When Huey Pruitt was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in January of 2011 he said he didn’t want to believe it, but that diagnosis was only the beginning of a slew of challenges Pruitt would overcome throughout the next several years.
“The way I found out — I went to my orthopedic doctor with back problems,” Pruitt said. “We did an X-ray and then an MRI.”
Pruitt said he remembers his doctor approaching him with something he described as “the look.”
Senior Vice President at Bank of America Eddie Martin, left, recently spoke during the Grambling State University’s 2015 Founder’s Day Convocation. Martin is pictured receiving an Award of Appreciation from GSU President Willie Larkin, right.
The Ruston Daily Leader has promoted Jessica Darden to managing editor.
Darden, a native of Columbia, graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and History.
“Jessica has done a great job covering this region with the quality journalism that readers expect from the Daily Leader,” Rick Hohlt, publisher of the Daily Leader, said. “Her leadership and talent will further improve this newspaper and our growing community.”
Darden has been employed by the Daily Leader since 2013. She is also the editor of the quarterly Living Well magazine.
A Ruston man remains in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center today charged with aggravated assault with a firearm following a shooting incident at his girlfriend’s apartment on Jan. 23.
Morgan Marks, 24, of 2102 Winchester Dr., was arrested at the Tech Town Apartments on Gilman Street after allegedly pointing a gun at his girlfriend and, at some point in the disturbance, firing it, Ruston Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Clint Williams said.