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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After an investigation into the armed robbery of the Hop-In convenience store, Eastman police have arrested two suspects in connection with the robbery. The robbery occurred on April 12, 2014 at approximately 3:35 a.m.
William Thomas Jolly (age 34), and Rashad Marquis Mincey (age 18), were arrested by Eastman police and charged with armed robbery of the Hop-In store. In addition, Jolly was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and aggravated assault.
The Eastman Police Department made the following arrests recently.
Juvenile, age 14, unruly (one count).
William Pittman, age 59, 749 TJ Sappington, Eastman, shoplifting less than $500.00 (one count).
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It’s perversely ironic for rancher Cliven Bundy to excoriate poor people for collecting government subsidies, while ripping off the federal government of a million dollars in grazing fees. But, even if he were to pay up, Bundy and his fellow ranchers, would still be living on government welfare.
Livestock grazing is subsidized by federal agencies on 270 million acres of public land in 11 western states to the tune of nearly $300 million annually. Monthly grazing fees per cow and calf on private rangeland average $11.90, but corresponding fees on federal lands are set at a paltry $1.35.
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The Bear, who runs TheAbsurdReport.com (great site, too), calls sleazy Harry Reid “The Desert Fox of Corruption,” an excellent description. Reid easily won reelection to the Senate thanks to a heavy female vote over conservative Republican Sharron Angle, who would’ve been a good senator. Men in Nevada voted for Sharron Angle by a couple of percent, while women voted for the corrupt Reid by a full fifteen percent. Bad move, ladies.
What do women see in this guy anyway, and what did women see in Bill Clinton? Clinton was generally popular with females, perhaps mostly low information voters, maybe too much MSNBC. Somehow women overall are reluctant to vote for conservative women.
“To know truly is to know by causes.”
If columnist Kathleen Parker and David Brooks are conservatives, count me out of the movement.
“If you can imagine someone is happy that Obama is president, it has to be Jimmy Carter.”
“It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.”
Bumper sticker of the day: Money Talks: mine says bye bye!
“With Obama, even your wildest guesses are often proven true.”
Wayne Allyn Root ROOTforAmerica.com
Maybe the next Democrat presidential ticket could be two Southerners - Alabama state representative Alvin Holmes, who recently said men should be allowed to marry mules, and the famous Alvin Greene, surprise winner of South Carolina’s Demoleft U.S. Senate primary in 2010. Mr. Greene went on to be blown away by Republican Jim DeMint in the 2010 General Election. Low Information Voters (LIVs) struck again. You should look up these two intellectuals on the Internet for an entertaining story.
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