Dodge County Commissioners questioned Dodge County Sheriff Lynn Sheffield about his budget at their regular meeting on Monday, June 16, 2014.
Commissioner Cheek questioned the increase referring to the number of overtime hours jailers were accumulating, housing expense increase and medical expense increase.
Sheriff Sheffield explained that his department was training jailers and once they were trained they were going to other counties to work because of increase in pay. The sheriff’s department is working with seven to eight jailers, working 12 hours shifts, to ensure the safety of the inmates.
Cheek questioned if there was a problem with scheduling and requested that Sheffield look into it.
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New administrative faces will be seen at the Dodge County Middle School (DCMS), North Dodge Elementary School (NDES) and South Dodge Elementary School (SDES) beginning the 2014-2015 school year.
Dodge County Board of Education members voted unanimously to promote North Dodge Elementary School Principal Mike Hilliard as the new middle school principal and Davey Sheffield will be moving to the administrative offices as the new director of student records and teacher support services representative. NDES Assistant Principal Cindy Screws was promoted to principal.
SDES Assistant Principal Russ Bazemore was given a lateral transfer as the new assistant principal at NDES and Dana Brown was given a lateral transfer as the new assistant principal at SDES. [Full Story »]
How about the destruction of the economy, not just the health care system, caused by Obamacare. How can people with no medical experience administer a national health program? Maybe those pushing the plan should prove the plan works. The truth is, socialized medicine has never worked anywhere.
It’s a vote-buying scheme - free medicine for all. Freebies pull in the votes. Mitt Romney found out he couldn’t compete with free stuff.
Charlie Crest, Florida’s former Republican governor, now switched to the Demoleft Party, on Obamacare:
“I think it’s great.”
Charlie didn’t talk that way when he was a Republican. One thing about Charlie - he’s always on your side, at least for a little while.
“The only thing the Republican party excels at is snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.”
Republican Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana
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Once again the National Rifle Association lost touch with the American working folks, the vast middle class, the voters. The NRA backed Eric Cantor, while Laura Ingraham and the ignored voters made history by nominating Dave Brat, Tea Party - backed economics professor. [Full Story »]
Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Judy H. Madden turned in her letter of resignation to the chamber board on June 13, 2014 stating that her last day would be Friday, June 27, 2014.
Mike Harrell, Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Executive Committee stated, “On behalf of the executive committee of the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce, we are very thankful to have had Judy come in and bring us to the point we are at today. We feel she has done an excellent job, and we wish her the best of luck in all her future endeavors. We look forward to hearing good things from her in the future.”
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All Dodge County citizens are invited to join in on a discussion regarding our school calendar. Your input will perhaps jump start the transition to better schools, fewer drop outs, higher test scores and greater satisfaction of teachers, parents and students. Right now the Board of Education (BOE) has firmly placed its support on an ineffective, inefficient and counter productive school calendar. A school calendar that is guaranteed to rob our students of up to 25% of everything they learned the previous year. Extrapolate that waste to our school budget and it represents a waste up to 25% of the 30 to 40 million tax dollars provided by you and I!
The BOE approves this calendar every year on the recommendation of the superintendent in spite of their knowledge of the great loss of learning and the waste of our tax dollars. They seem to be willing to trade the loss of learning and waste of monies to avoid experiencing the discomfort that leadership frequently brings the change (“change” in education is apparently a four letter word). [Full Story »]