The 80th Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival king and queen are John Armato of Patterson and Anna Washburn of Berwick. They will preside over the Festival that will be held Thursday through Labor Day in downtown Morgan City. A variety of festivities are planned including free live music in Lawrence Park, amusement rides under the U.S. 90 Bridge and the annual Blessing of the Fleet which will be held in Berwick this year due to wharf work in Morgan City.

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John Armato and Anna Washburn were crowned the 80th Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival King and Queen on Saturday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. The crowning took place during the festival’s annual coronation court.
Upon receiving the National Coach of the Year award, Coach Kenneth Lockett turned his shining moment into a special honor for everyone who has ever touched his life in some special way.

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Fixing the state budget would be the first priority in office of both Scott Angelle and Jay Dardenne, Republican candidates for Louisiana governor.

The 80th Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival king and queen are John Armato of Patterson and Anna Washburn of Berwick. They will preside over the Festival that will be held Thursday through Labor Day in downtown Morgan City. A variety of festivities are planned including free live music in Lawrence Park, amusement rides under the U.S. 90 Bridge and the annual Blessing of the Fleet which will be held in Berwick this year due to wharf work in Morgan City.

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UPDATED: Woman in critical yet stable condition after Bayou Vista shooting; detectives looking for shooter

As of about 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were responding to a shooting on Saturn Road in Bayou Vista. One victim was shot, Sheriff's Office Spokeswoman Traci Landry said. No other information was yet available, Landry said. Pictured are first responders to the scene of the shooting. (Submitted)

As of Wednesday afternoon, a 47-year-old woman was in critical yet stable condition after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds when an unidentified suspect shot her at a Bayou Vista home Wednesday mo

Franklin summer programs receive heavy participation

Franklin’s mayor and council acknowledged Franklin Senior High School’s Kenneth Lockett, who was awarded the Ford Neighborhood Award for Best High School Coach of the Year for 2015, a national award. Mayor Raymond Harris, right, presented the key to the city to Lockett, and the council passed a resolution acknowledging his contributions to the community.

Franklin’s summer arts and dance program and summer recreation programs exceeded staff expectations this year.

Machine tool classes start Wednesday at Young Memorial

Members of the public tour the machine shop facility at South Central Louisiana Technical College’s Young Memorial Campus on Monday in Morgan City. A new machine tool course will start Wednesday at Young Memorial. Touring the facility, from left, are Matthew Tycer, machinist at E.J. Fields Machine Shop in Morgan City; Scott Tudury, owner of Apex CNC in Bayou Vista; and David Hanagriff, owner of Hanagriff’s Machine Shop in Centerville.
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Radio operators contact lighthouses around the world

Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio operators Huey Ohmer, left, and Brock Hollier work to make contact with other ham radio operators around the country and world during Saturday’s Lighthouse Ham Radio Day at Everett S. Berry Lighthouse Park in Berwick.

BERWICK — The second annual Lighthouse Ham Radio Day held Saturday in Berwick saw radio operators make contact with lighthouses as far away as Panama, while bringing awareness to Berwick’s Southwes

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Morgan City, Berwick and Central Catholic finished 2-1 to lead Tri-City area volleyball teams at the Morgan City High School Jamboree Thursday.

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Andrew Decondris and Brenna Laubach
Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Children’s Day King and Queen 2015
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Brenna Laubach and Andrew Decondris were presented as the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Children’s Day King and Queen 2015 on Saturday during the adult coronation at the Morgan City Munic

Obituaries

Celestine Mouton, 75, a resident of Patterson, Louisiana, died at 9 a.m. Aug. 31, 2015, at her come in Patterson.

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