Joe Biden, Vice Plagiarist of the USA, is an incoherent walking gaffe machine. Talk host Michael Medved wants to know:
“What is the skill set we should demand of politicians? Shouldn’t communication be one of them?”
Figures compiled ahead of the 2012 election found that a staggering 90 million people of voting age planned not to vote in November. Nearly 60 percent of that total had only a high school education. Apparently Mitt Romney’s Mormon religion bothered many people. It didn’t bother me at all and I actually thought Mitt would win.
Maybe this is a favorable trend. The same survey showed that if they had bothered to vote, 43 percent would’ve voted for Obama, 20 percent for Romney, with the other 37 percent apparently having no idea. In 2008, turnout was the highest since 1960, yet 80 million eligible persons didn’t vote.
Political scientist Samuel L. Popkin coined the expression “low information voters.”
It’s a depressing thought as we get older that there is less time ahead of us than behind us.
Ultraliberal Democrat Michelle Nunn Martin (endorsed by Jane Fonda and many other leftists) is trying to ride the fence into the U.S. Senate, sounding like a “moderate,” preparing to move leftward once in office, a hideous thought and unlikely to happen. Remember about 20 years ago the bumper stickers “Sam Nunn wants your gun”? Michelle Nunn wants it even more. Liberals avoid telling you they are gun grabbers until after the election. They know gun control is a losing issue. [Full Story »]
I am sitting here thinking how blessed it is to be living in Dodge County. We are living in a very troubled, uncertain world but there is so much comfort in living in this community. Feeling safe, secure and seeing people you know and care for every day. It’s just having the feeling of being home here amongst friends.
We have one of the best school systems in the state and that’s really what I wanted to mention in this letter, a good job by our board of education and school administration for making it this. I guess you could call me a sports nut because I just enjoy sporting events, professional, college and high school. A great win for the University of Georgia Dawgs on Saturday. Maybe we get Gurley back and run the table?
A great week for the Dodge County High School Lady Indians fast pitch softball team. How about those region 1-AAA champs? Good job coach Amanda Mullis and Lady Indians. Now we get to see a few games at home. Be sure to come out this week and see these ladies play. You will be very impressed and get to see some great softball.
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For the first time in more than 20 years, the Eastman City Council voted unanimously to raise their millage rate.
After holding three public meetings on Thursday, October 2 at 6:00 p.m. and on Monday, October 13 at 11:00 a.m. and at 5:00 p.m. at Eastman City Hall, the council voted unanimously to raise their millage rate for 2014 from six mills to seven mills.At an eariler council meeting last month, Eastman City Manager Bea Edge told the council that revenues for the city were down, and therefore the increase in revenue was needed.The extra mill will bring in approximately $110,000.00 in additional revenue for the city.
Before the city could raise the millage rate, they had to hold three public meetings to hear public input. No Eastman citizens attended the meetings.
The following arrests were reported by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office for the dates September 15, 2014 through September 30, 2014.
Brian Lee Catoe – 9/17/14 – theft by taking (one count).
Brian Lee Gaulke – 9/18/14 – battery (one count) and obstruction of officer (one count).
Charles Z. Piccione – 9/18/14 – possession of drug related object (one count).
Stephen A. Wyatt – 9/18/14 – suspended license (one count) and no insurance (one count).
Deidre McCullough – 9/18/14 – possession of drug related object (one count).
Diane Dupree – 9/19/14 – terroristic threats (one count) and obstruction of officer (one count).
Reginald V. Brown – 9/21/14 – driving under the influence (DUI) (one count) and improper backing (one count).
Justin M. Mullis – 9/25/14 – battery (one count).
John Pattillo – 9/26/14 – public drunkenness (one count).
Zachary Branch – 9/26/14 – battery (one count) and criminal trespass (one count).
Jimmy Randall – 9/27/14 – disorderly conduct (one count).
Angela Plaza – 9/27/14 – hindering apprehension or punishment of a criminal (one count), obstruction of officer (one count) and false statement or writings (one count).
Ronald McCullough – 9/27/14 – possession of methamphetamines (one count), obstruction of officer (one count), crossing guard lines with contraband (one count) and fleeing/eluding (one count).
Jamie R. Peacock – 9/29/14 – burglary (one count).
Clifford Ingram, Jr. – 9/29/14 – disorderly conduct (one count).
Brian Payton – 9/30/14 – criminal trespass (one count). [Full Story »]
Rose Fale Clark is one of five special women who were honored at the sixth annual Dazzle and Dine event in Atlanta hosted by the Atlanta Falcons and Belk.
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Falcons held their annual event on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 to honor five breast cancer survivors.
The event started with a lot of pampering, where the ladies were treated to a day of relaxation, which included getting their hair and makeup done. They then moved to dinner where the ladies arrived in a limousine and were greeted by cheers from Atlanta Falcon players.
After the dinner, each of the recipients received recognition from Atlanta Falcon players and received gifts that included Falcons gear and a shopping spree at Belk. Belk and the National Football Foundation will also give each recipient a donation towards the foundation of their choice. [Full Story »]
In October 2012, Dodge County Middle School hosted a scholarship signing ceremony for their first REACH scholars. In 2013, four more Dodge County Middle School students were selected as REACH scholars. On September 24, 2014, the signing ceremony was held for the third group of scholars.
Those scholar recipients were: Emari Moore, Miracle Odum, Jamari Walker and Trent Williams.
Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal visited the Dodge County Middle School on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 to help recognize the students. According to Deal, out of the 159 counties and 181 school systems in the state of Georgia, 23 systems are giving out REACH scholarships this year.
Previous recipients of the REACH scholarships were Robert Bush, Delila Svendson, Danisha Walker, Jamera Mitchell, Ashley Kilpatrick, Jayla Mitchell, Destanee Holliman and Jonathan Johnson. [Full Story »]