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Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 11:50am
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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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05/12/2017
Downtown will be a little busier this evening as residents gather for the third annual Downtown Art Crawl. The free event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. and will allow the public to visit with local...
05/12/2017
Farmerville Gazette No criminal charges will be filed against an administrator at D’Arbonne Woods Charter School who exchanged text messages with two minor female students. On March 27, the Union...
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05/11/2017
On July 1, 2016, Ruston was approved by the state Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism to be a Cultural District. To further support the arts in Ruston, a cultural board was formed and is...
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05/11/2017
Cherri Barmore, of Choudrant, was recently named the 2017 Wall of Fame award recipient from Southern Acappella Sound Chorus — the Monroe Chapter of Sweet Adelines International. Barmore is the...
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05/11/2017
More than 105 Ruston High School juniors took the Advance Placement Language and Composition exam Wednesday — the largest number of students taking an AP exam in the history of the school. The...
05/11/2017
The Louisiana Attorney General will handle prosecuting a suit filed by the Union Parish Police Jury against Karl Malone over access to a popular recreational site. Third District Court Judge Tommy...
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05/11/2017
Sunrise Kiwanis Club, a long-time and award-winning partner with the Lincoln Parish School District, recently wrapped up its annual literacy program held at the Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center...
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05/11/2017
Ruston’s Rotary Club recently wrapped up the 2016-17 Student of the Year program by presenting its annual scholarship awards.
05/10/2017
Grab a trash bag and your used electronics. It’s time to clean up around Ruston. Two events are scheduled on Saturday to allow residents not only to get rid of their old computers and accessories,...
05/10/2017
There was standing room only during the Lincoln Parish Police Jury meeting Tuesday evening as the jurors killed an ordinance that would allow alcohol to be possessed or consumed at Lincoln Hall, a...