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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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New Businesses Coming to Shoe Creek

– Former Central Mayor Jr. Shelton (2014-2018) took a lot of heat when he supported building a Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) at Shoe Creek off Sullivan Road in Central. However, the Central City Council approved the project. Dave Freneaux filed suit to stop the project over the number of apartments, but after a legal battle, the […]

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The Cottage Cafe & Tea Room Now Open, Accepting Reservations on Joor in Central

My grandmother, Loretta Foreman, opened The Country Emporium in 1984 on Sullivan Road as an antique and gift shop. The store was in a log cabin home on lots of land. It was beautiful and peaceful.  By 1985, she decided to expand and include a tea room. She always loved tea and enjoyed having tea […]

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Central Community School Board Unlikely to Oppose ITEP Application by Custom Metal

Louisiana’s Industrial Tax Extension Program (ITEP)was begun in 1974. Since then, it has brought billions of dollars in new investment to the State of Louisiana. Under the program, industry submits proposals to the Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry for approval.  If approved, 80 percent of property taxes can be abated for a period of […]

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Chamber of East Baton Rouge Reviews Alternatives to DOTD’s Plans for I-10

The people of the Capital Region need to wake up, according to the Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge Parish. If they do not, Baton Rouge will face a man-made disaster from which it may never recover. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is pushing forward with a plan that will keep Baton […]

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Treads & Care Tire Co. Now in Central

Devin Holley has opened Treads & Care at the corner of Hooper and Park Place Drive near the BREC ball park. Treads & Care is a family tradition begun by Devin’s dad in 1971. They had a popular location at Florida and Wooddale. Devin sold his Baton Rouge locations of the business in 2016 but […]

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LPA Honors Central City News Staff With 12 First Place Awards for News, Ads

The Central City News and other community newspapers published by Community Press, LLC, once again dominated the Better Newspaper Awards competition conducted by the 110 newspapers of the Louisiana Press Association. The Central City News group, which also includes the Istrouma Journal in North Baton Rouge and the St. George Leader in the new City […]

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Plant World Helps Bring Normalcy to Area Families

Declared an “essential business” because of its product line, Plant World at 10131 Greenwell Springs Rd., is doing a land office business. Founded more than 52 years ago by Gary and Mary Chapman, Plant Road is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week through May. During the flood of 2016, Plant […]

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Central Businesses Innovate to Stay Alive

Most businesses in Central are under an emergency order from the Governor to close their doors. Other types of businesses were deemed by the Governor to be “essential” and can remain open.  Both whether they are deemed essential or not, many businesses in Central are finding unusual ways to continue to serve their customers. Dr. […]

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