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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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03/20/2014
Natchitoches — Twenty-nine students from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts participated in district literary rally held Feb. 22 at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston.
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03/20/2014
Top left: Emmanuel Baptist Preschool celebrates Read Across America Week with green eggs and ham for snack. Top right: Jack Henry said he loves Dr. Seuss. Bottom left: Stella enjoys eating her green...
03/20/2014
Winners in the 2014 North Louisiana District Rally qualifying for the State Rally in Baton Rouge have been announced following competition at Louisiana Tech on Feb. 22. Over 1,600 students competed...
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03/19/2014
Four local law enforcement agencies came together Tuesday to further their education on the topic of DNA. Hosted by the Ruston Police Department, employees with the North Louisiana Criminalistics...
03/19/2014
The Grambling High Foundation will be submitting an application to the state’s Board of Secondary Elementary Education for a Type II charter, after missing the deadline to submit an application for a...
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03/19/2014
The Farmerville Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies are seeking a Ruston man believed to be responsible for a burglary at Northside Pharmacy. Farmerville Police Chief Bim...
03/19/2014
The head of the Union-Lincoln Regional Water Supply Initiative says his group is willing to pay the $65,000 appraised price for property for a water treatment plant, if the Legislature OKs the sale...
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03/19/2014
Valentine’s Day was extra special for Kiana Carr Johnson this year. She received an extra special valentine as she was named teacher of the year at Betty and Jean Schmalz Elementary School in Katy,...
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03/18/2014
Harry Farrar sits in a recliner in the living room of his Ruston home. He’s just returned from a VFW meeting, and every now and then during the conversation, shares with his wife a bit of news he...
03/18/2014
The board of aldermen for the town of Dubach met in regular session Monday night. The board voted unanimously to pay the town’s bills, which totaled $49,087. Board members discussed the bills and...