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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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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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Large Turnout in Early Voting at Central Library

During eight days of early voting, the people of Central and nearby areas poured into the Central Library on Joor Road to cast their votes in the Nov. 8 election.  Voters are choosing a U.S. Senator, Congressman, judges, city officials and school board members. Since Clerk of Court Doug Welborn brought Early Voting to Central […]

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Door Open for Transgender Substitute Teachers If Central Schools Contract with Kelly Services

The door could be open for transgender substitute teachers in Central schools if a proposed contract with Kelly Services is approved by the Central School Board.  The school system has had problems attracting substitute teachers this year. Over the objections of Central School Board member Kim Powers, the Central School Board is moving forward with a […]

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Sen. Kennedy Faces Clear Sailing

Sen. John Kennedy is widely popular with Louisiana voters and should breeze to a clear victory in his race for a second six-year term. On top of his popularity are three things: First, this is a strong year for Republicans, and he will naturally benefit from that.  Second, he faces a weak and divided field […]

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