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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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04/08/2014
The Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement had a busy Monday arresting six residents on drug-related charges. At approximately 4:55 p.m. LPNET agents acted on an anonymous tip of illegal drug activity...
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04/08/2014
When Huey Pruitt was diagnosed with Non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in January of 2011 he said he didn’t want to believe it, but that diagnosis was only the beginning of a slew of challenges Pruitt would...
04/08/2014
Ruston’s historic downtown Railroad Park is one step closer to its third tree makeover in recent years. The city’s board of aldermen approved a $150,000 professional services contract with a Baton...
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04/08/2014
Ruston’s Piney Hills Harmony Chorus left its musical mark on Houston this past weekend during its first competition in Sweet Adelines International’s Region 10, bringing home second place in its...
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04/07/2014
ROTC members from Grambling State University volunteered their time at a garage sale to raise money for the Pine Hills Advocacy Center of Ruston on Saturday. The Pine Hills Advocacy Center houses...
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04/07/2014
Only one Lincoln Parish road was still under water this morning as a result of Sunday’s heavy rains. Parish Administrator Courtney Hall said Flowers Road, near Dubach, remained closed. At the peak...
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04/07/2014
Residents in Ruston’s University Hills area want to be the first in the city to implement new self-enforced property standards through a provision in Ruston’s master plan that allows neighborhoods to...
04/07/2014
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will have two committee meetings Tuesday night beginning at 6 p.m. before entering into regular session at 7 p.m. The first will be conducted by the Public Property...
04/06/2014
Dusty Gates easily rolled to a win in Saturday’s Union Parish Sheriff’s election, picking up 74.41 percent of the votes in the process. Gates had been serving as sheriff since last fall following the...
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04/06/2014
Hundreds packed into Lincoln Parish Park Friday night as the Junior Auxilary of Ruston and Rotary of Lincoln presented the seventh annual Dinner and a Movie event. Pictured at top is Tiffanny White...