By Russ Ragan
The Dodge County Middle School Warriors wrapped up their 2014 season last week as they played in the region baseball tournament held in West Laurens. Last Tuesday, Dodge opened the tournament with a 15 to three home win over Toombs County. On Thursday, Dodge played Vidalia with the winner going to the championship. The game was a big pitching battle as Vidalia ripped Dodge two to one.
Dodge made quick work if Toombs County in Eastman. Nick Cummings hit a one out triple. Chandler Davis drove him in for a one to zero Dodge lead. Cade Cranford and Chip Burch both drew walks and they would score for a four to zero Dodge lead after the first. The Warriors would add to the lead in the second. Davis would score on an error for a six to zero game. Cranford got the start on the mound and he struck out a pair in his two shutout innings. [Full Story »]
By Cindy Eckles
Dodge County Probate Judge John Kelly retired effective March 31, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. after more than 29 years in office.
Kelly was elected in November 1984, and began serving Dodge County as the probate judge in January 1985.
When asked what the biggest change he had seen over the past 29 years, he stated, “Elections. The probate court should not have to work the elections, they should have a board of elections.”
According to the law, currently there is not a chief clerk in the probate office and there is not a state court judge in Dodge County, so Dodge County Clerk of Superior Court Rhett Walker will assume the duties of Kelly. Georgia law will set the salary for Walker. [Full Story »]
Liberals like to talk about the “Republican war on women.” This pitch is aimed at low information voters (LIVs) of course. The real “war on women” is the fact that many women will not vote for a conservative female. Nevada Republican Sharron Angle in 2010 (the Sharron with two Rs) carried the male vote against sleazy Harry Reid but Reid took the female vote by a full fifteen points, giving him an easy reelection victory, sticking America with this character for another six years. See what I meant when I claimed women were generally far more liberal than men?
Democrats pitch their message to low I.Q. left-leaning gullible sheep-like followers.
The Central Florida ubiquitous Florida law firm Morgan & Morgan “for the people” is actually for the Democrats. Founder John Morgan is a big Democrat contributor. Morgan has hosted numerous fundraisers at his modest 12,000 square foot $2 million home.
In fundraisers past Morgan has hosted Elizabeth Warren, Bubba Bill Clinton, Senator Bill Nelson and Barack the Big 0 himself. [Full Story »]
A Dodge County teen is trying to change lives without having to leave her home.
Taylor Mullis’s twitter account, @WhyToStayStrong, has more than 4,700 followers and is nominated for a Shorty Award.
“I saw how many people needed help. They were alone and I just wanted to help them,” said Mullis.
The national Shorty Awards recognizes advancement in social media and has several categories.
Taylor’s is Teen Activism.
Through her account, she sends tweets that have personal quotes, pictures and notes that are aimed to inspire and encourage others.
Her mother, Alicia, says she was thrilled to find out what her 15 year old was doing online. [Full Story »]
By Frank Erwin
The Dodge County High School (DCHS) Indians tennis teams hosted Jefferson County March 20, 2014. The boys won five to zero and the girls won four to one.
Winners for the boys were number one singles, Jacob Danforth, six to zero in the first set and six to zero in the second set; number two singles, Dallas Hardin, six to zero in the first set and six to two in the second set; number three singles, Dwight Inman, won by forfeit; number one doubles, Vic Mizell and Corvon Parker, six to zero in the first set and six to two in the second set; and number two doubles, CJ Kemp and Brandon Roland, six to three in the first set and six to two in the second set.
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Dodge County should soon be filled with the delicate blooms of Dogwood trees after 500 seedlings were given away at the county’s annual Arbor Day Celebration.
The Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce hosts the yearly celebration, but it is a community event that involves the chamber, the City of Eastman, the Georgia Forestry Commission as well as many volunteers from around the county, including the 4-H Club and garden club.
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By Jessie Pruett
On February 28, the Dodge County High School (DCHS) Indians traveled to Dublin to take on the Irish. Dodge County lost a close one to the Irish in the late innings. Jonathon Perdue was the starting pitcher for the Indians and allowed only three hits and four earned runs striking out nine. Hitting for the Indians were Jonathon Perdue two for two; Andrew Hardy two for four with a double; Cain Peterson two for four with a double; Lance Pruett had a double and two runs batted in (RBI’s); Tad Honeycutt a single and two RBI’s; Dathan Sheffield and Austin Clements both had singles and drove in a run for the Indians.
March 3, the Indians traveled to Bleckley County for one of the oldest rivalries in central Georgia. Like many games the Indians have had this year it was an emotional roller coaster with some successes, some missed opportunities and some strange and questionable calls by the guys in blue. Ultimately it goes down as a loss with a score of five to two.
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