ED Physician Offers Advice for Athletes as They Head Back to School

29 August 2014

     The start of this year’s football season brings an increased focus on protecting players at all levels from experiencing a concussion. With the abundance of today’s contact and extreme sports there is a lot of news about concussions; however, many of us do not know much about this common injury.      “A concussion typically occurs with head injury due […]

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Life and Times of the Old Gym: 1927-2014

29 August 2014

By Olive Mullins Campbell      The “Old Gym” was primarily about basketball, but many other things happened there.  Back in the 30’s and 40’s it served as sort of a Community Center.      General Assembly was presided over by our principal Mr. J.A. Smith. I am not sure how often it was – probably once a month. We as Juniors […]

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Central Area Girl Scouts Recruiting Girls & Volunteers

29 August 2014

Submitted by Nancy Hicks      Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. It’s where girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together- team with us to achieve our goal of helping our girls become tomorrow’s leaders.      Girls kindergarten – 12th grade can participate through various pathways […]

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The Face of a Special Needs Child

29 August 2014

Submitted by Debbie Dougherty      As I sit in the parental waiting room of the Emerge Center (formerly the Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation) located in the very south end of the parish, I watch as the children walk by on their way to the lunch room, the playground, or back to class. Dozens and dozens of beautiful, normal […]

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EBR Sheriff Sid Gautreaux Graduates From FBI National Executive Institute

29 August 2014

EBRSO Press Release     East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid Gautreaux graduated from the 37th session of the FBI’s National Executive Institute (NEI) at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. on July 10, 2014, a week prior to his induction into the Louisiana Justice Hall of Fame.      “Training is critical to our department in order […]

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School Board Races Begin

28 August 2014

    Last week’s qualifying brought a few new faces to the Central Community School System School Board race, while four current school board members will be unopposed in this November’s election.  All seven current school board members qualified to run for re-election.  Of those, Roxanne Atkinson, Jim Gardner, Jim Lloyd, and David Walker will be […]

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Don’t Shoot the Messenger

28 August 2014

I have had many positive comments recently in support of my willingness to speak out when I see taxpayer dollars being spent unwisely.  Most recently there have been a number of problems with our school board’s construction, parking lot and demolition projects, and I have indeed spoken out.     I have also had a few […]

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CCF Coffee Hour Tonight

28 August 2014

    Tonight’s Central Cultural Foundation Coffee Hour will begin at 7 PM at Central Perk. This free event is open to the community.  Tonight’s Coffee Hour will feature Central artist Allison Grisaffe Bourke.  Allison creates her work out of colored tissue paper that she combines to make “stained glass.”  These panels are then attached to […]

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School System Uncooperative in Public Records Request

28 August 2014

By Dave Freneaux     A Public Records Request made by Central Speaks to see documents related to School Board travel expenses has been met with resistance and was immediately handed over to the School Board’s attorney.     Earlier this month the EBR School System shut down all School Board travel for the remainder of 2014 […]

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“Sports Central” Radio Show Tonight

28 August 2014

    Hosts Sid Edwards and Steve Johnson are joined tonight on “Sports Central” by Coaches Brandon Lagroue and Zack Morris as well as Sports Medicine Guru Bryan Hutson.  Tune in to 910 AM Thursdays at 5PM or stop by Coaches Grill and hear the show live!     There will also be a first time appearance […]

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