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3rd Annual Tasting: Pass-a Dozen

 Pass-A-Dozen Tamales will hold its 3rd Annual Tasting from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 at Ste G in Oak Point Plaza Wanda Pass will serve her famous Louisiana Mississippi Delta Tamales, shrimp and crab corn chowder, and seafood gumbo.  Her mother, Verdi, is known for serving broccoli hollandaise. Other featured items […]

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Chamber EBR Recommends Priorities for Next Mayor-President and Metro Council Members

In 2012, a handful of small business owners created the Chamber of Commerce of East Baton Rouge Parish. It was intended to be a conservative, free enterprise voice for small business owners throughout the parish. Today, more than 300 small business owners participate in the activities of the ChamberEBR. The “new” Chamber has often found […]

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Central City News Wins 1st Place Awards From Press Association in 19 Categories

The Central City News published by Community Press, LLC, once again dominated the Better Newspaper Awards competition conducted by the 110 newspapers of the Louisiana Press Association. The newspaper won 19 first-place awards in competition with community newspapers across Louisiana. Central City News editor Woody Jenkins said, “It is gratifying to be honored by our […]

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Lance Butler Buys Zachary Feed Store

Zachary Feed and Seed has a new owner — Lance Butler of Sullivan Hardware in Central. Now the store is getting an interior facelift and expansion of retail products for customers.  New owner Lance Butler took over and started eagerly greeting customers. Butler intends to continue the same philosophy he has had in the hardware […]

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What’s Open in Central After 10 p.m.

Years ago when Johnny Carson hosted the Tonight Show on NBC-TV, the show was promoted as “The Late Night Place to Be!” It may be quite awhile before the City of Central earns such a title but there is much more to do late night in Central now than ever in the past. Restaurants The […]

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ExxonMobil and Central

Since the Standard Oil refinery began operations in Baton Rouge in 1909, residents of the Central community have played a major role in the work of the refinery. Some Central families, such as the Langlois, Nelson, and Bauer families, have been at the refinery from the beginning! — Langlois Family — Central’s Jason Langlois, 41, […]

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NFL Player Inspires Central Private

Former Tara High and Texas Tech star Brian Duncan spoke on faith to Central Private School students and faculty attending the school’s January devotion. Duncan, who played for the Buffalo Bills in the NFL and later in the Canadian Football League was coached at Tara by David Prescott, now head of Central Private School. Right […]

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Red River Bank Celebrates 20th Anniversary

A lot of things have changed since January 1999. TV screens became flatter, cell phones became ever-present, and Red River Bank grew from a single location on Alexandria’s Centre Court to a statewide presence with more than 300 team members in eight parishes. And on January 14, 2019 they celebrated 20 years as a true […]

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Pass-a-Dozen Tamales: 75 Years to Get to Central

Imagine the small North Louisiana delta town of Newellton in the 1940’s — before television, the Internet, and life as we know it. Every evening, an elderly black man would walk the streets selling the hot tamales he and his wife Bessie made in their two-room shack. Tamale Dan, as the people called him, was […]

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Central’s Billy Clark Leads Delta College To Graduate Its 100th Class of Nurses

Delta College of Arts and Technology has just reached a milestone. On January 31, 2019, Delta graduated its 100th class of nurses. A total of 1,600 have completed the program to prepare to be an LPN since Delta launched its nursing program in 1992. Everywhere you go in the Baton Rouge area, you’ll find Delta’s […]

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