are coaches Jeff Landry, Joe Guillot and Mike DeLatte. (Submitted Photo)

Faculty training at Hattie Watts Elementary

Hattie Watts Elementary faculty and staff just completed a four-day “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” training. Staff members were trained in the habits and will be using them to develop leadership skills in students by becoming an official “Leader in Me” school. Students will learn the habits and will use them throughout the day and at home. For more information on “Leader in Me” visit www.TheLeaderInMe.org.
(Submitted Photo)

Hattie Watts Elementary faculty and staff just completed a four-day “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” training.

Japanese restaurant coming to old American Legion site

Workers remove old gas tanks from the former American Legion site on La. 182 in Morgan City July 10 to get ready for the construction of Geaux Fish, a Japanese cuisine restaurant.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Geaux Fish, a Japanese restaurant, is set to be built at the former American Legion Hall site on La. 182 next to Lirette Ford after the restaurant’s owner signed a lease agreement Tuesday.

Arrests reports

Michael Dines

A 43-year-old Morgan City man is accused of having fired a handgun Wednesday while attempting to break into a locked bedroom door at a Fourth Street residence, Morgan City Police Chief Michael Bank

Fire destroys 2 sheds, damages 2 homes

Morgan City firefighters responded to a fire call in which two sheds were destroyed and two houses damaged Wednesday on Wytchwood and Susan drives.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Two sheds were destroyed in a fire, one on Wytchwood Drive and the other on Susan Drive, and the fires damaged two residences, Morgan City Fire Chief Morris Price said.

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The annual Bayou Belles and Rumpled Quilts guilds will hold its annual quilt show Julyt 29 through Aug. 16 at the Artists Guild Unlimited Everett Street Gallery in Morgan City.

Obituaries

Richard “Jiggie” Townsend Hardee

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Richard “Jiggie” Townsend Hardee

June 11, 1939 — July 21, 2014
Richard “Jiggie” Townsend Hardee, a resident of Morgan City, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at his home.

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