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  • Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:23:22 +0000: Legals 08-23-2017 - The Dodge County News
    1001
    ADOPTIONS
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    IN THE SUPERIOR CURT OF DODGE COUNTY
    STATE OF GEORGIA
    IN RE: PETITION OF ROBERT SMITH and SYLVIA SMITH
    FOR THE ADOPTION OF:
    TYSON EUGENE FLOYD, date of birth 2/17/14
    ADOPTION NO.
    NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
    TO: JUSTIN FLOYD and KRISTEN SMITH
    By order of the court for Service by Publication dates 9/21/17, you are hereby notified that on 4/28/17, PETITIONERS ROBERT SMITH and SYLVIA SMITH filed PETITON FOR ADOPTION against you.
    You are required to file with the clerk of the Superior Court, and to serve upon plantiff’s attorney, SARAH RIEDEL, 5607 Anson Avenue, Eastman, Georgia, 31023, an answer in writing within 30 days.
    Witness the Honorable H. Frederick Mullis, Jr., Judge of Superior Court of Dodge County.
    This the 21th day of August, 2017.
    SARAH RIEDEL

    1004
    CONDEMNATIONS
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    NOTICE OF SEIZURE OF
    PERSONAL PROPERTY VALUED AT LESS THAN $25,000.00
    Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 9-16-1, Et Seq, any party claiming an interest in the following property is hereby notified that on May 25, 2017, said property was seized by the undersigned agency in Dodge County, Georgia:
    REMINGTON 870 EXPRESS
    MAGNUM, 12 GAUGE
    SHOTGUN, SN A491802m.
    You are further notified that you may file a claim within (30) days of the second publication of this notice of seizure by sending a claim complying with the requirements of O.C.G.A. 9-16-1, Et Seq, to the seizing law enforcement agency and to the district attorney by certified mail, return receipt requested.
    This 3rd day of August, 2017.
    NICOLAS PARKERSON
    Assistant District Attorney
    Oconee Judicial Circuit
    P.O. Box 1027
    5401 Anson Avenue, Room 200
    Eastman, GA 31023
    Seizing Agency:
    BECKY SHEFFIELD
    Eastman Police Department
    5117 2nd Avenue
    Eastman, GA 31023

    1007
    DEBTORS AND CREDITORS
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    NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS
    All creditors of the Estate of KIMBERLY HAMILTON SMITH f/k/a SUSAN KIMBERLY HAMILTON, late of Dodge County, Georgia, deceased, are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said estate are required to make immediate payment.
    This 18th day of August 2017.
    MARLI SMITH HOWELL
    1110 10th Avenue
    Eastman, Georgia 31023
    c/o:
    RITA J. LLOP
    Attorney at Law
    Rita J. Llop, P. C.
    5007 9th Avenue, N.E.
    Eastman, Georgia 31023

    1011
    FORECLOSURES
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    NOTICE OF SALE
    UNDER POWER
    GEORGIA, DODGE COUNTY.
    By virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed to Secure Debt from JUSTIN MARLIE MULLIS to LYNN S. BRIDGES dated March 30, 2012, and recorded in Deed Book 703 at Pages 47 in the Deed Records of DODGE County, Georgia, said Deed to Secure Debt having been given to secure a Note of even date in the original principal amount of THIRTY THOUSAND AND 00/100 ($30,000.00) with interest at the rate specified therein, will be sold by the undersigned at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the Courthouse door of DODGE County within the legal hours of sale on the first Tuesday in September, 2017, the following described property:
    ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN THE TOWN OF CHESTER, DODGE COUNTY, GEORGIA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS LOTS 9, 10, 11, 12, AND 13 IN BLOCK O ACCORDING TO A SURVEY THEREOF MADE BY J. P. MCDANIEL, C.E., IN MAY 1903, ALL OF SAID LOTS HAVE A FRONTAGE OF 30 FEET, FACING EAST ON LAURENS STREET, EXCEPT LOT NO. 10, WHICH HAS A FRONTAGE OF 31 FEET, AND ALL RUN BACK A DEPTH OF 110 FEET OF EVEN WIDTH, ACCORDING TO THE MAP THEREOF.
    AND: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN THE TOWN OF CHESTER, DODGE COUNTY, GEORGIA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS LOTS FOURTEEN (14), FIFTEEN (15), AND SIXTEEN (16) IN BLOCK O, ACCORDING TO THE MCDONALD SURVEY OF SAID TOWN MADE IN MAY 1903, EACH OF SAID LOTS HAVING FRONTAGE OF 30 FEET AND RUNNING BACK A DEPTH OF 100 FEET, TOGETHER WITH THE IMPROVEMENTS THEREON, AND BEING A PART OF THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED BY MRS. MARY M. LINSY TO C. A. GRAHAM, MARCH 10, 1953, AND RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 70, PAGE 125 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK, DODGE SUPERIOR COURT.SAID PLAT REFERRED TO IS RECORDED IN CHARTER BOOK A, PAGE 26, SAID CLERK’S OFFICE.
    SAID LANDS ARE THE IDENTICAL LANDS DESCRIBED IN THE FOLLOWING DEEDS: (1) DEED FROM WOODIE SANDERS TO LYNN BRIDGES DATED APRIL 17, 1992, AND RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 226, PAGE 378, SAID DODGE COUNTY RECORDS, AND (2) DEED FROM C. A. GRAHAM TO LYNN S. BRIDGES DATED APRIL 3, 1998, AND RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 302, PAGE 58, SAID DODGE COUNTY RECORDS.SAID DEEDS ARE INCORPORATED HEREIN IN THEIR ENTIRETY IN AID OF THIS DESCRIPTION.
    The indebtedness secured by said Security Deed has been and is hereby declared due because of default under the terms of said Security Deed and Note, including but not limited to the nonpayment of the indebtedness as and when due. The indebtedness remaining in default, this sale will be made for the purpose of paying the same, all expenses of the sale, including attorney’s fees and all other payments provided for under the terms of the Security Deed and Note.
    Said property will be sold subject to the following which may affect the title to said property: all zoning ordinances; matters which would be disclosed by an accurate survey or by an inspection of the property; any outstanding taxes, including but not limited to ad valorem taxes, which constitute liens upon said property; special assessments, all outstanding bills for public utilities which constitute liens upon said property; all restrictive covenants, easements, rights-of-way and any other matters of record superior to said Security Deed.
    TO THE BEST OF THE KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF OF THE UNDERSIGNED, THE PARTY IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY IS STEVE A. MORRIS OR HIS TENANT(S).
    The sale will be conducted subject to (1) confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code; (2) O.C.G.A. Section 9-13-172.1; and (3) final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Security Deed.
    LYNN S. BRIDGES
    As Attorney in Fact for
    JUSTIN MARLIE MULLIS
    JOSEPH I. MARCHANT, LLC
    P. O. Box 4218
    Eastman, Georgia 31023
    4783741505
    THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

