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As journalists, we all get caught up sometimes in “remaining unbiased” and “not becoming part of the story.” Yet, I must admit, there are times when all of that “theory” becomes impossible to practice.

Rick Huckabay did not allow you to remain professional with him. His personality drew you in, and nearly instantly, you felt at home talking and interacting with him.

I’ll never forget the day I found out about Rick Huckabay, when his name surfaced in 2003 as a candidate for the Ruston High School boys basketball job.

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