Eastman-Dodge Recreation Department is holding registration for soccer until Friday, August 15.
All games will be played in accordance with the U.S. Youth Soccer Small Sided Games Manual. This will be Eastman’s first outdoor small-sided soccer league.
Age groups will be divided into six and under, eight and under, 10 and under and 12 and under. All registered players will receive a free t-shirt.
Registration can be done at the office on the Dublin Highway or online at www.eastman-dodge-recreation.com.
For more information about registration, call the office at 478-374-4696.
Archery camp was a big hit with Dodge Connection-Communities in Schools of Dodge County (DCCISDC). The summer kids spent several days learning the basics and practicing skills in the archery room. Several Dodge Bullseye volunteers, Elaine Pittman, Lisa Hightower, Todd Hightower and Jim Cravey, assisted with the camp! If you are interested in participating in archery this school year please contact Elaine Pittman. Pictured are participants Andrew Harrell, Calli Thompson, Adam Doss, DCCISDC AmeriCorps volunteer Asa Akins, Samantha Yawn, Bryan Hall, Eve Harrell, Lise Thompkins, Aniru Shasma, Emmanuel Sutton, Jenny Robinson, Angel Diego, Kadence Adams, Rashaun Tanner, Ezekiel Villanueva, Gaige Oxford, DJ Shadix, Anivrya Shasma and Brilee Lucas.
Dodge County Attorney John Harrington reported to the board that he had conferred with attorney Ross Schell, and that an agreement had been entered into for Mosquito Creek Properties to pay taxes, penalties and interest, which was negotiated between Harrington, Schell and Dodge County Tax Collector Rob Stanley, in the full amount of $186,198.78.
Harrington added that they were planning, at another time, to come before the board to consider an abatement of penalties and interest. According to the law, the board of commissioners cannot change the property tax amount, but they can consider the abatement of penalties and interest.
Stanley told commissioners that he had entered into hundreds of contracts with taxpayers and this agreement with Mosquito Creek Properties did not go against any policies in his office.
Commissioner Jr. Howell asked Stanley if entering into contracts saved the county money. Stanley told commissioners that it did save the county cost of advertising, running individuals down, going through the legal process and it helps the taxpayer in the long run. Howell confirmed that interest would continue to be added on the unpaid amount.
Commissioner Brian Watkins asked Stanley what would happen if a payment was not made according to the contract. Stanley told commissioners they would see the property in the newspaper (for foreclosure). People who fail on their agreements show up in the newspaper for sale at the courthouse. [Full Story »]
The Dodge County High School Lady Indian Softball team will open their season Wednesday, August 6 at 6:00 p.m. against the Bleckley County Royals in Cochran. The Lady Indians combined varsity and junior varsity team members are (front row, l-r) Allie Varnadoe, Haleigh Pavesich, Lindsey Crummey, Faith Manning, Julianna Bellflower, Meredith Hutcheson and Sara Lann; (second row, l-r) Kaylee Peterson, Margaret Simmons, Haley Holloway, Elizabeth Massingill, Caitlyn Gooch, Ashley Maxwell, DaKurah Johnson and Hailey Hickman; and (standing, l-r) Kiley Dix, Lila Coleman, Chelsey Hickman, Nikki Graham, Annie Moore, Lauren Belflower and Macy Rogers. Not pictured is head coach Amanda Mullis and assistant coaches Meghan McCranie and Shelly Butler. (Photo by Claudia Lowery Graham).
By Cindy Eckles
After three public meetings and input from citizens of Dodge County, the Dodge County Board of Commissioners voted to increase the millage rate 1.5 mills at their special called meeting on Wednesday, July 30.
After little discussion at the called meeting, commission chairman Dan McCranie informed citizens that the only thing that could be discussed or voted on was setting the millage rate.
Commissioner Terry Niblett commented, “I too am a property owner. So when we are voting here, and if we do vote to go up on taxes, I’m voting to go up on my taxes. I never thought I would vote for a tax increase. Unfortunately, at the place we are at right now, I don’t see any alternative. I feel like we have tried, we have done the best we could and I don’t see any other way except to go with a tax increase. A two-mill tax increase will be a burden on the county. I think we need to keep it as low as possible.”
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The following arrests were reported by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office for the dates of July 1 through July 15, 2014.
John J. Lancaster – 7/03/14 – disorderly conduct (one count).
Ahmad R. McMillian – 7/05/14 – driving under the influence (DUI) (one count).
Jamie R. Peacock – 7/05/14 – possession of Schedule IV controlled substance (one count), possession of Schedule II controlled substance (one count) and possession of drug related object (one count). [Full Story »]
I am writing to enlist the help of all animal loving Americans about a shameful and disgusting occurrence that is happening to many of our devoted life saving trusting animal soldiers, our dogs. They have served our country and saved many lives at the expense of their own many times and now are being left behind in many instances.
It seems that if the dog is discharged while out of the United States he is left in the country where he was discharged rather than being brought back home. This is a shameful thing to happen to these animals that have served so faithfully.
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In just a few weeks Dodge County will be back in school. Just like other counties we have great students. From top to the bottom we are failing them in the area of discipline and holding them accountable for their actions.
The Dodge County school system needs to take a closer look at its discipline policies. What is in place is not working. The behavior of many of our students on the school buses has become outrageous. There is no need to have rules and regulations if we care not going to enforce them.
Children in school are not just a family affair bur the entire community. Students are prohibited from using any type of electronic device while riding the school bus. This is a serious violation. But, does anyone care what position these young men are wearing their trousers in and out of school? Although they have different daily jobs I would hope that the superintendent, a board member, principal or a parent with permission would ride the school bus from time to time and see for themselves what bus drivers are faced with each day. [Full Story »]
Something you should know. Michelle Martin, also known as (a.k.a.) Michelle Nunn is the daughter of former Senator Sam Nunn and wants to become one of the scalawags shutting down America. Her motivation is unclear and her qualifications are nil. Martin has nothing to recommend her for the senate but maybe she took a cue from Barack Obama who is less qualified than she is.
Oh, I forgot, children of the privileged don’t need qualifications. She and her handlers are counting on her family name to get her elected. Regardless of what family we come from, each of us must make our own way, stand on our own merit and earn whatever it is that we have.
Martin says in her radio ads that she will be able to work with others to end gridlock in Washington. Yeah right! It wouldn’t surprise me in the least that her support for Israel depends on how much money Jews donate to her campaign even when she tries to convince us she is on their side. What she wants is for her party to take control of the congress so the anti-America agenda can precede unimpeded by law and morality.
She has made it clear that she opposes our individual right to defend ourselves if that defense includes using a gun. I guess she would want us to throw rocks like the unarmed citizens in other countries do. The Obama team supports her because of her opposition to Second amendment rights. This woman has made a good living the past few years toiling in a non-profit organization dedicated to volunteerism. The goal is for their volunteers to be inspired, equipped and mobilized to “change the world.”
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