Mayor Barrow on Projects for Central

In the 2022 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature, thanks to the leading efforts of Senator Bodi White, the legislature approved over $75 million worth of projects for Central and with other parish projects in our area, the total goes up to over $111 million.  The projects are as follows: Roadwork. Hooper Road extension Planning […]

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Rev. Spell Speaks On Major Decision By Supreme Court

 In a letter to his supporters, Rev. Tony Spell of Life Tabernacle Church reacted to last week’s Louisiana Supreme Court decision, which found unconstitutional Gov. John Bel Edwards’ mandates against churches and threw out the criminal case against the pastor.  Here is what he said: “I am relieved and happy to let you know the […]

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Landmark Ruling Protects Religious Liberty, Ends Case Against Rev. Spell

In an historic 5-2 decision, the Louisiana Supreme Court last week ruled that Gov. John Bel Edwards’ edicts closing churches and the subsequent arrest of Rev. Tony Spell for holding church services were illegal and unconstitutional.  This means the pastor’s arrest, imprisonment, house arrest, being fitted with an ankle bracelet, order not to hold church, […]

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Court Ruling Is Must Reading

The Louisiana Supreme Court was the scene last week of a major victory for religious liberty in a case out of Central.  In State of Louisiana v. Pastor Tony Spell, the court struck down Gov. John Bel Edwards’ emergency orders closing churches and ended criminal charges against Rev. Spell, the pastor of Life Tabernacle Church […]

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Two Years of Hell for a Crime That Doesn’t Exist

 After more than two years of arrests, handcuffs, fingerprinting, imprisonment, home incarceration, ankle bracelets, surveillance, hearings, meetings with judges, and travel restrictions for a crime that doesn’t exist, Rev. Tony Spell is a free man. Last Friday, the Louisiana Supreme Court threw out the criminal charges against the Central pastor as illegal and unconstitutional.  His […]

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What’s Next: Deprivation of Civil Rights, Libel

In the aftermath of the Louisiana Supreme Court decision in the case of State of Louisiana v. Pastor Tony Spell, many people have asked what Rev. Spell’s legal options are.  Both state and federal law provide powerful remedies to use when government officials violate a citizen’s rights.  One of the most important is 42 USC […]

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St. Alphonsus School’s Art Show Success

St. Alphonsus is definitely creating a buzz this year with its new Art Club.  The SAS Art Club is made up of 4th and 5th graders who share a love of art and want to help foster that love throughout the school and community.  The Art Club sponsored the SAS Art Show in the Courtyard […]

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Central High School Class of ’62 Celebrates 60-Year Reunion

The Central High School Class of 1962 celebrated their 60-year class reunion. The Class of 1962 had 22 classmates attend its reunion Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Duke’s Seafood & Steakhouse on Hwy. 16 in Watson.  Shown left to right on bottom row are Wanda Browning Christy, Janet Rowland Anderson, Jo Ann Primm Gross, Judy […]

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Central High Class of 2022

 The Central High School Class of 2022 received their diplomas and celebrated their achievements during Graduation ceremonies at the River Center in Baton Rouge. It was the 110th graduating class for Central High School. Cayden Marc Walls was honored as Valedictorian and spoke to his fellow seniors and thousands of their family member in attendance.  […]

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Ex-Police Chief James Salsbury to Seek Old Job

 Local businessman and former Central Police Chief James Salsbury has announced his candidacy for the office of Central Police Chief in citywide elections scheduled for Nov. 8, 2022.  Chief Salsbury served from 2014 to 2018.  He lost to current chief Roger Corcoran in 2018.  Salsbury said that at the urging of many residents of Central, […]

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