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Dustin Yates Is First Mayor

By Woody Jenkins, Editor, St. George Leader – Baton Rouge After years of suspense, the new City of St. George finally has a new Mayor, Police Chief, and five members of the City Council.   In ceremonies Monday evening, June 10 at Woodlawn Baptist Church, Court of Appeal Judge Hunter Green swore in new St. George […]

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Todd Morris Sworn in as Chief of Police

Major Todd Morris of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office took the oath of office as the first Police Chief of the City of St. George Monday night, June 10. Morris has 34 years’ experience in law enforcement. He serves as the Chief of Crimes against Persons and Special Operations for East Baton Rouge […]

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Lawrason Act Will Govern St. George

Like two-thirds of Louisiana’s municipalities, the new City of St. George will be governed by the Lawrason Act, adopted in 1898. Residents of Baton Rouge may be surprised at the differences between the City-Parish form of government and a Lawrason Act municipality. In the City-Parish system, the Mayor-President is clearly the executive and the Metro […]

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Read Historic Supreme Court Decision on City of St. George

NEW ORLEANS — To read the historic decision of the Louisiana Supreme Court recognizing the creation of the City of St. George, click “Read More” button below and think click this link: https://centralcitynews.us/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/23-1108.C_23-1118.C.OPN_.pdf

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Louisiana Supreme Court Recognizes City of St. George

Nearly five years after the voters of the proposed City of St. George voted to incorporate, the Louisiana Supreme Court gave them a historic victory. On Friday, April 26, 2024, in a 4-3 decision, the high court dismissed the suit filed by Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and ruled organizers of the proposed city had met […]

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How a Prominent Civil Rights Leader, Acie Belton, Set in Motion St. George

 People in Baton Rouge should open their minds to the idea of incorporating the new City of St. George, especially when we realize how it all got started. In Louisiana, any community of 300 or more people anywhere in the state outside an incorporated municipality has the right to file a petition calling for an […]

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St. George Leader To Use St. George Knight as Symbol

In honor of St. George, the patron saint of England, the St. George Leader has adopted as its symbol a St. George knight who carries a shield bearing the St. George Cross. When East Baton Rouge Parish was settled, the first Catholic parish was St. Joseph Catholic Church in downtown Baton Rouge.  The second Catholic […]

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Yes for St. George!

Voters in the southeast part of East Baton Rouge Parish went to the polls in near record numbers on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, and gave a resounding ‘Yes’ to a proposal to create the new City of St. George. A total of 32,285 voters cast their ballots and gave a 54-46 victory to incorporation. For […]

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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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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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