Georgia State Transportation Board Chairman Jay Shaw led the official groundbreaking ceremony for the Northwest Eastman Bypass project on Thursday, January 16.
The Georgia Department of Transportation’s (GDOT) Office of Transportation Investment Act (TIA) awarded the $6 million project on State Route 87 Connector in Dodge County to Everett Dykes Grassing Company, Inc. based in Cochran. [Full Story »]
United Concerned Citizens for Unity and the local chapter of the NAACP will be hosting the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK Jr.) parade on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. The theme of this year’s parade is “We shall not be moved.”
All parade entrants must be lined up by 12:00 noon on Second Avenue near the post office. All vehicles must be clean and presentable. Deadline to sign up for the parade is Monday, January 13, 2014. All late entries will be placed at the end of the line. [Full Story »]
The Eastman Police Department made the following arrests the week of December 24, 2013 through December 30, 2013.
Leonard Hodge, age 43, 5018 Bethel Street, Eastman, criminal trespass-business (one count). [Full Story »]
The year 2013 in review:
In January we reported:
At their first meeting in 2013, the Dodge County Board of Commissioners amended the 2013 budget approved on December 28, 2012. Amendments were made to the Dodge County Probate Court, Dodge County Tax Commissioner and E-911 budgets. Interim county manager Bobby Peacock recommended that the probate court budget be reduced by $10,000.00, the tax commissioner budget be reduced by $7000.00 and E-911 be increased by the $17,000.00. Peacock told commissioners that the increase in the E-911 budget would be used to “bulk up” the medical insurance budget.
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The following arrests were reported by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office for the week of December 17, 2013 through December 29, 2013.
John Tedders, December 17, 2013, burglary (three counts), interference with government property (two counts), theft by taking (one count) and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (two counts). [Full Story »]
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal gave the keynote address at the Governor’s Public Safety Awards (GPSA) ceremony held on Thursday, December 12 at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) in Forsyth. Twenty-three outstanding public safety professionals, including Mike Patterson of the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, were recognized for acts of heroism and seven were commended for contributions to their profession. The recipients were given medallions and their names were added to the GPSA monument located inside the GPSTC. [Full Story »]