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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Central Pharmacy: 180 Years’ Experience

The three full-time pharmacists at Central Pharmacy, 9952 Sullivan Road, and their senior clerk, Barbara Sonnier, are fixtures in the Central community. They know just about everyone on a first name basis, and there’s little wonder that they do! After all, they have a combined 180 years in the pharmacy business! Their friendly manner, concern […]

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Gov. Edwards Addresses Press at City Club

Gov. John Bel Edwards listed his accomplishments in office in a speech to members of the Louisiana Press Association at their annual meeting held at the City Club in Baton Rouge. Central City News editor Woody Jenkins asked the governor if President Trump has been cooperative in working with him in the interests of Louisiana. […]

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As Registrar Compares Every Signature, Spring Election for St. George Is Unlikely

In an interview with the Capital City News, East Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters Steve Raborn said his office is busy processing signatures on petitions for the incorporation of the City of St. George. However, it is slow-going, he said, and he does not anticipate completing his work in time to meet the March […]

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Baton Rouge’s Largest Taxpayer May See Fewer Reasons to Stay

Last Thursday, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board voted 5-4 against a resolution to grant an Industrial Tax Exemption on $67 million in capital improvements at the Exxon Refinery in Baton Rouge. Exxon’s tax exemption was unanimously approved by the State Board of Commerce and Industry, but under rules put in place by Gov. […]

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Russian Intelligence Heightened Tensions Here By Initiating an Alton Sterling Protest at BRPD

After the shooting of Alton Sterling at the Triple S convenience store on North Foster Drive in July 2016, protests broke out in front of the convenience store and at other points around Baton Rouge. Some protests were spontaneous, while others were well planned and organized. What few people knew at the time was that […]

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President George Bush As I Knew Him

The news that President Bush died put a lump in my throat as I began to remember all the many kindnesses he bestowed on my wife Diane and me and our family. He was a true and faithful friend! One of my favorite times was our trip with President Bush to Honduras in 1998 to […]

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Clerk of Court Doug Welborn Discusses Work Of His Office

East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court Doug Welborn explained the workings of his office before the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon. The entire event was broadcast by Capital City News and is available online. Welborn reviewed how he inherited a troubled office 27 years ago with the previous clerk going to prison, a $750,000 deficit […]

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James Linden Hogg at Manship Feb. 14

He’s only 18 but with amazing musical talent, a keen sense of American history, and the ability to step back in time and bring his audiences with him, James Linden Hogg is a speaker, singer, songwriter, and musician of the first order. Attendees at the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheoon applauded and laughed as James took […]

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Istrouma Returns to Varsity Football Next Fall Against Old Rival Bogalusa

Since reopening in Fall 2017 after being closed for four years, Istrouma High School relaunched its heralded football program, which has won nine State Championships. For the 2017-2018 school year, Istrouma had only 9th and 10th graders. Under Louisiana High School Athletic Association rules, it was only allowed to compete at the Junior Varsity level, […]

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