A rare tornado touched down south of Eastman just before midnight on Wednesday, May 14 at 10:50 p.m.
The tornado traveled north for approximately 1.75 miles through downtown Eastman, uprooting trees, breaking off tree limbs and damaging roofs, homes and businesses.
The tornado is rare because it was an anti-cyclonic tornado. That means it rotates clockwise rather than a typical tornado, which rotates counter-clockwise. According to the National Weather Service, only one out of every 100 tornados rotates clockwise.
Maximum winds for the tornado were estimated at 80 miles per hour, making it an EF0 tornado. The tornado was measured to be as wide as a football field. A team from the National Weather Service was sent to Eastman to survey the damage from the tornado.
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Rep. Walter Jones 1 D.C. Republican Establishment 0.
Somehow the Republican insider know-it-all crowd in Washington, D.C. (District of Corruption) became disenchanted with Congressman Walter Jones of North Carolina, the state’s most conservative Congressman and set up a primary battle against him. Rep. Jones won easily, showing his constituents were savvy voters. Dot Helms, widow of conservative legend Jesse Helms, even endorsed Congressman Jones. Congressman Jones, a twenty year veteran House member, routinely votes against foreign aid, and came to oppose the Iraq war, after initially voting for it, which apparently angered the in-crowd. Why don’t they have enough sense to shut down foreign aid entirely instead of going along with the Demoleft? Walter shows a lot of backbone in standing up for truth instead of playing the games of many “get along by going along” Republicans. You can forgive Walter Jones if he now tells the Republican leadership where to go.
Columnist Pat Buchanan describes the Republican leadership as the “intolerant ideological monied elite of the party to which conservatives give allegiance,” an excellent description.
“Our ‘Big Tent’ is not big enough to include Walter Jones. But if that is true of Walter Jones, what does that say to a nation that has come to agree with Walter Jones that America should mind her own business and stop fighting other countries’ wars?
Who is out of touch with America here?”
Pat Buchanan on VDARE.com 5-8-14
You could say Congressman Jones is getting the same treatment the establishment gave Dr. Ron Paul. Pat Buchanan has an excellent column on the party’s mistreatment of Mr. Jones.
Don’t forget - the giant insurance companies supported Obamacare. Big business is often in bed with big government. [Full Story »]
In just a few days we will be celebrating and honoring the American soldiers. Let us not forget to give the first honor to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who has made it all possible.
Everyone will be saying thanks to the American soldier for his or her service and God bless America. Have Americans forgotten that God has blessed this nation for almost two hundred and forty-five years through his son, Jesus Christ?
When it comes to the democrats or the republicans, the problem in America is not in Washington, D.C. It lies in the homes and churches, which we have lost the honor of electing and sending God fearing people to Washington. They seem to have forgotten or don’t care that they are accountable to God for their actions. No matter what the citizen of this nation thinks or does, Jesus Christ will always have the last say so.
All changes are not bad and some compromises are good or okay. However, a compromise is accepting what may be a little less than the true facts. The citizens of this nation continue to forget who they are and therefore they don’t know where they are going. [Full Story »]
(This is a continuation of a letter to the editor from the April 25, 2014 edition.)
The young man sees a lake of fire with no end in site. He cringes from the unbearable heat that he feels from the lake. He is not willing to go into the lake, but an unseen force pushes him in that direction. Reluctantly he walks into the lake of fire.
He keeps walking until the lake of fire is up to his neck. It burns him. It causes him to have unbearable pain. He cries out in agony! He screams and hollers!
He screams out, “Why did I let this happen? Why?” He screams as loud as he can. And then, and then, and then he bolts up to a sitting position in bed while he is screaming. He is now wide awake. He and his bed are drenched in cold sweat.
He moves quickly off the bed and comes around to the foot of the bed. He lowers himself down to a kneeling position. He begins to pray and soon he begins to weep. Praying and weeping. Praying and weeping. [Full Story »]
Political newcomer Robert E. Peacock defeated incumbent Darla J. "Dee" Yearty for the Dodge County School Board District 3 seat in the General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election on May 20, 2014.
With 565 voting, Peacock claimed 381 votes and Yearty received 184.
For the Georgia State House of Representative Seat 149, incumbent Jimmy Pruett, Jr. won over challenger John D. Clements, 1250 votes to 421 votes.
These numbers are unofficial. Final totals will be printed in next week's edition of The Dodge County News.