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The Advocate announced today that it has hired former Picayune political columnist Stephanie Grace and current Picayune reporter Laura Maggi.

Grace will write three columns a week for the editorial page. Maggi will serve as assistant bureau chief, online editor and reporter for the New Orleans edition. Both are veteran award-winning journalists.

Meanwhile, on the business side, long-time T-P classified advertising manager Yvette DeLucky has left the Picayune and will now be working for The Advocate.

Rumors persist that more defections are in the offing.