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    NOTICE OF SALE
    UNDER POWER
    GEORGIA, DODGE COUNTY
    THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
    Under and by virtue of the Power of Sale contained in a Security Deed given by TAMMY PIRKLE AND BOB E. PIRKLE TO CENTEX HOME EQUITY COMPANY, LLC, dated September 27, 2005, recorded in Deed Book 528, Page 282, DODGE County, Georgia Records, as last transferred to DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 20062 by assignment recorded in Deed Book 695, Page 227, DODGE County, Georgia Records, conveying the after-described property to secure a Note in the original principal amount of SEVENTY-TWO THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED SIXTY-SIX AND 50/100 DOLLARS ($72,666.50), with interest thereon as set forth therein, there will be sold at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the courthouse door of DODGE County, Georgia, or at such place as may be lawfully designated as an alternative, within the legal hours of sale on the first Tuesday in September, 2017, the following described property:
    SEE EXHIBIT A ATTACHED HERETO AND MADE A PART HEREOF
    The debt secured by said Security Deed has been and is hereby declared due because of, among other possible events of default, failure to pay the indebtedness as and when due and in the manner provided in the Note and Security Deed. The debt remaining in default, this sale will be made for the purpose of paying the same and all expenses of this sale, as provided in Security Deed and by law, including attorney’s fees (notice of intent to collect attorney’s fees having been given).
    Said property will be sold subject to any outstanding ad valorem taxes (including taxes which are a lien, but not yet due and payable), any matters which might be disclosed by an accurate survey and inspection of the property, any assessments, liens, encumbrances, zoning ordinances, restrictions, covenants, and matters of record superior to the Security Deed first set out above.
    DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 20062, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 20062 IS THE HOLDER OF THE SECURITY DEED TO THE PROPERTY IN ACCORDANCE WITH OCGA 44-14-162.2.
    The entity that has full authority to negotiate, amend, and modify all terms of the mortgage with the debtor is: WELLS FARGO HOME MORTGAGE A DIV. OF WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., PO BOX 10335, DES MOINES, IA 50306 1-800-416-1472.
    TO THE BEST KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF OF THE UNDERSIGNED, THE PARTY IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY IS TAMMY PIRKLE AND BOB E. PIRKLE OR A TENANT OR TENANTS AND SAID PROPERTY IS MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 958 MCRAE HIGHWAY, EASTMAN, GEORGIA 31023.
    The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the security deed.
    DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY,
    AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 20062, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 20062
    as Attorney in Fact for
    TAMMY PIRKLE AND
    BOB E. PIRKLE
    MCCALLA RAYMER LEIBERT
    PIERCE, LLC
    1544 Old Alabama Road
    Roswell, Georgia 30076
    www.foreclosurehotline.net

    EXHIBIT A
    THE FOLLOWING TRACT OF LAND, TO WIT:
    ALL THAT CERTAIN TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN LAND LOT NO. 6 IN THE 15TH LAND DISTRICT, DODGE COUNTY, GEORGIA, MORE OR LESS, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OF SURVEY PREPARED BY CENTRAL SOUTH SURVEYING, DATED APRIL 4, 2005, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 35, PAGES 31, CLERK’S OFFICE, DODGE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT. SAID PLAT AND THE RECORDED COPY THEREOF ARE INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE FOR ALL PURPOSES.
    MR/kdh 9/5/17
    Our file no. 5217217FT12

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    NOTICE OF SALE
    UNDER POWER
    GEORGIA, DODGE COUNTY
    THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
    Under and by virtue of the Power of Sale contained in a Security Deed given by JUDY B. HILLIARD AND BILLY RAY HILLIARD to COLONY BANK dated May 8, 2009, recorded in Deed Book 633, Page 180, DODGE County, Georgia Records, conveying the after-described property to secure two Notes in the total amount of EIGHTY THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED THIRTEEN DOLLARS AND 95/100 ($80,613.95) with interest thereon as set forth therein, there will be sold at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the courthouse door of DODGE County, Georgia, within the legal hours of sale on the first Tuesday of September, 2017 the following described property:
    ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN DODGE COUNTY, GEORGIA, IN THE CITY OF RHINE, FRONTING 160 FEET ON THE NORTH SIDE OF SECOND STREET AND RUNNING BACK A DISTANCE OF 162 FEET TO AN ALLEY, BOUNDED NOW OR FORMERLY ON THE NORTH BY SAID ALLEY, ON THE EAST BY LANDS OF MRS. J.W. MOON, ON THE SOUTH BY SAID SECOND STREET, AND ON THE WEST BY THIRD AVENUE.
    LESS AND EXCEPT: A LOT MEASURING 74 FEET BY 96 FEET HAVING BEEN CONVEYED TO MISS SUE RYALS BY MR. AND MRS. C. C. DINKINS BY DEED DATED JULY 31, 1954 AND FOUND RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 72 AT PAGE 437 IN THE DEED RECORDS OF DODGE COUNTY, GEORGIA.
    THIS IS THE SAME PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THAT CERTAIN WARRANTY DEED DATED DECEMBER 20, 2002 FROM COLONY BANK OF DODGE COUNTY TO BILLY RAY HILLIARD AND JUDY HILLIARD AS FOUND RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 427 AT PAGES 6364 IN SAID DEED RECORDS.
    SUBJECT TO EXISTING EASEMENTS FOR PUBLIC ROADS AND UTILITIES.
    The debt secured by said Security Deed has been and is hereby declared due because of, among other possible events of default, failure to pay the indebtedness as and when due and in the manner provided in the Note and Security Deed. The debt remaining in default, this sale will be made for the purpose of paying the same and all expenses of this sale, as provided in said Security Deed and by law, including attorneys fees (notice of intent to collect attorneys fees having been given).
    Said property will be sold subject to any outstanding ad valorem taxes (including taxes which are a lien, but not yet due and payable), any matters which might be disclosed by an accurate survey and inspection of the property, any assessments, liens, encumbrances, zoning ordinances, restrictions, covenants, and matters of record superior to the Security Deed first set out above.
    TO THE BEST KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF OF THE UNDERSIGNED, THE PARTY IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY IS JUDY B. HILLIARD AND BILLY RAY HILLIARD OR A TENANT OR TENANTS. Pursuant to O. C. G. A. 44-14-162.2, the name, address and telephone number of the individual or entity who shall have the full authority to negotiate, amend, or modify all terms of the above described mortgage is as follows: COLONY BANK, 115 S. GRANT STREET, FITZGERALD, GA 31750. Telephone: 229-426-6000. The foregoing notwithstanding, nothing in O. C. G. A. 44-14-162.2 shall be construed to require COLONY BANK to negotiate, amend or modify the terms of the Deed to Secure Debt described herein.
    The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the security deed.
    This 20th day of July, 2017
    COLONY BANK
    As attorney in fact for
    JUDY B. HILLIARD and BILLY RAY HILLIARD
    DAVID M. WOLFSON, P. C.
    Attorney at Law
    1010 Williams Street
    Valdosta, GA 31601
    229-257-0080
    State Bar No. 773395

