Franklin’s inaugural “First Thursday” event is this week. The downtown promotion will be Thursday beginning at 1 p.m.
A woman and her 10-year-old son were displaced after a fire broke out at their rented residence at 411 Nora St. Monday morning. Franklin Fire Chief Chuck Bourgeois said the fire was reported at 7:41 a.m. Response time was 3 minutes with heavy smoke and flames showing on the left side of the brick house upon arrival.
Benjamin Kelly faced some adversity during the 400-yard swim at Sunday’s Iron Horse Triathlon and knew he needed to make up time. Fortunately for him, next in the three-part race was his strongest point — the bike.

Camp Exploration

Instructor Earl Bouton was teaching Fire Safety Module from the Marine Operations Program on Friday at the first annual exploration camp held by South Central Louisiana Technical College, Young Mem

Getting seaworthy

Instructor and life guard Savannah Loupe works with 8-year-old Dylan Le during swimming lessons this morning at the public swimming pool on East Boulevard in Morgan City.

Radio amateurs get ready for disaster

Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service, or BEARS, participated in the nationwide annual ham radio Field Day Saturday at its offices at the old Whitney Bank building in downtown Morgan City. Tommy Wells, left, and Carl Bundy, right, try to call other ham radio operators across the country, while Kay Wells, center, logs her husband Tommy’s calls.

Members of the local Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service, or BEARS, joined other ham radio operators across the country Saturday in participating in the annual ham radio field day.

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Sports

The relationship between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat is about to be tested like never before, and the most accomplished player in franchise history may soon have a new home.

Lifestyle

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Bayou Vista Garden Club placed wreaths at the Blue Star Memorial Marker and at the Bayou Vista Community Center to commemorate Memorial Day in May. Gloria Roy designed and placed the wreaths.

Obituaries

Lorena C. Ledoux, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 29, 2015, at the age 81.

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