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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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Further Delays in Construction of Sullivan Road

Workers returned to Sullivan Road two weeks ago, but don’t get excited.  They are only there to clean up and move out.    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is in the process of parting ways with Boone Services on the Sullivan Road widening project from Wax Road to Hooper Road after four years […]

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AG Halts Forced Vaccination

Attorney General Jeff Landry has won a major victory in the fight against mandatory vaccinations, and that victory is having an impact nationwide.   On Friday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, acting on orders from President Joe Biden, issued rules purporting to require employers of 100 or more employees to take a Covid vaccination […]

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Honor Those Who Paid the Price of Freedom

 I’m remembering my dad, Louis (Little Ory) Jenkins. If he were still alive, he would be 112 years old. He was born in Folsom, LA, on May 25, 1909. He grew up in Ponchatoula, where he was a star football player for Ponchatoula High School (Class of 1930) and the star shortstop for the Ponchatoula […]

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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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Central City News Named 2021 Newspaper of the Year

The Central City News has been named Newspaper of the Year for 2021 by the Louisiana Press Association. The award was based on the newspaper’s news coverage, investigative reporting, photography, advertising, graphic design, and online news coverage. The Central City News is published by Community Press, LLC, owned by Woody and Diane Jenkins.  Woody Jenkins […]

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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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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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SUPREME COURT DECISION: A Huge Victory for Pastor Tony Spell and Life Tabernacle

By Woody Jenkins, editor, Central City News • WASHINGTON — The United States Supreme Court has issued an injunction prohibiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York from enforcing limits on attendance at churches and synagogues in New York. The governor issued emergency orders creating zones and limiting church attendance to 10 or 25 persons depending on […]

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BREAKING: Michigan Election Results Challenged in Federal Court

by Woody Jenkins, Editor, Central City News — LANSING • Michigan Vote Challenged — The Nov. 3, 2020 vote for President in Michigan has been challenged in federal court. To read the complaint, click here: https://centralcitynews.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/MICHIGAN-Vote-Fraud-Challenge-2020.pdf

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