Where in the World Is Jr. Shelton? by Woody Jenkins, editor, Central City News

Matt Talbert moved to Sterlington, Louisiana, 15 miles northeast of Monroe, in 2005. He and his wife loved the small town Christian atmosphere where everyone knew each other and where schools were outstanding.  It was perfect for their son and daughter.  Matt became general manager of a family-owned chain of quick oil change stores and […]

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Attorney General Backs Rev. Tony Spell

For the past year, Rev. Tony Spell and the congregation at Life Tabernacle have been fought by Gov. John Bel Edwards and Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome. In fact, the governor had him arrested for holding church in violation of the governor’s decrees.  However, the pastor has a new and powerful ally — Louisiana Attorney General […]

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Compulsory Kindergarten: Could It Be Worst Bill of 2021 Legislative Session? by Woody Jenkins, editor, Central City News

This bill is really about compulsion — about taking away the right of our parents to decide whether they send their children to kindergarten or not.  Right now, the law is that from age 7 to 18 you have to send your children to a “school,” as defined by the state.   There’s a legitimate, […]

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Central Community School Board Votes to Raise Taxes by $750,000

The Central Community School Board voted 5-2 to raise property taxes in Central by $750,000 a year.  It was the first time since the Central school system was created that a tax has been imposed or raised without a vote of the people. Supt. Jason Fountain said he was not asking the board for the […]

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Central High Class of 2021

The Central High School Class of 2021 walked across the stage at the River Center in downtown Baton Rouge Tuesday night.  Altogether 350 Central High seniors earned their diplomas or will have done so my the end of summer school.  They join roughly 121 other Central residents who are graduating from Central Private, St. Joseph’s, […]

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Central’s Effort to Have Its Own Parks Is Moving Through Legislative Process

Sen. Bodi White’s legislation to allow the City of Central and the City of Zachary to retain taxes currently paid to BREC and use them for parks in their respective cities is moving steadily through the legislative process. SB 205 was heard in the Senate Committee on Municipal and Parochial Affairs, which passed it out […]

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Grant Dunn Named Mr. Central High, Keely Ana Strickland Miss Central High

Mr. CHS is Grant Dunn, the son of Jay and Ragan Dunn. The Dunn family attends Fellowship Baptist Church. Grant is a four-year member of the Central Wildcat football team where he earned the honor of 2nd Team All-District in his junior year and 1st Team All-District in his senior year. In addition Grant was […]

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Why the Left Loves the Masks: Jeff Crouere

Several months ago, President Joe Biden was vaccinated. In the White House, he is surrounded by people who have also been vaccinated. Nevertheless, he continues to wear a mask, even when outdoors or alone on Zoom calls with world leaders. In a recent online conference call, Biden was the only world leader wearing a mask. […]

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Central High 2008 Graduate Dr. Justin Creel Walked Down Memory Lane at Rip’s Studio

Dr. Justin Creel pulled the door open to Rip’s Photography Studio in Zachary owned by Rip Rittell and was immediately hit with a wave of nostalgia. Everything seemed so very familiar. Had it really been 13 years? On this day, Creel had an appointment for a promotional photo as part of the beginning of his […]

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Charles T. Kinsley’s Wife Sue Turns 90 Years Old

 Sue Don Peel Kinsley was born in Jonesville, Louisiana, May 12, 1931, the third of five children. She and her family moved to Baton Rouge in the mid-1940’s for her father’s work. In Baton Rouge, she graduated from Istrouma High School and then went on to Hammond to attend and graduate from Southeastern Louisiana College, […]

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