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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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Louisiana Tech University’s Division of Nursing has been tabbed as the state’s top undergraduate degree program. The award was presented during the 16th Annual Nightingale Awards Gala honoring...
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After nearly 40 of service to the community, Backus True Value is closing its doors. Owner Jody Backus said that while the company has had the pleasure of serving Lincoln Parish in the hardware,...
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A Dubach woman is in custody today after she allegedly killed her boyfriend late Sunday night. Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Malaysia Carter, 19, and charged her with manslaughter in the...