Special Election For School Board Set for Saturday

Voters throughout Louisiana will go to the polls this Saturday, Nov. 13 to vote on four proposed amendments to the Louisiana Constitution. Here in Central, voters in School Board District 4 will also choose a replacement for long-time board member Will Easley who resigned in January.  Mr. Easley’s primary issue over the years was making […]

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AG Halts Forced Vaccination

Attorney General Jeff Landry has won a major victory in the fight against mandatory vaccinations, and that victory is having an impact nationwide.   On Friday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, acting on orders from President Joe Biden, issued rules purporting to require employers of 100 or more employees to take a Covid vaccination […]

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How JBE’s Vetoes of Key Conservative Bills Threaten Free Elections, Individual Liberty

The differences between Louisiana’s liberal Democratic governor and the conservative Republican legislature were on full display Tuesday when three Republican lawmakers examinedGov. John Bel Edwards’ vetoes at the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon. Most of the vetoes concerned attacks on individual rights by Edwards since Covid and needed reform of Louisiana’s election law. The major bills […]

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Mayor Barrow: Delays Building Sullivan Rd. Caused by Sewer Lines Buried 20 Feet Deep

Most of you have noticed that the road work on Sullivan Road has stopped, and workers have basically disappeared. All of this relates to the installation of sewer lines along the east side of Sullivan Road between Hooper and Wax Roads.  This utility relocation project was let back in April of 2017 by the Louisiana […]

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Honor Those Who Paid the Price of Freedom

 I’m remembering my dad, Louis (Little Ory) Jenkins. If he were still alive, he would be 112 years old. He was born in Folsom, LA, on May 25, 1909. He grew up in Ponchatoula, where he was a star football player for Ponchatoula High School (Class of 1930) and the star shortstop for the Ponchatoula […]

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Second Pass of Debris Removal About to Begin

As of Nov. 3, debris removal crews had picked up nearly 50,000 cubic yards of tree debris from Hurricane Ida on the first pass of streets in Central. This amount is considerably higher than the estimated 25,000 cubic yards originally anticipated.  Debris removal crews will begin making a final pass down every local street again to […]

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Update on Recently Repaired Bridges

Three bridges on major roadways in Central were recently repaired by the City-Parish after inspections by DOTD showed deficiencies. All of these bridges are timber/creosote bridges with concrete spans built nearly 50 years ago. The Frenchtown Road bridge over Draughn Creek was closed  July 23 and was reopened Oct. 15. Five major pilings and caps […]

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Central City Taxes Continue to Grow Despite Pandemic

Monthly sales tax collections for the City of Central amounted to $590,967.12 for August 2021. This represents a 5.95 percent increase compared to August 2020 and marks the 18th month in a row of sales tax growth compared year-to-year. Motor vehicles sales taxes on vehicle purchases for the month of August 2021 were $121,700.70. This […]

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Sammy’s Faces Fine for Failing To Mow Grass

 Through the City of Central’s administrative hearing process, Sammy’s Properties, LLC was issued an order to cut the grass and maintain the property at 14800 Wax Rd. After failing to do so, the City of Central was authorized to enter the property and abate the code violations. Sammy’s Properties, LLC was issued a fine of […]

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Board Accepts $6.1 Million

The Central Community School Board has voted unanimously to accept $6.1 million in federal funds under the so-called ESSER program (Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund). In order to receive the funds, a local school board must show the efforts if any it is making toward “universal masking.”  The Central School Board points out […]

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