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Powhatan man dies in Sabine Parish crash

MANY, La. -- A Natchitoches Parish man died early Friday morning in a two-vehicle crash west of Many. State police said Ronald Williams, 48, of Powhatan, died at the scene. The crash, which was reported at 4:15 a.m. on Highway 6, prompted closure of the highway and forced motorists to detour onto other roadways. At 4 p.m., the highway was still closed with no estimated opening time from state police.
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Louisiana woman to meet with police chief about citation for shorts, crop top in viral TikTok

A Winnfield, Louisiana, woman received an indecent exposure citation while attending a festival downtown and took to TikTok to complain. Now Casey LaCaze-Lachney has obtained an attorney and hopes to get the ticket dismissed. Attorney Randall T. Hayes representing LaCaze-Lachney and has been in contact with Winnfield Police Chief Johnny Ray Carpenter. So...

Artificial reef deployed in Grand Bayou Reservoir

COUSHATTA - An artificial reef has been established in the Grand Bayou Reservoir with the hope of providing new habitats for deep-water fish. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced Thursday morning the reef is composed of nine different structures made of concrete, recycled gas pipe, and sweet gum trees. The trees, LDWF says, will attract fish and promote algae growth, while the plastic will maintain the structure for a long time.

Natchitoches Parish Needs a New Pet Adoption Center and Animal Shelter!

The Parish’s two main animal welfare organizations, Hope for Paws and The Natchitoches Humane Society, are joining forces for a worthy cause – the building of a pet adoption center and animal shelter. This worthy goal was the theme behind an informational meeting held at the LSMSA auditorium Thursday, June 30 (See Documents Attached)

Morning fire on J. C. Deblieux Drive

Wednesday morning, the Central Fire Station received a dispatch from the City Police reporting a structure fire on J.C. Deblieux Drive. Engines 1, Engine 3, Rescue1, Truck 1, and Chief-2, with Fire Prevention/Investigations, Fire Safety and Chief-1 were dispatched to the scene. C-2, the first to arrive on scene, found...

Natchitoches 14U State Champions

The Natchitoches 14U All Star team, Set Apart, won the USSSA State Championship in Slidell on Father’s Day weekend. The team went undefeated 4-0 in the heat led by coaches Aaron Procell and Nick Smith. The team will be competing in the National Division All Star World Series July 12-17 in Chalmette.

CVB Attends Jefferson Highway Association Conference

Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director Arlene Gould and Groups & Tourism Sales Manager Leanna Coy recently attended the Jefferson Highway Association Conference in Pittsburg, Kansas. The Jefferson Highway, originally created in 1915, traverses 17 parishes in Louisiana on its route from Winnipeg, Canada to New Orleans and was...

NSU names Sydney Jones Deputy AD for Business and Finance/SWA

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State has named Sydney Jones its new Deputy Athletic Director for Business and Finance and its Senior Woman Administrator. Jones comes to NSU from soon-to-be fellow Southland Conference member Texas A&M-Commerce where she spent the past five months as the department's Senior Associate Athletic Director for business services and SWA.

Notice of Death – June 30, 2022

A private service will be held on family land where he will be laid to rest in a family cemetery in New Hill, NC with full military honors. A celebration of life will be held on a later date. Geraldine Jones Babers. July 26, 1971 – June 23, 2022.

NSU seeking nominations for Alumni Awards

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Alumni Association invites nominations for three alumni awards, two that recognize distinguished service and one for volunteerism toward the Alumni Association. The awards will be presented this fall in conjunction with the Long Purple Line celebration and Homecoming festivities. Nominations will open Monday,...