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    NOTICE OF SALE
    UNDER POWER
    By virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed to Secure Debt from IV LEAGUE PROPERTIES, LLLP, TO MORRIS BANK dated June 9, 2010, filed for record June 24, 2010, and recorded in Deed Book 659, Pages 122-141, DODGE County, Georgia Records, said Deed to Secure Debt having been given to secure an Unconditional Guaranty dated June 9, 2010, guaranteeing certain obligations payable to Lender in the original principal sum of THREE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($3,700,000.00), together with all extensions and renewals thereof, with interest on the unpaid balance until paid, there will be sold by the undersigned at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the Courthouse door at DODGE County, Georgia, within the legal hours of sale on the first Tuesday in September, 2017, various tracts of property more particularly described as follows:
    SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT A FOR LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS
    The debt secured by said Deed to Secure Debt has been and is hereby declared due because of, among other possible events of default, nonpayment of the monthly installments on said loan. The debt remaining in default, this sale will be made for the purpose of paying the same and all expenses of this sale, including attorneys’ fees.
    The individual entity that has full authority to negotiate, amend, and modify all terms of the mortgage with the debtor is:
    MORRIS BANK, 301 BELLEVUE AVE., DUBLIN, GA 31021, 478-272-5202
    Please understand that the secured creditor is not required to negotiate, amend, or modify the terms of the mortgage instrument.
    Said property will be sold as the property of Debtor subject to all zoning ordinances; matters which would be disclosed by an accurate survey or inspection of the property; any outstanding taxes, including but not limited to ad valorem taxes and/or assessments, which constitute liens on the property; special assessments; all outstanding bills for public utilities which constitute liens upon said property; all restrictive covenants, easements, rights-of-way and any other matters of record superior to said Security Deed.
    The sale will be conducted subject to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, and also subject to the provisions of O.C.G.A.9-13-172.1, which permits the rescission of judicial and non-judicial sales in the State of Georgia under limited circumstances.
    MORRIS BANK
    Attorney-in-Fact for
    IV LEAGUE PROPERTIES, LLLP
    JOSHUA E. KIGHT, ESQ.
    P. O. Box 816
    Dublin, GA 31040

    EXHIBIT A

    ALBERT LAMPKIN TRACT MAP & PARCEL N0. 025023 87.25 ACRES
    All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in the 15th Land District of Dodge County, Georgia and being the northeast 1/2 of Lot of Land No. 163, containing 101 1/4 acres, more or less.

    Less and Except: All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Land Lot No. 163 in the 15th Land
    District of Dodge County, Georgia, consisting of 14 acres, more or less, and being more particularly described on a Plat of Survey prepared by Freddie J. Hattaway, Georgia Registered Land Surveyor No. 2467, dated June 19, 2010, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Dodge Superior Court in Plat Book 38, Page 35, said plat and the recording thereof being incorporated herein and made a part hereof by reference for a more descriptive and all other legal purposes.

    This being the same land as conveyed to Land Management Associates, Inc. recorded in Book 231, Pages 792-793(Albert Lampkin Tract) in Dodge County Clerk’s Office.

    GIDDENS TRACT PART OF MAP & PARCEL NO. 059113
    All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in the 16th Land District of Dodge County, Georgia, containing 191 1/2 acres, more or less; and consisting of 24 acres in Land Lot No. 229, in the west corner of said lot and being all of that part of said lot lying west of the Eastman and Rawlins public road; and consisting of 167 1/2 acres, more or less, in Land Lot No. 252, being all of said land lot located westerly of the abovementioned road.

    Less and Except: All that tract or parcel of land lying in original Land Lot No. 229 of the 16th Land District of Dodge County, Georgia, being further described as follows: To find the point of beginning, begin at the west corner of said land lot and run north .47 degrees 23 minutes 47 seconds east 589.35 feet to an iron pin and the point of beginning; from the point of beginning thus established run north 47 degrees 23 minutes 47 seconds east 200 feet to a tree; thence south 57 degrees 55 minutes 36 seconds east 403.82 feet to an iron pin on an unpaved county road; thence south 27 degrees 24 minutes 20 seconds west 113.50 feet to an iron pin; thence north 67 degrees 38 minutes 31 seconds west 472.68 feet to an iron pin and the point of beginning. Said tract or parcel of land containing 1.51 acres, more or less, and being more particularly described as Tract A on that certain plat of survey prepared by Olin J. McLeod and of record in the Office of the Clerk of Dodge Superior Court in Plat Book 23, page 219, said plat together with the record thereof, being by reference incorporated herein and made a part hereof.

    Also Less and Except: All that tract or parcel of land lying in original Land Lot No. 229 in the 16th Land District of Dodge County, Georgia, being more particularly described as follows: To find the point of beginning, begin at the west comer of said land lot and run north 47 degrees 23 minutes 47 seconds east 789.35 feet to a tree and the point of beginning. From. the point of beginning thus established, run north 47 degrees 23 minutes 47 seconds east 291.61 feet to an iron pin; thence south 41 degrees 49 minutes 30 seconds east 323.83 feet to an iron pin and unpaved county road; thence south 27 degrees 24 minutes 20 seconds west 192.7 feet to an iron pin; thence north 57 degrees 55 minutes 36 seconds west 403.82 feet to a tree and the point of beginning. Said tract of land being more particularly described as Tract B on that certain plat of survey made by Olin J. McLeod, of record in the Office of the Clerk of Dodge Superior Court in Plat Book 23, page 219, said plat together with the record thereof, being by reference incorporated herein and made a part hereof. Said lands being 1.97 acres, more or less.

