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  • Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:00:00 +0000: Insurance may help with cold related damage to homes - The Dodge County News
    With cold temperatures set in Middle Georgia for the next few months, Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that if their homes are damaged by the extreme cold, they may get financial relief through their homeowners policies.

    “Depending on the source of the property damage, you may or may not be covered,” Hudgens said. “Here’s what a typical homeowners policy may pay for”:

    • Repairing damage to internal plumbing caused by freezing will generally be covered by your homeowners policy. The policy should also pay for damage to carpeting, furniture, and other belongings caused by your own pipes freezing.

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  • Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:00:00 +0000: Parade held - The Dodge County News
    The annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade was held in Eastman on Monday, January 19 and was sponsored by the United Concerned Citizens for Unity and the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Grand Marshal for the parade was John Battle and Bishop Woodrow “Woody” