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Supreme Court finds death penalty wrong in nightclub murder
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has overturned a 56-year-old man’s death sentence and conviction in a 1993 murder during an armed robbery of a Natchitoches Parish nightclub. U.S. District Judge ...
Feb 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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LABI plans for workforce education
“We’ve gone through boom and bust cycles before,” Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) speaker Stephen Waguespack reminded the crowd at a luncheon sponsored by the Chamber of Comme...
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Event will celebrate bountiful food economy
Register now for the biggest local foods event in Central Louisiana. Aptly named Foodapalooza!, the daylong event will begin in downtown Alexandria Friday, Feb. 21. The morning “Local Food Summit” ...
Feb 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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NPD offering escorts for bank deposits
The Natchitoches Police Dept. reminds business owners that it provides a free service to those making night deposits. The second armed robbery of people making night deposits occurred Sunday night....
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Parish students named to NSU President’s List
Four hundred and ninety-four students at Northwestern State University have been named to the President’s List for the Fall 2013 semester, according to NSU President Dr. Randall J. Webb. Students o...
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NSU will offer Praxis seminars
Northwestern State University’s Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development will offer test preparation seminars for the PRAXIS I.  Sessions are free to current and prospective students and...
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Local students earn place on McNeese honor lists
The McNeese State University Honor Roll for the 2013 fall semester has been announced. The honor roll lists undergraduate students earning at least a 3.0 or B average while carrying 12 or more seme...
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NSU E-Lab lists honor students
NSU Elementary Lab School announces its honor roll for the second nine weeks. Students maintaining a 4.0 average and principal’s list for third grade are Madison Brian, Chloe Byrd, Caden Conley, Au...
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Knights give to L.P. Vaughn
Ray Ponthieux, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1357, presents a $500 check to Angela Henry, director of instruction and curriculum for L.P. Vaughn Elementary/Middle School.  For several...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Auditor reviews Lakeview's programs
Patricia Doucet , LA Department of Education Program Consultant , takes time out to take a picture with Lakeview staff during her Natchitoches Parish Carl Perkins Audit.  Mrs. Doucet was pleased wi...
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Margaret Joseph retires after 29 years of service
After 29 years of serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to more than 4,000 students at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, Margaret Joseph is hanging up her apron. “It is time to le...
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LSMSA students qualify for FBLA competition
All six students from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts who competed in the FBLA District III Leadership Conference held Friday, Feb. 7, at Northwestern State University qualifie...
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Candidates elect for District 3 race
Chief Dep. Clerk of Court Linda Cockrell signs in Andrew Vallien who qualified to run for the City Council District 3 seat Friday morning. Sylvia Morrow qualified for the seat Thursday. The electio...
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Parish Council moves meeting to Tuesday, lists agenda
The Parish Council will meet Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Council meeting room on second floor of the courthouse. The meeting was moved to Tuesday because of President’s Day Monday. There wil...
Feb 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Flu activity remains high in La.
Louisiana’s weekly flu report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) includes two new pediatric deaths, one of which occurred in early January and was just reported to the Departme...
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Organization of multiple events tops agenda of bicycle club meeting
Bicycle enthusiasts will meet Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the Natchitoches Arts Center. With the slogan of “Together We Ride,” Bike Natchitoches is a cycling advocacy organization that hosts b...
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Top votes for Lasyone’s: Trip to D.C. coincides with start of mass production
Customers swirl creamed potatoes with fork tines, pour thick gravy into the grooves and sop up extra with pieces of crust-- fried golden and bubbly. Hands crumble cornbread on top of bowls of red b...
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NSU E-Lab lists honor students
NSU Elementary Lab School announces its honor roll for the second nine weeks. Students maintaining a 4.0 average and principal’s list for third grade are Madison Brian, Chloe Byrd, Caden Conley, Au...
Feb 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Margaret Joseph retires after 29 years of service
After 29 years of serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to more than 4,000 students at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, Margaret Joseph is hanging up her apron. “It is time to le...
Feb 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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LSMSA students qualify for FBLA competition
All six students from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts who competed in the FBLA District III Leadership Conference held Friday, Feb. 7, at Northwestern State University qualifie...
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