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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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Ex-Police Chief James Salsbury to Seek Old Job

 Local businessman and former Central Police Chief James Salsbury has announced his candidacy for the office of Central Police Chief in citywide elections scheduled for Nov. 8, 2022.  Chief Salsbury served from 2014 to 2018.  He lost to current chief Roger Corcoran in 2018.  Salsbury said that at the urging of many residents of Central, […]

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Central School Board Getting Close To Reapportionment of Districts

By Woody Jenkins, Editor, Central City News — CENTRAL –– Under state law, the Central Community School Board will have to review Census data and determine what changes may be necessary to apportion its seven seats in accordance with law. Because growth in the school district has been fairly uniform across the district, few changes […]

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Reapportionment Of City Council Moving Forward, Mayor Reports

Reapportionment of the Central City Council is moving forward.  Mayor David Barrow told the Central City News that he and City Attorney Sheri Morris reached out to the same demographer working on Central School Board redistricting plans in December.   Mike Hefner, Chief Demographer of Geographic Planning & Demographic Services, LLC, in turn presented them […]

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New Board Member Pushes for Change

 After a landslide victory for a seat on the Central Community School Board in a special election Nov. 13, Kim Powers was sworn in by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.  The ceremonies were held Saturday, Nov. 20 at the lake at Revolution Square, 9530 Blackwater Rd. Ms. Powers won with 62 percent of the vote […]

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Reapportion 19th Judicial District Now!

In 2022, the Louisiana Legislature will use 2020 Census data to reapportion the legislature, Congressional districts, the PSC, BESE, and judgeships. Meanwhile, the House Committee on House & Governmental Affairs is holding hearings throughout the state.  In mid-November, they held a public hearing at Southern University.  This was my testimony: BATON ROUGE — I had […]

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Atty. Gen. Jeff Landry Calls for Restraints On Power of Louisiana Governors in Address

REMARKS BY JEFF LANDRY, Attorney General of Louisiana — CENTRAL — Good morning!  What a beautiful morning!  I’m reminded of how much rain we’ve had over the last three or four years.  I remember people saying when is it going to stop?  I said all I know is it will stop and the Lord is going […]

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Kim Powers Speech at Swearing in Ceremony

Good morning, everyone!   On behalf of my girls, Ella and Sara, I want to thank you so much for being here today and for your support in this campaign!  I am especially grateful to my army of moms who worked so hard in this campaign and to Attorney General Jeff Landry for being the […]

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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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