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Leader photo by JESSIECA CARR

Grambling State University President Rick Gallot speaks at a press conference called Sunday afternoon to address the fatal shooting on campus early that morning.

10/17/2021 - 7:31pm
GRAMBLING – Investigators said Sunday afternoon they still did not have any suspects or motive in an early morning shooting spree on the Grambling State University campus that left one person dead and seven people injured, one critically. The campus...

SPORTS

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Cedar Creek’s Jed Worthey battles for tough yardage against the Jonesboro-Hodge defense in Friday night’s 28-26 Tiger win. Leader photo by JESSIECA CARR

10/17/2021 - 12:00am
The Battle of the Big Cats did not disappoint as the Jonesboro-Hodge Tigers escaped 28-26 after a leaping fourth quarter pass deflection by Xavier Atkins with 1:57 remaining to stop a Cedar Creek comeback. It was a competitive game that came down to...

OPINIONS

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10/17/2021 - 12:00am
For the second consecutive month, Wall Street analysts and media business forecasters badly missed the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s job creation total. Dow Jones projected 500,000 new jobs for September, compared to the 194,000 new jobs reported by...

OBITUARIES

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10/17/2021 - 12:00am
Funeral services for Billy Don Perritt, 85, was held Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 10 a.m. at Alabama Baptist Church in Arcadia. Interment will follow at Alabama Cemetery. Brother Jeff Hurst will officiate. A visitation was held Friday, October 15...