By Cindy Eckles
Political newcomer Robert E. Peacock defeated incumbent Darla J. “Dee” Yearty for the Dodge County School Board District 3 seat in the General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election on May 20, 2014.
With 577 voting, Peacock claimed 390 votes and Yearty received 187. There are 1680 registered voters in school board district 3 and only 34.35% voted.
For the Georgia State House of Representative Seat 149, incumbent Jimmy Pruett, Jr. won over challenger John D. Clements, 1,273 votes to 429 votes in Dodge County.
House District 149 covers Dodge, Telfair, Jeff Davis, Wheeler and a portion of Laurens Counties. Overall, Pruett won over Clements 2,080 votes to 696 votes.
Gresston Firefighters were called to the residence of Hazel Barton on Warehouse Drive in Gresston at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 27.
When firefighters arrived, the house had already burned to the ground (top photo). The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.
The home of Anthony Evans was destroyed by fire on Sunday, May 25. Eastman and Crossroads firefighters were called to the residence at 82 Bedsole Road outside Eastman at approximately 4:51 a.m. [Full Story »]
Southern Hearts of Gold will hold a benefit motorcycle ride on Saturday, June 7, 2014.
The ride will benefit Presley Peacock and Zach Forrest.
Peacock, age six, was involved in a serious auto accident that caused a head injury and several broken bones. After her recovery she will have to attend numerous physical therapy sessions to fully recover.
Forrest, age 11, received third degree burns on his hands and face on January 1, 2014. He must goon numerous trips to Cincinnati, Ohio for treatments. His recovery can take up to one year.
The ride will start and end at The Leatherman’s in Eastman. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and kickstands up at 11:00 a.m. T-shirts will be given to the first 80 people to register. Country style ribs, homemade potato salad, baked beans and Brunswick stew will be served.
For more information contact Mark Cravey at 229-315-3594 or Tony Cason 229-315-2849.
Graduation for Dodge County High School will be held on Friday, May 30 at 8:00 p.m. at Memorial Stadium (weather permitting) at the Dodge County Middle School (old high school). If weather does not permit, graduation will be moved to the gymnasium at the new high school.
For everyone planning to attend graduation, please make sure you arrive early. The gates/doors to the stadium or gymnasium will be locked at 8:00 p.m. and no one else will be allowed to enter.
This year, approximately 186 seniors will be graduating with 29 honor graduates. Valedictorian for the 2013/2014 senior class is Crystal White and salutatorian for the class is Sara Grace Peacock. [Full Story »]
The Dodge County Sheriff’s Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) were called to Jay Bird Springs Road at some time after noon on Tuesday May 27 where the body of a woman had been found.
The body was back in a wooded area past Jay Bird Springs Resort at a place formerly known as “The Hill” or “Budweiser Hill”.
The GBI was on the scene collecting information and trying to find the identity the woman. The body will be sent to the Georgia State Crime lab for analysis.
Because the body was found so late on Tuesday, information was sketchy as to information about the incident.
Investigators were still on the scene at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday at presstime.
With growing allegations of mismanagement at VA hospitals on reproach and none other than our president once again has his nasty hands tied to this malfeasance. Americans are now waking up and smelling the coffee of being hosed big time by this machine called the democratic party, even the liberals, at least one anyway, Congressman David Scott, a democrat for the 13th district of Georgia was on the floor of congress excoriating President Obama of his abysmal failure as a leader, but moreover, Mr. Obama’s indurate attitude of veterans being abused at these hospitals.
Rhetorically, why is this collapse of an administration surprising to anyone? America elected a man who was more into self-aggrandizing, narcissism, selfies with attractive women at state funerals rather than past presidents who were more into selflessness.
It has now been proven that the VA secretary Eric Shinseki knew the abuse by the VA personnel towards the veteran and did absolutely nothing with Mr. Obama standing behind this feckless clown.
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Diversity and multiculturalism are two components of our modern society.
A diverse population is healthy and leads to prosperity. The other, multiculturalism, is not healthy, has no redeeming values and leads to destruction.
Socially and economically our society is collapsing. This collapse is heavily influenced by the conflict created by the opposite results caused by the clash between diversity and multiculturalism. These two conflicting ideologies have never peacefully coexisted and never will. The two ideas are totally at odds with each other. One embraces different ethnicities, languages and customs. The other does not tolerate anything other than itself.
Diversity, the coming together of people of different ethnic, economic and social backgrounds found a home in the United States. Regardless of where the people came from voluntarily they embraced the American ideals of individualism and personal responsibility. Two groups of Americans, Irish and Africans, suffered much abuse in their new country but eventually individuals from both groups earned their share of the American Dream and contributed to the success of the country. [Full Story »]
Dodge County boys’ basketball fundamental basketball camp will be held June 4 through June 6, 2014. The camp will be from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon daily and is open to girls and boys of all ages.
Each child will receive one on one instruction on the fundamentals of basketball and the importance of academics by high school, college and professional coaches and basketball players.
All attendees will receive a camp t-shirt with registration.
Concessions will be available for purchase during the camp.
Registration will be held on June 4 from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. To pre-register or for more information call Daniell Johnson at 478-319-9901, Ricky Collins at 478-231-4637 or Cedric Jordan at 478-230-7109.
Barack Obama now says he welcomes the United Nations global gun ban. He has always been a gun grabber and his voting record shows it. In the 2008 campaign he said he supported gun rights, lying all the way. He knew then that gun control was a losing issue to be avoided when running for office. Now the truth continues to emerge and he is eager to cede U.S. authority to rogue international groups such as the United Nations.
Don’t let anyone know this but Mr. Obama pays women on his White House staff less than men and even less than the normal 77 percent salaries nationally of women vs. men. Don’t expect to hear it on network news. Who needs network news anyway?
Massachusetts (where else?) prison inmate Robert Kosilek claims to suffer from Gender Identity Disorder. Massachusetts Judge Mark Wolf agrees and has granted him a sex change operation. Kosilek changed his first name to “Michelle.” He is serving life for murdering his wife in 1990 by strangling her. Massachusetts taxpayers will foot the bill for the operation. Maybe we can rehabilitate him/her.
“Can the real Constitution be restored? Probably not. Too many Americans depend on government money under programs the Constitution doesn’t authorize, and money talks with an eloquence Shakespeare could only envy.”
Joseph Sobran, 2001 Sobran.com
Bumper sticker of the day: REALITY is unreal.
“Trial lawyers make a fortune every time another regulation is passed.”
Dennis Prager [Full Story »]
American Legion Post 126 of Eastman will hold a memorial service on Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day. The service will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the courthouse in Eastman and is conducted in memory of the former comrades in arms who gave their lives in service to their country.
The Dodge County High School JROTC Cadets along with the local Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will conduct the program.
Other guests scheduled are American Legion Post 126 Commander Danny R. Mullis; Macy Pruitt; Andrea McCranie, and MSG (R) Johnny L. Blacke.