Fireworks fittingly ended the first day of Clinton's annual Red, White & Blueberry Festival in front of town hall July 4. Spectators surrounded Lawyer's Row to watch as the fireworks blasted into twilight's last gleaming. (PHOTO/Brandy M. Staton)

by Brandy M. Staton/WATCHMAN Reciting the "Pledge of Allegiance" and singing the Star Spangled Banner kicked off the opening ceremonies July 4 at the start of the 9th annual Red, White and Blueberry Festival in Clinton.

Jennifer Pattinson of the Brew Crew connects with the ball July 5 during the co-ed softball tournament. Jennifer works at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary.

by Stacy Gill/WATCHMAN Nearly 5,000 people from 2 months to age 99 attended the first day of the inaugural Lion's Club's Red, White and Blue Festival in Clinton last weekend despite the fact that just up the road an equally festive and patriotic event was in full swing.

State Representative Kenny Havard; Audrey Faciane, of the East Feliciana Chamber of Commerce, Jackson Mayor Charles Coleman and Cynthia Beauvais, Chairman of the East Feliciana Tourist Commission, from left, at the future site of the Veterans Memorial located in Jackson. (PHOTO/Brandy M. Staton)

by Brandy M. Staton/WATCHMAN Many people may not be aware of the work that is underway or the work that has already been done over the years on the Veterans Memorial in Jackson.

Fireworks fittingly ended the first day of Clinton's annual Red, White & Blueberry Festival in front of town hall July 4. Spectators surrounded Lawyer's Row to watch as the fireworks blasted into twilight's last gleaming. (PHOTO/Brandy M. Staton)

Jennifer Pattinson of the Brew Crew connects with the ball July 5 during the co-ed softball tournament. Jennifer works at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary.

State Representative Kenny Havard; Audrey Faciane, of the East Feliciana Chamber of Commerce, Jackson Mayor Charles Coleman and Cynthia Beauvais, Chairman of the East Feliciana Tourist Commission, from left, at the future site of the Veterans Memorial located in Jackson. (PHOTO/Brandy M. Staton)

Red, White & Blueberry Festival opens with patriotic proclamation

Fireworks fittingly ended the first day of Clinton's annual Red, White & Blueberry Festival in front of town hall July 4. Spectators surrounded Lawyer's Row to watch as the fireworks blasted into twilight's last gleaming. (PHOTO/Brandy M. Staton)

by Brandy M. Staton/WATCHMAN

Veterans Memorial in Jackson is work in progress

State Representative Kenny Havard; Audrey Faciane, of the East Feliciana Chamber of Commerce, Jackson Mayor Charles Coleman and Cynthia Beauvais, Chairman of the East Feliciana Tourist Commission, from left, at the future site of the Veterans Memorial located in Jackson. (PHOTO/Brandy M. Staton)

by Brandy M. Staton/WATCHMAN

Many people may not be aware of the work that is underway or the work that has already been done over the years on the Veterans Memorial in Jackson.

LWC wins $6.1 million federal grant to train Louisiana workers

The Louisiana Workforce Commission has won a $6.175 million federal grant to train workers in high-demand occupations and help employers in 36 parishes across South Louisiana offset the cost of worker training.

The Louisiana Workforce Commission has won a $6.175 million federal grant to train workers in high-demand occupations and help employers in 36 parishes across South Louisiana offset the cost of wor

ENJOY SAFE JULY FOURTH: LEAVE FIREWORKS TO PROFESSIONALS

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), coordinator of the Alliance to Stop Consumer Fireworks, urges the public to only attend professional fireworks displays put on by trained professionals.

Fireworks represent a hallmark of July 4th celebrations, but consumer fireworks are extremely dangerous, causing thousands of injuries and fires each year.

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Sports

Neighboring Pointe Coupee to host 32nd Annual July 4th Boat Parade on False River. All activities are scheduled for Saturday, July 5.

For West Felicianians looking to celebrate Independence Day, but not wanting to brave urban crowds, neighboring New Roads just may be the ticket.

Lifestyle

Fireworks fittingly ended the first day of Clinton's annual Red, White & Blueberry Festival in front of town hall July 4. Spectators surrounded Lawyer's Row to watch as the fireworks blasted into twilight's last gleaming. (PHOTO/Brandy M. Staton)

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Clinton Mayor Lori Bell reads a proclamation in front of Town Hall at the opening ceremonies of the July 4-5 Red, White and Blueberry Festival. (PHOTO/Brandy M. Staton)

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Zoey Minson, 5, plays ball on the giant inflatable while her parents Amy and Beau Minson watch from nearby. Zoey was among the many children who enjoyed the inflatables that were part of the Red, White and Blueberry Festival. (PHOTO/Brandy M. Staton)

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Gladys Fletcher served up some juicy and delicious turkey wings at the Clinton Community Market and Red, White and Blueberry Festival. Money from the sale of the turkey wings was given to the God Teach Us Your Way Ministry, which is Fletcher's church. (PHOTO/Brandy M. Staton)

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Bobby Odom, left, of Jackson, took time to shop at the Clinton Market held in conjunction with the Red, White and Blueberry Festival July 5. (PHOTO/Brandy M. Staton)

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Richard Sobers and Bailey and Stormy Stiles, from left, sold jambalaya dinners to help raise funds for the Fallen Officers Memorial. (PHOTO/Brandy M. Staton)

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Patricia Abraham of Simple Creations displays some of her beautiful children's dresses and bows. Learn more about Abrham's products by visiting www.etsy.com or visit Paeda95 in Laplace. (PHOTO/Brandy M. Staton)

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Political candidates Sam D'Aquilla, Sydney Picou Walker, Ray Chutz and Betsy Jones with State Representative Kenny Havard, from left, at the Red, White & Blueberry Festival July 4. (PHOTO/Brandy M. Staton)

by Brandy M. Staton/WATCHMAN

Obituaries

Robert Junius Pigott, a resident of Bogalusa, LA, age 91, born on March 30, 1923 in Bogalusa, LA, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Rest Haven Living Center in Bogalusa, LA.

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