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Evans: New Council Will Be Good Group For Me to Work with

 One of the first things Mayor-elect Wade Evans said he did after the election Nov. 8 was reach out to the members of the Central City Council — five of whom he served with the past four years. The mayor-elect said he has a good working relationship with the group and with the individual members. […]

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Barrow: Proud of Our Accomplishments for Four Years as Mayor

In an interview with the Central City News, Central Mayor David Barrow was philosophical.  “People turned out and voted, and you always have to respect that. I’m proud of my 12-1/2 years of service to the people of Central — 12-1/2 of the 15 years the city has been fully operational.  After 12-1/2 years, I […]

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Four Win Seats on Central School Board

Five new members of the Central Community School Board will take office in January 2023 — by far the largest turnover in board membership since the school system was founded in 2007. Four of the five new school board members were elected on Nov. 8 — Jason Leaphart, Carol Norwood, Nick Carmena, and Mike Davis.  […]

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Familiar Faces Return to City Council

While the Central School Board will see big changes over the next four years, the opposite is true for the Central City Council.  The Council consists of two at-large members elected citywide and five members elected from five single-members. Four years ago, all incumbent members of the City Council were defeated for reelection. However, this […]

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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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Two Rivers Drugstore Open On Hooper

Two Rivers Drugstore is now open at 13565 Hooper Road in the Central Shopping Center.  The phone is 256-7373. The opening is the dream of Austin Peavy, who worked for Claude Derbes, the late owner of Central Drug Store, when it was at the same location. Peavy said he enjoys providing personal service to customers.  […]

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The Haven Cafe Opening at Life Tabernacle

The Haven Cafe & General Store at the Lake is now a reality!  The Haven Cafe, a special project of Sister Shaye Spell, is a small, non-profit outdoor cafe nestled between Life Tabernacle Church, the Brush Arbor Freedom Center, and the beautiful lake with its walking deck.   Sister Shaye said, “When you are here, […]

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Central Buys City Hall Site

By Woody Jenkins, Editor, Central City News — CENTRAL — The City of Central has purchased 9.55 acres of land near the intersection of Hooper and Sullivan roads for construction of a new City Hall.  The property is located on the west side of Hooper. Mayor David Barrow negotiated the deal with Jay and Ray […]

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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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Wildcats Are a Long Shot to Provide Coach Sid’s 16th Trip to State Playoffs

By Woody Jenkins, Editor, Central City News — CENTRAL — Playing in the toughest district in Louisiana’s 5-A football has a lot of disadvantages.  The main disadvantage is that it’s tough to win against two defending State Champions (Zachary, the State 5-A champion, and Catholic, the State Division I champion). It’s also tough to win […]

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