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BATON ROUGE (AP) — John Schroder, a Republican businessman and former legislator, won a special election Saturday for state treasurer. Schroder had 56 percent of the vote over Democrat Derrick Edwards, according to complete, unofficial returns. Schroder will take over a post vacated by John Kennedy, a popular Republican who left the job early after winning election to the U.S. Senate. Schroder was the front-runner in the competition after Republicans in the six-candidate October primary split 67 percent of the vote. Edwards raised few dollars for the race and did far less advertising than...

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06/28/2014
Teachers and students alike like the fresh feeling of the beginning of a new school year. New touches at the Lincoln Parish Head Start building on Oakdale Street will add even more freshness to the...
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06/28/2014
U.S. Senator David Vitter attended a “Peach and Greet” event in the Friday evening as part of the kickoff to the 2014 Louisiana Peach Festival. After a brief speech by Vitter and a welcome by Police...
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06/28/2014
Top left: Leader photos by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT- Louisiana Swamp Donkey unleashed the sounds of Southern Rock on the Peach Festival crowd during Friday’s show at Railroad Park. Top right: The Molly...
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06/28/2014
Top left: Leader photo by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT- Choudrant High School cheerleaders used a fire truck to ride in Saturday’s Louisiana Peach Festival parade. Top right: Leader photo by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT...
06/28/2014
MONROE — CARF International announced that Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NE Delta HSA) has been accredited for a period of three years, its longest-running accreditation, for the...
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06/28/2014
RUSTON — The Food Marketing Institute recently named Chris Turner, store director at Super 1 Foods in Ruston, a finalist in the organization’s 15th Annual Store Manager Awards Program. This program...
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06/27/2014
A political squabble is leaving Louisiana school districts with their hands tied. “What I don’t want to see is a chess game played by politicians where our children have become the pawns,” said Rep....
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06/27/2014
GRAMBLING — Abdulalim A. Shabazz, a distinguished professor at Grambling State University with a national reputation, has died at the age of 87. He had been hospitalized at Northern Louisiana Medical...
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06/27/2014
Brayden Pye, 6, of Ruston, was the first one to catch a fish at the annual Louisiana Peach Festival Kid’s Fishing tournament. More than 50 children showed up to the annual event at Lincoln Parish...
06/27/2014
Editor’s Note: This story first appeared in the Leader on June 20, 1974, to commemorate the annual Louisiana Peach Festival. It was written by former Leader Writer Ed Gage and is being reprinted for...