It’s Liberal Gov. John Bel Edwards vs. Conservative State Legislature

By Woody Jenkins, editor, Central City News • BATON ROUGE — Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has vetoed 28 bills passed by the Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, including 12 conservative bills authored by Republican legislators who oppose much of Edwards’ agenda.  Edwards raised eyebrows by vetoing these bills: •To allow the Republican and […]

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Plan for 13th Metro Council Member Draws Opposition

A series of public meetings is being held across East Baton Rouge Parish to gauge voters’ reaction to far-ranging proposed changes in the City-Parish Plan of Government. So far, one of the most significant changes — adding a 13th Metro councilman elected parishwide — doesn’t seem to be getting much traction. Metro Councilman Dwight Hudson […]

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Masks Not Required at Central Schools

Central schools Supt. Jason Fountain told the Central City News that masks will not be required for adults or students in Central schools this fall. Meanwhile, the Baton Rouge Diocese will require unvaccinated persons in 3rd grade and above to wear masks indoors. The policy is  “Anyone who provides the school with acceptable medical verification […]

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Rally to Override Vetoes Monday at Capitol

The Republican Party of Louisiana is sponsoring an Override the Vetoes Rally at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 19 on the steps of the State Capitol in Baton Rouge.  The Louisiana Legislature is expected to convene in a Veto Session at 12 noon the next day, Tuesday, July 20. Conservative leaders from across the state […]

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Commemoration of Battle of Baton Rouge At Historic Magnolia Cemetery on Aug. 7

The annual Battle of Baton Rouge Commemorative Ceremony will be held in the Historic Magnolia Cemetery at Florida Boulevard and 19th Street,  on Saturday, August 7.  The event will mark the Battle of Baton Rouge during the Civil War, which took place on August 5, 1862. At 9 a.m., displays will include funeral memorabilia, Civil […]

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Coach Sonny Jackson Left Mark on Central

 Former Central High football coach, baseball coach, and athletic director William “Sonny” Jackson passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021, after a long bout with cancer. After coaching at Central High in the mid-1970’s, Coach Jackson went on to coach at the college level and was the winningest coach in the history of Nicholls State, his […]

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Content Standards For Social Studies

The Louisiana Department of Education has a committee reviewing content standards for all high school social studies courses statewide. The 25-member committee has become a hotbed of discussion of Critical Race Theory. The committee appears to be taking a liberal approach to the subject. The next meeting will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 31 […]

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Central’s BriAnna McRae 4-H State Horse Show Winner

BriAnna McRae is 11 years old and has been riding horses since she was 4.  She lives with her parents and siblings and attends Central schools.  She is a member of the Livingston Horse Show Association (LHSA) and a member of the Greenwell Springs Youth Riders (GSYR), a mounted drill team. She was the LHSA […]

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LPA Honors Central City News as Louisiana’s Newspaper of the Year

The Central City News has been named Louisiana’s Newspaper of the Year for 2021 by the Louisiana Press Association, which represents 110 member newspapers in Louisiana. Altogether, Community Press, LLC, which owns the Central City News, the Istrouma Journal in North Baton Rouge, and the St. George Leader in the new City of St. George, […]

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Otis’s Famous Loop Dedicated in Biltmore

 Otis “Dude” Forbes is known by residents of Biltmore Subdivision for cycling around the neighborhood. Forbes rides 30 to 50 miles everyday and once a month he rides 100 miles in a one day. It’s estimated that Otis has biked 20,000 miles around the city block in Biltmore.  Residents of the subdivision, along with friends […]

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