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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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04/29/2017
Area residents have the opportunity to be part of what’s being billed as the “greatest parade Ruston has even seen” next Sunday when a television film crew comes to town. The Los Angeles-based crew...
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04/29/2017
Cedar Creek captured its second state championship over the past four seasons Saturday as the Lady Cougars held off a Vermilion Catholic rally in a lightning-delayed seventh inning to take a 5-3 win...
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04/29/2017
Lincoln Parish citizens joined together for the second annual Dine in the Pines event Saturday. The annual fundraiser benefits Piney Woods Advocacy Center, an organization that works with sexually...
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04/29/2017
Top photo: From left, Patricia Copeland, Diny May Ellis and Kathy Tait hold handmade signs urging care for the Earth, as they listen to speakers during Saturday’s rally. Bottom left: Johnny Armstrong...
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04/29/2017
Top photo, Evan Goree, 18, displays his Buddy Ball trophy and the game ball he received after hammering a home run out of the park during Saturday’s final game of the season. With him are his coaches...
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04/29/2017
Above, Ruston High School alumni, from left, Sammy White, class of 1957; Ernest Lee Young, class of 1957; Jane Shell, class of 1956; and Della Ann Grafton, class of 1956; reminisce about their days...
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04/29/2017
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Courtyard Marriott of Ruston on April 10. See photos on Facebook.com/RustonChamber. The Courtyard is...
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04/29/2017
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Chamber office for Riverport Creative Group on April 4. Riverport Creative Group is a full-service creative firm that...
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04/29/2017
Third grade news Spring is here and the countdown is on for LEAP. In science, they are learning about our solar system. In math, they are collecting and organizing data. They are finishing up our...
04/29/2017
The Ruston chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, in partnership with the Northeast Delta Human Services Authority, will host a Law Enforcement Mental Health Symposium beginning at 9 a.m...