Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp wants to remind Georgians they must be registered to vote by April 21st in order to participate in the May 20th Primary Election.
“Every Georgian should have the opportunity to vote in the May 20th Primary Election,” said Kemp. “The good news is that it is easier than ever to get registered to vote or to change your registration information.”
Georgians with a valid Georgia driver’s license can go online and register at: https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/GAOLVR/#no-back-button. [Full Story »]
Lakeside Assembly in Eastman will hold a 5K and one-mile fun run on Saturday, May 3, 2014. “Brian’s Missions for Life” will begin and end at Lakeside Assembly at 1417 Cochran Highway in Eastman.
Registration begins at 7:00 a.m., the one-mile fun run starts at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K at 8:30 a.m.
There will be live music, entertainment for kids, snacks and water will be provided.
All proceeds will go to Lakeside Assembly Mission projects Speed the Light, BGMC and Light for the Lost. To find out more about these missions visit www.gadistag.org.
You can register online at http://www.runnersforchrist.org/.
For more information please contact Charles Mack at 352-812-1518 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over 60 percent of college degrees now go to women, yet the president pushes his phony and distracting “war on women,” an obvious vote ploy with the midterm elections coming up this year.
He pushes gender equity in pay, yet an example of blatant gender-based pay discrimination is the White House staff itself where men are paid considerably more than women: 88 cents on the dollar for women versus men. If he is serious about the subject, he could start the equal pay push right at home.
The decisions women make regarding marriage and child bearing have a great deal to do with the pay gap between men and women, says talk host Michael Medved, who points out that the Paycheck Fairness Act has been around for years. This is a convenient distraction from the failing economy and chronic U.S. unemployment exacerbated by the illegal immigration problem displacing American workers.
Remember the Juan McPain - Teddy Kennedy collusion on amnesty for illegals?
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Eastman Police were called to an armed robbery at the Hop-In convenience store on Oak Street at 3:40 a.m. on Saturday, April 12.
While other police and Dodge County sheriff’s units searched the area for the suspect, Eastman Police Officer Jason Park was told by the store clerk that she had been waiting on a customer at the counter when a masked black man carrying a firearm came through the front door.
The masked man began yelling orders to get on the ground. The clerk was holding a dollar bill in her hand and the masked man snatched it from her. He then went to the counter and opened the cash register. [Full Story »]
For the last two years I have been asking for some kind of justification as to why our superintendent promotes a school calendar that is counter-productive to the primary responsibilities of both the board and the superintendent…providing the best education possible for our children.
During a long telephone conversation with a board member, I was told no less than 20 times that “we can’t do that!” The “that” is to begin a transition to a different shape of school calendar (a trimester calendar). Our traditional calendar guarantees the loss of up to one-fourth of all learning from the previous year, as well as producing a corresponding waste of eight to ten million dollars spent educating students the previous year. Students go into the summer break with a “full tank of smarts” only to begin the process of forgetting up to one-quarter of all they were taught. John Hopkins University has joined the ever-growing body of educational research pointing to the traditional school calendar as the single cause of “summer learning loss.”
The board of education (BOE), according to Georgia law, is the only body authorized to change the school calendar. “We can’t do that” appears to be an incorrect statement, but that is exactly what the BOE believes. They have turned their backs to the “summer learning loss” problem. The wasted tax money doesn’t seem to concern them and they proceed to approve an inefficient, ineffective and counter-productive school calendar without so much as a belch. [Full Story »]