    Also Less and Except: All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in original Land Lot No. 229 in the 16th Land District of Dodge County, Georgia, more particularly described as follows: To find the point of beginning, begin at the west corner of said lot and run north 47 degrees 23 minutes 47 seconds east 980.96 feet to an iron pin and the point of beginning, from the point of beginning thus established, run north 47 degrees 23 minutes 47 seconds east 458.39 feet to an iron pin; thence south 41 degrees 49 minutes 30 seconds east 151.89 feet to an iron pin and an unpaved county road; thence south 26 degrees 45 minutes 39 seconds west 338.98 feet to an iron pin; thence south 27 degrees 18 minutes 51 seconds west 152.78 feet to an iron pin; thence north .41 degrees 49 minutes 30 seconds west 323.83 feet to an iron pin and the point of beginning. Said tract or parcel containing 2.51 acres, more or less, and being more particularly described as Tract C on that certain plat of survey made by Olin J. McLeod and of record in the Office of the Clerk of Dodge Superior Court in Plat Book 23, page 219, said plat together with the record thereof being by reference incorporated herein and made a part hereof.

    Also Less and Except: That certain easement of right-of-way from Albert D. Glass to Georgia Power Company which is recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Dodge Superior Court in Deed Book 121, Page 557 and being described as all that tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Land Lots 251 and 252 of the 16th Land District of Dodge County, Georgia, and being more particularly described as follows: To establish the Point of Beginning, COMMENCE at a comer common to Land Lots 260, 261, 280 and 281; extending thence North 45 degrees 48 minutes West along the dividing line between Land Lots 260 and 281, 675 feet to a point; thence North 01 degrees 58 minutes West 1576.5 feet to a point; thence North 26 degrees 46 minutes East 1228.0 feet to a point; thence North 28 degrees 22 minutes East 23402 feet to the lands of the Grantor herein and the Point of Beginning; thence from said Point of Beginning North 45degrees00minutes West along the dividing line between lands of John S. Candler, Estate and lands of the Grantor herein 128.6 feet to the Northwesterly line of Land Lot 251; thence South 45degrees 30minutes West along the dividing line between lands of John S. Candler, Estate and lands of the Grantor herein, said dividing line also being the dividing line between Land Lots 251 and 252, 472.9 feet to the Westerly right-of-way line of the Company-s existing 100 foot right-of-way heretofore acquired on its Dublin-Eastman Transmission Line; thence North 28 degrees 22 minutes East along said existing Westerly right-of-way line 1427.9 feet to the center of a county road and lands of Kennie W. Braswell and lands. of the Grantor herein, said dividing line is located in the center of a county road 295.9 feet to a point; thence South 28 degrees 22 minutes West 876.1 feet to lands of John S. Candler, Estate and the Point of Beginning.

    The above described strip of land includes and embraces an existing 100 foot right-of-way heretofore acquired by the Company on its Dublin-Eastman Transmission Line by Eastman dated September 3, 1926, from Eastman Turpentine Company to Georgia Power Company and recorded in Deed Book 26, Page 381 and by Easement dated October 29, 1926, from W. R. Hall to Georgia Power Company and recorded in Deed Book 26, Page 390 both in the Office of the Clerk of Dodge County, Georgia.

    Less and Except: All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Land Lot Numbers 229 and 252 in the 16th Land District of Dodge County, Georgia, consisting of 30 Acres, more or less, and being more particularly described and shown on that certain Plat of Survey dated May 30, 2013, made for William L. Faulk, Jr. , by Freddie Hattaway, Georgia Registered Land Surveyor, and found recorded in Plat Book 39, Page 99, in Deed Records of Dodge County, Georgia; said Plat being incorporated herein and made a part hereof by reference thereto.

    This being the same land as conveyed to Land Management Associates, Inc. recorded in Book 236, Pages 141143 (Giddens Tract) in Dodge County Clerk’s Office.

    KARSTEN TRACT PART OF MAP & PARCEL NO. 059113
    All that farm land in the 16th Land District of Dodge County, known as the old Harrell Place, consisting of 202 1/2 acres, more or less, and described more particularly as being all the northeast half of Land Lot No. 250 and all the southwest half of Land Lot No. 231, both of said tracts situated, lying and being in the 16th Land District of Dodge County, Georgia, and lying adjacent and forming one body containing 202 1/2 acres, more or less.

    Less and Except: All that portion of land belonging to Mrs. Elizabeth P. Karsten,
    which lies within the right of way lines as shown on the plan for Federal (State) Aid Project No. 1533D, which plans are on file in the Office of the State Highway Board of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia. Said right-of-way beginning at Station 13950, which is boundary line between the lands of Mrs. Freeman Graham, and Mrs. Elizabeth P. Karsten, and continuing to Station 17185, which is the boundary line between the lands of Mrs. Elizabeth P. Karsten and John Hancock Life Insurance Company. The right-of-way is 130 feet wide, bounded by the centerline of the highway location and a line parallel to and a distance of 65 feet from the said centerline on each side. The right-of-way begins and ends where the said highway location enters and leaves said property lines as already established as above indicated and total approximately 3,235 lineal feet or 9.654 acres.

    Also Less and Except: All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in the Sixteenth (16th) Land District of Dodge County, Georgia, and being all of that portion of the Southwest one-half of Land Lot Number 231 which lies to the West of Georgia Highway Number 117 and to the North of Eagle Ridge Subdivision, said subdivision being more particularly shown on that certain plat of survey found recorded in Plat Book 21, Page 27, in the Deed Records of Dodge County, Georgia, the property herein conveyed containing 17.50 acres, more or less.

    Also Less and Except: That certain easement from Albert D. Glass to Ocmulgee Electric Membership Corporation recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Dodge Superior Court in Deed Book 213, Page 353.

    Also Less and Except: That certain easement from A. D. Glass to the Department of Transportation,
    State of Georgia, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Dodge Superior Court in Deed Book 213, Page 754.

    Also Less and Except: That certain right-of-way easement from A. D. Glass to Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Company recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Dodge Superior Court in Deed Book 214, Pages 599601.

    Also Less and Except: That certain right-of-way easement from A.D. Glass to Southern Bell Telephone Company, recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Dodge Superior Court in Deed Book 215, Pages 642645.

    Also Less and Except: All those tracts or parcels of land being in Land Lot 250 of the 16th Land District of Dodge County, Georgia, and known a Eagle Ridge Subdivision shown on a plat thereof of record in the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court of Dodge County in Plat Book 21, Page 27.

    Also Less and Except: All that Tract or Parcel of land situate, lying and being in Land lot Number 250 in the 16th Land District of Dodge County, Georgia, containing 40 Acres, more or less, as shown on that certain Plat of Survey prepared by Ronny Barron, Georgia Registered Land Surveyor, dated January 29, 2015, and recorded in Plat Book 39, page 245, Dodge County Records.

