Casey Crappell of Berwick was named interim St. Mary Parish Councilman for Dist. 6 Wednesday during the parish council’s monthly meeting. Assistant District Attorney and parish legal counsel Eric Duplantis administered the oath. Crappell, pictured with his mother Penny, will serve until an election is held Oct. 14, with a runoff if necessary on Nov. 18. Qualifying for that election will be April 12-14. Crappell takes the seat vacated by Councilman Gabriel Beadle, who won the Dist. 10 at-large seat in April.
How the Franklin Canal flood control structure operates in tidal surges as opposed to rain events remains a work in progress.