I salute the Christians of Macedonia Baptist Church for their December 17 out door, nighttime nativity production.
Their outstanding theatrical performance movingly and scripturally depicted, not only the birth of our savior Jesus Christ, but continued through his life to his crucifixion and death to atone for our sins and on to his miraculous resurrection we celebrate at Easter.
Surely they must have had 40 people from the age of eight to eighty in appropriate costumes for angels, three kings, shepherds, Joseph, Mary, Jesus and many more support individuals for spot lights, greeters and refreshment servers.
Moreover, there were all the gentle barnyard animals: sheep, goats, donkey, doves and even a camel! I am especially an animal lover and enjoyed petting all of them. After all, Jesus was born in the midst of God’s creatures.
Just pause and ponder the planning, teamwork, leadership, organizing and the finances that went into this Christmas gift to our community. That’s awesome!
Being a lifelong Christian and not being a young buck, I know when the Holy Spirit surrounds me. So again, to the good Christian folks of Macedonia Baptist Church, I salute you for this experience.
William J. Steele, BG (RET), ARNG
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all – I hope I timed it right (this is December 12 as I type it).
We recently went to see the Gibson Brothers bluegrass band in Duluth, Georgia and saw a great show. If you ever get a chance to see them, be sure to go. I hear them frequently on Sirius Radio in my car and look forward to hearing them again in person. I first heard them at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia about a year ago. Neither place was full and I wonder why such a great group doesn’t fill it up at every performance (GibsonBrothers.com). Turn on your speakers and listen for yourself – a fine site, very smooth sound. They are an underappreciated talent, as is bluegrass music generally.
Another good music site on the Internet is FightMusic.com, featuring college band music. You will hear many familiar tunes on that site. The Ole Miss band still has Dixie (still legal to play it?) – with several versions of the song. They are now prohibited from playing the song on campus. Check out your favorite school. All SEC and ACC bands are on there.
“Up until 2008, American voters sent presidents to the White House. Some presidents were better than others, but at least they arrived as presidents. In 2008, American voters elected a community organizer as president, kicking off a new era in which activists would continue to be elected as presidents.”
Judi McLeod on CanadaFreePress.com 12-11-16
Liberals are very upset at Donald Trump’s cabinet picks. Obviously he is doing a fine job. Pearl Harbor Day December 7th at 75 years old is also the 60th birthday of basketball great Larry Bird, born 12-7-1956. Time zips by.
We’re stuck with a lot of “citizen” lawbreakers while we continue to allow illegals (pre-Democrats) to enter unabated. Why import more of the world’s problem people with an open borders policy? As D.J.Trump says, “They aren’t sending their best.” [Full Story »]
By Taelor Rye
Alfred Ford visited the Dodge County Board of Commissioners at its December 19 meeting regarding taxes paid on property within the county.
According to Ford, the property belonged to his great-grandparents since 1962. However, at some point, a relative “used it as collateral or something and lost” the land. “It was in my mom’s possession,” Ford noted, expressing confusion on how the other relative was even legally allowed to use the property as collateral in any arrangement. About two years ago, Ford visited the property and noticed that someone was building a structure on the land after having bought it through a series of sales.
With the help of county attorney John Harrington, Ford and his family were able to discover what actually happened. However, Ford stated that his mother paid taxes on the property for many years and that he has been paying taxes on it since the 1980s, paying the most recent installment just a few weeks ago.
“We would like to be refunded for something,” Ford told the board. “I don’t understand how, if the property is not in our name—why are we still getting billed for it, and why is it still getting paid?”
The board met in executive session regarding the matter but did not make any motion once they returned to the general session.
Sharon Cobb Flanagan of the Dodge County Farmer’s Market (DCFM) announced to the board that the farmer’s market’s partnership with the Wholesome Wave Georgia program had been approved. Flanagan stated that every Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) dollar spent at the farmer’s market allows the purchaser two dollars worth of produce. [Full Story »]
The Dodge County High School wrestling team traveled to Dexter for the annual Raider Invitational at West Laurens High School. The Indians opened the first round of competition by winning nine of its twelve matches. The Indians would finish pool play with four undefeated wrestlers and number one seeds for the medal rounds on Saturday, December 10.
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By Chad W. Smith
The Dodge County Indians basketball team are 4-1 and 1-1 in Region 3AA after three games last week. The Indians won two and lost one game. The Indians defeated Wilcox County, 67-64 at home on Tuesday, December 6 and won a very important region game 59-26 over East Laurens on Saturday, December 10. Dodge lost a close battle with archrival and region foe Bleckley County, 52-55 in Cochran on Friday, December 9.
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