    This being the same land as conveyed to Land Management Associates, Inc. recorded in Book 236, Pages 144145 (Karsten Tract) in Dodge County Clerk’s Office.

    MILLS EDWARDS COMMISSARY TRACT MAP & PARCEL NO. 048028 24.41 ACRES
    Tract 1: All that certain tract or parcel of land containing 56.9 acres, more or less, of Lot of Land No. 37 in the 15th Land District of Dodge County, Georgia, and being all that portion of said lot lying northeast of the run of Sugar Creek, the southwest of the Eastman and Rhine Highway and better known as the B.T. Burch lands.

    Tract 2: All of the northeast one-half of the west quarter of Lot of Land No.
    37 in the 15th Land District of Dodge County, Georgia, containing 25 acres, more or less.

    Less and Except: All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in original Land Lot No. 37 in the 15th Land District of Dodge County, Georgia and being further described as follows: Begin at the intersection of the centerline of Congo Lane and the northwest right-of-way of State Route 117 and run in a direction of south 3 degrees 24 minutes 20 seconds west a distance of 1,268.2’ to an iron pin and the point of beginning. From the point of beginning thus established, run north 89 degrees west a distance of 225 feet to a point; thence run south 52 degrees 27 minutes 40 seconds west a distance of 70 feet along an old fence and painted line to a point; thence run along the line of Sugar Creek in a direction of south 57 degrees 46 minutes east a distance of 1,455.3 feet to a point; thence run north 3 degrees 32 minutes 40 seconds east a distance of 799 feet to an iron pin and the point of beginning. Said tract or parcel containing 12.32 acres, more or less, and being more particularly described on that certain plat of survey made by Jim H. Ross, in the Office of the Clerk of Dodge Superior Court in Plat Book 25, Page 60. Said plat by reference incorporated herein for descriptive and all legal purposes.

    This being the same land as conveyed to Land Management Associates, Inc. recorded in Book 236, Page 146 (Mills Edwards Commissary Tract) in Dodge County Clerk’s Office.

    SUGAR CREEK TRACT MAP & PARCEL NO. 048026A 43.10 ACRES
    43 acres, more or less, of Land Lot Nos. 54 and 37 in the 15th Land District of Dodge County, Georgia, being all of the north quarter of Land Lot No. 54, and the southwest half of the west quarter of said Land Lot No. 37, except the following described 32 acres in the form of a rectangle: Beginning at a point on the northwest line of said Land Lot No. 54, equally distant from the north and west comer of said lot and running in a northeasterly direction along the northwest lines of Lot Nos. 54 and 37, a distance of 560 yards; thence at right angles in a southeasterly direction a distance of 280 yards; thence at right angles in a southwesterly direction a distance of 560 yards; thence to the point of beginning, being the same land conveyed to Coleman Brothers by C.H. Peacock, Jr. by deed recorded in Book 41, pages 164165 of said Dodge County Records.

    Less and Except: That certain right-of-way deed form Albert D. Glass to the Department of Transportation, State of Georgia, recorded in. the Office of the Clerk of Dodge Superior Court in Deed Book 213, Pages 485487

    This being the same land as conveyed to Land Management Associates, Inc. recorded in Book 236, Page 148 (Sugar Creek Tract) in Dodge County Clerk’s Office.

    CANNON TRACT MAP & PARCEL NO. 059010 46 ACRES
    Fifty acres off of Land Lot No. 258 in the 16th Land District of Dodge County, Georgia, described as follows: Commencing at the west corner of said land lot and running the northwest line on public road a distance of 1,383 fee, turning thence at an angle at south 52 degrees east a distance of 1,519 fee to center line of said lot, turning thence down said center line 757 feet to intersect the branch known as Gully Branch, thence down Gully Branch to original southwest line of said lot, thence along said line to west corner or starting point a distance of 1,425 feet, containing 50 acres, more or less, being the same land as described in a deed dated March 2, 1918, recorded in Deed Book 14, page 330, Dodge County Records.

    Less and Except: All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in the following lines: All that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Land Lot No. 258 in the 16th Land District of Dodge County, Georgia, consisting of 1.99 acres, more or less, and being more particularly described as follows: To establish the point of beginning, begin at the intersection fanned by the southwest lot line of said land lot and the southeast right-of-way line of County Road No. 139, which is also known as Zebulon Road; thence run along the southeast right-of-way line of said road in a northeasterly direction a distance of 445.50 feet to the point of beginning and from said point of beginning thus established run south 52 degrees east a distance of 209 feet to a point; thence run 46 degrees east a distance of 418 feet to a point; thence run north 52 degrees west a distance of 209 feet to a point located on the southeast right-of-way line of said road; thence run along said right-of-way south 46 degrees west a distance of 418 feet back to the place or point of beginning. According to a plat of survey prepared by Olin J. McLeod, GA R.L.S. No. 2259, dated January 8, 1990, and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Dodge Superior Court in Plat Book 24, page 4, and said plat and the recording thereof being incorporated herein and made a part hereof by reference for descriptive and all other legal purposes.

    Also Less and Except: All that tract or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Land Lot No. 258 of the 16th Land District of Dodge County, Georgia, and being 2 acres, more or less, as shown on a plat of survey made by F.B. Flourney, R.L.S., dated May 23, 1967, and recorded in Plat Book 22, page 103 Dodge county Records, said plat of survey and the record thereof are incorporated herein for a complete and accurate description. Said property is particularly described as beginning at a point on the southeastern right-of-way margin of Dodge County Road No. 139 (80 foot right-of-way) said point being located 965 feet northeast of the intersection of said right-of-way margin with the west corner of land lot 258; from said point of beginning thence south 52 degrees east a distance of 209 feet to a point; thence north 46 degrees east a distance of 418 feet to a point; thence north 52 degrees west a distance of 209 to a point on the said southeasterly margin of County Road 139; thence south 46 degrees west a distance of 418 feet along said right-of-way margin back to the point of beginning. Said property is a portion of that conveyed by R.H. Giddens to A.D. Glass in Warranty Deed recorded in Deed Book 60, page 220, Dodge County Records.

    This being the same land conveyed to Land Management Associates, Inc., recorded in Deed Book 236, page 138139 (Cannon Tract) in Dodge County Clerk’s Office.

