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Utility crews installing wireless meters in Morgan City

Crews with Aquametrics/Utiliuse will start installing the upgraded wireless meters in Morgan City on Monday. These crews should have a yellow shirt with the company name and or a yellow vest, a police news release said.

These workers are installing the new wireless meters for the utility department, they may knock on your door to gain access to the area where the meters are located. However, they will never ask to go inside of your home. If you have any questions about the workers or any problems with them, contact the Morgan City Police Department or City Hall.

St. Mary voter turnout exceeds 2014 midterm

Fifty-four percent of St. Mary Parish voters cast ballots in last week’s election, up three percentage points compared to the 2014 midterm election.

For the Nov. 6 election, 17,941 of 33,208 registered voters in St. Mary Parish voted, according to Parish Registrar Jolene Holcombe.

The turnout was higher than the 51 percent turnout for the last midterm election in 2014, Holcombe said.

LEBLANC REMEMBER - The daughter of the late A.J. LeBlanc, Susan Guilbeau, accepts a special remembrance from Chamber President Nikki Link and Mayor Chuck Robichaux during the 2018 OST Day Celebration. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Third Annual Rayne OST Day Celebration welcomes hundreds

RAYNE - The historic downtown area of Rayne was filled with hundreds on Saturday, Nov. 3, for the third annual official Old Spanish Trail Celebration.
Co-sponsors of the annual event were the Rayne Chamber of Commerce and City of Rayne who welcomed visitors from throughout the area.
The Depot Square and the surrounding downtown areas were filled with historical events and numerous displays.

Donna Shetler Corley

Corley to be honored during luncheon

Donna Shetler Corley of Crowley is the recipient of the 2018 Leaders In Philanthropy Award for Acadia Parish, an honor presented by Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) and sponsored by Home Bank.
Corley will be recognized during an awards luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Cajundome Convention Center.
Seats and tables to the event can be purchased online at www.cfacadiana.org/lip.

BSEE Director Sees Change and Optimism for U.S. Offshore Energy

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Director Scott Angelle told attendees of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry Conference, held at the Port of New Orleans Tuesday, that offshore energy is vital to the Trump Administration goal of energy dominance. Angelle emphasized that production must be safe and environmentally sustainable to meet America’s oil and gas demands now and in the future.

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