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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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Federal Suit Is Ready to Move Forward

Friday the 13th of March 2020 was the day Gov. John Bel Edwards declared an emergency and began to rule by decree. One of his first acts was ordering churches to close.  At the same time, he kept the big box stores, liquor stores, and abortion clinics open. Gov. Edwards ran into immediate opposition from Pastor Tony Spell of […]

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State OKs $1.2 Million toward 3,000-Seat Facility

BATON ROUGE – Sen. Bodi White (R-Central) has been rising through the ranks of the Louisiana Legislature, first as a member of the House, then the Senate, and now as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, which has considerable control over the state budget and the capital outlay program. Now in the last two years […]

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State Capitol on Memorial Day

BATON ROUGE — I walked out of the State Capitol about 5 p.m. on June 3. Both the House and Senate were busy inside debating bills.  Normally at that time, employees would be leaving the Capitol, and cars would be noisily pulling out of the parking lot.   But outside, I was completely alone. It […]

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Central Police Chief Will Have to Answer in Court

Central Police Chief Roger Corcoran is in a legal position like no other law enforcement official in the United States or in American history for that matter. Early in the pandemic, he boldly went into a church to arrest a pastor for the crime of holding church services.  No policeman in history has presumed to […]

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4th of July: A Time to Celebrate Our Beloved America!

Here in the Jenkins family, we love to celebrate this cherished holiday, and honestly, we feel so blessed to have been born in this great country!   So many before us have shed blood, sweat, and tears, all helping to give us the freedom we enjoy today…   My love for the United States of […]

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Meet the Protestor Whose Baseless Accusations Had Pastor Spell Arrested for Assault with Deadly Weapon

CENTRAL — For three months in 2020, a deeply disturbed individual named Trey Bennett stationed himself in front of Life Tabernacle and aggressively cursed the ladies of the church and used vulgar hand gestures. Police in Central were more concerned with protecting his First Amendment right to curse the congregation than to protect the congregation’s […]

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Key Bills Used to Rate Legislators’ Voting

FAIRNESS IN SPORTS  SB44 by Sen. Mizell FOR Fairness in Womens Sports Act – Prohibits males from competing in female sports.   RIGHT TO LIFE  SB342 by Sen. Jackson FOR  Protect Babies if Supreme Court Returns Authority to States to Regulate or Prohibit Abortion   SB104 by Sen. Mizell FOR  Telephone access in outpatient abortion […]

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Incoming Frosh, Braden Kelly, Promising CHS Athlete

CENTRAL — Braden Kelly is an incoming freshman at Central High School. He competed in the Governor’s Games at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans on June 11 and 12 where he finished 3rd out 9 in the 800 meters with at time of 2:20.4 and finished 7th out of 22 in the 400 meters […]

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Michael Hooper to Seek School Board Seat

CENTRAL — Michael Hooper has announced that he is a candidate for the Central Community School Board, District 6 election in 2022. Hooper, 56, is a longtime resident of Central with a strong business and community service background, as well as a longtime involvement with the Central Community School System, having served on the Central […]

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