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Central High Class of 2022

 The Central High School Class of 2022 received their diplomas and celebrated their achievements during Graduation ceremonies at the River Center in Baton Rouge. It was the 110th graduating class for Central High School. Cayden Marc Walls was honored as Valedictorian and spoke to his fellow seniors and thousands of their family member in attendance.  […]

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Message to Graduates from Across Time

 In May 1913, Pearl Elizabeth Felps walked to the podium as the valedictorian of the first graduating of the new Central High School, located at the corner of Canal (now Hooper) and Sullivan roads. A copy of her speech was discovered in 2009 and given to the Central City News. It is a timeless message […]

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School Board Okays Boys Wearing Earrings at CHS

Should there be differences between boys and girls in the Student Dress Code for Central schools? That was the issue Central school board grappled with at two recent meetings.  Some members of the board are afraid the board will be sued if there are any differences.  So should boys be allowed to wear dresses and […]

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Bill Would Unify City, School District Lines

 Senate Bill 189 by Sen. Bodi White (R-Central) to change the boundaries of the Central Community School System is moving through the Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.   It passed the Senate Education Committee and then the full Louisiana Senate by a vote of 32-1.  It is now awaiting a hearing in the House […]

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Metro Council Oks Flood-Prone Belle Arbor

The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council Wednesday night gave final approval to the controversial 183-unit Belle Arbor development planned for south of Hooper Road just west of the Comite River. Three Central School Board members spoke against the development — Kim Powers, Roxanne Atkinson, and Sharon Browning. They and other citizens who appeared emphasized […]

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EBR Planning Approves Subdivision on Hooper

By Woody Jenkins, Editor, Central City News — CENTRAL — A controversial 185-lot development on Hooper Road west of the Comite River has been approved by the East Baton Rouge Parish Planning Commission, despite the unanimous opposition of the Central Community School Board.  Four school board members were there to represent the board and testify […]

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Wade Evans Announces for Mayor of Central

In 2018, I ran for the Central City Council because I felt that we could do better. Since taking office, my mission has been to improve our city. I fought to have a public works app for your phones to make reporting problems easier and worked to tighten the detention rules for any new subdivision […]

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Micah McKanstry to Participate in Johns Hopkins’ Summer Program

Micah McKanstry a 10th grade student of McKanstry Preparatory School in Central has been accepted into Johns Hopkins University Summer Program where he will be taking Introduction to Neuroscience.  Micah has been a Southern University dual enrollment student since 9th grade. So far he has a total of 12 college credit hours and this summer […]

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Annette Nicosia, Teacher at St. Alphonsus Named Distinguished Educator in Diocese

St. Alphonsus Catholic School has proudly announced that Mrs. Annette Nicosia is the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Educator Award for the Diocese of Baton Rouge.   Mrs. Nicosia was chosen among many nominees from local Catholic schools.  She is recognized for her excellence and distinguished service to Catholic school education, especially to St. Alphonsus […]

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Central Community School Board Opposes New 185-Lot Development on Hooper Road

The Central Community School Board last week voted unanimously to oppose a 185-lot development proposed for Hooper Road. The proposed subdivision would be located west of the Comite River outside the City of Central but inside the Central Community School District.   It would feature 50×120 lots.  Because it is located outside the City of […]

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