Chief Roger Corcoran, Chief James Salsbury In Rematch of Election From Four Years Ago

In the race for Central Police Chief, voters will face a rematch from 2018 between the controversial current police chief, Roger Corcoran, and the previous police chief, James Salsbury. Corcoran received nationwide publicity and considerable criticism after arresting Pastor Tony Spell for holding worship services at Life Tabernacle during the pandemic. Corcoran is one of […]

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Mayor David Barrow, Pro-Tem Wade Evans Face Off for Top Job In Central Government

 On the first day of qualifying Wednesday, July 20, politics in Central got a lot more interesting, especially in the Mayor’s race, when incumbent Mayor David Barrow got the opponent he expected, Mayor Pro-Tem Wade Evans. Additional candidates can still qualify through Friday, July 22.  The election is scheduled for Nov. 8. City Hall was bustling […]

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Council, School Board Races Unfolding

Qualifying for the Central City Council and Central Community School Board opened Wednesday, and most of the candidates who were expected to qualify did so.  However, citizens have until 4:30 p.m. Friday to declare their candidacies, and some of the races could change dramatically. One of the question marks is City Councilman Dave Freneaux, who […]

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Central Football Is Back and Different

EDITOR’S NOTE: For the 6th straight year, Central High Wildcat Football will be broadcast live by the Central City News.  We encourage you to go to the game and support the Wildcats.  But if you can’t go, watch the game live at Central City News on Facebook. If you attend the game, watch our video […]

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Tyler Blake Scores Big!

Tyler Bake,  a 3rd grade student at McKanstry Preparatory School, scored near perfect on her Iowa Standardized test. 

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BriAnna McRae State 4-H Champ

BriAnna McRae, won the State Championship in Trail Class at the 4-H Horse Show at the Lamar Dixon Arena in Gonzales, Louisiana. In trail, they maneuver over obstacles on horseback, they open and close gates, lope over logs, and cross a bridge, as well as other maneuvers.  They are judged on how well they maneuver […]

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Central City News Named Newspaper of Year, Honored for Best News Coverage, Editorials

For the second straight year, the Central City News has been named Newspaper of the Year by the Louisiana Press Association. The Central City News brought home eight 1st place and many 2nd and 3rd place awards in competition with community newspapers across Louisiana in the annual Better Newspaper Contest. The contest includes categories for […]

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A Very Brief History of Sandy Creek Baptist Church

History 1839 Mount Moriah Baptist Church Records in Louisiana Baptist and Southern Baptist Archives indicate Mount Moriah Baptist Church was constituted on October 21, 1839. Prior to the Civil War, the church was moved to another location at which time the name was changed to Sandy Creek Baptist Church. The property on which the church […]

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Lanier Baptist Church Christian Academy: A Great Christian Education K to 12th Grade

Lanier Baptist Church Academy is now registering for the 2022-2023 School Year with openings for K4-12th grade. LBC Christian Academy uses the ACE Ministry curriculum, a Bible-based K-12 curriculum, consisting of reading programs, core subjects, electives, and student programs.   School literature says, “Your child will be trained with a character-building academic curriculum like no other.” Each […]

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FBI Spied on Central Church

 Scott Sherwin had his first conflict with Life Tabernacle Church in 2006 shortly after the church opened across from his house on Hooper Road. Sherwin started harassing 78-year-old Dorothy Spell, the wife of then-pastor Rev. B. A. Spell. Mrs. Spell was in poor health and recovering from major surgery.  According to Mrs. Spell who is […]

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