By Cindy Eckles
After over two months of discussion, the Dodge County Board of Commissioners appointed three people to the Dodge County Hospital Board. The board positions of Mitchell Coffee, Dr. Dan Harrell and Dr. Todd Peacock were under consideration by the commissioners.
Dodge County Attorney John Harrington read a letter to the commissioners at their regular meeting on Monday, May 5, 2014, from the hospital board, requesting that Mitchell Coffee be reappointed for his current position; Mimi Dennis to replace Dr. Dan Harrell and Dr. James Tison to replace Dr. Todd Peacock.
Commissioner Terry Niblett made the motion to make the appointments, which was seconded by commissioner Jr. Howell. The motion passed unanimously with Niblett, Howell, Dan McCranie and Brian Watkins voting. Commissioner Karen Cheek was absent from the meeting. [Full Story »]
By Jessie Pruett
The Dodge County High School (DCHS) Indians baseball season came to a close on Saturday, May 2, 2014 in Baxley.
The Indians faced the Appling County Pirates in the first round of the state playoffs.
They split a double header with the Pirates on Friday and returned Saturday for a deciding game three. Dodge County lost a heart breaker three to two to end their season.
The Indians finished the season with a 13 and 16 record placing them third in the region. This season the Indians will lose a lot of leadership as seven seniors will graduate.
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The Dodge County High School (DCHS) girls’ golf team finished up their season on Monday, May 5 in Tifton at the AAA region sectionals.
The girls’ finished 10th out of 15 with a total score of 315. Scores are obtained by combining each teams’ three best scores.
Individual scores for DCHS were Kristin Holland 102, Heather Yang 106, Madison Pritchett 107 and Skye Brack 115.
Holland’s score qualified her for the state finals on May 12 in Waynesboro.
Officials in one Chicago school are objecting to pictures of guns in gun-free zones. One can never be “gun-free” enough. Amazing, isn’t it?
U.S. Supreme Court Justice/victim Sonya Sotomayor likes to claim she was discriminated against, but she grew up in the Bronx, not Puerto Rico and she went to Princeton University. How much discrimination could she have suffered at Princeton, inhabited by like-minded liberals such as Sonya herself.
“Every conservative needs to understand how the Left is using the so-called ‘news’ media to manipulate public opinion - and elect presidents.”
talk host Mark Levin
Remember Mebrahton “Melo” Keflezighi, winner of the recent 2014 Boston Marathon? Melo weighs only 127 lbs. and stands 5’ 7”. Hyped as the first American to win the event since 1983, he is actually an Ethiopian refugee, points out VDARE.com. Melo should be the name of the week.
From The American Spectator (Spectator.org) May 2014 issue:
“I’ve been reading statements from American communists dating back a hundred years. Never have I seen them in such harmony with the goals of the Democratic Party and the White House.”
Paul Kengor political science
professor at Grove City College
The Dodge County Recreation Department and the Boy Scouts of Troop 80 would like to say thank you to the following businesses for their support in making the first “Let’s Go Egg Shining” a huge success!
We would like to add an extra special thanks to the following businesses and individuals: Dairy Queen, donations in support of Kay Graham Tax Commissioner, Eastman Pediatric Clinic and Dr. Peeples, Farmers Furniture, Guide One Insurance-The Jill Johnson Agency, Hardy-Towns Funeral Home, J&J Printing, McDonalds, Quick Loans, Shorty’s, Skeeter’s Band, Tractor Supply, World Finance Corporation, Wolf Radio 97.5 and Scott Morrison. [Full Story »]
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp wants to remind Georgians of the mandatory Saturday Early Voting this upcoming weekend, May 10th. Polling locations throughout the state will be open this upcoming Saturday, enabling Georgians greater access to vote in the General Primary. The polling location in Dodge County is in the hallway of the Dodge County Courthouse.
“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 vote early. Georgians have the opportunity to vote early this Saturday at locations across Georgia.”
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The following arrests were reported by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office for the dates April 2, 2014 through April 21, 2014.
Gregory Pittman – 4/1/14 – theft by taking (one count).
Jeffery Coppock – 4/3/14 – driving under the influence (DUI) (one count), suspended license (one count) and no insurance (one count).
Charles A. Deloach – 4/4/14 – theft by taking (one count) and criminal trespass (one count).
Mary Fullwood – 4/4/14 – criminal trespass (one count).
James Winborn – 4/5/14 – possession of methamphetamine w/intent to distribute (one count), possession of firearm by convicted felon (one count), possession of a controlled substance (one count), possession of a drug related object (one count) and use of a firearm by a convicted felon during the commission of a crime (one count).
Dakota White – 4/6/14 – criminal trespass (one count).
Valerie Davis – 4/7/14 – terroristic threats (one count).
The Dodge County High School (DCHS) Touchdown Booster Club would like to say “thank you” to the many people that supported the 2014 DCHS Touchdown Club auction/raffle. It was a huge success and every penny made will be used to fund and support the high school football program.
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Major General Jim Butterworth, the Adjutant General of the State of Georgia, has announced that the State Properties Commission will be transferring ownership of the Eastman National Guard Armory to the Dodge County commissioners in a ceremony to be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
The project is over a year in the making and has been led by Georgia State Representative Jimmy Pruett. Pruett has watched the armory sit vacant for some time and approached the State Properties Commission about the possibility of conveying the building to the local government to be put to use rather than allow it to sit vacant.
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Many cases were heard recently in Dodge Superior Court. The following are the results of those cases.
Demetri Lakwan Parrish was found guilty on one count felony aggravated assault, which was reduced to battery and was sentenced to 12 months probation and pay a $600.00 fine.
James Helms was found guilty on one count felony aggravated assault and under first offenders act (FOA) was sentenced to 12 months probation and to pay a $250.00 fine.
Christopher Kyle Roland was found guilty on seven counts felony forgery first degree and under FOA was ordered to pay a $1,000.00 per count and sentenced to five years probation per count to run concurrent; and one count of felony theft by taking and sentenced to five years probation to run concurrent and to pay a $1,000.00 fine.
Erica Louise Walden was found guilty on one count felony possession of cocaine and under FOA was sentenced to six years probation and ordered to pay a $850.00 fine; and one count misdemeanor marijuana less than one ounce and was sentenced to 12 months probation to run concurrent and ordered to pay a $350.00 fine.
Danny Deron Smith was found guilty on one count felony burglary first degree, which was reduced to theft by receiving and sentenced to six years probation and to pay a $750.00 fine; one count felony burglary first degree and sentenced to 10 years probation to run concurrent and to pay a $1,000.00 fine; and one count felony entering a auto, which was reduced to misdemeanor criminal trespass and sentenced to 12 months probation and pay a $350.00 fine.
Willie Eldon Bennett was found guilty on one count felony possession/manufacture/distribution/etc of marijuana, which was reduced to possession of marijuana and sentenced to 10 years probation and to pay $1,250.00 fine.
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