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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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Grambling State University’s campus newspaper, The Gramblinite, received seven first-place awards, including first place for Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper. It is the second best...
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ifth District Congressman Vance McAllister cancelled his scheduled Monday night appearance here before the North Central Louisiana Tea Party. The cancellation came only hours before McAllister, R-...
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Steele Moegle, an associate professor of music and head of the Piano Studios at Louisiana Tech University, was one of performers Saturday who showcased their talents during the ninth annual Joe Woods...
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A Ruston man was arrested Saturday night after attempted to gain entry to a residence through a pet door. Christian Kane Killen, 20, of 1602 Ravine, was arrested on one count of unlawful entry of an...
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