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June 19th, 2018

Gleason is a national hero

It’s a memory that remains etched into our memories at the Ruston Daily Leader nearly 12 years later.
That body floating horizontal in midair, arms outstretched, before the crowd at the New Orleans Superdome exploded, seemingly threatening to shake the facility down in joyous glee.
It signaled the rebirth of New Orleans itself and especially the NFL’s Saints franchise in the wake of the devastation created by Hurricane Katrina.

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Two Tech young guns honored

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Diamond ’Dogs pitchers named to All-Region team

The American Baseball Coaches Association has announced the 2018 NCAA Div. I All-Region Teams, with Louisiana Tech junior pitchers Logan Bailey (first team) and David Leal (second team) earning recognition in the Central Region.
The teams were voted on by members of the American Baseball Coaches Association and the process is led by the ABCA NCAA Div. I All-America Committee.
Both Bailey and Leal also garnered all-conference accolades earlier in the year, while playing a major role in leading the Bulldogs to 39 wins, and a school-record 21 conference triumphs.

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Techsters volleyball adds coach

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Head coach Adriano de Souza has announced the addition of Jessica Croucher to the Louisiana Tech family as an assistant volleyball coach for the upcoming 2018 season.
Croucher comes to Ruston after spending the previous two years as an assistant coach at the University of Saint Mary. In her final season at the program last year, she helped guide the program to the most victories in school history (18).

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RUSTON AAU TEAM TAKES STATE

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The Williams Brothers Basketball Program’s Pride, a Ruston-based eighth-grade AAU basketball team, recently won a state championship. Pictured on the front row from left to right are Coach Charles Evans, Zaccheya Jackson, Cassandra Evans, Kemiah Spencer, Alexis Foster, Carlasia Moore and Coach Reggie Williams. Pictured on the back row are Coordinator Angel Richard, Aalyrah Wheeler, Jordon Marshall, Logan Sinnie, Pashonnay Johnson, Ta’mara Owens, Kiona McCallister, Aaliyah Washington, Amayah Timber and Coordinator LaToya Woods.

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Fourth person arrested in arson, burglary case

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A fourth person has been arrested in connection with a May 28 arson and burglary of mobile home on Cook Road.
Tina W. Hood, also known as Tina Wisdom Free, 45, of Springhill, was arrested Saturday by the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office. She is charged with illegal possession of stolen things.
Hood was picked up early Saturday morning from a home in Springhill and booked into the Webster Parish Correction Facility as a fugitive, according to a press release from the fire marshal’s office.

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Hampton Inn gears up for Gobbler Cobbler contest

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It’s that time of year again, and as residents prepare for a weekend of fun at the Louisiana Peach Festival, Brandon Sutherland, director of sales for the Hampton Inn, is gathering alter egos from across the country to compete in the Cobbler Gobbler contest.
“We are going to do three pounds of cobbler this year,” Sutherland said, adding that in previous years, the contestants had to go through two pounds of peach cobbler to win. “The first person to eat the most peach cobbler in five minutes wins.”
Last year, he said, the winner ate two and half pounds in two minutes.

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‘Little Mermaid Jr.’ opens today at Dixie

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Ruston Community Theatre is preparing to make a splash this summer with its third annual junior musical “Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Junior” directed by Steele Moegle and sponsored by Saul Zalesch and Diane Douglas, with a costume sponsorship from Jonesboro State Bank. The show dates will be today through Thursday at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
Above, Ariel (left), played by Alma Moegle, shows Flounder, played by Olivia Hancock, a newfound treasure.

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June 18th

Peach Clue 1

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June 16th

Try again: Lawmakers to enter third tax session

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers have spent an unusual 45 weeks in legislative sessions since their term began in January 2016, and now they’re heading back for more, unable so far to reach a deal for financing state government programs starting in July.
Monday’s latest gathering is the seventh special session called by Gov. John Bel Edwards since he took office, all to deal with Louisiana’s ongoing financial instability — on top of the annual regular sessions that lawmakers hold each year.

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Grambling Juneteenth

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Pictured above are dancers with the Black Sapphire Dance Company entertained the crowd during Saturday’s Juneteenth Parade in Grambling. Pictured below are children playing in a water slide set up for the festival.

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