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    STATE OF GEORGIA
    COUNTY OF DODGE
    NOTICE OF SALE
    UNDER POWER
    Because of a default under the terms of the Security Deed executed by LISA SHEFFIELD TO MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR SECURED FUNDING CORP., its successors and assigns dated November 18, 2005, and recorded in Deed Book 528, Page 78, DODGE County Records, said Security Deed having been last sold, assigned, transferred and conveyed to U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SPECIALTY UNDERWRITING AND RESIDENTIAL FINANCE TRUST MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006AB2, securing a Note in the original principal amount of $62,800.00, the holder thereof pursuant to said Deed and Note thereby secured has declared the entire amount of said indebtedness due and payable and, pursuant to the power of sale contained in said Deed, will on the first Tuesday, September 5, 2017, during the legal hours of sale, before the Courthouse door in said County, sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, the property described in said Deed, to-wit:
    TRACT NO. 1: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LOCATED IN ORIGINAL LOT NUMBER TEN (10) IN THE 14TH LAND DISTRICT OF DODGE COUNTY, GEORGIA, AND CONTAINED WITHIN THE FOLLOWING LINES: BEGINNING AT A CORNER ON THE ORIGINAL SOUTHWEST LINE OF SAID LOT NO. 10 AT THE POINT OF INTERSECTION OF SAID LOT LINE AND THE WEST BOUNDARY OF THE RIGHT-OF-WAY OF THE MILAN-CHAUNCEY (PAVED) HIGHWAY; THENCE RUNNING THE SAID SOUTHWEST LOT LINE NORTH FORTY-SIX (46) DEGREES WEST A DISTANCE OF TWO HUNDRED FIFTY (250) FEET TO A CORNER; THENCE RUNNING NORTH SIXTY-TWO (62) DEGREES EAST ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY (130) FEET TO A CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY OF THE SAID MILAN-CHAUNCEY HIGHWAY; THENCE RUNNING WITH SAID HIGHWAY BOUNDARY SOUTH SIXTEEN (16) DEGREES EAST A DISTANCE OF TWO HUNDRED FORTY (240) FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

    TRACT NO. 2: ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN THE 14TH LAND DISTRICT OF DODGE COUNTY, GEORGIA, AND BEING THAT PART OF LOT OF LAND NUMBER 10 DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE POINT OF INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHWEST LOT LINE OF SAID LOT OF LAND NO. 10 WITH THE SOUTHWEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE MILAN-CHAUNCEY PAVED HIGHWAY AND FROM THE BEGINNING POINT THUS ESTABLISHED, RUN IN A NORTH SIXTEEN (16) DEGREES WEST DIRECTION FOR A DISTANCE OF 535 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE TURN AT AN ANGLE AND RUN IN A STRAIGHT LINE TO THE CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF THE NORTHERLY PROPERTY LINE AND THE EASTERLY PROPERTY LINE OF OTHER LANDS OF RUGH M. LIGHTBOURNE, BEING THE LAND ON WHICH HER DWELLING STANDS AND RUN THENCE ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID DWELLING HOUSE LAND TO THE SOUTHWEST LOT LINE OF AFORESAID LOT OF LAND NO. 10; THENCE ALONG THE SAID SOUTHWEST LOT LINE IN A SOUTH FORTY-SIX (46) DEGREES EAST DIRECTION ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; ALL ACCORDING TO A PLAT OF SURVEY OF SAID PROPERTY MADE BY H.G. MCCRANIE, SURVEYOR, DATED AUGUST 20, 1957, AND OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF DODGE SUPERIOR COURT IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 77.

    PARCEL/TAX I.D.#: 041/032.2005

    COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 1346 MILAN CHAUNCEY ROAD, CHAUNCEY, GA 31011
    Said property is known as 1346 MILAN CHAUNCEY ROAD, CHAUNCEY, GA 31011, together with all fixtures and personal property attached to and constituting a part of said property, if any.
    Said property will be sold subject to any outstanding ad valorem taxes (including taxes which are a lien, whether or not now due and payable), the right of redemption of any taxing authority, any matters which might be disclosed by an accurate survey and inspection of the property, any assessments, liens, encumbrances, zoning ordinances, restrictions, covenants, and matters of record superior to the Security Deed first set out above.
    The proceeds of said sale will be applied to the payment of said indebtedness and all expenses of said sale as provided in said Deed, and the balance, if any, will be distributed as provided by law.
    The sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the secured creditor.
    THE PROPERTY IS OR MAY BE IN THE POSSESSION OF LISA SHEFFIELD, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST OR TENANT(S).
    U.S. BANK NATIONAL
    ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SPECIALTY
    UNDERWRITING AND
    RESIDENTIAL FINANCE TRUST MORTGAGE LOAN
    ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006AB2
    as Attorney-in-Fact for
    LISA SHEFFIELD
    File no. 16062265
    SHAPIRO PENDERGAST & HASTY, LLP*
    Attorneys and Counselors at Law
    211 Perimeter Center Parkway, N.E., Suite 300
    Atlanta, GA 30346
    770-220-2535/SJ
    shapiroandhasty.com
    *THE LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

    1012
    FORFEITURE/SEIZURE
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    TYEASHA SPIVEY & DONTAE RUSSELL
    2008 CHEVY MALIBU
    VIN # 1G1ZH57B58F272257
    In accordance with the official code of Georgia 40-11-5, the above-described vehicle has been declared abandoned and subject to a lien for redemption of fees due.
    A complete list of all fees is attached to this notice. Total due $1,000.00 as of today (07/20/17) and $25.00 a day thereafter.
    Name of towing company: R.W. ELITE TOWING & TRUCKING, LLC
    Location of Recovery: Hwy 341
    Date of Recovery: 07/06/17
    Date declared Abandoned: 07/20/17

    1018
    PROBATE NOTICES
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    IN THE PROBATE COURT OF DODGE COUNTY
    STATE OF GEORGIA
    IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES D. GREENE, DECEASED
    ESTATE NO. P179079
    PETITION FOR LETTERS OF
    ADMINISTRATION
    TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
    DOUGLAS GREENE has petitioned for DOUGLAS GREENE to be appointed Administrator of the Estate of JAMES D. GREENE, deceased, of said County. The Petition has also applied for waiver of bond and/or grant of certain powers contained in O.C.G.A. 53-12-261.
    All interested parties are hereby notified to show cause why said Petition should not be granted. All objections to grounds of any such objections, and must be filed with the Court on or before September 14, 2017.
    BE NOTIFIED FURTHER: All objections to the Petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections. All objections should be sworn to before a notary public or before a Probate Court Clerk, and filing fees must be tendered with your objections, unless you qualify to file as an indigent party, Contact Probate Court personnel for the required amount of filing fees. If any objections are filed, a hearing will be held on September 19, 2017.
    If no objections are filed, the Petition may be granted without a hearing.
    HON. AL MCCRANIE
    Judge of the Probate Court
    of Dodge County
    5401 Anson Avenue
    Eastman GA 31023
    Telephone: 478-374-3775




  • Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:20:43 +0000: Dodge County Lady Indians begin new season with wins - The Dodge County News
    By Russ Ragan
    The 2017 version of the Dodge County High School Lady Indians kicked off their softball season with a busy game week. The Lady Indians began their week with a region game against Southwest, Macon. Dodge had no trouble with the Lady Patriots with a 22-0 win. The game wasn’t nearly as close as the final might indicate. On Thursday, Dodge traveled to Macon to play Northeast. This one was much worse, as the Lady Indians took it by a 33-0 score. Dodge had to make five of the nine outs on purpose to get the game over.
    The competition got a whole lot tougher over the weekend, as they traveled to Cordele to play in the Watermelon Invitational. On Friday, Dodge defeated Tattnall County, 10-0. In their second game, they defeated ECI 11-6.
    The Saturday games were both tough ones. In the opener, Dodge edged Bainbridge 4-3. In the second contest, the Lady Indians dropped a 3-2 decision to Appling County. Today, (Wednesday), Dodge will host a good West Laurens team with a 5:30 p.m. start time.
    I will be short and sweet with my rundown of the Southwest game. Dodge scored 16 runs in the first and six more in the second. Junior Jade Dowdy and freshman Linzy Bowen combined to pitch a no-hitter in the game.
    Here is a rundown of the Dodge offense: Julianna Bellflower, two walks, two runs scored and a stolen base; Jenna Hickman, one for one, two runs scored, a walk and two runs batted in (RBIs); Aniyah Black, two walks and two runs scored; Abby Manning, one for one, two walks, three runs scored and an RBI; Jade Dowdy, one for two; Sydney Powell, three runs scored; Jacey Dowdy, three walks, and an RBI; Europe Brown, three runs scored; Sara Lann, two for two, three runs scored and four RBIs; Amber Maxwell, one for one, three runs scored and three RBIs and Hailey Hickman, one for two, a run scored and three RBIs.
    The story was similar, but much worse, on Thursday, as they beat Northeast, Macon 33-0. Lann pitched a no-hitter, with seven strikeouts.
    Here is the Lady Indians offensive rundown: Bellflower, three walks and two runs scored; Bowen, one for one, two runs scored and an RBI; Jenna Hickman, one for three and two runs scored; Black, three walks, three stolen bases and three runs scored; Powell, one for one, two runs scored and an RBI; Brown, two walks and five runs scored; Manning, two for two, four runs scored and six RBIs; Gracie Lewis, one for four, two runs scored and an RBI; Jacey Dowdy, two for two; Logan White, two for two, a run scored and an RBI; Lann, three for four, four runs scored and six RBIs and Maxwell, two walks and four runs scored.
    Dodge opened up Friday’s play with former AAA region foe, Tattnall County. Jade Dowdy had an easy top of the first and then the bats went to work. Jade Dowdy drove in Bellflower to give Dodge a 1-0 lead. Lann and Maxwell delivered two-out hits for a 3-0 lead. Hailey Hickman got a big double with the bases loaded that scored Dowdy, Lann and Maxwell for a 6-0 lead after the first.
    Jade Dowdy had easy second and third innings, as the defense went to work. Bellflower made a really good play to keep the no-hitter intact and a 6-0 lead going to the bottom of the third. The Lady Indians took advantage of three errors in the inning to add on four more runs and a 10-0 lead. A fine play by Jenna Hickman in the fourth kept the no-hitter going. There was little drama from there, as Jade Dowdy wrapped things up with a strikeout in the fifth for a 10-0 win.
    The no-hitter was the third straight to start the season. I feel sure that is some kind of record, I would think.
    Next up for Dodge was ECI. They would, by far, be the best team the Lady Indians would face so far. Dodge would trail 1-0 going to the bottom of the first. Bellflower singled to begin the Dodge first inning. Jenna Hickman would lay down a good bunt, the throw to first was awful, Bellflower would score and Hickman would stop at third. Black would knock in Hickman for a 2-1 lead. Manning would single and score on a double by Jacey Dowdy for a 3-1 game. Lewis would single and bring home Jacey Dowdy for a 4-1 lead. Hailey Hickman would single home Brown for a 5-1 lead.
    Remember, you can run for your pitcher and catcher, so Brown was running for Lewis. Lann got the start on the mound for Dodge. She took the 5-1 lead to the third. She allowed three unearned runs, as the lead shrank to 5-4.
    The Lady Indians answered with a pair of runs in the home half of the third. Dodge got RBIs from Lann and Lewis for a 7-4 game. Lann pitched a strong fourth with a pair of strikeouts. The Lady Indians added to the lead in the bottom of the fourth. Jenna Hickman and Black singled to begin the inning. Manning drove in Hickman for an 8-4 lead. Lann would double home Black and Jacey Dowdy for a 10-4 lead. Two more unearned runs cut the Dodge lead to 10-6. Dodge would add a run in the fifth for an 11-6 lead. The Dodge defense made a big play in the sixth (and final) inning. Dodge executed a great relay from centerfielder Jenna Hickman to shortstop Black to Lewis at the plate to cut down a runner, and the final was 11-6 in favor of the Lady Indians.
    Saturday was a day for the close game. Bainbridge was first up for the Lady Indians. Freshman Bowen got her first ever start for Dodge. Bowen got a pair of strikeouts in a scoreless first. Dodge started the scoring in the second. With one out, Jacey Dowdy hit a shot deep over the centerfield fence for a 1-0 lead. Lann and Dowdy scored on a wild pitch for a 3-0 lead.
    The Dodge lead went to 4-0, as Jenna Hickman singled, and she would score on a wild pitch. Meanwhile on the mound, Bowen was rolling right along in her first start. She allowed just three hits through the first five innings. The Dodge defense turned a pretty double play, with Black and Bellflower in the middle. Bainbridge got on the board in the sixth, for a 4-1 game.
    The game got rather tense in the seventh. A pair of unearned runs cut the lead to 4-3, with the tying run at second and no one out. A line drive to Black at shortstop got the second out. Bowen calmly blew away the cleanup batter on three pitches to wrap this one up in a 4-3 win.
    The final game in the tournament was against a good Appling County team. Dodge got on the board in the first. Bellflower singled to lead off things. She advanced to third on a pair of wild pitches. A sacrifice fly by Manning gave Dodge a 1-0 lead.
    Jade Dowdy got the start for the Lady Indians. She worked around a walk in a scoreless first. Maxwell doubled with one out in the second. A single by Bellflower got her to third and a sacrifice fly by Jenna Hickman gave Dodge a 2-0 lead. The Dodge bats went silent after that, as a double by Bellflower, her third of the game, was Dodge’s only other hit of the game.
