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Justices Question Gov. Edwards’ Decrees

By Woody Jenkins, Editor, Central City News — CENTRAL — Rev. Tony Spell of Life Tabernacle Church in Central finally had his day in court Tuesday, March 22, two years after he was arrested on charges of holding worship services in violation of the orders of Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards. The Louisiana Supreme Court spent […]

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Louisiana Freedom Fighters

By Woody Jenkins, Editor, Central City News — BATON ROUGE ––  Editor’s Note: Since March 2020, a handful of courageous Louisiana elected officials and ordinary citizens have fought the illegal, unconstitutional mask mandates and vaccine mandates of Gov. John Bel Edwards and President Joe Biden. The radical Left in the media have lionized the petty […]

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Coach Sonny Jackson Left Mark on Central

 Former Central High football coach, baseball coach, and athletic director William “Sonny” Jackson passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021, after a long bout with cancer. After coaching at Central High in the mid-1970’s, Coach Jackson went on to coach at the college level and was the winningest coach in the history of Nicholls State, his […]

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Central’s BriAnna McRae 4-H State Horse Show Winner

BriAnna McRae is 11 years old and has been riding horses since she was 4.  She lives with her parents and siblings and attends Central schools.  She is a member of the Livingston Horse Show Association (LHSA) and a member of the Greenwell Springs Youth Riders (GSYR), a mounted drill team. She was the LHSA […]

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LPA Honors Central City News as Louisiana’s Newspaper of the Year

The Central City News has been named Louisiana’s Newspaper of the Year for 2021 by the Louisiana Press Association, which represents 110 member newspapers in Louisiana. Altogether, Community Press, LLC, which owns the Central City News, the Istrouma Journal in North Baton Rouge, and the St. George Leader in the new City of St. George, […]

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Otis’s Famous Loop Dedicated in Biltmore

 Otis “Dude” Forbes is known by residents of Biltmore Subdivision for cycling around the neighborhood. Forbes rides 30 to 50 miles everyday and once a month he rides 100 miles in a one day. It’s estimated that Otis has biked 20,000 miles around the city block in Biltmore.  Residents of the subdivision, along with friends […]

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Central High School 2010 Grad Dr. Tyler Torina, Resident Ready

 Tyler Blaine Torina, a 2010 graduate of Central High School, graduated on May 15, 2021 as a general surgeon.  Torina’s undergraduate degree was obtained in 2014 from LSU where he studied kinesiology. In 2017, he moved to Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he attended medical school at the Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. Torina will […]

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Fr. Mike Moroney Celebrates 50 Years Of Service As a Priest in Louisiana

A young Irishman from the Emerald Isle, Fr. Michael Moroney celebrated his first Mass at St. Bartholomew Church in his hometown, Athea, just about 100 miles southwest of Dublin, Ireland.  He was one of 24 Irish seminarians raised into the priesthood by Bishop Morris, Bishop of Cashel and Emily in the Cathedral of the Assumption […]

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Where in the World Is Jr. Shelton? by Woody Jenkins, editor, Central City News

Matt Talbert moved to Sterlington, Louisiana, 15 miles northeast of Monroe, in 2005. He and his wife loved the small town Christian atmosphere where everyone knew each other and where schools were outstanding.  It was perfect for their son and daughter.  Matt became general manager of a family-owned chain of quick oil change stores and […]

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Central High Class of 2021

The Central High School Class of 2021 walked across the stage at the River Center in downtown Baton Rouge Tuesday night.  Altogether 350 Central High seniors earned their diplomas or will have done so my the end of summer school.  They join roughly 121 other Central residents who are graduating from Central Private, St. Joseph’s, […]

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