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NATCHITOCHES - Personnel from Northwestern State University's Office of University Recruiting and several academic departments will join in hosting an end of year/Spring Fling party at Bossier Parish Community College from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, May 6. NSU will provide catered food for students as well as information about the university and ... (more)
Rapides Parish Sheriff's detectives, who had been watching a Natchitoches man for several weeks whom they suspected of transporting meth into the parish, arrested the man Wednesday at a business near Interstate 49, according to a release.
The Cane River Green Market will open its 2014 season on Saturday, April 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Natchitoches' local farmer's market will feature Cane River Green Market vendors, live musical entertainment, children's activities, demonstrations and a free Zumba class.
"Sacraments and Vows," a new exhibit at the Northwest Louisiana History Museum in Natchitoches, is now open.
NATCHITOCHES - The children of Bill and Justine Shaw recognized the couple's 60th wedding anniversary by placing a wrought iron bench on the campus of Northwestern State University in their honor.
A passerby called 911 Thursday morning about a fight between a man and a woman on the side of La.
<![CDATA[NATCHITOCHES, La. - Northwestern State University President Randall J. Webb announced Friday that he will retire later this year. Webb has served as Northwestern State's president since 1996. In July, he will become the university's longest-serving president, surpassing Victor L. Roy, who was president from 1911 to 1929. Webb said his retirement date will be "based on when my replacement can assume the official duties and responsibilities of the office of president. I want to ensure that we effect a smooth transition for the incoming president." "Brenda and I owe a debt of gratitude to each and every member of the Board of Supervisors of the University of Louisiana System for their support of us," Webb said. "Thanks to them and ULS staff members, along with faculty, staff, students and alumni of the university, our term of office has been most enjoyable and productive." He added "We are grateful to many wonderful people that Northwestern has made marked progress and achieved many successes over the past years. Indeed, we feel our lives have been blessed beyond measure because of people who have graciously supported us and the cause of our beloved university." Webb said he looks forward to the "transition to other areas of service in life" and to spending more time with his family. In a statement, UL System President Sandra Woodley said: "The Board and I would like to express our deepest gratitude to Dr. Webb for his commitment and service. Randy and Brenda Webb have both given so much of themselves over the past decades to Northwestern State and the Natchitoches community. Their contributions will long be remembered." Under Webb's leadership, Northwestern State has received national and international attention for its academic programs and student accomplishments. University facilities have been renovated, and two capital campaigns have set fund-raising records at the school. Webb has led the move toward higher admissions standards at the university. Webb led the university's outreach by spearheading the development at NSU of the largest electronic education and distance-learning network of any university in Louisiana. Northwestern State offers courses and 34 accredited degree programs to students through Internet and compressed video. Several university online programs have been rated as being among the best buys in the United States. The university also achieved Tier I status in the U.S. News and World Report ranking of regional universities on two occasions. The master's program in nursing was rated as one of the Top 100 by U.S. News. Webb has held positions of leadership at the national level in intercollegiate athletics. He has served as chair of the board of directors of the Southland Conference and has been a member of the prestigious NCAA Executive Council and the NCAA Division I Board of Directors that oversee all major policy decisions by the governing body for major college sports. He served as the Southland Conference representative on the NCAA Presidential Advisory Group.
An attempt to nab a Natchitoches man on a warrant for filing to appear in court ended with the man's capture and more charges being filed against him, according to police.
A Powhatan man is facing charges in connection to a dogfighting raid made last month by the Sabine Parish Sheriff's Office last month, and officials say more arrests are pending.
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A slamming door awakened a sleeping Natchez man, who discovered that the woman fleeing his house had cut his pocket and taken his wallet -- along with some of his undergarments, according to police.
Louisiana's top higher education officials aren't hoping for a big increase in state funding in the budget that goes into effect July 1. They're just trying to hold on to what they have now.