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Central City News to Launch Talk Network With Moon Griffon, Jeff Crouere M-F Daily

Two of Louisiana’s most popular radio talk show hosts, Moon Griffon and Jeff Crouere, are joining forces with the Central City News, Louisiana’s Newspaper of Year, for a unique talk show network they believe will take the Baton Rouge market by storm. Combining the best of radio, television, newspaper, and the Internet, LOUISIANA.AM will offer […]

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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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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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Congressman Garret Graves Is Staying Close to the People

For most Congressmen, getting reelected should be a breeze.  Just do your job, represent the viewpoint of your district, and stay close to the people. Staying close to the people means being out there with them, making yourself available, answering their calls, letters, and emails, and having the heart of a servant. Too often, people […]

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Four Competing for District Judge Nov. 8

By Woody Jenkins, Editor, Central City News — CENTRAL — Central’s Judge Richard Anderson served as a District Judge for many years in the 19th Judicial District.  He was respected by judges, lawyers, and the general public.  His decisions were uniformly upheld, and he had no scandals of any kind. Yet, on Nov. 3, 2020, […]

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Runoff Likely for 1st Circuit Court of Appeal

 One of the most important races on the ballot for Tuesday, Nov. 8 is for the First Circuit Court of Appeal.  This appellate court is the first line of defense against the bad decisions coming from the District Court in Baton Rouge, and there are many! In years past, the district judges serving on the […]

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Central’s Race for Mayor Hot and Heavy

With city elections this Tuesday, Nov. 8, both Central Mayor David Barrow and challenger Mayor Pro-Tem Wade Evans are hard at work trying to persuade voters to swing their way. Mayor David Barrow said he is running to complete the work he has begun. “Over the last three and a half years, we have made […]

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First Amendment Rights Have Key Role In Election for Chief of Police in Central

Central voters will face a rematch from 2018 between the current police chief, Roger Corcoran, and the previous police chief, James Salsbury. Corcoran received nationwide criticism after arresting Pastor Tony Spell for holding worship services at Life Tabernacle during the pandemic.    In a statement, Corcoran said, “After taking office in January 2019, we have […]

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Highlights of Races for Council, School Board

By Woody Jenkins, Editor, Central City News — CENTRAL — Early voting at the Central Library was outstanding. 4,700 people came to vote, indicating Tuesday’s overall turnout will be strong. Signs are plastered all over town, and candidates are still walking neighborhoods and sign-waving. Mostly, the campaigns have been positive. It all demonstrates that democracy […]

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Republicans Endorse 20 Candidates

After reviewing questionnaires from the candidates and conducting interviews, the Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish has announced its endorsements for the Nov. 8 election. The following descriptions were provided by the Republican Party: •John Kennedy, U. S. Senate – After only one term, Sen. Kennedy has become a lion of the Senate.  He […]

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