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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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07/09/2014
When a skeleton is all that is left of a crime scene, forensic anthropologist aka “The Bone Lady,” Mary Manhein is called in to solve the case. The public is invited to the Lincoln Parish Library to...
07/09/2014
The Board of Aldermen for the village of Choudrant met in regular session Monday night with only a single item of new business to discuss. Brought before the board was the approval of the Lincoln...
07/09/2014
Carl Burton, of Burton Entertainment, Inc., offered the Lincoln Parish Police Jury the opportunity to buy back Lincoln Hall after an announcement that he and his wife, Ruby, would soon be relocating...
07/09/2014
At 9:42 p.m. Tuesday, Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single vehicle fatal crash involving a pedestrian on U.S. Highway 165 south of Interstate 20. The preliminary...
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07/08/2014
Tickets still remain for the annual Pigskins and Pearls Women’s Clinic and Luncheon which is set for July 31 at Squire Creek Country Club. Participants must register by July 15 to attend....
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07/08/2014
A Ruston man has been arrested on home invasion and sexual assault charges stemming from an incident on Thursday. The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from a local woman regarding...
07/08/2014
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen has agreed to move up to $75,000 in federal Section 8 housing administrative reserve funds into the Housing Assistance Payment account to cover what city Clerk/Treasurer...
07/08/2014
No time has been set for Ruston’s Board of Aldermen to name a temporary successor to the late District 2 Alderman Elmore Mayfield. But by law, the board must act no later than Monday. “Nothing has...
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07/07/2014
The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana recently had Dr. Ben Carson, a columnist, national news contributor and retired neurosurgeon, speak at the club with summer campers, staff and the...
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07/07/2014
Two burglary arrests were made by the Ruston Police Department over the holiday weekend. On Thursday, officers responded to a residential burglary in progress on West California Avenue. Upon arrival...