Dodge County High School Senior Aaron Spires recently signed a full-scholarship to continue his wrestling career at Emmanuel College. Emmanuel College is located in Franklin Springs, GA and is a private, four-year Christian college with an Evangelical, Pentecostal foundation.
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By Jessie Pruett
The Indians took the long ride to Nahunta to take on Brantley County on April 12. Craig Barton got the final start of the season going five innings allowing six runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out six. Cade Cranford threw one inning of relief allowing two runs on one hit while walking one and striking out one. The Indians lost their final game of the season, 6-2.
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Some Republicans claim they would not support Donald Trump, ever. Yet they expected us to vote for their picks of McCain, Dole and Romney, also Ford over Reagan in 1976. We were expected to support the party, but they believed in a one-way street for themselves. I was a Reagan volunteer in 1976 and was constantly told he couldn’t win by Ford people. And yes, I voted for Ford in the November election. Ford was a terrible candidate.
Watch out for DIE verse areas.
“In the end the GOP establishment is a lot like the Democrats. It’s all about power.”
Carly Fiorina would’ve been better than Marco Rubio, says Laura Ingraham.
It’s now crunch time to show your political hand in the game. The lamestream media left is way behind such savvy websites as VDARE.com, CanadaFreePress.com, TheoSpark.net, DailyKenn.com, LewRockwell.com and a bunch of others. Now it should be: Never open borders, never foreign military adventurism, never trade deficits. Also how about never foreign aid – it’s unconstitutional.
All you need to know about Marco Rubio: he calls foreign aid “cost effective.”
At one time the U.S. Treasury borrowed money from J.C. Morgan Co. That was a while back.
Good websites – no need to capitalize: LifeZette.com, LauraIngraham.com, Lummis.House.gov, TheoSpark.net, AngryWhiteDude.com, MallardFillmore.com, JewishWorldReview.com, RightWingOutpost.com, NewsMachete.com, DissidentProf.com, LewRockwell.com, TheAbsurdReport.com, SaveOleMiss.com, FightMusic.com, RonBlock.com (bluegrass), DrudgeReport.com, StoneZone.com, RayStevens.com, OliverNorth.com, ClashDaily.com, Politichicks.com, TheDailyTrump.com, ToddStarnes.com, Townhall.com, AmericanLegacyPAC.org, Rail.Serve.com (train videos), BuiltHere.us, BizPacReview.com, Dummies.com, Family-Studies.org, JaneChastain.com, SuzannGolf.com, LibertyCrier.com, NumbersUSA.com, ErikRush.com, EagleRising.com, EagleForum.org, MRC.org, Downtrend.com. [Full Story »]
By Taelor Rye
At the most recent meeting of the Dodge County Board of Education on Thursday, April 14, Dodge County Superintendent Dr. Melinda Dennis announced her retirement, which the board approved, effective June 30.
In a letter to Dodge County Board of Education employees, Dennis outlined her decision and plan for the remaining two and a half months of her contract.
Dennis wrote, “When I was selected as Superintendent of Dodge County Schools, I stated that it was my desire to retire here. That time has come.”
Praising employees for their hard work during her time as superintendent, Dennis continued, “Before my final days as superintendent, we still have some major tasks to accomplish: updating our Strategic Plan, renewing our E-SPLOST, completing the FY17 budgeting process, beginning the renovations at both elementary schools, celebrating the accomplishments of our present students, planning for next year, and graduating the Class of 2016.”
In closing, Dennis stated, “I challenge you to continue doing the right thing because it’s the right thing to do, fighting the good fight on behalf of students, and expecting excellence from yourself and all those around you. Serving with you and working on behalf of the Dodge County Schools and this community has truly been one of my life’s highest honors.”
At an earlier meeting on March 21, the board also approved the resignation of Angie Pritchett, a former math teacher at Dodge County High School (DCHS). At the same meeting, board members moved to advertise the now empty position as well as to provide other math teachers covering Pritchett’s classes with extended day pay until the end of the year.
At the March 24 called meeting, the board approved Kristi Brewer’s resignation as DCHS history teacher, again approving to advertise the position for the upcoming school year. Additionally, the board approved a leave request from Ashley Dixon, an employee at Dodge County Middle School (DCMS).
Further personnel actions followed the approval of Dennis’s retirement at the April 14 meeting. Specifically, the board approved the resignations of Cassandra Hamilton as DCHS softball coach, Lorine Mosely – who works with maintenance – and Shawn White, a teacher at South Dodge Elementary School (SDES). Joan Maddox was granted a leave of absence.
White was approved as a DCHS math teacher, and Hamilton was approved as the head coach for girls basketball at DCHS.
Further, JD Carter was approved to be the DCHS head wrestling coach, and Meghan McCranie was approved as the assistant coach for DCHS softball; Jerry Thomas was approved as a bus driver.
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City of Eastman officials announced the city will be celebrating “Georgia Cities Week” April 17-23. The city will be holding a variety of events throughout the week, including: A State of the City meeting, “Business after Hours” and a Council Work Session. The theme of this year’s Georgia Cities Week is “Go to Town,” showing the importance of a central gathering place for people and communities.
This is the 17th year Georgia Cities Week has been celebrated in the state and the third year the City of Eastman has participated.
“We’re very proud of our city and the services we provide that make it attractive to residents and visitors,” said city manager Jason Cobb. “Cities provide the services and infrastructure to help businesses grow, and set the stage for events where families and individuals can gather as a community.”
Events planned for the week are: State of the City, Monday, April 18, 2016, 6:30 pm at Magnolia Theatre; Business after Hours, Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 6:00 pm at Roy’s, 234 Main Street and council work session, Thursday, April 21, 2016, 3:30 pm at Dodge County High School.
Cities across Georgia will be celebrating Georgia Cities Week, sponsored by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), to showcase and celebrate cities and the many services they provide. Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and consulting services to its 521 member cities.