Where is the economic recovery we keep hearing about? Duke Energy Co. in Crystal River, Florida laid off 58 workers in June, with more layoffs to come each month for the next year or so, reports Pat Flaherty in the Citrus County Chronicle. Have you visited that part of Florida? It’s very scenic, with some hills (unusual in Florida) and plenty of trees, a lot of natural rural beauty. Rainbow Springs is there, now a Florida state park. Check out a list of memories at LostParks.com, including Rainbow Springs, Boardwalk and Baseball and many other defunct tourist attractions.
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Last week the Dodge County 12 and under (12U) all-star softball team traveled to Baxley to compete in the state tournament. The games were scheduled to start on Wednesday but rain forced opening day to move to Thursday.
Dodge County took on Appling County and won that game with great pitching and defense with a final score of eight to zero. Later that afternoon Dodge County took on Adel-Cook and the bats came alive behind more solid pitching and defense for a 13 to zero win.
On Friday morning, Dodge took on Bremen and the hitting continued as Dodge made quick work of Bremen in five innings. The girls’ won the game 17 to zero. This put the team in the semi-final game against Metter. Metter held the Dodge bats in check, but the lights out pitching and defense continued as Dodge won six to zero to seal a spot in the state championship game.
Saturday Dodge County would square off against Metter again with the state title on the line. Dodge County began the game as the visitors and could not get anything going at the plate. In the bottom of the first Metter took a leadoff walk and two ground outs later took the lead, one to zero. In the top of the second inning Jade Dowdy leadoff with a single, Jessie Thomas advanced Jade Dowdy to second with a bunt and with two outs, Jenna Hickman hit a long double to right field to tie the game, one to one. [Full Story »]
After much publicized and garnered attention of a local criminal trial in Florida, (The State vs. Zimmerman) and coupled with the convergence of the loons who have nothing better to do than stand under a tree with goofy protest signs, race baiting black ministers (Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, Louis Farrahkan and others) who are nothing but media whores who make a living out of spewing hate with whatever media outlet who will give them their 15 minutes of fame and finally, once again, our president and the attorney general which has all the makings of the perfect storm to further asunder this nation into racial anarchy.
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The Birdies enjoyed the recent golf social outing and look forward to playing golf at The Woods in Cochran on Monday nights at 6:00 p.m. At the last meeting new officers elected were: president, Shirley Adler; first vice-president, Loucenia Pritchett; second vice-president, Myrtle Liggin; treasurer, Helen Green; secretary, Cheryl Saunders; publicity, Faye Jessup and hospitality, Marilyn Simpson.
People from all over came to Eastman to attend the first “Declaration of Mud” event at Slopoke Boggin on Fish Road July 4 through July 7, 2013. Attendees enjoyed plenty of trails, racing, concerts, mud and water. There were plenty of four-wheelers, big trucks and other types of all terrain vehicles to ride. The owners are planning on making this an annual event.