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Convenient Site For Early Voting At Central Library On Joor Road

By Woody Jenkins, Central City News – Central voters will play a major role in filling vacancies in two important judgeships on the ballot on Saturday, Dec. 10.  Early voting at the Central Library will be held from Nov. 26 to Dec. 3. At stake is a seat on the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal […]

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Four Propositions on Dec. 10 Ballot

By Woody Jenkins, Central City News – Central voters will face four propositions on the Dec. 10 election ballot, and two of them are of particular importance.  Sheriff Sid Edwards has proposed renewing a 6.90-mill property tax for the next 10 years. The tax is expected to produce $35 million a year or $351 million […]

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Evans: New Council Will Be Good Group For Me to Work with

 One of the first things Mayor-elect Wade Evans said he did after the election Nov. 8 was reach out to the members of the Central City Council — five of whom he served with the past four years. The mayor-elect said he has a good working relationship with the group and with the individual members. […]

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Barrow: Proud of Our Accomplishments for Four Years as Mayor

In an interview with the Central City News, Central Mayor David Barrow was philosophical.  “People turned out and voted, and you always have to respect that. I’m proud of my 12-1/2 years of service to the people of Central — 12-1/2 of the 15 years the city has been fully operational.  After 12-1/2 years, I […]

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Four Win Seats on Central School Board

Five new members of the Central Community School Board will take office in January 2023 — by far the largest turnover in board membership since the school system was founded in 2007. Four of the five new school board members were elected on Nov. 8 — Jason Leaphart, Carol Norwood, Nick Carmena, and Mike Davis.  […]

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Familiar Faces Return to City Council

While the Central School Board will see big changes over the next four years, the opposite is true for the Central City Council.  The Council consists of two at-large members elected citywide and five members elected from five single-members. Four years ago, all incumbent members of the City Council were defeated for reelection. However, this […]

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Central City News to Launch Talk Network With Moon Griffon, Jeff Crouere M-F Daily

Two of Louisiana’s most popular radio talk show hosts, Moon Griffon and Jeff Crouere, are joining forces with the Central City News, Louisiana’s Newspaper of Year, for a unique talk show network they believe will take the Baton Rouge market by storm. Combining the best of radio, television, newspaper, and the Internet, LOUISIANA.AM will offer […]

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Republicans Must Rediscover the Basics About How to Win Elections or Else Lose the Country

By Woody Jenkins, Editor, Central City News — It was the fall of 1963.  Morton Blackwell and I were sitting in his car in the parking lot of Alessi’s Drive-In at the corner of Florida Blvd. at North Foster.  Morton was the College Republican national director, and he had just appointed me to be the […]

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Two Rivers Drugstore Open On Hooper

Two Rivers Drugstore is now open at 13565 Hooper Road in the Central Shopping Center.  The phone is 256-7373. The opening is the dream of Austin Peavy, who worked for Claude Derbes, the late owner of Central Drug Store, when it was at the same location. Peavy said he enjoys providing personal service to customers.  […]

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The Haven Cafe Opening at Life Tabernacle

The Haven Cafe & General Store at the Lake is now a reality!  The Haven Cafe, a special project of Sister Shaye Spell, is a small, non-profit outdoor cafe nestled between Life Tabernacle Church, the Brush Arbor Freedom Center, and the beautiful lake with its walking deck.   Sister Shaye said, “When you are here, […]

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