The Dodge County Archery teams competed in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) regional tournament in Johnson County on February 15, 2014.
Placing first in the high school division, Dodge County High School’s archery team fired a 3,175 to beat five other schools. Placing first in the middle school division, Dodge County Middle School’s archery team scored 3,032 beating three other schools. These wins qualify both teams for the eighth annual Georgia-NASP state tournament April 8 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.
The Dodge County teams also excelled on individual levels. Dodge high’s Joshua Peterson arrowed a 286 (out of 300) to win the overall high-scoring male title at the regional and Dodge high’s Chelsea Barrentine shot a 281 to take home top female honors.
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Dodge County High School Senior Nicholas Evans, and member of the DCHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) leadership team, shared a time of devotion and ministry at the recent Ocmulgee FCA board meeting on Tuesday, February 11.
Evans has been a key leader in the FCA Campus Ministry at the high school for several years and also at Dodge County Middle School while there. He shared the different ministry events such as “Fields of Faith” that was held October with around 100 in attendance; huddle meetings they have done in the last couple of weeks and the possible upcoming concert in April. Evans and the leadership team are an essential part of the FCA ministry in Dodge County. [Full Story »]
The Eastman-Dodge County Recreation Department is holding baseball and softball registration from now until Friday, February 21, 2014.
Kids between the ages of five and 14 are eligible to sign up. The season is scheduled to start on Saturday, March 29, 2014.
For more information call the recreation department at 478-374-4696.
By Cindy Eckles
Dodge County Chief Tax Appraiser Cassie Faulk turned in her resignation to the Dodge County Board of Tax Assessors effective February 21, 2014.
Faulk stated in her letter of resignation that she had accepted a position with the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts.
Board assessor chairman Marvin Giddens went before the Dodge County Board of Commissioners with a letter stating that Faulk resigned from her position due to inadequate salary. Giddens added that the board of assessors requested that now assistant tax appraiser Dale Jones be appointed chief assessor with a starting salary of $42,000.00 annually, which was previously approved for Faulk. [Full Story »]
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.