Today’s Newspaper PDF Online

21 August 2014

As a service to our readers and our advertisers, the CentralSpeaks.com newspaper in its entirety, formatted exactly as the printed newspaper looks, is available online each week. Follow this link:  08/21/14 PDF to access the PDF. This will not change our daily posting of news as it happens, it is simply one more way for you to […]

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Sports Central Thursdays at 5

21 August 2014

    Coaches Grill has become THE place for Central sports fans to spend Thursday evenings.  Wildcat football Coaches Sid Edwards and Steve Johnson host “Sports Central”, the city’s only sports talk show, every Thursday at 5PM live from Coaches Grill.     Joining Sid and Steve tonight are Defensive Coordinator Ken Hilton, Head Baseball Coach and […]

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The Life and Times of the Old Gym

21 August 2014

By Olive Mullins Campbell On April 17, 2014 and again on August 14, a picture of the “Old Gym” was on the front page of Central Speaks. I don’t know who took the picture but the date is June 4, 1947. The person sitting on the porch is me. It was graduation day for 40 […]

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What is Central?

21 August 2014

    If you ask an economic development professional you might be told that we are WalMart, McDonalds, with Taco Bell on the way, and 66 square miles with a Master Plan to ensure that all of the new neighborhoods and businesses are attractive and traffic is kept at a minimum.     While I can’t argue […]

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In Memoriam: Former Councilman Ralph Washington

21 August 2014

    Former City of Central Councilman and Mayor Pro-Tem Ralph Washington has died at the age of 60 after a lengthy struggle with diabetes.  Born in New Orleans, Mr. Washington grew up in Darrow, where he experienced first-hand the troubling and frequently fearful effects of desegregation.  Graduating from East Ascension High School, he went on […]

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CCSS Finance Committee Meeting Tonight

20 August 2014

There will be a meeting of the CCSS Finaance Committee tonight, Wednesday, at 6 PM in the meeting room at the CCSS office on Joor Road.  The meeting is open to the public. Meeting Agenda    1. Call to Order    2. To receive a report relative to Sales Tax and Ad Valorem Tax Collections […]

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Fundraiser Thursday in Honor of Trevor Sims

20 August 2014

    There will be a fundraiser Thursday at Raising Canes in Central from 5:00-9:00 to help raise money for a statue that will be built in Baton Rouge in honor of the late Trevor Sims. You may remember, Trevor Sims is the young boy from Central who passed away of cancer and sparked a food […]

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Central Artist Allison Grisaffe Bourke at Next CCF Coffee Hour

20 August 2014

By Mia Freneaux     Central resident artist Allison Grisaffe Bourke has an amazing talent that she credits the Lord for giving her.  Allison takes delicate sheets of tissue paper and creates works of art normally associated with the timelessness of cathedrals.  Using only an exacto blade and a sketch, she painstakingly cuts and positions tiny […]

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CAPA Corner: Promising

20 August 2014

    Our future is promising!  When you listen to all that is going on in our world today, that may seem like an “off the wall” comment.  So let’s forget about the world, the nation, or even our state for just a moment and let’s focus on Central’s future.  This past Sunday evening I had […]

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Crime Stoppers: Have You Seen These Fugitives?

20 August 2014

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