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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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12/31/2013
CALHOUN, La. (AP) — Authorities say a cattleman and farmer from Calhoun was killed in a four-wheeler accident on his ranch. Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Maj. Mike Moore told The News-Star deputies...
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12/30/2013
A man is dead after a series of violent events that reportedly culminated in an officer involved shooting. According to a press release, at midnight Sunday, the Ruston Police Department responded to...
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12/30/2013
Sharon Ohler, of Versailles, Ky., pictured right, trotted her horse And He’s Gold around the track Saturday during the Western Pleasure class.
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12/30/2013
As the new year is only a couple days away and residents think of what their New Year’s Resolution will be, a popular choice will be to reduce, reuse and recycle. For the past year, Steve Jones,...
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12/28/2013
The Lincoln Parish Museum has received a new donation and display that will be up through early March. James White, a Ruston native, is responsible for drawing the 78 different churches that are on...
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12/28/2013
One day, Lincoln Parish Superintendent Danny Bell believes the school system will be able to look at a screen and tell exactly where every student in the school system is located. While that day is...
12/28/2013
With 2014 right around the corner, many people are looking to improve their lives by bettering themselves physically, mentally and emotionally. One New Year’s resolution many people have is to...
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12/28/2013
Louisiana Tech may be out for winter break, but workers demolishing the Caruthers Dormitory building were hard at it Saturday as their work continued. Pictured in the foreground is a worker cleaning...
12/28/2013
Several hundred students graduated from Grambling State University during the fall quarter. Local students are listed below by degree and hometown: • Associate of Science in Child Development:...
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12/28/2013
Lincoln ACHIEVE recently built upon the success of its partnership with Northeast Louisiana artist Frank Kelley Jr. to bring his new “Geometrics Through the Arts” project to students throughout the...