Kimbla’s Cakes owner Kim Carinhas adds gum paste flowers as the finishing touch to a buttercream wedding cake. (Submitted)

Local people who recently opened new businesses in Morgan City are hopeful and counting on the region's economy to improve in 2017. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cuttings for two Morgan City businesses last week, Labco Batteries and Kimbla's Cakes.

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.

Fig Street home majorly damaged in fire; no serious injuries

A home in the 1000 block of Fig Street in Morgan City sustained major damage early Wednesday morning after a fire started in the utility room area. Two firefighters were treated for minor injuries, but no other injuries were reported. Two vehicles and a boat were also damaged. The fire spread to the siding of an adjacent home. Firefighters were able to keep the fire from spreading beyond the other home’s siding, though. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

A Morgan City home sustained major damage, but there were no serious injuries after a fire started early Wednesday morning in a utility room.

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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