This is a great time of the year to give a brief summary of the Dodge County High School Squaws as the 2013- 2014 season draws to a conclusion. The current record is 18-2, 5 -1 in the region and a state ranking of seventh in AAA according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
If two terms had to be chosen that describes the Squaws this season they would be “defense” and “balance” according to coach Paula Selph. The Squaws have relied heavily on their full court pressure both man-to-man and switching to zone trapping defenses that keep the opposition guessing and off balance. This type of defense has led to numerous scoring opportunities off forced turnovers.
A balanced offensive strategy has also proven effective this year. The “bigs” have drawn a great amount of attention from defenses, which has led to fantastic opportunities for the shooting guards to pull the trigger from the outside.
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We just got back from a Florida trip where they are experiencing global cooling, but still a nice trip and warmer than most anywhere else, including Gwinnett County, Georgia. At least Gwinnett County still has the Ronald Reagan Parkway. I recommend this Florida trip each January and February. In Fort Myers, most people still speak English.
Poor ol’ Bubba Bill Clinton. He figures he’s getting the Jacob Cohen treatment these days. Remember Jacob Cohen? He changed his name to Rodney Dangerfield.
Clinton is jealous of the way Repubs treat the memory of Ronald Reagan and wonders why Demos don’t hold the same respect for him.
That’s easy to explain. People realize Ronnie was a great American and Bubba Bill is a predatory dirtbag who used his political power to have his way with women, sort of like the Kennedy brothers and Lyndon Johnson.
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Perhaps the slogan of the Wendy Davis campaign should be that behind every successful woman is a good man.
The Texas gubernatorial candidate needs no introduction. Her filibuster of a bill to ban abortion in Texas after 20 weeks made her an instant star for progressives and much of the media -- because few things are as stirring as a principled stand in favor of near-infanticide.
Her personal Horatio Alger story also was catnip for the press, thrilled by the trajectory of the former teen mom who lived in a mobile home and eventually earned a law degree at Harvard. [Full Story »]
Anthony “Tony” Yawn, who was found guilty of enticing a child for indecent purposes in Dodge Superior Court, lost his appeal to the Court of Appeals of Georgia in Atlanta on January 22, 2014 and reported to prison on Monday, February 3, 2014 to begin serving his sentence.
Yawn was arrested in 2011 and was tried in Dodge Superior Court in October 2012. At trial, Yawn was found guilty of one felony count of enticing a child for indecent purposes and was sentenced to 15 years with 10 to serve in prison and five to serve on probation. [Full Story »]
Many cases were heard and disposed of in Dodge Superior court recently. The following are the results of those cases.
Erich Raybon was charged with one count felony burglary and under the First Offenders Act (FOA) was sentenced to eight years probation and ordered to pay a $1,250.00 fine.
David Cole was charged with one count felony theft by taking, which was reduced to misdemeanor theft by taking and was sentenced to 12 months probation and ordered to pay a $750.00 fine.
Casey Yawn was charged with one count felony theft by taking and under the FOA was sentenced to seven years probation and ordered to pay a $1,000.00 fine.
Robert Albert Jackson was charged with one count felony possession/manufacture/distribution/etc of marijuana and under FOA was sentenced to eight years probation and ordered to pay a $1,000.00 fine. [Full Story »]
The Dodge County Grappling Indians recently traveled to Morgan County to compete in the 1-AAA Area Traditional Championships. The Grappling Indians took nine wrestlers to the tournament and four placed in the top four earning a slot at the Eastern Sectional Tournament.
At 145 pounds, Jacob Danforth ran through his preliminary bouts with ease pinning every opponent. In the championship finals, Danforth faced off with a very tough competitor and scored a close decision on points to earn first place honors. Danforth became our second wrestler to win an Area Championship since 2007.
Also earning a place on the podium were Jerald Gay, 220 pounds, placing third. Tyler
Gruben, 195 pounds, placed fourth and Freshman Clayton Scarborough, 106 pounds, placed fourth. Also competing for the Grappling Indians were Paul Herman, 120 pounds; Tyler McDonald, 132 pounds; JT Shields, 138 pounds; John Burrows, 170 pounds; and Aaron Spires, 285 pounds.
While the high school team was battling it out at the area tournament, the youth club and middle school team competed at the Fitzgerald Hurricane Classic. In the morning Noah Haight brought home a first and second place medal and the Outstanding Wrestler Award. Kaden White had a great day and took second.
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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal recently signed into law the elections bill, moving primary elections for state offices from July to May 20. House Bill 310 aligns state office primaries with the date of the primary for federal offices, which was set by a federal judge. [Full Story »]