Recently two Grappling Indians representing Dodge County Wrestling Club travelled to Atlanta to compete in the prestigious Georgia Grind Wrestling Tournament. This annual tournament draws the best of the best from the South East and is billed as one of the toughest tournaments in the south.
Representing Dodge County this year was Jared Cannon and McCay Turner. Cannon turned in a near perfect performance on the day fighting his way through the consolation bracket to win third place. Not stopping there, he was able to challenge for second place and defeated his opponent in grand fashion to bring home a second place finish.
At 85 pounds, Turner battled some seasoned opponents all day and never quit. He won his opening match quite impressively before being sent to the consolation bracket. Scrapping his way through the bracket he needed to win every match to stay in the tournament. By the time the dust settled, Turner had defeated all-comers and emerged victorious in the consolation finals to earn a third place trophy.
A new phone scam could get you a hefty cell phone bill and an ear full on the other end of the line.
It’s called the “One Ring” scam. Scammers only ring once, disconnect, and then wait for cell phone users to call the number back. The numbers usually come from islands like Grenada, the British Virgin Islands and Antigua.
One Woodruff woman received two strange phone calls, but before she called back, she called her cell phone provider. [Full Story »]
Names have been chosen for the February term of the Dodge County Grand Jury and Traverse jury. If you see your name on either of the following lists and have not been notified by mail, you should call the Dodge County Clerk of Court at 478-374-2871.
The following people should report to the Dodge County Courthouse for Grand Jury duty at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 17.
Barbara Ann Darsey, April Ashley Davis, Julie Renee Davis, Brittany Michelle Deloach, David G. Evans, Reco Flowers, Jr., Amanda Leigh Fussell, Jimmy Wiley Giddens, Stephanie M. Griffis, Rosemary Young Jones, Linda S. Kimmons, Bobby Lampkin, Jr., Jacob Lee Lawrence, Ravion Demond Madison, Larry James Mingo, Jr., James Clifford Moore, Ronald Michael Moore, Cynthia Davis Northcutt, Daniel B. Pickett, Sr., Eddie Lamar Pope, Clinton Purvis, Lawrence Daniel Selph, Marion Melvin Stokes, Earl Thomas Vinson, Edwin Matthew Walker, Jr., Ciara D. Whittington, Terry Lynn Widener, and Kerri Yvonne Wood. [Full Story »]
The Dodge County Middle School Grappling Warriors traveled to Dublin recently to compete in the Middle Georgia Middle School Athletic Association Region Championships. Thirteen wrestlers represented Dodge County on the mat and nine walked away placing in the top four. As a team, the Warriors brought home third place honors and crowned four champions.
Winning his third region championship was Christian Grauberger, 100 pounds, who pinned his way through the bracket with ease. Also earning a gold medal was Jared Cannon, 138 pounds, who finished up the season as our only undefeated wrestler.
First year grapplers Chandler Davis, 145 pounds and Ethan Rice, 152 pounds, surpassed all expectations and turned in flawless performances to bring home their first wrestling gold medals. At 106 pounds, Aiden Greer, placed second while Cade Cranford, 170 pounds, brought home the bronze medal in his first region competition. Finishing just shy of the medal rounds and placing fourth were Jeremy Mullis, 85 pounds; Noah Atkinson, 126 pounds and Archer Rowland, 180 pounds. The Grappling Warriors have placed third at region for the past three years and despite giving up several weight classes, those who compete have done a remarkable job on the mat.
Did President Obama’s State of the Union speech sound a bit like George W. Bush in 2007? Marc Thiessen, GWB’s lead speech writer thinks so.
“Obama has gone from blaming George W. Bush to plagiarizing George W. Bush,” says Mr. Thiessen
Now we have a president and v.p. (vice plagiarist) who have a tendency to plagiarize. Remember Joe Biden suddenly quitting the 1988 presidential race after his plagiarisms came to light? Twenty years later he reemerged, figuring no one would recall the incident. We do.
Obama now says he welcomes the United Nations global gun ban. He has always voted for gun control, gun bans, gun confiscation in the Illinois legislature and the U.S. Senate. He had the gall to lie about his gun views when running in 2008, claiming he believed in private gun ownership. Just like the Clintons and many other politicians, his promises should come with expiration dates. [Full Story »]
As you all know, all individual retirement accounts are private property and they belong to people preparing for their retirement years. But, preparing for retirement has always been optional. Some do, some don’t.
Most recently, those who build retirement accounts are going to be targets of the political class. For years, politicians have coveted the billions of dollars in privately held retirement accounts, but the ruling class couldn’t get their greedy hands on the money.
Well folks, the confiscation of individual retirement accounts began with the announcement by the president of the new myRA. Not to worry, there will not be an outright confiscation overnight and they will not send in the lawyers and SWAT teams to seize property the way the tax collector does. No, the confiscation begins with what the Progressives call the nudge, an appeal for citizens to accept the idea that the government has a better idea of money management.
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From Dodge County School Superintendent Dr. Melinda Dennis: Due to forecasted bad weather for Dodge County on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, students in schools in the county will be released at the following times on Wednesday:
South and North Dodge Elementary students will be released at 12:00 noon. Dodge County Middle School and Dodge County High School students will be dismissed at 12:15 p.m. All staff members will be dismissed at 1:00 p.m.
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