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01/17/2019 - 8:47am
Gov. John Bel Edwards has reappointed Bob Levy of Vienna to the Louisiana Board of Regents, the policy and advocacy board for higher education in Louisiana. Edwards swore Levy and other new members of the board into office Tuesday in Baton Rouge. The Board of Regents’ responsibilities include...
01/17/2019 - 8:51am
Louisiana Tech University’s online Professional Master of Business Administration and online Master of Science in Engineering and Technology Management have been named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 list of Best Online Programs released Wednesday. The online MBA was ranked No. 77, up more...
01/17/2019 - 8:54am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sears will live on— at least for now. The company’s chairman and largest shareholder, Eddie Lampert, won a bankruptcy auction for Sears, averting liquidation of the iconic chain, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. The person agreed to speak on condition of...
01/16/2019 - 8:27am
BEIJING (AP) — China plans to slash taxes, step up spending and provide ample financing to private and small enterprises to help counter the country’s worst slowdown since the global financial crisis and the impact of a bruising trade war with the U.S. The People’s Bank of China is confident it can...
01/16/2019 - 8:28am
NEW YORK (AP) — As Sears teeters on the brink of collapse, one man stands at the center of the fight for the future of the iconic retailer. Eddie Lampert plays several often-conflicting roles in what could be the final chapter for the company that began as a mail order watch business 132 years ago...

Announcements

Chris and Lisa Barr, of Ruston, are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sara Kate Barr, of Ruston, to Tyler Warren, of Castor. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Helen Reeves, of Ruston; and the late W.C. Reeves; and the late A.M. and late Theo Barr....
John and Kim Ward are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Anna Christian Ward, of Dallas, Texas, formerly of Ruston, to Lucas Carl Weaver, of Garland, Texas. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Christian A. Fast and late Martha Sue Fast; and...

Sports

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GRAMBLING — In a small city that has produced a significant number of renowned basketball players, Willis Reed is almost unarguably the best ever...

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Junior Mubarak Muhammed (23) and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will be looking for their first Conference USA road win of the season when they play...

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The 50 greatest players in Joe Aillet Stadium history were announced last fall and are probably open for future debate.

Imagine what a list...

Editorials

Lincoln Parish schools boast some truly excellent minds on both sides of the desk, and Monday the very best of the best were recognized at the Student and Teacher of the Year...
When state funds are misused, it’s always good to see it stopped. And that’s why the Daily Leader extends our thanks to the Louisiana State Police, which on Friday arrested...