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Big Lots, The Venue top May commercial permits

Two commercial permits topped the list of building permits secured during May according to the monthly report from Director of Planning and Zoning Shontrell Roque. There were 20 permits issued with a valuation of $1,012,168. River South Commons LLC/Mooring Recovery Services LLC secured a permit with a valuation of $700,000...
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Natchitoches Shooting Kills Two and Injures One

The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a shooting that killed two individuals and injured a third person early Saturday morning. On June 25, 2022 around 2:30 a.m., officers with the Natchitoches Police Department were dispatched to the 5100 block of University Parkway (French Market Express) in reference to a report of gunshots in the area. Upon officers arrival they located Marquis Evans, 21, of Natchitoches, Daniel Williams, 23, of Creston and another individual suffering from gunshot wounds.
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Summer heat an imminent danger

With temperatures projected to reach 100 degrees over the weekend, the heat is on everyone’s mind. Some in Natchitoches are warning others to be mindful of the heat anyway because the consequences of overheating can be dangerous. John Robertson has firsthand experience seeing the effects of extreme heat. “When...
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Fireworks Display and Street Closures for July 2

The City of Natchitoches would like to advise the public of the following street closures for the Celebration on the Cane on Saturday, July 2. The following streets will close at 8:30 pm in preparation for a 9 pm fireworks display during the Celebration on the Cane event on the downtown riverbank.
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2 teenagers shot in Clarence, La

NATCHITOCHES, Parish - The Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting of 2 teenagers Friday night around midnight in Clarence, Louisiana. Authorities say two 17-year-olds were attending a private party at the Clarence Community Center. While standing outside somebody drove by and fired several rounds. Both were hit and...
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2 dead, 1 wounded in shooting at Natchitoches gas station

NATCHITOCHES, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Police are investigating a shooting that killed two people and injured a third at a Natchitoches gas station early Saturday morning. Police say officers were called to the French Market Express in the 5100 block of University Parkway around 2:30 a.m. to investigate reports of gunshots in the area. They arrived to find 21-year-old Marquis Evans of Natchitoches and 23-year-old Daniel Williams of Creston, and another unnamed victim suffering from gunshot wounds.
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City Council approves lease for new Public Works Department location

The City Council approved the final introduction of an ordinance at its June 27 meeting relating to moving the Public Works Department to this location as it looks forward to further development within the Mill District. The ordinance up for introduction was to execute a lease with an option to purchase for the lease and eventual purchase of a tract of land (a little over 6 acres) located at 1608 Texas Street (the old John Deere building) from John Barry Guillet for $512,500, said lease providing for a 3 year term with an option to purchase at any time during the term of the lease. The future goal is to bring other businesses to the area and make the Mill District a thriving economic corridor.
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Area student athlete to compete with soccer team at National Championship

Anna Hobart, a sophomore at Natchitoches Central High School, was a member of the school’s Varsity Soccer Team and made the All-District 1st team as a freshman. She recently won the National Premier League Gulf States Regional Championship with her club soccer team, Cajun Rush 07G Academy (based in Lafayette). They will be competing for the National Premier League National Championship in July in Commerce City, Colorado—one of only 14 teams in the country.
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Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival to feature Cajun guitar workshop

The 42nd Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival has announced the addition of an interactive workshop entitled “Beginning Cajun Guitar,” which will feature instruction by Lafayette-based guitarist and songwriter Yvette Landry with support from fiddler Beau Thomas. The workshop will be held at 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 23 in the N-Club Room of Prather Coliseum on the campus of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. Guitarists of all experience levels are encouraged to bring their instruments. Admission to the workshop is included with paid admission to the festival. The 42nd Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival will be held, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., on Saturday, July 23 in Prather Coliseum at 220 South Jefferson Street on the NSU campus. Admission is $10 for the entire day, $6 after 5 p.m., and free for children ages 12 and under.
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Softball: Lady Demons add another McNeese transfer Reynolds

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State added another Division I transfer to the 2023 team on Monday with the addition of first baseman Kennedy Reynolds. The Spring, Texas, native spent the past two seasons at Southland Conference rival McNeese where she was a spot starter for the Cowgirls in 2022 appearing in more than 40 games in her two seasons in Lake Charles.
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2 teens shot at Natchitoches Parish community center

CLARENCE, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Two teens are in the hospital after a shooting at a community center in Clarence late Friday night, according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office. It happened just before midnight Friday. While deputies were responding to a 911 call reporting shots fired at the...
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NSU gets approval to offer M.Ed. at reduced tuition rate

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s School of Education received approval for a rate reduction for individuals seeking a Master of Education in Education Leadership and Post Master’s Certificate in Education Leadership. NSU will charge $280 per credit hour for the M.Ed. and PMC, including tuition and fees. The new pricing structure will be available to all students who enroll and are coded as pursuing the Educational Leadership endorsement. The cost adjustment makes NSU’s program more competitive than other educational leadership programs in the region.
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Fireworks, Music and Family Fun – Rockin’ Riverbank 2022

Natchitoches’ Downtown Riverbank Stage was the place to be Friday, June 24, as the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame’s Induction Celebration hosted Rockin’ Riverfest. The popular event, long part of the annual induction of each new class of Louisiana sports legends into the Hall 0f Fame, featured concerts and family fun for children at the riverbank, all free of cost to anyone attending.
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Minetti, Wojcikova earn first-team LSWA All-Louisiana honors

NATCHITOCHES – A pair of Northwestern State tennis players have been recognized as two of the state's top players. Sophomores Mariella Minetti and Viktorie Wojcikova earned first-team recognition on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Women's College Tennis Team, which was announced Tuesday afternoon by the organization. The pair's first-team...
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Lady Demons add another Division I transfer

Northwestern State added another Division I transfer to the 2023 team on Monday with the addition of first baseman Kennedy Reynolds. The Spring, Texas, native spent the past two seasons at Southland Conference rival McNeese where she was a spot starter for the Cowgirls in 2022 appearing in more than 40 games in her two seasons in Lake Charles.
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NATCHITOCHES PARISH: 2 Juveniles shot, No Suspect at this time

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Detectives are actively investigating a shooting in Clarence on Friday evening that left two Natchitoches juveniles hospitalized according to Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Stuart Wright. On Friday evening, June 24, 2022, at approximately 11:58 pm, Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to NATCOM 911 Center reports of shots...
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