The Obama administration provides illegal aliens all you can eat meals, free cable television, lawyers, medical and dental treatment, all the comforts of home, while Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi languishes in a dirty Mexican jail, suffering beatings and other mistreatment, four months and counting, for making a wrong turn on the border on a poorly-marked road. Who speaks for him? Apparently he has been abandoned, at least until the ransom goes up.
Dr. Ron Paul’s toll-free update number is 1-888-322-1414. Dr. Paul’s Texas Straight Talk column of July 7, 2014 on Hobby Lobby: “Everyone should be exempt from government mandates!” Dr. Ron Paul has a suggestion on the illegal alien problem: “Deliver bus loads of illegals to Hollywood elites.”
Bumper sticker of the day: I Got A Gun For My Husband - Good Trade!
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Texas Governor Rick Perry has persuaded Charles Schwab & Co. to move from San Francisco to El Paso, Texas, creating 1,200 new jobs in low-overhead, low-tax Texas. California is running people off with high taxes and big illegal immigration problems. I have worked in Texas six different times, once in the Air Force and five times with Eastern Airlines. One thing I noticed quickly - no state income tax in Texas. Working in Texas was a pleasure. Taxes are very high in California. I worked there twice in 1983. I understand conditions have become much worse since then. California had pleasant weather and a very unpleasant cost of living. Both were good in Texas.
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An Eastman man has been shot in an alleged robbery attempt, according to a Dodge County Sheriff’s report.
The report stated that Melvin Watson McCloud (age 24) was allegedly shot by another Eastman man that he was riding with. The two men apparently stopped on Free Gift Church Road and the driver allegedly got a shotgun and demanded money from McCloud. McCloud told the man that he didn’t have any money and an argument ensued and McCloud began to run. That is when he was allegedly shot in both legs by the driver, causing him to fall into a ditch.
McCloud stated that the driver then approached him and continued to demand money and then allegedly struck him in the head with the stock of the shotgun. McCloud managed to make his way to a residence where 911 was called. [Full Story »]
The following arrests were reported by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office for the dates July 16, 2014 through July 31, 2014.
Richard Brown – 7/16/14 – cruelty to children (one count).
Andrew C. Ellis – 7/17/14 – possession of child pornography (one count).
David W. King – 7/17/14 –burglary (one count).
Felicia Pennygraft – 7/18/14 – obstruction of officer (one count) and disorderly conduct (one count).
Timothy Harrell – 7/18/14 – reckless driving (one count), speeding (one count) and improper lane change (one count).
Debra L. Ayers – 7/22/14 – theft by receiving stolen property (one count).
Scott J. Collins – 7/23/14 – driving under the influence (DUI) (one count).
Josh Smith – 7/23/14 – possession of marijuana (one count), possession of Schedule I controlled substance (one count), obstruction of officer (one count), and pedestrian under the influence (one count).
Joel Durden – 7/24/14 – DUI (one count), possession of drug related object (one count) and no taillights (one count). [Full Story »]
The Eastman Police Department made the following arrests during the week of August 4 through August 12, 2014.
Jacquelyn Butler, age 44, 5706 Fifth Avenue, Eastman, probation violation (one count).
Kimberly Horne, age 36, 404 Harrell Avenue, Eastman, parole violation (one count).
Sammie Frazier, age 47, 629 Main Street, Eastman, battery-family violence (one count).
Carmello Torres, age 52, 623 Harrell Avenue, Apartment 10B, Eastman, public drunkenness (one count).
Rube Jenkins, age 37, 1646 Salem Woods Drive, Conyers, failure to appear bench warrant (one count).
Claude Godfrey, age 54, 208 Main Street, Eastman, improper u-turn (one count) and driving under the influence (DUI) (one count).
Travis Mizell, age 33, 9 Liberty Street, Eastman, license driving while license suspended or revoked (one count).
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Last weekend the drinking water of 400,000 Toledo residents was fouled by animal waste. With unfettered growth of animal agriculture and ineffective discharge regulations, it will happen again in our own state.
The problem has become pervasive. Waste from chicken farms has rendered ocean off the East Coast unfit for fishing. Waste from Midwest cattle ranches carried by Mississippi River has created a permanent “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico larger than that of the infamous 2010 BP oil spill. [Full Story »]
Eastman-Dodge Recreation Department is holding registration for soccer until Friday, August 15.
All games will be played in accordance with the U.S. Youth Soccer Small Sided Games Manual. This will be Eastman’s first outdoor small-sided soccer league.
Age groups will be divided into six and under, eight and under, 10 and under and 12 and under. All registered players will receive a free t-shirt.
Registration can be done at the office on the Dublin Highway or online at www.eastman-dodge-recreation.com.
For more information about registration, call the office at 478-374-4696.
Archery camp was a big hit with Dodge Connection-Communities in Schools of Dodge County (DCCISDC). The summer kids spent several days learning the basics and practicing skills in the archery room. Several Dodge Bullseye volunteers, Elaine Pittman, Lisa Hightower, Todd Hightower and Jim Cravey, assisted with the camp! If you are interested in participating in archery this school year please contact Elaine Pittman. Pictured are participants Andrew Harrell, Calli Thompson, Adam Doss, DCCISDC AmeriCorps volunteer Asa Akins, Samantha Yawn, Bryan Hall, Eve Harrell, Lise Thompkins, Aniru Shasma, Emmanuel Sutton, Jenny Robinson, Angel Diego, Kadence Adams, Rashaun Tanner, Ezekiel Villanueva, Gaige Oxford, DJ Shadix, Anivrya Shasma and Brilee Lucas.
Dodge County Attorney John Harrington reported to the board that he had conferred with attorney Ross Schell, and that an agreement had been entered into for Mosquito Creek Properties to pay taxes, penalties and interest, which was negotiated between Harrington, Schell and Dodge County Tax Collector Rob Stanley, in the full amount of $186,198.78.
Harrington added that they were planning, at another time, to come before the board to consider an abatement of penalties and interest. According to the law, the board of commissioners cannot change the property tax amount, but they can consider the abatement of penalties and interest.
Stanley told commissioners that he had entered into hundreds of contracts with taxpayers and this agreement with Mosquito Creek Properties did not go against any policies in his office.
Commissioner Jr. Howell asked Stanley if entering into contracts saved the county money. Stanley told commissioners that it did save the county cost of advertising, running individuals down, going through the legal process and it helps the taxpayer in the long run. Howell confirmed that interest would continue to be added on the unpaid amount.
Commissioner Brian Watkins asked Stanley what would happen if a payment was not made according to the contract. Stanley told commissioners they would see the property in the newspaper (for foreclosure). People who fail on their agreements show up in the newspaper for sale at the courthouse. [Full Story »]
The Dodge County High School Lady Indian Softball team will open their season Wednesday, August 6 at 6:00 p.m. against the Bleckley County Royals in Cochran. The Lady Indians combined varsity and junior varsity team members are (front row, l-r) Allie Varnadoe, Haleigh Pavesich, Lindsey Crummey, Faith Manning, Julianna Bellflower, Meredith Hutcheson and Sara Lann; (second row, l-r) Kaylee Peterson, Margaret Simmons, Haley Holloway, Elizabeth Massingill, Caitlyn Gooch, Ashley Maxwell, DaKurah Johnson and Hailey Hickman; and (standing, l-r) Kiley Dix, Lila Coleman, Chelsey Hickman, Nikki Graham, Annie Moore, Lauren Belflower and Macy Rogers. Not pictured is head coach Amanda Mullis and assistant coaches Meghan McCranie and Shelly Butler. (Photo by Claudia Lowery Graham).