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Probation and Parole employee wins state award
“We have a lot of really, really dedicated employees,” says Dwain Spillman Jr. of the Natchitoches District Probation and Parole Office. Yet Melissa Farley received special recognition at a statewi...
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Duo finish 3-year course of classes, study to complete from Graduate School of Banking
Bank of Montgomery Vice Presidents Dion Boyett and Daniel Bennett graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at LSU June 6. There were 187 bankers from 21 states and Mexico graduated from LSU’s ...
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Campti Community Development Center receives grant for garden project
The Campti Community Development Center (CCDC) received a $5,000 IP Foundation Grant for their permaculture garden project. The project focus is to encourage students to grow their own healthy food...
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Pleasant Hill man dies in 1-vehicle accident
A Pleasant Hill man died early Sunday morning when his vehicle ran off the road and overturned in a ditch. Wallace Scott Jones, 22, was driving on La. Hwy. 174 about 12:30 a.m. Sunday when he lost ...
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Events
Events and meetings that appear in this column are open to the public. The Cane River Photographic society will hold its monthly meeting Aug. 20 at 6:30 pm. The society is a small group of area pho...
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Cancer diagnosis doesn't stop Harvard graduate student
"Never make excuses. Never hold yourself back." Strong words but perhaps that's what keeps Clifford Foster going. The 20-something native of Natchitoches will attend Harvard University in the fall ...
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Parish Council reviews budget, appointments
Agenda items considered at the Parish Council meeting Monday, July 21 included a review of the 2013 audit. Natchitoches Parish was cited for minor infractions that will be corrected, including a re...
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Award-winning fiddlers come in all sizes; Champions announced at Folk Festival
Twelve-year-old Tyler Carson was named Grand Champion of the 2014 Louisiana State Fiddle Championship.  Carson’s 9-year-old sister Julia Taylor is the 2014 Non-Championship winner.  The two are Wes...
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City Council to meet Mon; agenda below
The Natchitoches City Council will meet Monday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Natchitoches Arts Center. A pre-meeting will begin at 5 p.m. Under Planning and Zoning there will be final votes on three...
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Candidate turns in petition
Desiree Dyess turned in a nominating petition of over 600 signatures to the Registrar of Voters. Dyess is a candidate for District Judge, Division A. Dyess earned her undergraduate degree with hono...
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Inmates charged extra for telephone calls
Sounding like he’s running for governor than re-election to the Public Service Commission, District 5 Commissioner Foster Campbell spoke to the Natchitoches Rotary Club Tuesday. Bringing his crusad...
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Who did it?
Natchitoches Times reader Ethan Stelly snapped this photo on his way to work Friday, July 25. Police received a call at 7:30 a.m. to report the vandalism of the Arts Center on Second Street. A fron...
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Local named La. Family Physician of the Year
The Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians (LAFP) Family Physician of the Year is Dr. Marguerite “Cissy” Picou, MD. The winner was announced Saturday, July 5, at the LAFP Awards and Installation Ce...
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Hall of Fame featured for Innovative Design
The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame has again received recognition. Innovative Design, a quarterly publication provided by the real estate industry, has selected the museum as its cover photo and lea...
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New Business
A Dollar General store is under construction on University Parkway. Parish Planning Commission issued a permit June 9 to Ratcliff Development of Alexandria. The store will have 9,100 square feet at...
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Roque’s Jam
In honor of the late blues aficionado Junior Doghty, Hardrick Rivers and the Rivers Revue will have another jam at Roque’s, located at 235 Carver Ave. Mark calendars for Friday, July 25 at 9 p.m.
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Transfer of state routes, prioritized roads prompt controversy
Tensions over road repairs dominated the conversation at the Parish Council meeting Monday, July 21. Talk centered on a proposal to authorize Parish President Rick Nowlin to execute agreements with...
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Truck turns over
Logs spilled out into the road Wednesday, July 16 as an 18-wheeler heading south on Hwy. 1 tipped over while making a left turn onto the Hwy. 6 cutoff. Cathy Seymour, waiting to turn onto the cutof...
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Campti center has summer food for 2-18
Campti Community Development Center is offering a summer feeding program to all children ages 2-18.  The program will be through Aug. 8 @ 208 Edenborne Street in Campti.  Breakfast is served 9 a.m....
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Give supplies, uniforms for school year
The Natchitoches Parish School Board Back- to- School Uniform Drive is underway. Donations of new and used school uniforms, belts, clear backpacks, school supplies, etc would be greatly appreciated...
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