On Tuesday, November 11, the Dodge County High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC), along with students and faculty of Dodge County High School, recognized local veterans at a ceremony held in the school gymnasium. There were speeches by JROTC cadets on the significance of Veterans Day and music from the Marching Chiefs. Many local veterans were in attendance. (Photo by Tracey Graham)
The Dodge County High School Indians traveled to Savannah on Friday, November 7 to take on the Jenkins Warriors and a spot in the first round of playoffs. The Indians came away with a 31 to 15 win and a berth in the next round of play.
The first quarter of the game ended the same as it began with no score from either team. Dodge County would score on their third possession of the game early in the second quarter. Landon Martin, senior quarterback would use the quarterback sneak to dive in from one yard out and put the Indians on the board. Mitch Tanner would kick the point after and the score would be seven to zero Dodge. Jenkins would answer the touchdown by the Indians and after a 68-yard kickoff return the Warriors would be inside the Dodge 25 yard line and in scoring position. A few plays later they would score from 10 yards out on a screen pass and the score would be tied at seven to seven. [Full Story »]
Never before have so many people watched an expressionless woman in a nondescript outfit traipse through New York City. Millions of people viewed a viral video that showed the woman getting all manner of uninvited and unwelcome compliments during hours of walking in the Big Apple.
The video was a brilliant stunt by the anti-street-harassment group Hollaback! and prompted the Great Catcalling Debate of 2014.
The video was taken as an indictment of the boorishness of men, a charge for which millennia of human history had already provided more than ample evidence.
There is no excuse for catcalling. There is no reason to shout at random women -- ever. There is no reason to comment on a stranger’s personal appearance -- ever. There is no reason to go out of your way to make someone else feel uncomfortable on the street -- ever.
These are things that used to be self-evident to the gentleman, who not only wouldn’t holler at a woman, but, once upon a time, opened doors for her and yielded his seat to her. The gentleman was a product of culture. He reflected society’s interest in the imperative once identified by Thomas Sowell: “Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.” Especially the males.
This is not the language of Hollaback!. It breaks out every “-ism” and phobia in the book to condemn catcalling. It can be, according to the aggressively politically correct feminist group, “sexist, racist, transphobic, homophobic, ableist, sizest and/or classist.” That pretty much covers the bases. It would be much easier to say that it is rude and uncouth. [Full Story »]
Almost everyone is active in some sort of social media these days; whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, Flicker, Pinterest or any of the many other sites.
We use social media as a way to stay in touch with family and friends; share photographs; keep up with news; look for jobs; announce engagements, births, marriages, deaths and other life events; and virtually anything else that is part of our collective lives.
Today’s social media role, other than the instant nature of it, is no different than the roles community newspapers have played for hundreds of years.
In smaller communities, prior to the days of the Internet, the local newspaper was often the only form of communication other than word of mouth.
The local newspaper was the go-to source for political news, sports scores, obituaries, school lunch menus, church news, items for sale at the local markets, and even, as was the case in my hometown, hyper-local community news.
Our community newspaper featured contributing writers from the various communities who would report on such things as who visited whom, who hosted a party and possibly even what a family or group would have for Sunday dinner (dinner was the term used to described the midday meal, particularly on Saturdays and Sundays).
Sunday dinner was usually the biggest meal of the week and family and friends would often drop by after church to socialize. It was often an all-afternoon event with foods left out for hours so that whoever visited needed only to fill their plates, and this was newsworthy. [Full Story »]
An Eastman man died as the result of a one vehicle accident on Glyen Hickman Road at approximately 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, November 9.
According to the Georgia State Patrol, Christopher David Coursey (age 28), of 491 Ocmulgee Church Road, was traveling west on Glyen Hickman Road in a Chevrolet pickup truck. The truck ran off the left side of the roadway and Coursey over corrected. The truck then traveled back across the road to the right shoulder.
At the intersection of Bay Springs Church Road, the truck overturned several times ejecting the driver.
Dodge County Coroner Joe Smith pronounced Coursey dead at the scene at approximately 12:30 a.m.
Coursey worked at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins. He also served as a volunteer firefighter and first responder on the Plainfield Fire Department.
Coursey was not wearing a seat belt. He was on his way home and was approximately three miles from home when the accident occurred.