The honors continued for Dodge County High School Lady Indians Nikki Graham and Margaret Simmons. Graham, a Junior catcher, was named to the first team all-state by the region champion coaches in AAA. She hit .471 and lead the team in homers and runs batted in (RBIs). Simmons, a Freshman shortstop, was named to the second team all-state. She led the Lady Indians with a .505 average. She was also named region player of the year.
The Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce was pleased to award the City of Chauncey with a Local Tourism Enhancement Grant for the Chauncey School. The grant will be used toward restoration efforts by the city for the school. Pictured (l-r) are Araina Reaves, chamber president Judy Hemphill Madden, Theron McCranie, Chauncey Mayor Carrie Carr with Kamyia Smith and Tina Nobles.
Leonard Floyd, a 2012 graduate of Dodge County High School, has been named to the South East Conference (SEC) All Freshman Team. He leads the University of Georgia defense with 6.5 sacks. He also has 47 tackles including 8.5 for losses. He has 22 quarterback hurries, a pass break-up, two forced fumbles and a blocked kick. Floyd and the rest of the Dawgs will play in the Gator Bowl against Nebraska on New Year’s Day.
The Eastman Police Department made the following arrest in connection with the gang related shooting on November 27, 2013.
Lemmiele Fullwood, age 33; Charles Fullwood, age 31; and Ronnie White, age 32 were charged with aggravated assault, battery, gang related activity and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
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The eight year old and under (8U) Middle Georgia Hurricanes softball team were undefeated champs in the Premier Sports “Adopt An Angel” tournament which was held in Cordele on Saturday, December 7, 2013. The Hurricanes fought hard that day playing teams from all over, they never gave up and stuck together through fifteen hours of tough, freezing cold softball. Awesome fall season Middle Georgia Hurricanes! Pictured (front row, l-r) Lauren Slaughter, Allie Mathis, Brooke Perdue, Jayci Yawn, Tannah Cobb and Caitlynn Lancaster; (middle row, l-r) Ansley Brooks, Ava Roland, McKenzie Maddox, Riley Haley and Bryn Yawn; (back row, l-r) coaches Chad Slaughter, Ricky Maddox, Brian Perdue and Terry Cobb and bat boy A.J. Mathis.
The annual Eastman Lions Club Parade was held in downtown Eastman on Saturday, December 14. Children and adults alike came to see St. Nicholas arrive in Eastman. Float winners for the 2014 Eastman Lions Club Christmas Parade are: third Place: The Club; second Place: the Bus Shop; and first place belongs to the Girl Scouts. Representatives from these organizations will be invited to attend an upcoming Lions Club Meeting to receive their respective plaques. Thanks to all who participated despite the threat of rain. (Photo by Cindy Eckles)
The Dodge County Middle School (DCMS) Wrestling team, also known as the Grappling Warriors, recently traveled to Cumming, to compete in a 10 team dual tournament at West Forsyth High School. At the end of the day, the Warriors had earned a record of five dual match victories and only one defeat against returning state champion Commerce Middle School.
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Christmas is a wonderful time to be celebrated with family, friends and supper at Grandma’s house. Grandpa will gather the children around the fireplace and read the ‘Christmas Story’ about the birth of Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord.
The true spirit of Christmas was alive and well in the Year of our Lord 1919.
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Congratulations to new Superior Court judge.
On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to congratulate attorney C. Michael Johnson of Eastman on his recent appointment by Gov. Nathan Deal to a Superior Court judgeship in the Oconee Judicial Circuit, which includes Bleckley, Dodge, Montgomery, Pulaski, Telfair and Wheeler counties. [Full Story »]
There are still good Samaritans! On Sunday, December 8, 2013, my sister and I went to Wal-Mart in Eastman to do a little Santa Claus shopping.
But, the story starts before that. My sister had a ring on her finger that was stuck and no one could seem to get off. She had already been to several places, including the emergency room at the hospital with no luck. By this time her finger had begun to swell badly. [Full Story »]
President Barack Obama has his answer to Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” It is a war on inequality.
The president’s formal declaration of hostilities came in a speech this month at the Center for American Progress, predictably praised as brilliant by his journalistic cheerleaders and touted by the White House as setting out the cause that will define the rest of his presidency. [Full Story »]