Road trip car trouble can be a real nightmare, but performing a pre-trip car check helps drivers avoid a vacation breakdown disaster. A 10-minute driveway inspection gives motorists peace of mind by reducing the chance of unplanned, costly car trouble and providing an opportunity to have any repairs performed by a trusted technician before hitting the road.
• Check the tires including tire pressure and tread. Underinflated tires reduce a vehicle’s fuel economy and uneven wear indicates a need for wheel alignment. Tires should also be checked for bulges and bald spots.
• Check the hoses and belts as they can become cracked, brittle, frayed, loose or show signs of excessive wear. These are critical to the proper functioning of the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering and the cooling system.
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The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) honored Sara Hilliard, a Dodge County native, as Customer Service Champion of the Year at the Tenth Annual GDC Awards ceremony on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at State Offices South at Tift College in Forsyth, Georgia.
“Sara’s positive attitude while carrying out our non-negotiable mission is something we as an agency should strive to possess,” said Commissioner Brian Owens. “It is for her dedication and determination to help others that we honor her with the title of Customer Service Champion.”
The Customer Service Champion Award is presented to an employee who actively develops a customer service culture, uses the One Team approach, and listens and honors commitments made to customers is recognized as a Customer Service Champion. [Full Story »]
The Eastman-Dodge County 12 and under (12U) girls softball team finished their season recently with a runner’s up in the state championship played in Nashville. Team members are (first row, l-r) Lane Barrows, Gracie Lewis, Macey Haley, Addison Trawick, Jessie Trawick and Linzy Bowen; (second row, l-r) Madison Hardy, Amber Maxwell, Jenna Hickman, Olivia Cranford and Aniyah Black; and (third row, l-r) coaches Josh Maxwell, Tom Cranford, Al Lewis, Tavarius Black and Katie Selph.
The Dodge County 8 and under (8U) boys all-stars competed this past weekend in the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA) state tournament. The boys fought hard and placed third in the state after finishing second in their sub-district.
The Dodge team faced Putnam County in the first round and cruised to a 25 to three win in just three innings of work. In the second round the boys faced the eventual second place team from Jeff Davis. The young Dodge team played their best defensive game for four innings but lost their three to two lead in the fifth and eventually lost 10 to three.
With the boys falling to the lower brackets, they bounced back with a final at bat 14 to 13 win over a very tough Berrien team. Next up for Dodge was the host team of Screven County who had fought hard to remain in the tournament by upsetting some good teams. Dodge took the lead early and never looked back and defeated the Screven County team 13 to six.
The play-in game for the state championship was next for the 8U team facing once again the powerful team from Jeff Davis. The Dodge crew fought hard but were just over matched after playing three games in one day, including some playing with sickness, and lost 13 to one.
The eventually Class C State Champions, Evans County, was also from the Dodge District. The Dodge team has nothing to hang their heads about after playing in such a tough district and finishing third in the state. The coaching staff would like to thank the boys for their hard work and representation of Dodge County, as well as, the parents that put up with the long hours to get to this point.
Team members are (front row, l-r) Tye Moore, Landon Fordham, Zamiyan McDuffie, Jake Rogers, Gavin Fordham and Jarris Coney; (middle row, l-r) Jackson Stokes, Grant Goodman, Ashton Pitts, Riley Williams, Landon Walker and Mason Yeomans; (back row, l-r) assistant coach, Brian Yeomans; head coach, Jayme Fordham; assistant coaches Donny Fordham and Bryan Williams.
Dodge County commissioners met in a called meeting on Thursday, July 10 at 1:00 p.m. to set a proposed millage rate and discuss the purchase of new ambulances.
After some discussion where the commissioners blame a budget deficit on the operating expenses of the new jail for having to raise the millage rate, they set a proposed millage rate of 12.064. That is a two (2) mill increase over last year’ rate of 10.064. Commissioner Brian Watkins noted that where the jail’s operating expenses are concerned, the commissioners have no control over those expenses.
Because of the proposed increase, the commissioners will have to hold three (3) public meetings. The first two meetings will be held on Wednesday, July 23. One will be held at 11:00 a.m. and the second at 6:00 p.m. on the same day. The third public meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 30 at 6:00 p.m. These meetings will be held at the County Administrative Building.
When the total digest of taxable property is prepared, Georgia law requires that a rollback millage rate must be computed that will produce the same total revenue on the current year’s digest that the last year’s millage rate would have produced had no reassessments of property occurred.
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David Brooks, media-designated “conservative”, claims we need a more autocratic approach in which the government could cram immigration reform down our throats. At least he used to say so. Maybe he is less brazen about it these days.
One of the best writers around, so good he will never appear on Fox News (they ignore the great ones), nails it. I’ll bet few have heard of him.
“Threatened incumbent GOP Senator Thad Cochran, like Barack Obama, has successfully practiced ‘regime politics’ - deliberately changing the electorate in order to protect the entrenched political class. In Cochran’s case, it meant calling his own base ‘racist’ and shoveling money to far-Left groups to disenfranchise them.”
James Kirkpatrick on VDARE.com 6-29-14
Rupert Murdoch, of Fox News, supports immigration amnesty.
“Remember, it’s the Statue of Liberty, not the Statue of Immigration.”
Phyllis Schlafly on WND.com
“Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.”
While American military veterans are ignored at veterans hospitals, twenty doctors are on duty around the clock at the Ventura County military base in California to treat all illegal alien kids deposited there. Crazy, isn’t it. Imagine this happening during the Reagan presidency. [Full Story »]