Two projects spearheaded by local high school students got a boost Wednesday when the St. Mary Parish Council agreed to provide funding. The council heard from Morgan City and Franklin high school students on the proposed projects they presented during the Morgan City Rotary Club’s New Generation Conference in March.
A tree fell on two mobile homes Wednesday morning in the 400 block of Garber Street in Morgan City. No injuries were reported, but one home had heavy damage. The other moderate damage, according to fire department officials.

Lloyd Burchfield

Staff Report Berwick and Patterson High schools were well represented on the All-District 9-3A first team, while Berwick’s head coach Lloyd Burchfield picked up an individual honor. Berwick placed eight on the first team, and Patterson had five selections.

Lloyd Burchfield

Council gets final attorney bill for hospital mediation

Construction is under way on the flood protection project at Yellow Bayou off of Alice C Road south of Centerville. The project consists of a flood control structure and pump station. The $6.2 million project by the St. Mary Levee District includes a like project on the Hanson Canal. They are being funded by community development block grants from Hurricanes Gustav and Ike recovery funds.

Taxpayers are footing the $44,766 bill for the mediation attorney hired to try to straighten out differences between Hospital Service District 1 board members and two Franklin Foundation Hospital p

St. Martin seeks ways to challenge FAS

On Friday, protest signs could be seen in the yards of several residents of Belle River, and one old shed had been spray-painted near La. 70 in Belle River.
The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

St Martin Parish leaders are examining what legal action the parish can take now that state regulators have approved a waste transfer station in Belle River, even though the station violates parish

Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship award

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert presented the 2015 Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Scholarship to J’Andrenique Taylor, a senior at West St. Mary High School. The goal of the scholarship program is to provide assistance to worthy students in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriff’s Association Honorary Membership Program. “This scholarship program is an investment in the future and an investment in the residents of the communities we serve,” Hebert said. This year’s recipient was chosen from among 60 St. Mary Parish high school seniors who applied for the award. Taylor plans to attend Louisiana State University and major in international trade and business with the goal of becoming an entrepreneur to be able to provide jobs and services to her community.

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Lloyd Burchfield

Staff Report
Berwick and Patterson High schools were well represented on the All-District 9-3A first team, while Berwick’s head coach Lloyd Burchfield picked up an individual honor.

Lifestyle

Christopher Caruso and Kristie Gros
--Alexis Loftin Photo

Kristie Barnes Gros and Christopher Charles Caruso wish to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The wedding will take place June 6.

Obituaries

Peter Jones, 64, a native of Lafayette and resident of Jeanerette, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11:30 a.m., at his residence in Jeanerette.

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