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Ashley Lewis-Rush Named Central A.D.

Central schools Supt. Jason Fountain has appointed former college softball coach and Central High graduate Ashley Lewis Rush as the new Athletic Director of the Central Community School System. Prior to the hire, the athletic director position was held by Coach Sid Edwards, who will continue to serve as Head Football Coach. Fountain said, “Splitting […]

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Victory for Open Meetings in Suit by CCN Staffer

By Woody Jenkins • Editor • Central City News • CITY OF CENTRAL — Chief District Judge Wilson Fields has ruled in favor of Central’s Kim Powers in her efforts to defend Louisiana citizens’ constitutional right to have open meetings of public bodies — a right that is in great danger right now. Last July the […]

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Greenwell Springs Youth Riders to Host Pro Rodeo at Shady Park Arena May 7-8

The Greenwell Springs Youth Riders is a Western-style equestrian drill team with membership from ages 8 to 18 years. Founded more than 60 years ago, this organization performs at rodeos, parades and drill competitions.  This year, they celebrate the 63rd annual Pro Rodeo, May 7 and May 8 at the BREC Shady Park Arena, 7585 […]

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Central Community School System Names 2021 Students of the Year

 The Central Community School System has announced its Students of the Year. • Bellingrath Elementary Student of the Year Rilen Wilkes is in all ways an exceptional student. He loves to learn, is always kind to his peers, and works hard at all he does. His teacher said, “He is the first one to check […]

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Ex-Wildcat to Lead Catholic High Bears

 Former Central High assistant football coach David Simoneaux has been appointed Head Football Coach at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, one of the state’s top high school programs. Simoneaux helped lead Park-view Baptist to a State Championship as a player and stayed at his alma mater as an assistant coach under Head Coach Kenny […]

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Central School Board Leader Retires, Kept Tight Handle on Taxes, Spending

Will Easley has resigned after 14 years as a member of the Central Community School Board.  He left a legacy that can never be duplicated.  Now he said he plans to spend more time with Dot, his wife of 52 years, and his cattle. When the Central Community School System was created by a constitutional […]

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Pastor’s Legal Battles Look Promising After Landmark Supreme Court Decision in NYC

 Legal problems facing Rev. Tony Spell for holding church services at Life Tabernacle in defiance of Gov. John Bel Edwards’ orders seem less and less likely to land the Central pastor in prison.  On the contrary, it looks more and more like he will win the outstanding civil and criminal cases and could well be […]

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Central’s Man, Woman of the Year for 2020

REV. TONY SPELL, WIFE SHAYE HONORED FOR FIGHTING TO PROTECT RELIGIOUS LIBERTY • By Woody Jenkins, Editor, Central City News • CENTRAL — In recognition of their historic work to protect Freedom of Religion in the United States and the persecution they have endured as a result, the Central City News is proud to recognize […]

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President’s Positive Accomplishments Led to Landslide Victory in Louisiana

Members of the Electoral College from Louisiana met in the Senate Chamber of the State Capitol on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, to  cast Louisiana’s eight Electoral College votes in accordance with the Constitution. All eight members voted to reelect President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. During the proceedings, Louisiana’s members of the […]

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Accomplishments of President Trump

• He has promoted God, the Constitution, the Founding Fathers, the Family, and the great American flag •Built 423 miles of The Wall •Appointed more than 220 federal judges including three members of the United States Supreme Court who believe in and support the Constitution as written •Supported the police and law and order •Promoted […]

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