Read Capital City News for July 2015

Read Capital City News for July 2015

TOP STORIES IN CENTRAL CITY NEWS: • New Era for EBR School System: Warren Drake Takes Helm as Superintendent • Drake Provides Vision for Future • Former Top Drake Aides Joining EBR School System • Most EBR Legislators Receive ‘F’ from LABI Based on Voting Records in 2015 Legislative Session • Istrouma Grads Back Reopening School: Supt. Hopes to Get School Back from State • Battle of Baton Rouge Will Be Remembered Saturday, Aug. 1 • Central’s 10th Anniversary: City Has Bright Future • Learn About Central’s Finest Hour: Hurricane Gustav • Central’s MVP: Sheriff Sid Gautreaux • Servant Leader of the Decade: Ralph Washington • Central’s Athlete of the Decade: Will Briscoe • Central’s New Business of the Decade • Central’s Greatest Heroes: Shaffers of Central Saved 130 Lives from Rising Floodwaters of Hurricane Isaac • Central’s Greatest Heroes: Brandon Gomez Rescued Three Children • Heroes of Hurricane Gustav: When Gustav Hit Central with 10 Times the Damage of Katrina, Two Local Businessmen Stepped Up • 10 Greatest Central High School Victories of 2005-2015 Decade • Outstanding Public Works Projects: Thruway Connects Central to the World and Central School Complex on Sullivan Road • Central’s Worst Disaster: Central Prepared for Hurricane Gustav, 90 mph Winds, Flooding of Comite River • Central City News Sweeps Louisiana Press Association Journalism Awards • 2015 Central Community Directory & Yellow Pages Being Distributed This Week • Magnolia Square Still Gold Standard: After Nine Years, It Remains Central’s Top Development • Romero Kids Learning Family Business • Heart Catherization Through Wrist Now at Lane Regional Medical Center – Click to read
The Central City News and Capital City News are published on the 1st Thursday of the month. The Central Wildcat is published twice annually.• Recent honors and awards: Capital City News: 1st Place in Louisiana for General Excellence, Louisiana Press Association. Central City News: Named one of four Best Community Newspapers in America by National Newspaper Association. Winner of the Freedom of Information Award, the highest award given by the Louisiana Press Association. 1st Place for Best News Coverage, Louisiana Press Association.

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The Central City News provides objective, award-winning coverage of news about Central. It is published at the same time as its sister publication, the Capital City News, which covers Baton Rouge and St. George. The combined circulation this week is 15,000 copies with total readership of the hard copies estimated at over 45,000. We hope to build stronger communities and provide the information you need to make decisions as a citizen. Your ideas and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Best email:

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