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Betty Lou Wagley Rigsby, 88, a long time resident of Marthaville, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 15, 2016 surrounded by family and friends after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease.

 

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Natchitoches Times correspondent Donna Dyson-Horn didn't let us down when she sent this photo of the Winning Best Church Float from Marthaville First Baptist Church. The church also won $100 and the plaque that will be passed on again for next year during the Marthaville Good Ole Days Festival Friday and Saturday.

 

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Gov. John Bel Edwards says there is nothing "untoward" or "improper" about his administration's legal contract with one of his political supporters to represent the state of Louisiana in litigation against oil and gas companies over coastal wetland loss. During a media briefing in his Capitol office Wednesday, Edwards accused Attorney General Jeff Landry of fabricating politically motivated reasons to reject the contact that his administration signed with Natchitoches attorney Taylor Townsend, a former lawmaker and top fundraiser for the governor.

 

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On September 20, 1973, shortly after leaving the stage following a performance at Prather Coliseum in Natchitoches, Louisiana, acclaimed singer-songwriter Jim Croce was among five people who died in a plane crash. The artist behind such well-known radio favorites as "You Don't Mess Around with Jim," "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" and "Time In A Bottle" was just 30 years old.

 

The Native American Tunica people moved near the mouth of the Yazoo River by 1694 and allowed French Jesuits to establish a mission in the village in 1699. From this location they continued to trade salt, pottery and horses to nations both east and west of the Mississippi.

 

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Funeral services for Andrew 'Andy' Jenkins Jr. were Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Blanchard-St.

 

"And with the stroke of a brush, you left us with the beauty of this place." These words define the legacy of Grady Murrell Harper, Ph.D., 83, of Natchitoches, who passed away after a long battle with ALS.

 

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Nine correctional officers at Natchitoches Parish Detention Center have been terminated or suspended without pay in connection with the recent escape of 3 inmates, according to Natchitoches Sheriff Victor Jones. Four officers were terminated as a result of an internal investigation, while 4 others were suspended without pay or 1 was issued a reprimand over policy violations in connection with the escape 3 weeks ago.

 

If you can't wait until next year's Jazz Fest for a taste of Natchitoches Meat Pie, head to the Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival Sept. 16 and 17, 2016, in Natchitoches.

 

A man from Rapides Parish, Louisiana, apparently with divine approval, was arrested last week after he reportedly led Natchitoches Parish deputies on a 10-mile chase, exceeding speeds of nearly 100 mph. Just before 6:30pm on Friday, deputies were patrolling the City of Natchitoches when they reportedly saw a 1999 Ford pickup truck travelling at a high rate of speed.

 
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