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Veteran Louisiana journalist remembered

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RUSTON, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Sad news to report for journalism in Louisiana. The Ruston community is remembering the life of popular newspaper columnist and retired Louisiana Tech Journalism Department Chairman Wiley Hilburn, Jr.

Hilburn died Thursday afternoon at the age of 75, following a brief illness. During his years at Tech, Hilburn chaired the journalism department, directed the university's news bureau and served as a faculty adviser for the student newspaper. He was also a Tech graduate.

Hilburn began his career at the Ruston Daily Leader and later worked for newspapers across the state. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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