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Rep. Valarie Hodges Endorses Kim Powers

In a letter to her constituents this week, State Rep. Valarie Hodges (R-Central) has endorsed Kimberly Powers for Central School Board, District 4 in a special election coming up on Saturday, Nov. 13. Rep. Hodges said: “Thank you for allowing me to represent you in the Louisiana House of Representatives the past 10 years!  All […]

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Dr. Holmes Overstates Deaths Among Central’s School Staff

During a debate on whether students in Central schools should be required to wear masks eight hours a day, Central School Board member Dr. Keith Holmes told his fellow board members that 4 percent of the members of Central’s school staff had died because of COVID. He said the main purpose of masks was to […]

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Candidate Who Authored Tax Increase Without Vote Now Says He Opposes It

A Central School Board member who led the fight to raise property taxes without a vote of the people in May is now running as though he never led that fight.  Mr. Phil Graham, who is running for the seat from District 4 in a special election Nov. 13, now says, “As your school board […]

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7th Grader Abigal Sherlin Writes Open Letter

Abigal Sherlin, a 7th grader at Central Middle School has written an open letter explaining why she wants to go to Central Middle School this fall but only if she can go without a mask. She said she loves her school and her teachers.  Before masking, they would greet her with a smile. She said […]

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Two Vie for Seat on Central School Board

Two Central residents who serve on important committees of the Central Community School System have qualified to run in a Special Election to fill the unexpired term of Will Easley on the Central School Board from District 4.  Both are Republicans in the heavily-conservative district, where Republicans outnumber Democrats 3 to 1. Baton Rouge CPA […]

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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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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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Tim Lazaroe, Wayne Messina Seek to Fill Vacancy on Central City Council Mar. 20

The Governor has called an election in Central for March 20 to fill a vacancy in Central City Council District 1 left by the resignation of Aaron Moak, who was elected to the Metro Council. Tim Lazaroe was appointed by the Council to serve until the special election is held. Candidates in the election are Larazoe […]

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Claston Bernard Wins GOP Endorsement

The Louisiana Republican Party has endorsed Claston Bernard for U.S. Congress from the 2nd District in a special election Saturday, March 20 to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Cedric Richmond.  The district does not include Central but does include Baker, the inner city of Baton Rouge, parts of the River Parishes, and […]

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Qualifying to Open Next Wednesday for Central City Council, Zachary Board

Clerk of Court Doug Welborn has announced qualifying dates for upcoming spring elections in East Baton Rouge Parish. Qualifying will be held Wednesday, Jan. 20 through Friday, Jan. 22 only at the Airline branch office for the following races: •Special Election for Council Member District 1, City of Central •Special Election for Member of School Board […]

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