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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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01/24/2014
The arctic air mass that moved into the Lincoln Parish area will hang on at least one more day before temperatures warm slightly over the weekend — and then drop severely early next week. Another...
01/24/2014
Several property owners in Ruston’s core landmark zoning district say they want to be part of a proposed new classification that would give them more commercial options for their property. About 20...
01/24/2014
The Board of Commissioners of Fire Protection District No. 1, met Tuesday night for their regular monthly meeting. On the agenda was the election of officers. Richard Aillett was elected chairman and...
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01/24/2014
Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team nabbed two more residents on drug-related charges. At approximately 5:24 a.m. Thursday, LPNET agents executed a search warrant at 2207 Lilly Drive. Upon...
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01/23/2014
The Ruston Rotary Club proudly announces the recipients of the January Student of the Month Awards. Each student honoree spoke to the club members about their achievements at the Jan. 15 luncheon and...
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01/23/2014
Library Sixth graders at Choudrant Elementary School are soaring into the fourth sixth weeks of school. They are reading abundantly using Accelerated Reader and the common core approach to reach...
01/23/2014
Hillcrest Elementary School has announced the names of those students who have achieved the honor roll for the third six-week grading period. They listed by grade. First Grade Principal’s List:...
01/23/2014
Dubach School has released the names of those students who have achieved the honor roll. Principal’s List — All A’s on Report Card: Nathan Castle, Sue Howell, Emily Otwell, Ariahana Valle, Caitlin...
01/23/2014
At approximately 1:13 a.m. today, Ruston Police Department responded to a call on West California Avenue in front of Forest Lawn Cemetery for a reported pedestrian crash. RPD Public Information...
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01/23/2014
Three-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Rowdy Gaines remembers what junior high school, and the feeling of being an underdog was like. And now Gaines is working to spread some of his golden...