The following arrests were reported by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office for the dates April 2, 2014 through April 21, 2014.
Gregory Pittman – 4/1/14 – theft by taking (one count).
Jeffery Coppock – 4/3/14 – driving under the influence (DUI) (one count), suspended license (one count) and no insurance (one count).
Charles A. Deloach – 4/4/14 – theft by taking (one count) and criminal trespass (one count).
Mary Fullwood – 4/4/14 – criminal trespass (one count).
James Winborn – 4/5/14 – possession of methamphetamine w/intent to distribute (one count), possession of firearm by convicted felon (one count), possession of a controlled substance (one count), possession of a drug related object (one count) and use of a firearm by a convicted felon during the commission of a crime (one count).
Dakota White – 4/6/14 – criminal trespass (one count).
Valerie Davis – 4/7/14 – terroristic threats (one count).
The Dodge County High School (DCHS) Touchdown Booster Club would like to say “thank you” to the many people that supported the 2014 DCHS Touchdown Club auction/raffle. It was a huge success and every penny made will be used to fund and support the high school football program.
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Major General Jim Butterworth, the Adjutant General of the State of Georgia, has announced that the State Properties Commission will be transferring ownership of the Eastman National Guard Armory to the Dodge County commissioners in a ceremony to be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.
The project is over a year in the making and has been led by Georgia State Representative Jimmy Pruett. Pruett has watched the armory sit vacant for some time and approached the State Properties Commission about the possibility of conveying the building to the local government to be put to use rather than allow it to sit vacant.
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Many cases were heard recently in Dodge Superior Court. The following are the results of those cases.
Demetri Lakwan Parrish was found guilty on one count felony aggravated assault, which was reduced to battery and was sentenced to 12 months probation and pay a $600.00 fine.
James Helms was found guilty on one count felony aggravated assault and under first offenders act (FOA) was sentenced to 12 months probation and to pay a $250.00 fine.
Christopher Kyle Roland was found guilty on seven counts felony forgery first degree and under FOA was ordered to pay a $1,000.00 per count and sentenced to five years probation per count to run concurrent; and one count of felony theft by taking and sentenced to five years probation to run concurrent and to pay a $1,000.00 fine.
Erica Louise Walden was found guilty on one count felony possession of cocaine and under FOA was sentenced to six years probation and ordered to pay a $850.00 fine; and one count misdemeanor marijuana less than one ounce and was sentenced to 12 months probation to run concurrent and ordered to pay a $350.00 fine.
Danny Deron Smith was found guilty on one count felony burglary first degree, which was reduced to theft by receiving and sentenced to six years probation and to pay a $750.00 fine; one count felony burglary first degree and sentenced to 10 years probation to run concurrent and to pay a $1,000.00 fine; and one count felony entering a auto, which was reduced to misdemeanor criminal trespass and sentenced to 12 months probation and pay a $350.00 fine.
Willie Eldon Bennett was found guilty on one count felony possession/manufacture/distribution/etc of marijuana, which was reduced to possession of marijuana and sentenced to 10 years probation and to pay $1,250.00 fine.
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The Dodge County High School (DCHS) boys’ golf team finished their season on April 21. The boys’ placed fourth in the region golf match that was held in Swainsboro. Charles Johnson posted low score for the Indians with a 104.
The girls’ golf team placed second in the region and qualified for the sectional that will be held in Tifton on May 5. Swainsboro finished first in the region match with a 296 and Dodge County finished with a 316.
Kristen Holland was second individual at the region tournament with a score of 102. Other low scores for DCHS were Heather Yang with 104 and Madison Pritchett with 111.
The 10th annual Eugene Smith Masonic Lodge Car Show will be held Saturday, May 3 at Chas Mar Home and Garden parking lot in Eastman.
There is a $20 registration fee. Registration is from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Judging is at 11:30 a.m. and awards will be presented at 1:30 p.m.
Awards include Best of Show; Best General Motors; Best Ford; Best Motorcycle; Best T rod, Hot Rod; Best Mopar; Best Foreign; and People’s Choice. The David Ragan Shriners race car will be on site. The car show will be held rain or shine.
By Frank Erwin
The Dodge County High School (DCHS) Lady Indian’s tennis team advanced to the elite eight in region play on Monday, April 28, defeating Troup County three to two. The lady’s will play in Savannah later this week.
The DCHS Indians tennis teams advanced to the first round in state play. The boys’ team finished second in the regular season and the girls’ team finished first this season.
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