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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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EBR’s Movement to Create Independent School Districts: 30 Years in the Making

By Woody Jenkins, Editor, St. George Leader – Baton Rouge By the early 1990’s, I had represented Baton Rouge as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for 20 years, most of that time as a member of the House Education Committee. My colleague, Sen. Mike Cross, had served as mayor of the City of […]

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Sheriff Sid Pledges to Continue Serving City of St. George After Incorporation

Sheriff Sid Gautreaux has made clear that the incorporation of the City of St. George will make no real change in the service provided to the people of St. George by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office. Several years ago, the Sheriff was criticized for providing a “sweetheart deal” to the City of Central […]

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Meet the New St. George Council

Gov. Jeff Landry has appointed the five new members of the interim St. George City Council. His selections are Patty Cook and Richie Edmonds as Council members at-large, and Ryan Heck, Max Himmel, and Steve Monachello from the three single-member districts for the Council. The role of the interim Council members will be to create […]

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St. George Vote Is Really a Showdown Between Liberals and Conservatives

By Woody Jenkins, Editor, St. George Leader – Baton Rouge There is really no mystery about whether the proposed City of St. George will be a success, and there is certainly no mystery about whether the proposed Southeast school district will be a success. We don’t have to guess whether incorporating a new city and creating […]

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What Issues Will New City Have To Address in Next Few Months?

 Since February 2020, the St. George Transition District has made significant progress in planning the transition of services from the City-Parish to the City of St. George. Based on interviews with St. George leaders, some  of the recommendations include: •District maps for three district City Council seats and two at-large City Council seats •Organization chart […]

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Gub with Garret at MePa’s Diner

CONGRESSMAN GARRET GRAVES, CENTRAL MAYOR WADE EVANS (left) at MePa’s Diner in Central. Citizens joined Congressman Graves for a round table discussion that lasted over an hour and 45 minutes. Topics discussed included the recent ruling by the Supreme Court to use a Congressional map with two majority-black districts, the high cost of insurance, VA […]

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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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