The Russ House presented its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Program to a packed house Wednesday afternoon. In the top picture, Tameka Brantley (left) and Margaret Archie light candles remembering those lost to breast cancer (white candles) as well as breast cancer survivors. In the bottom picture, Belinda Shively (left) presents a thank you to Patricia Moss, who started the annual Russ House program around 10 years ago.
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At the end of 2010, we look back at some of the biggest stories published in the Daily Leader during the calendar year.
Double murder conviction
Decameo Reynolds, of Ruston, pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder in January. The shootings of Willie Perry, 47 at the time of death, and Sharon Newton, 43 at the time of death, date back to 2007.
Reynolds was sentenced to prison at hard labor for the remainder of his life without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.
Tech/GSU meet on the field
Louisiana Tech University has entered into a partnership with global IT leader Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Louisiana Economic Development (LED) FastStart, and the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City to offer current and prospective students a comprehensive suite of cyber-related programs and career opportunities designed to meet the current and future needs of CSC.
Bethel Christian School has not made a decision about participating in the state school voucher program. Reserving the right to set accelerated standards for its students regarding conduct, dress and scholarship, Bethel Christian School is committed to exemplary Christian values, academic achievement, behavioral standards and small teacher/student ratios. Because the school maintains a higher criteria for student admissions than the public school system, the school is still investigating the requirements of the state program.