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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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08/02/2014
Angela Alonzo and her dog Apache were among the few who braved Saturday’s steady light rain and unseasonably cooler temperatures to participate in the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department’s sixth...
08/02/2014
A congressional decision in 2011 to ban earmarks has backers of both the Lincoln Parish I-20 transportation corridor program and a plan to draw drinking water from Lake D’Arbonne rethinking ways to...
08/02/2014
Parish schools are gearing up for a fresh start this week with “prep” programs. Ruston High School will host an entire “Prep Week,” beginning tomorrow. “This is one of our favorite times of the year...
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08/02/2014
David Colvin may have an 11-year dream coming true. That is, if he sends in the highest bid. Colvin has been vying for a piece of adjudicated property located next to a parcel of land he already...
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08/02/2014
ATLANTA — Argent Financial Group, a diversified wealth and financial services firm, is making a big play in the Atlanta market. The Ruston-based Argent announced recently that the firm has acquired a...
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08/02/2014
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for Azure Pools & Spas earlier this year. Azure Pools & Spas is located at 810 Willow Glen Blvd. For more information contact them...
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08/02/2014
Top: Coburn’s Supply’s The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Coburn’s Supply’s new division earlier this year. Coburn’s Supply HVAC Division is located at 602 Woodward Ave...
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08/01/2014
The annual Pig Skins and Pearls luncheon was hosted Thursday at Squire Creek Country Club by the Louisiana Tech University athletics department in efforts to not only raise money for the Louisiana...
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08/01/2014
Local resident Maureen Hinton found out this morning that her stained-glass piece “Gone Fishin’” will be part of an exhibit traveling to several cities in Louisiana and Mississippi. “I’m so excited I...
08/01/2014
The Ruston Parks and Recreation Department will be holding the fifth annual K-9 Pool Party on Saturday and Sunday at the Municipal Pool on East Georgia Avenue. Dogs of various shapes, breeds, sizes...