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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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03/04/2014
Development in Ruston became a little easier Monday night when the board of alderman approved almost 60 revisions to the city’s zoning ordinance. All of the changes lessen the constraints of...
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03/04/2014
Joseph Capers, of Grambling, has had a diverse journey since his humble beginnings in Princeton in Bossier Parish. The son of a rural minister, Capers was sent to live with his aunt and uncle in...
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03/03/2014
In honor of Montessori Education Week the local Montessori School held their first Chameleon Crawl held at Lincoln Parish Park on Saturday. The Montessori teaching method is a system of education...
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03/03/2014
Officers with the Ruston Police Department made an arrest on Friday in regards to alleged cruelty to a juvenile. According to the arrest report, officers responded to the scene after they were...
03/03/2014
The Lincoln Parish School Board will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the school board office to discuss several items, including a suggestion for Simsboro High School...
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03/03/2014
Ruston Fire Department received calls to 18 different emergencies over the weekend. Included were six false alarms, seven medical emergencies, four car crashes, one car fire and one mutual aid to the...
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03/03/2014
Residents looking for a great deal or a chance to clean out the clutter in their homes will have an opportunity to do both this weekend. On Saturday, the Lincoln Parish Library will host their second...
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03/02/2014
“Be strong but not rude, kind but not weak, bold but not a bully and proud but not arrogant.” That was the charge presented to 324 graduates by keynote speaker Rob Shadoin during Saturday’s winter...
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03/02/2014
State representative Rob Shadoin is one of several Louisiana legislators trying to pass a bill to either slow down or stop the implementation of Common Core Standards in the state’s public education...
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03/02/2014
For nine years, Edith Hill has served as the pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Ruston. But being a pastor wasn’t always the plan. Originally from North Carolina, Hill said she studied accounting...