The Dodge County Archery Booster Club is sponsoring a NASP (National Archery in Schools Program) tournament on Saturday, January 25, 2014.
The tournament is open to any archer that is trained through the NASP Program. Several schools in Georgia and one from South Carolina will be competing in the winter invitational tournament.
The tournament will be at the Peabody Complex located at 1400 Martin Luther King Drive in Eastman. There is no admission fee. However, all registered archers will pay a $5.00 registration fee. Flight times start at 11.30 a.m. [Full Story »]
The Middle Georgia State College (MGSC) basketball team, head coach Scott Moe and the athletic department will honor Perle Peacock at 7:15 p.m. on January 27, 2014 in Morris Gym on the Cochran campus for his years of service as clock keeper for the men’s and women’s basketball programs. For over 45 years Peacock held the duty of the clock keeper, ending his time on March 5, 2013 with a win in the first round of the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) playoffs.
Asking around, no one was able to provide the year that Peacock began working the clock only that it was during the tenure of Coach J.L. Padgett which ended in 1968 and resulted in the hiring of Coach Ben Rogers. Coach Rogers only knows that Peacock was already working the clock for the team when he arrived on campus to take over the men’s program. From historical records, it appears Coach Padgett arrived around 1963-64 giving a window between 1963 and 1968 that he would have begun running the clock for the program.
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Police across Canada are pressing Parliament to pass a law that allows domestic spying without a warrant. Any private data you have could be viewed by police without a warrant, even though 2/3 of the Canadian public opposes such intrusion.
“Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.”
Samuel Adams 1749
From the great Rico on TheoSpark.net: What If a Typical Family Spent Money Like the Federal Government?
In 2013 dollars, the median family income in the U.S. is $52,000. If they spent money like the federal government, they’d spend $64,000 a year, which would mean they’d put $12,000 on the credit card every year, despite already being $312,000 in debt.
Are you a Tea Party “cultist”? [Full Story »]
After watching the president’s news conference this past week in his seemingly “my way or the highway” moment of (“I have a pen and I have a phone to bypass congress to pass laws”) sure gives me pause to see a compelling portrait of a sociopath whose narcissism is fed continuously, and moreover, kind of constructs fascism in an autocratic rule this character has been building for six years now.
One with any rationale, principles of integrity and a belief in a system that our founding fathers marshaled in more than 200 years ago, could see that Mr. Obama, our president is trying his level best to completely abrogate the constitution of the United States of America.
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I’m rich in many different ways.
Over the last four years of working at the paper, there have been several days when my job has been less than desirable. I have stood in the freezing rain to cover an event, been nearly hit by cars while taking photos of ribbon cuttings and sat through many long meetings. I have lost countless hours of sleep from working until after midnight to finish a story when on deadline, only to be up before dawn the next day to cover a breakfast meeting, and having a weekend completely off has become a luxury, not a definite thing, because the news never stops.
However, even on the worst days, I always thought that I fared better than many other professions. Evidently I was wrong, because newspaper reporter has been listed as the number one worst job in the nation for 2013 by Careercast.com, beating out lumberjack, enlisted military personnel, actors and oil rig workers in the top five. [Full Story »]
Georgia State Transportation Board Chairman Jay Shaw led the official groundbreaking ceremony for the Northwest Eastman Bypass project on Thursday, January 16.
The Georgia Department of Transportation’s (GDOT) Office of Transportation Investment Act (TIA) awarded the $6 million project on State Route 87 Connector in Dodge County to Everett Dykes Grassing Company, Inc. based in Cochran. [Full Story »]