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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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1 More Thing You Should Know About Central

The first Mayor, Police Chief, and City Council of the City of Central were sworn in on July 11, 2005, which is generally marked as Central’s own Independence Day! That was almost exactly 15 years ago. The Central City News was founded a few months earlier. So every year about this time, the Central City […]

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A Living Memorial to Central’s Vets

So That We May Be Free… “This memorial is for those sons and daughters of the United States with this testament of service to our country.  We praise their courage and devotion. When called to defend freedom, they answered. For those who perished, we owe a debt of gratitude which can never be repaid. Let […]

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Message to Graduates from Across Time

In May 1913, Pearl Elizabeth Felps walked to the podium as the valedictorian of the first graduating of the new Central High School, located at the corner of Canal (now Hooper) and Sullivan roads. A copy of her speech was discovered in 2009 and given to the Central City News. It is a timeless message […]

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A Stroll through Capitol on Inauguration Day

A stroll through the Capitol on Inauguration Day this past Monday brought back memories, some from long ago. The State Capitol has been something of a second home for me for the past 56 years. Not only the 28 years I represented Baton Rouge in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1972 to 2000 but […]

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City of Central Founder Russell Starns Looks Back on Battle for Incorporation

Starting a new city is one of the most difficult things anyone can undertake in the State of Louisiana, but a hardy band of Central residents led by Central businessman Russell Starns did just that in 2004-2005. Starns, a 1975 graduate of Central High School where he was a star football player, became successful in […]

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12 Elected Officials Who Helped Shape Central

 On the 14th anniversary of the founding of the City of Central, the cover of the Central City News honors 12 elected officials — living and dead — who have made an enormous contribution of the City of Central as we know it today. There are others who have also done a great deal to […]

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10 More Things You Should Know About Central, Especially if You Live Here!

Do you live, go to school, or work in Central?  Do you have family here? Are you thinking of starting a business in Central?  Or do you just want to understand more about the City of Central and its 28,000 people? Last year, the Central City News’ 13th City of Central Anniversary Edition, published, “50 […]

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Central’s First Class of 1st Graders from 2007 Will Graduate May 21

The Central Community School System officially came into being on July 1, 2007. The following month, 10 classes of 1st graders enrolled at Bellingrath Hills Elementary School. (See pages 23-25 for pictures of those 1st graders.) On Tuesday, many of those same students will walk across the stage at the University Center at SLU in […]

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Message to Graduates from Across Time

In May 1913, Pearl Elizabeth Felps walked to the podium as the valedictorian of the first graduating of the new Central High School, located at the corner of Canal (now Hooper) and Sullivan roads. A copy of her speech was discovered in 2009 and given to the Central City News. It is a timeless message […]

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