    Jade Dowdy was breezing along until the fifth. Dodge got a horrible break with two outs, as a hit by pitch was called, and honestly, it was a swing, but a single and a three-run homer followed, and Dodge trailed 3-2. The game was called after six innings, due to the one and one-half hour time limitation that had been set for tournament play.
  • Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:14:36 +0000: Dodge County holds off Vidalia for a 14-13 win - The Dodge County News
    By David Bush
    The Dodge County Indian football team traveled to Vidalia on Friday night to open the 2017 football season against an always-tough Vidalia Indians squad at Buck Cravey Stadium. A solid Dodge County defense, that generated three fumbles and a game-saving goal line stand to stop a two-point conversion, proved to be the difference in the game.
    Before starting the game, the large crowd was informed that the scoreboard was malfunctioning and that the time would be kept by the officials. This development would later make the game even more nerve-racking. Dodge County won the toss and elected to defer to the second half. Junior Peyton Bush kicked the ball off to Vidalia, and they returned it to their own 25 yard-line. The Dodge County Indians would then make their stand and force a punt after three unproductive downs by Vidalia. Dodge took over at the Dodge County 45 yard-line and began to march down the field. After a 16-yard gain by senior quarterback Nick Cummings and a short gain by junior running back R.J. Carr, on second down and nine, Carr broke free on a 38-yard sprint to the end zone. The celebration was short-lived, as an official threw a flag on a questionable call. The penalty was assessed, and Dodge was stopped and forced to attempt a 39-yard field goal. Bush’s kick was no good, and Vidalia took over possession.
    Two plays later, Dodge County forced the first fumble of the night. After a seven-yard run by Cummings and a key reception by junior Erin Pitts, the “good” Indians were first and goal. Quarterback Cummings punched it in for the touchdown, and Bush’s point after was good to make it a 7-0 Dodge County lead. After another Bush kickoff to the “bad” Indians, Vidalia’s offense was again shut down, as junior Jadin Johnson recovered the second fumble of the night, giving Dodge another chance to score. Vidalia’s defense held this time and forced a Dodge County punt. Peyton Bush came in and punted the ball down to the three yard-line, pinning Vidalia deep in their own territory. Vidalia would have to punt the ball back to Dodge, and Dodge was back in business at their own 46 yard-line. After steady running by R.J. Carr and Nick Cummings and a drive extending eight-yard catch by senior Jared Cannon, Dodge was within striking distance after ten plays. Senior Tyler Montford then blasted his way into the end zone for the second Dodge score. Bush’s point after was again good, and Dodge had an early 14-0 lead.
    Bush would again kick the ball off to Vidalia. Just when things were looking good for the “good” Indians, Vidalia found a crack in the Dodge County defense, and number 2, Derman Simmons, squirted through and scampered 68 yards for a Vidalia touchdown. Grady Blount followed that with a successful point after kick, and the score was now 14-7 with 4:18 to go in the half. Dodge and Vidalia would swap drives the next four minutes, after which the half ended.
    The start of the second half would have Dodge receiving the kickoff and returning the kick to the Dodge 40 yard-line. The drive would stall at the Vidalia 49 yard-line, and Bush would be asked to punt again. The junior got his foot into the ball and drove it four yards deep into the end zone, keeping the “bad” Indians deep on their end of the field. There, Vidalia would start their only strong offensive drive of the game and marched down the field to around the Dodge County 40 yard-line before the Dodge defense forced a third fumble of the night with only 1:36 left in the third quarter.
    Dodge would only move the ball out to their own 44 yard-line, when Bush, again, would be asked to punt. Bush again got his foot into the ball, driving the returner back. The ball made it over the kick returner’s head and rolled into the end zone for a touchback. The ball was brought out to the 20 yard-line, and there the defense would get back to work. After a pass break up by junior Keshaun Smokes and a tackle for a loss by Tyler Montford, Vidalia was ready to punt the ball back to Dodge.
    The Indians from Eastman would take over at their own 27 yard-line with 7:38 left in the fourth quarter. On the first play from scrimmage, R.J. Carr started to one side of the field, then completely changed direction and burst around the opposite end and took the ball 73 yards for another apparent touchdown, only to have an official throw another flag on, you guessed it, another questionable call. The Dodge County faithful and coaches were livid. After the penalties were assessed, the offense would try to regroup but were unsuccessful. Dodge turned the ball over on downs, and it was Vidalia’s turn again with 5:36 minutes to go in the game.
    On a third and five play, Vidalia again found a small crease and squirted through the line, racing down the field. Freshman Michael Carr ran the ball carrier down inside the 5 yard-line, to momentarily save a touchdown. Two plays later, Vidalia punched it in for six making the score 14-13. The “bad” Indians then decided they would try to win the game by going for the two-point conversion, but they ran into Montford and crew at the goal line and were denied. With only 3:20 left in the game, Vidalia chose to kick the ball back to Dodge instead of trying an onside kick, and Dodge took the ball and picked up a couple of first downs to run out the clock and survive the scare.
    Dodge finished the night with 13 first downs, 258 yards rushing on 44 attempts and 72 yards passing, going seven for 12 on the night. R.J. Carr had 93 yards on 15 carries (100 more yards called back). Nick Cummings had 131 yards rushing on 17 carries. Peyton Bush had three punts for a 47.33-yard average and no returns. Dodge had two fumbles on the night, losing only one.
    Vidalia finished the night with eight first downs, 263 yards rushing on 38 attempts and zero yards passing going zero for five on the night. Vidalia punted four times for a 30.5-yard average and had three fumbles, losing all three to Dodge.
    Dodge County is now 1-0 in the young season and has an open date this Friday. The next game will be at home against the West Laurens Raiders on September 1, 2017. West Laurens will be looking to avenge last year’s loss to Dodge 3-0 at West Laurens. Please make plans to be there and cheer on our Indians.
  • Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:13:50 +0000: Ester Lorene Smith Jenkins - The Dodge County News
    Age: 87

    Deceased: August 16, 2017
    Arrangements: Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home
  • Wed, 23 Aug 2017 14:11:44 +0000: Thomas Gene Watson - The Dodge County News
    Age: 79

    Deceased: August 10, 2017
    Arrangements: Hamilton-Burch Funeral Home, Inc.

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