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Republicans Must Rediscover the Basics About How to Win Elections or Else Lose the Country

By Woody Jenkins, Editor, Central City News — It was the fall of 1963.  Morton Blackwell and I were sitting in his car in the parking lot of Alessi’s Drive-In at the corner of Florida Blvd. at North Foster.  Morton was the College Republican national director, and he had just appointed me to be the […]

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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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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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On the Campaign Trail: Dele

This campaign has given me the chance to meet many interesting people running for public office. One of the most enjoyable was Dele Adebamiji. Born  in Nigeria, Dele has practiced law here for more than 20 years.  He is an amazing man — not only an attorney but a pastor and a man of real […]

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Central Police Chief Will Have to Answer in Court

Central Police Chief Roger Corcoran is in a legal position like no other law enforcement official in the United States or in American history for that matter. Early in the pandemic, he boldly went into a church to arrest a pastor for the crime of holding church services.  No policeman in history has presumed to […]

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4th of July: A Time to Celebrate Our Beloved America!

Here in the Jenkins family, we love to celebrate this cherished holiday, and honestly, we feel so blessed to have been born in this great country!   So many before us have shed blood, sweat, and tears, all helping to give us the freedom we enjoy today…   My love for the United States of […]

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