The “Colors for Kenya” color run was held on May 17, 2014 and there were over 120 runners. The race was organized to raise money for a Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) mission team to travel to Nairobi, Kenya. The mission trip is scheduled to begin on June 5, 2014.
Paul Coogle won the men’s division and Cheerse Rowe was the winner of the women’s division.
Please pray for this team and if you would like to follow them on their journey please like the Kickin’ It In Kenya Facebook page. More pictures from the race are available on the Facebook page also.
Thanks to all of the local merchants that donated door prizes. Those businesses are Sugarberry’s, Zaxby’s, Farmer’s Furniture, Bank of Eastman, Piddlin’ Peddler, Wholesale Builder Supply, Floor Plan, Citizen’s Bank and Trust, Handy Andy, Eastman Fast Lube, Attaway Sidetrack Café’, Butcher Block and Colony Bank.
A huge thanks to Mike Law for allowing the team to use the Piggly Wiggly parking lot as the registration point. Thank you to those that participated in the race as well as the organizers of the event.
Illegals are treated far better than veterans. Maybe we can trick them into going to veterans hospitals instead of emergency rooms. Come on down to gullible America through our open borders:
“In Sacramento, California, lawmakers are moving forward with a budget-busting plan to extend government-funded health insurance to at least 1.5 million illegal aliens.”
Michelle Malkin on VDARE.com 5-22-14
As we all know, illegal aliens are pre-Democrats.
Emily’s List, that hater of all conservatives, has endorsed Michelle Nunn for the U.S. Senate. This group has plenty of money and boasts that it will spend huge amounts (well over $1 million) to take out conservative Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Nunn has also been endorsed by Jane Fonda. I was hoping for a November Senate battle between Nunn and Republican Karen Handel but it didn’t happen.
Think about this before even considering voting for Ms. Nunn (a hideous thought). Her father claimed to have been a “conservative” Democrat senator. If so, he should be actively opposing his own daughter. The American Conservative Union only gave Sam Nunn about a 45 percent rating for his career, about the same as Arlen Specter’s number.
“Absolutely nothing is now beyond the scope of State power.”
Joseph Sobran 1-27-04 Sobran.com
“Joe Sobran is a radical rightwing extremist.”
former New York Governor Mario Cuomo
“Good for Joe!”
“Politics is a strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.”
Ambrose Bierce [Full Story »]
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 »]