After a few editorial corrections and the signature of Dodge County Sheriff Lynn Sheffield, the Dodge County jail will begin having two full time nurses.
The Dodge County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the new contract proposal from Southern Correctional Medicine representatives Kelly Thrift and Kerrie Dawson.
Under the current contract, signed by former Dodge County Sheriff Jeff Hinson, services are provided to the jail for up to 79 inmates, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for a cost of $112,455.00 per year.
Thrift and Dawson told commissioners they have spent in excess of approximately $18,400.00 in the past six months because of the increase in inmates housed at the jail and services rendered.
The new contract proposed to have two nurses, one on site for 12 hours and one on call for 12 hours, seven days a week and serve an average of 130 inmates per day. The cost of the new contract would be $198,000.00. [Full Story »]
The Eastman Police Department made the following arrests for the week of August 11 through August 19, 2014.
Samuel Lansdell, age 53, 5825 Ninth Avenue, Eastman, kidnapping-adult (one count).
Emiliano Gonzalez, age 22, 5212 Sheldon Street, Lot 21, Eastman, license driving without license (one count).
William Edmondson, age 48, 5740 Main Street, Eastman, license driving while suspended or revoked (one count).
Molly Parkerson, age 25, 1137 FM Braswell Road, Eastman, theft by taking-auto (one count), possession of methamphetamine (one count) and damage to vehicle (one count).
Jason Sapp, age 20, 5605 Forest Avenue, Eastman, battery-simple (one count).
Jill Filichia, age 29, 5334 First Avenue, Eastman, battery-simple (one count). [Full Story »]
General Douglas MacArthur warned us in the mid-to-late-1940s never to get involved in a land war in Asia. Democrat presidents Truman, Kennedy and Johnson didn’t follow his advice and Republicans stupidly signed on to the same madness.
“’Stupid’ means one thing: ‘threatening to the interests of the Democratic Party.’”
Ann Coulter Slander, page 125
As of October 1, 2013 the USA had 28,000 Americans stationed in South Korea. On January 7, 2014 Secretary of State John Kerry announced that the United States would send another 800 troops there. We have been there for more than sixty years. Maybe another 800 will finish the job and all can come home! Don’t bet on it.
Vote early and often in Alabama. Four counties in Alabama have more voters on their rolls than residents. You can thank the 1965 Voting Rights Act for this. The counties cannot clean up the voter rolls. All four counties voted heavily for Barack Obama in 2012. Despite this, Alabama went more than 60 percent for Mitt Romney in 2012.
Townhall.com writer Heather Ginsberg says a new report shows 44,000 people are registered to vote in both Virginia and Maryland. [Full Story »]
Jay Brown, the late fire chief of Gresston Volunteer Fire Department, will be among the firefighters honored on Sunday, August 17 by the Atlanta Braves. The Georgia Fallen Fire Fighters Foundation will be hosting a fundraiser at the game at 8:00 p.m. in Atlanta.
Brown died in the line of duty on June 27, 2010 and he will be honored for his service to his community.
The Atlanta Braves are paying tribute to Georgia Fire Fighters and honoring those lost in the line of duty deaths at this game.
If you would like to attend the event and show your support please call Danson Smith at 404-614-2381 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A fundamental wrestling camp will be held on Saturday, August 16 at the Dodge County Wrestling Gym. There will be two sessions held that day.
The first session is from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and the second session is 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The gym will open at 8:00 a.m. for registration.
The camp is open for youth through high school age. Beginners and experienced wrestlers will benefit from this camp.
Coach Dave Matthews, head wrestling coach at Life University women’s program, owner of Mid State Wrestling Academy and a coach for Team Georgia National Team will be the clinician.
For more information on the camp and cost please call 478-231-5523.