Coach Sid: A Coach’s Coach

By Woody Jenkins • Editor • Central City News • CITY OF CENTRAL — David Simoneaux has been named head football coach at Catholic High.  He is the latest of two dozen of Coach Sid Edwards’ former players and assistant coaches to be named head football coach or head basketball coach at schools in Louisiana, […]

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Lazaroe, Messina: Special Council Election Saturday

Former Central City Councilman Wayne Messina is running for election to the Council from District 1 in a Special Election this Saturday, March 20. Messina said the big issue in Central continues to be drainage, and he is angry the Corps of Engineers continues to drag its feet in construction of the Comite Diversion Canal, […]

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Ashley Lewis-Rush Named Central A.D.

Central schools Supt. Jason Fountain has appointed former college softball coach and Central High graduate Ashley Lewis Rush as the new Athletic Director of the Central Community School System. Prior to the hire, the athletic director position was held by Coach Sid Edwards, who will continue to serve as Head Football Coach. Fountain said, “Splitting […]

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Life Tabernacle Expands to 41-Acre Campus With 5,000-Seat Brush Arbor Freedom Center

By Woody Jenkins • Editor • Central City News • CITY OF CENTRAL — While the nation and state have shut down, Life Tabernacle Church in Central has been growing dramatically. One of the few churches in the country that continued in-person worship services in the sanctuary during the pandemic, it has held its own locally […]

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Central Community School System Names 2021 Students of the Year

 The Central Community School System has announced its Students of the Year. • Bellingrath Elementary Student of the Year Rilen Wilkes is in all ways an exceptional student. He loves to learn, is always kind to his peers, and works hard at all he does. His teacher said, “He is the first one to check […]

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Ex-Wildcat to Lead Catholic High Bears

 Former Central High assistant football coach David Simoneaux has been appointed Head Football Coach at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, one of the state’s top high school programs. Simoneaux helped lead Park-view Baptist to a State Championship as a player and stayed at his alma mater as an assistant coach under Head Coach Kenny […]

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Claston Bernard: Articulate Conservative Leads GOP Effort in Congressional Race

By Woody Jenkins • Editor • Central City News • BATON ROUGE — Saturday is a day for Special Elections in Louisiana, and voters will choose a new Congressman from the 2nd Congressional District, replacing Cedric Richmond. The district is heavily Democratic, but the Republican, Claston Bernard, has proven to be an outstanding and aggressive campaigner. He […]

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Time to Ditch the Masks in Central Schools

By Woody Jenkins • Editor • Central City News • CITY OF CENTRAL — There was never any justification — legally, scientifically, or rationally — for requiring students in Louisiana’s public and private schools to where a mask to school every day.  There was not a single scientific study that showed it made any difference at […]

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Victory for Open Meetings in Suit by CCN Staffer

By Woody Jenkins • Editor • Central City News • CITY OF CENTRAL — Chief District Judge Wilson Fields has ruled in favor of Central’s Kim Powers in her efforts to defend Louisiana citizens’ constitutional right to have open meetings of public bodies — a right that is in great danger right now. Last July the […]

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Greenwell Springs Youth Riders to Host Pro Rodeo at Shady Park Arena May 7-8

The Greenwell Springs Youth Riders is a Western-style equestrian drill team with membership from ages 8 to 18 years. Founded more than 60 years ago, this organization performs at rodeos, parades and drill competitions.  This year, they celebrate the 63rd annual Pro Rodeo, May 7 and May 8 at the BREC Shady Park Arena, 7585 […]

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Gary, Marianne Chapman Celebrated 60 Years of Marriage on February 13

 Gary and Marianne Chapman celebrated 60 years of marriage Saturday evening February 13, with a family gathering at the home of their oldest son, Gary Chapman Jr. in Baker.  Family was present including grandchildren Jason and Misty (Chapman) Regan, Kevin and Heather (Chapman) Accord, and great-grandchildren Nannette and Annabelle Regan and Jackson Accord.  The event […]

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Reason Wins 3rd Place In La. Wrestling Tourney

Central High’s Austin Reason has placed 3rd at the 48th Louisiana Classic Wrestling Tournament.   His hard work, dedication and striving to achieve new goals has gotten him to where he is today.   Austin is the first Central High senior to Place 3rd at the La Classic.    Austin will be visiting Lakeland University […]

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