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City seeks champions for gardening initiative
The City of Natchitoches is seeking champions in the community to oversee a garden and healthy eating initiative. Mayor Lee Posey and organizer Sarah Prudhomme held a meeting July 7 to gauge commun...
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Governor signs bill to legalize medical marijuana in state
Gov. Bobby Jindal signed the two bills into law June 29 dealing with the legalization of medical marihuana. One reduces Louisiana’s penalties for marijuana possession, and the other provides access...
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Correspondent shares photo of children with Natchitoches Times
“Sometimes you see a precious picture of grandchildren and you just have to share it with others.  That is what I had to do when I saw this picture of these three cuties,” says Marthaville correspo...
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Just Talkin...
Natchitoches Times employees Corey Poole and Natalie Covher sat next to brothers David and Joe Stamey at the Chamber luncheon July 1. David, who is running for Natchitoches Parish Clerk of Court, t...
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Parish roads reopen after flooding
Nick Verret, Parish highway director, released a statement advising the public that all previously-flooded roads in the Natchitoches Parish are re-opened to traffic, with the exception of the Johns...
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Meeting to discuss drinking water
A Public hearing will be held Monday, July 13 at 6 p.m. at the Natchitoches Arts Center on Second Street to discuss the change in method for drinking water treatment to take place July 27 – Aug. 14.
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Rotary Club elects new president and president-elect
Following a recap of the significant events of the Rotary Year,  Natchitoches Rotary Club President Dr. Pat Widhalm handed over the gavel to the incoming club President Kendal Perkins.  Perkins tha...
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Bank announces new branch manager
Jack S. Fletcher was recently appointed as loan officer and branch manager of the Exchange Bank East Natchitoches Branch.  Fletcher will be a consumer and commercial lender, business development of...
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Keep Natchitoches Beautiful awarded funding
Keep Natchitoches Beautiful is one of 32 Louisiana non-profit organizations that received grant funding from Keep Louisiana Beautiful (KLB) as a part of the 2015-2016 Healthy Communities Grant Prog...
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Millage, name on school board agenda
The controversy over the name of the new junior high just won’t go away. At a Natchitoches Parish School Board meeting Tuesday, board president George Rhymes and board member Ralph Wilson argued ov...
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School board meeting is Tuesday; vote on taxes will be Thursday
The Natchitoches Parish School Board will hopefully approve the resolution setting the millage rates when it meets Thursday, July 9 at 5 p.m. at the school board office. The school board must pass ...
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Don’t miss out on Fourth of July activities at Green Market, live music, fireworks
The City of Natchitoches will celebrate Independence Day at Celebration on the Cane Saturday, July 4 on the downtown riverbank. The celebration will feature a patriotic Cane River Green Market, liv...
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Former resident dies in Texas plane crash
HUNT COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A single-engine Piper PA-24 Comanche crashed shortly after takeoff from the Rockin’ M airport, a private airstrip near Quinlan, Texas, Wednesday according to Lynn Lunsford,...
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Motorists discover saw blades embedded in road
Motorists traveling on Interstate 49 near milepost#123 north of the Cloutiervillle/ Derry exit contacted the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office June 30 at 6:03 p.m., reporting what appeared to be...
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Cox and Edwards plan visits to Natchitoches
State Rep. Kenny Cox and Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. John Bel Edwards, will hold a post-session wrap town hall meeting at the Natchitoches Art Center on Second Street, Thursday, July 9 at 5:30 ...
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Eighteen-wheeler overturns on I-49
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Deputies, and Louisiana State Police responded to reports of an overturned 18-wheeler on Interstate-49 north of Natchitoches near milepost#148 June 30 at 7:04 p.m. The...
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Tennessee Gas Pipeline station will remain open as pipelines are abandoned
By Stephanie Masson Contributing Writer Tennessee Gas Pipeline Compressor Station 40 in Natchitoches will remain operational as plans move forward to abandon a 24-inch diameter line than runs from ...
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Meeting will gauge interest in community garden
The City of Natchitoches will host a community meeting Tuesday, July 7 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Natchitoches Arts Center on Second Street to discuss a community, school, and church garden initiative...
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Just Talkin...
One of the most important issues to face Natchitoches Parish in a long time will be on the school board agenda Thursday. At issue is whether the school board will pass the resolution setting the ta...
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Waterworks District 2 board has opening
Parish President Rick Nowlin will make an appointment to fill a vacancy on the Waterworks District No. 2 board. Persons interested in serving on the Waterworks District No. 2 Board may submit their...
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