Gene Lato Is Celebrating 60 Years At Central Barber Shop on Hooper

Gene Lato is celebrating 62 years as a barber and 60 years as owner of the Central Barber Shop on Hooper Road. In fact, Central Barber Shop may be the oldest business in Central, certainly one of the oldest. Gene hung out his shingle April 1, 1961, in the old car dealership building at the […]

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Vaccination Is Voluntary for Students in LA

In Louisiana, state law provides in R.S. 17:170 that all students in public or private school from day care or kindergarten through college shall submit at the time of registration or entry proof of immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases approved by the La. Dept. of Health. However, the same statute provides in R.S. 17:170(E) as follows: […]

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New Businesses Making Their Home in Central, Despite Pandemic

After a pause during the pandemic in 2020, new businesses are opening in Central. The largest is The Reserve at Shoe Creek, a luxury apartment complex located on Grand Settlement Boulevard across Sullivan Road from Central Pharmacy. Behind The Reserve is The Claiborne at Shoe Creek, a state-of-the art assisted living facility. Both projects were […]

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Central Private Pitcher Trip Flotte Pitches No-Hitter Against Episcopal

Central Private pitcher Trip Flotte took the mound for the Redhawks Monday and threw a no hitter against Epsicopal. Flotte faced 25 batters, striking out 15. He went three  for four at the plate.  Trip, who  is signed with Louisiana College, led the Redhawks to a 6-1 victory over Episcopal.  Central Private scored in the […]

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CHS 2018 Grad Hannah Wall Inducted to Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Hannah Wall of Greenwell Springs has been initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective, all-discipline collegiate honor society.  Wall was initiated at Southeastern Louisiana University. She is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.  Membership is […]

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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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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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