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Board Accepts $6.1 Million

The Central Community School Board has voted unanimously to accept $6.1 million in federal funds under the so-called ESSER program (Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund). In order to receive the funds, a local school board must show the efforts if any it is making toward “universal masking.”  The Central School Board points out […]

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Louisiana Solicitor General Liz Murrill

 Article II of the Louisiana Constitution provides that the powers of state government shall be divided into three separate branches —Legislative, Executive, and Judicial.  It further provides that no person holding office in any one branch shall exercise power belonging to another branch.   Issues of separation of powers have been in the forefront since […]

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Rev. Spell Case Postponed

The criminal case against Rev. Tony Spell is on hold pending a decision by the Louisiana Supreme Court on his Motion to Quash the charges against him — six counts of holding worship services in violation of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ orders. At a status conference before Judge Eboni Johnson-Rose at the 19th Judicial District […]

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Is Facebook Absence Related to Chinese Threats Against Taiwan?

From Central City News… One obvious question: Does Facebook going down have anything to do with aggressive Chinese Communist behavior toward Taiwan?  People in the United States are talking about Facebook being down, not what is going on near Taiwan.

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Beijing Mouthpiece Says Taiwan Must Be Crushed

From CNSNews… Chinese warplanes operating in the skies near Taiwan in record numbers prompted a statement of concern from the State Department on Sunday, as a Chinese Communist Party media outlet hailed what it called “a clear and unmistakable declaration of China’s sovereignty over the island.” Communist Party mouthpiece Global Times in an editorial described […]

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Facebook, Instagram, What’s App Down Worldwide

From CNBC…  Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are offline. The websites and apps for all of the services were responding with server errors. Reports on DownDetector.com showed the outages appear to be widespread, but it’s unclear if it impacts all users or just some locations. It’s not currently known what’s causing the outage. All three platforms […]

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Communist China Flies 52 Warplanes near Taiwan Defensive Zone

From US News… Beijing appears to believe now is the time to test America’s resolve in support of the island nation as it boasts of its military might.  China flew an unprecedented 52 warplanes near Taiwanese airspace on Monday, Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense reported, marking a troubling escalation as Beijing boasts of sending record numbers […]

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City of Central Drainage Projects Update

Central Mayor David Barrow reports that the City of Central has completed nearly 53 miles of off-road drainage cleaning, clearing, and excavation in the past two years since July 1, 2019 across the city. This work includes numerous capital improvements projects. This work is in addition to normal roadside ditch maintenance.  These projects are all […]

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Storm Drain Evaluation and Line Cleaning

Central Mayor David Barrow said the City of Central has signed an agreement with Compliance Envirosystems, LLC (CES) to perform storm drain inspections, documentation, evaluation, and line cleaning services for all underground drainage systems throughout the city of Central.  This means that all subsurface drainage pipes throughout the city will be evaluated using a zoom […]

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