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Incubator site reconceived as command center
There is progress on a site for the 9-1-1 Command Center. At its meeting Nov. 25, the City Council introduced an ordinance to convey 2.8 acres of land in the incubator park to the 9-1-1 Commission....
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9-1-1 Commission prepares for new address
The Natchitoches Parish Communications District held its regular meeting on Nov. 19. Mayor Lee Posey addressed the Commission and announced that the City of Natchitoches Planning and Zoning Departm...
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Confederate Veterans, Daughter of confederacy will meet
The Col. Samuel D. Russell Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Natchitoches Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet at 6:30 p.m, Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Merci Beaucoup Rest...
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Bead Town wins Guinness World Record
Kids crowd around for the chance to touch the plaque naming the Bead Town Natchitoches creation, “Une Rue Principale en Louisiana,” as the largest bead mosaic in the world. Adjudicator for Guinness...
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Terrebonne Parish Council approves budget
HOUMA, La. (AP) — The Terrebonne Parish Council approved the 2014 parish budget with little discussion. The Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1jpkZ91 ) the budget, approved Wednesday, calls for $207 m...
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Terrebone sees sales tax dip in November
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — St. Landry Parish sales tax collections dipped in November. Although the decline wasn't much — 1.6 percent — it still marked the end of a remarkable streak for the parish, whi...
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L.P. Vaughn volley match will encourage wellness, fitness
The L. P. Vaughn Elementary/Middle School’s physical education department in partnership with The Rapides Foundation advocates being well and fit at any age. It is important to incorporate some for...
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City Court November trial cases dismissed, reset
City Court Judge Fred Gahagan lists the trial docket for Nov. 18: Donald Allen, interference with a police officer, pleaded guilty, sentence of the court was, confine 30 days in court, 30 days in j...
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Read Tuesday will feature thousands of books to encourage giving them as presents
A Northwestern State University professor has developed a literacy initiative that borrows from the Black Friday/Cyber Monday concept and encourages people to buy and give books for Christmas. Read...
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Tourist Commission
The Tourist Commission now has a grant committee, led by Katherine Johnson, to streamline the application and acceptance process for funding. Event organizers requesting money from the Tourist Comm...
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Library will host Christmas events for patrons
Christmas is just around the corner, and Natchitoches Parish Library is inviting families in Natchitoches Parish to come to the library for the festivities.  The Natchitoches Parish Library will ha...
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Waterfront resort Blind Faith auction Monday
Blind Faith Ranch & Cabins waterfront resort will go to auction Monday, Dec. 9 and the National Auction Group, Inc. of Gadsden, Ala., will conduct the auction. Blind Faith Ranch & Cabins is minutes...
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Bridge Closure
In preparation for fireworks, at 4:30 p.m., the Church Street Bridge will close to all foot traffic. At 5 p.m., barricades will be placed on Williams Avenue north of Henry Avenue to St. Maurice Lan...
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Festival participants urged to bundle up
The 87th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival set for Saturday, December 7, will continue as scheduled. Cold, wintry weather conditions are expected. The City of Natchitoches advises all festival...
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Robbery suspect still at large; feared armed and dangerous
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a Natchitoches man in connection with an armed robbery Nov. 27 near Natchitoches and are still searching for another suspect they believe to be ...
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Tourist Commission addressing way it funds local programs, events
Coming off a wave of crowd-heavy events capped by the Step-N-Strut Trail Ride and anticipating a lively holiday season of Turn on the Lights and the Christmas Festival, the Tourist Commission meeti...
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Toy will admit you to Jazz Combo concert
The Northwestern State University Jazz Combos will perform their Jazz for Tots concert Monday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. There is no admission and it is open to the public, but th...
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Parish-wide lighting contest will bring prizes; judging Fri.
The Historic District Business Owners Association will sponsor “Light Up Natchitoches” lighting contest with judging to take place Friday, Dec. 6. The contest is parish-wide and first, second and t...
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Christmas Fest will offer full, fun weekend
The Christmas Festival will take place Saturday, Dec. 7 in downtown Natchitoches. The Natchitoches Historic District Business Association and the City of Natchitoches will usher in the holiday seas...
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Christmas Gala will feature audience favorites
The combined talents of the Mrs. H.D. Dear Sr. and Alice E. Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University will be on display at the Christmas Gala Dec. 4-6 at the A.A...
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