Keeping the channel clear; Dredging impact could be worth $270M

A tug pushes a barge past the railroad bridge over Berwick Bay on Friday. Port of Morgan City officials are debating whether to buy or hire a barge that could keep the Bar Channel at a reliable depth to accommodate more water traffic. (The Daily Review/Bill Decker)

A few million dollars of investment in annual dredging costs could have a return of over $200 million of economic impact to the region, and Port of Morgan City leaders are making that pitch to anyo



Hanson's Jack Vaccarella makes the grab on this play during Saturday’s final day of the Annual Hanson Memorial High School Baseball Classic at Amar Lancon Field.


When pruning trees, work with its natural form. LSU AgCenter Horticulturist Dan Gill said not to butcher trees as has been done to these crape myrtles.
—LSU AgCenter Photo/Dan Gill

“A tree which has lost its head will never recover it again, and will survive only as a monument of the ignorance and folly of its tormentor.” George William Curtis, American writer, editor and spe


August 12, 1940 — March 5, 2017
Wayne Jackson Buxton, 76, a resident of Berwick, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017, in his home surrounded by loved ones.

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