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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Gene Simmons, 93, Retired Principal

Arnold Eugene (Gene) Simmons of Baton Rouge passed away on Feb. 12, 2021 at the age of 93 with Gloria, his wife of 74 years, at his side. Gene was born in Baton Rouge to Lille and Shelton Simmons. He was a graduate of Istrouma High School where he was on the football and basketball […]

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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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What People Say About Will Easley And His Legacy For Central Schools

Since Will Easley, one of the founding members of the Central School Board, has retired, the Central City News asked school board members he served with to recall his service on the board.  Here are some of their comments: Roxanne Atkinson, Outgoing Central School Board President I came on the school board when the Central […]

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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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New Central Private High School on Schedule For Completion August 1, Gym by October 1

Construction is well underway at Central Private School’s new campus at the corner of Joor and Gurney roads.  Head of school Robert Martin said the school is being built in three phases: Phase I – the new high school and gym, Phase II – the new elementary school and gym, and Phase III – other […]

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Tim Lazaroe, Wayne Messina Seek to Fill Vacancy on Central City Council Mar. 20

The Governor has called an election in Central for March 20 to fill a vacancy in Central City Council District 1 left by the resignation of Aaron Moak, who was elected to the Metro Council. Tim Lazaroe was appointed by the Council to serve until the special election is held. Candidates in the election are Larazoe […]

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Republican Party Censures Sen. Bill Cassidy For Voting to Proceed with Impeachment

It seemed very strange.  Sen. Bill Cassidy had sought out the support of President Trump in Cassiday’s bid for reelection in 2020. Cassidy made sure Trump appeared in every campaign commercial he ran. He almost literally wrapped Trump’s Make America Great banner around himself, in an apparent effort to protect himself from conservative criticism of […]

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Claston Bernard Wins GOP Endorsement

The Louisiana Republican Party has endorsed Claston Bernard for U.S. Congress from the 2nd District in a special election Saturday, March 20 to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Cedric Richmond.  The district does not include Central but does include Baker, the inner city of Baton Rouge, parts of the River Parishes, and […]

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Central High Basketball in Homestretch

At 17-5, the Central Wildcat basketball team is well on its way to the State 5A Playoffs — if all goes as expected!  Right now, they are ranked 8th to 10th in the state based on power ratings. However, the Wildcats are in the midst of “murderers row” — three games that will severely test […]

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