Photos by Colin Murphey

Baldwin and Franklin both held Martin Luther King Jr. Day events Monday in honor of the slain civil rights leader. In Franklin, the event was a motorcade which began on Wall Street and proceeded up the boulevard named in honor of Dr. King, then to St. Joseph's Baptist Church. More than 60 vehicles participated in the motorcade.

Morgan City High student A’mari Martin answers a question during the teen forum at the St. Mary NAACP annual Martin Luther King Jr. program at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church in Morgan City. Tri-City area students, from left, Kamryn Bradford of Patterson High, Fernando Torres and Tayla Weary, both of Morgan City High, listen as each respond to the moderators’ question. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Tri-City area residents, young and old, were challenged Monday to have a cause in life that requires them to overcome giant obstacles during the St. Mary NAACP’s Martin Luther King Jr. program at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in Morgan City.

Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan presents Franklin Councilman Eugene Foulcard with a key to the city of Patterson during Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance and March at Zion Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Foulcard was the guest speaker during the service. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

The struggle for people to live out Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of nonviolence is all too real for Franklin City Councilman Eugene Foulcard and his family.

Restore or Retreat

Danos hosted a meeting last month with key stakeholders of Restore or Retreat, a nonprofit agency that seeks to identify, expedite and aggressively engage solutions to urgently achieve comprehensiv

Who tends loved ones' graves? Greenwood damage demonstrates the challenge

St. Mary Parish Public Works employee cuts limbs off of a pecan tree that fell and damaged grave sites at Thomas Cemetery during Monday's storm in Siracusaville. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Monday’s storm with strong winds blew down a pecan tree, causing damage to grave sites at Thomas Cemetery in Siracusaville.

Bears still on the move

A black bear is seen Thursday by U.S. 90 in Berwick. Another bear was spotted in a Patterson neighborhood Saturday. At least four bears have been hit by cars from Calumet to Centervillle since Thanksgiving, said Catherine Siracusa, parish black bear conflict officer. However, bear activity in residential areas appears to be lower than usual due to residents properly using their bear-proof garbage cans, she said. (St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office photo)

Black bears are out and about in the Tri-City area, but proper use of bear-proof garbage cans in the area appears to be limiting their presence in residential areas.

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Brenda Carol Nowakowski, 53, of Franklin and a native of Landstuhl, Germany, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 a.m. in Cut Off, La.

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