The St. Mary and Franklin Banner-Tribune will change its publishing schedule effective July 1, according to publisher Allan Von Werder.
Morgan City’s city court judge expects a new state law to ensure city court always has a public defender due to recent funding concerns on the district court level.

Eight get scholarships at banquet

St. Mary Chamber of Commerce honors high school graduate scholarship and humanitarian award winners during its annual education and appreciation banquet at the Civic Center near Patterson. Recipients are, front row from left, McKaila Darden, Centerville High; Aisha Ortiz, Franklin High; Emma Thomas, Central Catholic; and Aaliya Stewart, Patterson High. Back row from left, Myria Ashani Druilhet, West St. Mary High; Ayana Allen, Morgan City High; Gabrielle Adams, Berwick High; Dominique Montecino, Hanson High; and Lo’Raisha Jones, Franklin High. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

PATTERSON — The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce awarded scholarships to eight high school graduates at its annual education and appreciation banquet.

Parish NAACP looks into jail complaints

The St. Mary Parish branch of the NAACP is looking into a few complaints that inmates didn't receive adequate medical care while incarcerated in the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville. (The Daily Review file photo)

The St. Mary Parish branch of the NAACP is investigating allegations that several inmates in the parish jail didn’t receive proper medical care while incarcerated.

American Legion Post 63 new officers

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)



THE FRANKLIN ALL-STARS celebrate with the District 3-AA Championship Trophy as presented by District 3 Director Seth Thomas Saturday at Caffery Park. Franklin topped Morgan City 17-10 to win the 2016 District 3-AA 8-year-old Pitching Machine Championship.

After posting a perfect 4-0 record, the Franklin All-Stars hoisted the 2016 District 3-AA 8-year-old Pitching Machine Championship trophy Saturday at Caffery Park.


BOSTON (AP) — Toy guns, kiddie pools, hoverboards and backyard trampolines are among the playthings that made a consumer watchdog’s annual list of hazardous summer toys.


Linda C. Jones, 61, a resident and native of Jeanerette, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 4:45 a.m., at the New Iberia Manor North Nursing Care Facility in New Iberia.

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