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Coach Sid: A Coach’s Coach

By Woody Jenkins • Editor • Central City News • CITY OF CENTRAL — David Simoneaux has been named head football coach at Catholic High.  He is the latest of two dozen of Coach Sid Edwards’ former players and assistant coaches to be named head football coach or head basketball coach at schools in Louisiana, […]

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What People Say About Will Easley And His Legacy For Central Schools

Since Will Easley, one of the founding members of the Central School Board, has retired, the Central City News asked school board members he served with to recall his service on the board.  Here are some of their comments: Roxanne Atkinson, Outgoing Central School Board President I came on the school board when the Central […]

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Central School Board Leader Retires, Kept Tight Handle on Taxes, Spending

Will Easley has resigned after 14 years as a member of the Central Community School Board.  He left a legacy that can never be duplicated.  Now he said he plans to spend more time with Dot, his wife of 52 years, and his cattle. When the Central Community School System was created by a constitutional […]

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Central’s Man of the Year Winners Have Left Their Mark on Central Community

Since the Central City News began publication in April 2005 and the City of Central was incorporated in July 2005, the newspaper has considered naming one or more individuals as Man of the Year or Woman of the Year. No award has been given since 2017.  The award is chosen by the staff of the […]

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Why Won’t the Governor Let Me Speak: Jenkins

Central City News editor Woody Jenkins is speaking out about efforts by Gov. John Bel Edwards to prevent him from testifying in the trial of Danielle Bunch, owner of Firehouse BBQ. The Governor has been trying to close the restaurant and put Ms. Bunch in jail for defying his mask mandate. Jenkins said, “Well, I’ve […]

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Flag Day Sunday, June 14

Flag Day is Sunday, June 14, and the Central City News is celebrating the United States, its history, its values, and its way of life by devoting this edition to the American flag. We have spent time traveling the roads of Central and scouring our archives to find the very best American flag pictures that […]

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A Living Memorial to Central’s Vets

So That We May Be Free… “This memorial is for those sons and daughters of the United States with this testament of service to our country.  We praise their courage and devotion. When called to defend freedom, they answered. For those who perished, we owe a debt of gratitude which can never be repaid. Let […]

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Born at Metairie Abortion Clinic, Brandi Received Christ and Was Baptized Sunday

Most people today can point to the hospital where they were born, but Brandi (Brandi Melissa on Facebook) lists her place of birth as Causeway Medical Clinic, an abortion clinic in Metairie.  She was born as a result of a failed abortion. They tried to kill her but she lived! A saline solution was injected […]

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The Last Thing We Need Is Distance Between Us

Hope you all are well! I’ve been contemplating how fortunate we coaches and teachers are to be in this profession. Such a responsibility!  Watching my wife Beanie in multiple classrooms with distance learning has given me perspective.  Sports is one thing that “distance” does not fit. In fact, I think distance part of what’s wrong […]

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Voice of America Features BR Mother

Reprinted from Voice of America Worldwide By Martin Haines Some folks in the U.S. State of Louisiana have strong opinions about attending religious services during the coronavirus shutdown. “I don’t give a rat’s tail who [Louisiana Gov.] John Bel Edwards thinks is essential and who isn’t,” said Tricia Slaughter, a member of Life Tabernacle in Baton Rouge. […]

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