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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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04/15/2017
Members of the newly formed Cultural District Board are looking for ways to make Ruston and Lincoln Parish stand out. Their newest project — A Community Thrives — is a new approach to social impact...
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04/15/2017
Lincoln Parish residents celebrated Easter with egg hunts and dyeing Easter eggs. Above, children search for eggs during the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Games on Saturday in Choudrant Park. Below,...
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04/15/2017
Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science held its inaugural Commitment Day signing event recently, with more than 170 top-tier high school students from across the south...
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04/15/2017
Top left: Children rush to gather as many eggs as they can during the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Games in Choudrant Park Saturday. Divided by age, each group had a winner for the highest number of...
04/15/2017
An array of economic and business development activities from across north Louisiana’s Interstate 20 corridor will be on display at the I-20 Top Twenty regional showcase April 25. This annual...
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04/15/2017
DUBACH — First Guaranty Bank is pleased to announce that Tracy D. Perry has joined the Dubach Banking Center as a Commercial Lender. Perry is a native of Ruston and received his bachelor’s of...
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04/15/2017
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 6 at the new location of Life Choices of North Central Louisiana — 606 Belue Lane. The organization is a Christian, pro-...
04/15/2017
Origin Bank announced it has transitioned its company website, www.originbankonline.com to the new URL, www.origin.bank. More than 45 percent of banks nationwide have secured .BANK domains, but...
04/14/2017
The world of books has a monumental influence on popular art, and movies are some of the most complex homages to the written word. The Lincoln Parish Library staff invites the public to explore the...
04/14/2017
College Choice, a leading authority in higher education rankings and resources, has ranked Louisiana Tech University’s elementary education program No. 4 in the nation and No. 1 in Louisiana in its...