Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp wants to remind Georgians they must be registered to vote by October 6 in order to participate in the November 4 general election. This leaves less than one month before the deadline.
“Every Georgian should have the opportunity to vote in the November 4 general election,” said Kemp. “The good news is that it is easier than ever to get registered to vote or to change your registration information.”
Georgians with a valid Georgia driver’s license can go online and register at https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/GAOLVR/#no-back-button.
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Thoughts to ponder. The world is descending into chaos. Unreligious fanatics aggressively seek to establish their idea of a new world order. Passive Americans, lulled into a false sense of security for a myriad of reasons, ignore the threat posed to humanity by choosing to remain cloistered in their personal comfort zones.
So long as they are not directly affected by events, Americans go about their daily business as if nothing is wrong, as if how things are is how they will always be. Ignoring world-shaking events is not the answer to creating peace and tranquility. Americans should realize that what happens over there can happen here.
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Christmas in September? Too HOT to think about Christmas!
In an effort to expand and improve the annual Eastman Lions Christmas parade, the work for the 2014 parade has already begun. The 2014 Lions Christmas parade is scheduled for December 6, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. This is a change from previous years, when the parade was held on the second Saturday in December.
There is a $25 entry fee for floats, vehicles (beauty pageant winners, homecoming queens, political and etc.), and walking units. A fee of $25 for the first 10 and $15 for each 10 over the 1st 10 is charged for equestrian units (horses), and motorcycle units.
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Eastman police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Flash Foods convenience store on the Soperton Highway at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 27.
According to the police report, a black male entered the store and went into the men’s rest room.
When he came out, the cashier asked him if he needed anything else. He told her he needed a pack of cigarettes. As the cashier turned to get the cigarettes, the man pulled a knife on her and told her to give him all the money.
He advised her not to touch any buttons. The cashier told him she had to use the keys to open the cash register and get the money.
The cashier proceeded to get the money and hand it to him. He then picked up the cigarettes and fled the store.
If anyone has any knowledge about this robbery, they are asked to call the Eastman Police Department at 478-374-7788.
By Russ Ragan
It was another busy week for the Dodge County High School (DCHS) Lady Indians as they had three more region games. The Lady Indians stepped out of region play for a real pitcher’s battle against AAAAA Veterans our of Warner Robins. The non-region battle opened the week for the girls. The game was scoreless until the eighth inning as Veterans would finally push a run across for a one to zero win. Tatnall County came to Eastman for a region match-up on Thursday. Dodge scored six runs in the second to coast to a 12 to one win. Dodge traveled to Savannah on Saturday for a pair of games. Beach was the first game. Dodge scored six in the first and coasted to a 18 to zero win. Dodge beat Jenkins in the second game, seven to zero.
The Dodge-Veterans matchup was a pitcher’s battle from the word go. The teams combined for only four hits through the regulation seven innings. Margaret Simmons had a leadoff double to account for Dodge’s only hit of the day. Haley Holloway pitched seven shutout innings with no walks. Veterans would score the only run in the eighth as they scored in the intentional tiebreaker. That is when you put a runner at second base with nobody out and start the inning from there. The play at the plate was real close, but Dodge didn’t get the call and the final was one to zero.
Thursday Tatnall County came to Eastman to continue region play. The game was scoreless until the Dodge second. A double from Simmons to deep center scored Annie Moore who singled for a one to zero Dodge lead. Kaylee Peterson singled home Simmons for a two to zero Dodge lead. Back to back runs batted in (RBI) doubles from Lizzie Massingill and Holloway gave Dodge a four to zero lead. Nikki Graham drove in the final run in the inning and Dodge grabbed a six to zero lead.
Dodge continued to attack in the third as Allie Varnadoe doubled home Simmons for a seven to zero lead. Massingill singled home Varnadoe for a eight to zero lead after three. Tatnall scored their only run off Holloway in the fourth. Dodge would keep the attack going in the bottom of the inning. Dodge opened the inning with singles from Moore, Simmons and Lila Coleman. Coleman’s hit drove in Moore for a nine to one game. Varnadoe hit a “gapper” for an inside the park homer for a 12 to one Dodge lead and that would be the final. Holloway would get the win for Dodge with one walk and seven strikeouts.
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The Dodge County High School (DCHS) Indians welcomed the Brantley County Herons this past Friday night at Memorial Stadium for the first home game of the season.
The Herons returned the opening kickoff and a completed pass from Anthony Turlington to Mikel Collins lead to a 10-yard touchdown. The point after kick was no good and Brantley County was on the board, six to zero.
The Indians returned the kick off and drove the ball down field. With the first quarter coming to a close, quarterback Landon Martin, with an eight-yard run, scored for the Indians. Dodge County decided to go for the two-point conversion and Kyle Glover ran the ball in. Indians were up eight to six at the end of the quarter.
Brantley County’s next possession ended with no score and Dodge County got the ball back and quickly erupted downfield. Mitch Tanner kicked a 37-yard field goal and Indians led 11 to six.
Once again Brantley County could not score and Dodge County would once again get the chance to move down the field. Martin would keep the ball and run in for 15-yards and scored for the Indians. After a defensive personal foul at the zero yard line, the point after kick by Tanner was good and Dodge went into the locker room at the end of the first half leading 18 to six.
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