Names have been chosen for the October term of the Dodge County Grand Jury and Traverse jury. If you see your name on either of the following lists and have not been notified by mail, you should call the Dodge County Clerk of Court at 478-374-2871.
The following people should report to the Dodge County Courthouse for Grand Jury duty at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, September 29.
David Banks, Ronald Alvin Beck, Jr., Effie Edwina Brack, Richard Elliott Bradham, Jr., Calan Luke Brantley, Kimberly Amanda Bryant, Patricia A. Bryant, Michelle Marie Campbell, Elizabeth Ann Compton, Inez Marchant Douglas, Katie Ann Marjarek Dupree, Jada Coleman Durden, Cindy Lee Evans, Dellese Floyd, Jim Robert Foskey, Linda M. Foskey, Robin Marshell Fountain.
Brock Michael Giddens, Mary Emma Hardeman, Savannah Rose Hargrove, Kenneth Cecil Herndon, Erica Yawn Hildebrand, Amber Dawn Howell, Benjamin James Jackson, Robert Junior Johnson, Jack Randall Jones, Jr., Sherry E. Manus, William Zachary Mercer, Terry Keith Newson.
Judith W. Peacock, Sarah Ellen Pham, Julia Jones Roberts, Lucy S. Roberts, Vivian Joyce Sheffield, Laura Elizabeth Simmons, James Edward Souleyrette, Shellie Ann Toler, Diane M. Trunk, Angela B. Walker, James Wilson Weathersbee, Jessie Dewayne White and Dianne P. Wrease. [Full Story »]
Cases were heard in Dodge County Superior Court recently. The following are the results of those cases.
Henry Walker was found guilty on one count felony sale of cocaine, which was reduced to possession of cocaine and was sentenced to seven years probation and 200 hours community service work.
Boris Williams was found guilty on one count reckless driving and was sentenced to 12 months probation and ordered to pay a $500.00 fine; and found guilty on one count driving without license and sentenced to 12 months probation to run concurrent with prior and ordered to pay a $100.00 fine.
Robert Pace was found guilty on one count felony terroristic threats and acts and sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay a $1,000.00 fine.
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Schools in Washington State have banned use of the words “Orient” and “Oriental.” The correct words are now “Asia” and “Asian.” Maybe they will next burn Oriental rugs. Remember Northwest Orient Airlines? Heaven help anyone who says “Chinaman,” another big no-no.
Odd, isn’t it: Democrat Senator Zell Miller spoke at the 2004 Republican Convention. Ron Reagan, Jr. spoke at the Democrat Convention the same year. Doesn’t Ron, Jr. also claim to be an atheist? Ron, Jr. once remarked that he voted against George Bush I but for his dad Ronald Reagan. At least he was a Reagan Republican for a while instead of a Bush Republican, always a good move. He fits right in with the Democrats.
Biden 2016? Ol’ Crazy Joe, a 42-year tax feeder, now vice plagiarist of the USA, has discreetly put together an advisory team for a possible presidential campaign in 2016, according to Politico.com writer Glenn Thrush. As you have always been told, anyone can be president or vice president, as we have repeatedly seen and as Biden himself proves.
“This November, we’re gonna introduce some Senate Democrats to the private sector where they won’t be exempt from Obamacare anymore.”
Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas)
From Liberty magazine (LibertyUnbound.com) November 2005 issue: “Critics of autos love the term ‘auto dependency.’ But Katrina proved that those who don’t own autos are dependent on the competence of government officials.”
Which political party represents the little guy (and gal)? In South 2010 U.S. House race, Republican challenger Kristi Noem (KristiForCongress.com) received 84 percent of her contributions from individuals ($2.3 million total). Incumbent Democrat Stephanie Herseth Sandlin got 56 percent of her cash ($2.1 million total) from political action committees. Kristi won, 48 percent to 46 percent and was easily reelected in 2012. [Full Story »]
I have a collection of Georgia school reports and am in search of some information. In 1920 the Dodge County school system had the following standard schools. They were Central Point, Godwinsville, Antioch, Bethel, Pine Level, Giddens, Zebulon and Richwood. If any of your readers can identify where these schools were located I would appreciate it.
Post Office Box 701
Mt. Zion, GA 30150
I wish I had written more. It was late afternoon, the evening of the Eastman High School class reunion. My brother, Robert, came from Augusta and he and I went to Coleman Hardware as Dr. Don Parkerson was hosting the presentment of his book, “Remembering Eastman High School.” On arrival, Robert purchased two books and gave one to me.
We joined Dr. Don and several classmates at the round greeting table. I handed my book to Dr. Don to sign and he wrote the best dedication to me that I had ever read.
A while later we all went to the Terry Coleman Center for the reunion. After a while a lady came by and said Dr. Don would like for everyone to sign his book. In the middle of my cancer and not being able to think, I’m sitting there holding the book of perhaps the most contributing student ever of Eastman High School, a kid who’s family was the foundation corner stones of Dodge County and I simply signed my name and passed the book. If I had been in the right state of mind and as much as I love Dr. Don and all of his family, I could have written forever. [Full Story »]
An Eastman man was killed in a one vehicle accident on the Wilson Woodard Road when he apparently lost control of the vehicle he was driving and struck a tree.
Jenning William (Buck) Roberts (62), of a Chester Road, Eastman address, was driving on Wilson Woodard Road toward Gresston when he ran off the right side of the roadway, traveled down a ditch and struck a tree.
The accident happened at approximately 9:09 a.m. on Tuesday, September 16. Dodge County Coroner Joe Smith pronounced Roberts dead at the scene at 10:01 a.m.
Roberts was driving a Chevrolet S10 pickup truck. The Georgia State Patrol investigated the accident.