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It’s not everyday that a 14-year-old owns their own business, but Dakota Carpenter, of Choudrant, does. Dakota will begin 10th grade at Darbonne Woods Charter School in the fall, but for now, she is focused on her business — Agua Plantas. She was able to create her business through the help of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. YEA! is a program of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. “My mom works at the Chamber and last year they did it and I thought it was cool,” Dakota said. “So this year my mom encouraged me to do it, so I did.” She didn’t really have a business in mind when she started...

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04/26/2017
Three persons of interest sought in connection with the shooting at a Ruston apartment complex Tuesday night are being held in the Union Parish Detention Center on unrelated charges. Chadarius L....
04/26/2017
Ruston High School ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s annual best public high schools in the country report. RHS ranked No. 2,451 that garnered the school a silver medal status. “We are excited...
04/25/2017
Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science recently announced its 2017 Outstanding Students and Faculty. Each Spring Quarter, COES faculty vote to recognize juniors and seniors...
04/25/2017
Several Ruston High School students were recognized as honorable mentions in an international science competition. Sophomores Tyerell Owens, Sequoyia Graham and Catravion Wright and sophmores AunDrá...
04/24/2017
Credited with inspiring young dancers from around the world with their technique, grace and all around enchantment, the Russian National Ballet will visit Louisiana Tech University to showcase their...
04/24/2017
The Ruston chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in partnership with the Northeast Delta Human Services Authority will host a Law Enforcement Mental Health Symposium. The symposium will...
04/24/2017
Registration for the 2017-18 school year for students in grades kindergarten through 12 will begin on May 1. All new students (except pre-k) need to be registered at the Lincoln Parish School Board...
04/24/2017
Officials with Brookshire Grocery Co. announce plans for the 13th Brookshire’s/Super 1 Foods World War II Heroes Flight, which will take WWII veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorial built...
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04/24/2017
The 2017 Artexpo New York includes two paintings by Ruston’s Hooshang Khorasani. Artblend Gallery of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, selected an abstract and an equine work to display in exhibition that...
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04/22/2017
Louisiana Tech University’s department of music has announced its Alumnus of the Year and Honors Recital soloists, and will feature the honorees at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Howard Auditorium. Tony Boutté...