GOP Endorses Candidates

The Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish has announced its first round of endorsements for the Nov. 8 election. The endorsements are for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, Louisiana’s 1st Circuit Court of Appeal, and all but two of the school board seats where Republicans are running in the Central and East Baton Rouge Parish […]

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More Endorsements Coming for Municipal Offices

The Republican Party is wrapping up its endorsements for U.S. Senate, Congress, judgeships, and most school board races for the Nov. 8 election. However, endorsements for municipal offices such as Mayor, Police Chief, and City Council are still on the table and will be coming soon. In general, the party only makes endorsements when at […]

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Barrow, Evans Outline Their Plans

In a case unique in American history, Central Pastor Tony Spell was twice arrested in 2020 by Central Police Chief Roger Corcoran for the “crime” of holding church services.  In May of this year, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled 5-2 that Rev. Spell’s arrest was “illegal” and “unconstitutional” under both the United States Constitution and […]

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New Businesses Coming to Shoe Creek

– Former Central Mayor Jr. Shelton (2014-2018) took a lot of heat when he supported building a Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) at Shoe Creek off Sullivan Road in Central. However, the Central City Council approved the project. Dave Freneaux filed suit to stop the project over the number of apartments, but after a legal battle, the […]

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U.S. First Circuit Court to Consider Suit By Pastor for Deprivation of Civil Rights

In a case unique in American history, Central Pastor Tony Spell was twice arrested in 2020 by Central Police Chief Roger Corcoran for the “crime” of holding church services.  In May of this year, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled 5-2 that Rev. Spell’s arrest was “illegal” and “unconstitutional” under both the United States Constitution and […]

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Charles Lee Hinton: Teacher, Advocate for Veterans

Charles Lee Hinton (10/6/42 – 8/25/22) Charles Lee Hinton passed away peacefully at his home on August 25 surrounded by family. He was a graduate of Central High School and Louisiana State University. He was a beloved educator and coach of 25 years.  Charles Lee faithfully served his country aboard the USS Essex from 1963 […]

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Proposal: Dedicate Giant U. S. Flag at Stadium to Hinton

Central School Board member Kim Powers wants to honor the late Charles Lee Hinton in a special way at Wildcat Stadium, the home of Central High School football and many other community events. Ms. Powers said, “Charles Lee was an incredible man — an active participant in the Central community who added vitality and good humor to […]

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West-Cal Arena in Sulphur Could Be Model for New Arena Funded for Central

Last Thursday, the State Bond Commission gave approval to $12 million to be used to construct an Arena and Events Center in Central.  The approval came on the heals of the Capital Outlay Bill passed by the Louisiana Legislature earlier this year.  The funding was included in capital outlay by Sen. Bodi White (R-Central), chairman […]

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Carol Norwood Seeks School Board District 7

Carol Burton-Norton released the following statement in connection with her candidacy for the Central Community School Board from District 7: Carol Burton-Norwood is a qualified and experienced candidate for the Central Community School Board, District 7. First, meeting in the Louisiana National Guard over 36 years ago, Carol (U.S. Army/NG Veteran) and John Norwood (U.S. […]

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Christy Sloan Running for School Board In District 7

 I’ve decided to run for the school board seat in District 7 because I love my community and I want to ensure the continuation of traditional conservative values free from the influence of more liberal state and national politics.  I’m qualified to be a member of the Central school board by being not only a […]

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