Mayor Wade Evans Sworn In

By Woody Jenkins Editor Clerk of Court Doug Welborn swore in Central Mayor Wade Evans, Police Chief Roger Corcoran, and four members of the Central City Council in ceremonies Friday, Dec. 30, 2022, at Kristenwood conference center, 14025 Greenwell Springs Rd. in Central.  Welborn swore in Councilmen-at-Large Josh Roy and Aaron McKinney, Councilman J.D. Lavergne and […]

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Council Chooses Aaron McKinney As Mayor Pro-Tem

 The Central City Council held its first meeting of the new four-year cycle Tuesday, Jan. 10 and chose Councilman-at-Large Aaron McKinney as Mayor Pro-Tem. He replaced Pro-Tem Wade Evans who was elected mayor. Evans replaced outgoing Central Mayor David Barrow. Officials appointed by Mayor Evans at the meeting were Mark Miley, city clerk; Suzonne Cowart, […]

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Simoneaux Head Coach at CHS

Catholic High head football coach David Simoneaux has been named Athletic Director for the Central Community School System and head football coach at Central High School. He replaces Coach Sid Edwards, who has been head coach or Athletic Director since 2007. Edwards is the winningest active head football coach in the Baton Rouge area and […]

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School Board Takes Office with Five New Members

City Clerk Mark Miley swore in all seven members of the Central Community School Board Monday night in ceremonies at Central High School. Only two incumbent school board members — Roxanne Atkinson and Dr. David Walker — returned for another term.  Five newcomers joined the board — Jason Leaphart, Nick Carmena, Michael Davis, Michael Hooper, […]

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Republican Party Endorses Four Incumbents, Adopts Grassroots Plan Called ‘Victory 2023’

The Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish has endorsed all four incumbent constitutional officers in the parish — Sheriff Sid Gautreaux, Assessor Brian Wilson, Clerk of Court Doug Welborn, and Coroner Beau Clark — in preparation for the Oct. 14, 2023 primary and Nov. 18, 2023 general election. The 17-member executive committee of the […]

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New Mayor Begins Dialogue with Pastor Spell

By Woody Jenkins Editor At 10 a.m. on Wed-nesday, Nov. 30, 2022, Central Police Chief Roger Corcoran had a city contractor install a surveillance camera on the right of way of Blackwater Road just a few feet from the property line of Life Tabernacle Club and overlooking the parsonage of Pastor Tony and Sister Shaye Spell. […]

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Haven Café Is Blossoming at Revolution Square

The Haven Café & General Store opened at 9500 Blackwater Road, Central, on Dec. 9, 2022. The non-profit ministry offers a beautiful home-cooked meal Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. The general store opens at 10 a.m. Food service is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The meal always includes meat or seafood with two sides, homemade […]

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2023 State of the City of Central A Report by Outgoing Mayor David Barrow

As I leave office after 30 years of public service dating back to 1992, there are many people I am proud to call friends in our city and in other governmental agencies.  I am retiring and taking some time to enjoy life.  I would like to express my sincere appreciation to a few in particular […]

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Jennifer Knapps Joins Landmark Bank

Jennifer Knapps of Central has joined Landmark Bank, focusing on business development in Central, Livingston, and St. Helena Parish. With almost 30 years of banking experience, she has vast knowledge in many areas of the financial sector that include lending, investments, and personal and commercial banking. She previously worked at Regions Bank and Bank One (Chase Bank).  Jennifer […]

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Walk-On’s Wildcat Coming Soon to Central

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux continues to build on its winning streak with exciting franchise development and a new modern design, that is set to debut in Central. The award-winning brand announced the unveiling of a new restaurant prototype – the Wildcat – which will debut with longtime partner DMBC’s newest location that is slated to open […]

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