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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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12/20/2013
Area drivers are likely to encounter lane closures and orange caution cones along stretches of U.S. 167 north and south for some months to come. Louisiana’s Department of Transportation and...
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12/20/2013
Two Lincoln Parish residents remain in jail today on a list of drug charges including creation of a methamphetamine lab. Jamie Nicole Burton, 34, of Choudrant, and Christopher Charles Bell, 30, of...
12/20/2013
The board of aldermen for the city of Grambling voted that volunteer firefighters will receive more pay in 2014, while charitable gaming seeking the 5 percent tax to be rescinded was tabled until the...
12/20/2013
Local artists Loretta Owens teamed with long-time friend Gwendolyn Reasoner to illustrate a new children’s book. “Gwen had a dream about this book,” Owens said. “God had came to her and told her she...
12/20/2013
At the Lincoln Parish Detention Center’s monthly meeting on Thursday, Jim Tuten, warden, told the Board of Commissioners that the portable building they approved to purchase from Hico Elementary will...
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12/19/2013
Leader photos by NANCY BERGERON Goats, dogs and shepherds of all sizes gathered around the manger Sunday night as part of the “Good News Christmas Village” live nativity presented by the Junior Bible...
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12/19/2013
An audit report came from the Louisiana Legislative Auditors Monday that said because of a lack of control over their finances in multiple areas — namely the athletic department — $50,891 was stolen...
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12/19/2013
For the first time since 2008, the Lincoln Parish Detention Center is running with a month-to-month profit thanks to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and Jim Tuten, the warden for the LPDC. Skip...
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12/19/2013
Ruston Elementary is proud to say that Mrs. Tammy Schales is our 2013-14 teacher of the year. We are so proud of her and all that she does for our school. Third-grade news November and December...
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12/19/2013
Bethel Christian School held the senior and junior Beta Club candle light induction ceremony on Dec. 11 under the direction of our Beta Club Sponsor Judith Beavers. Twenty-five senior members and 18...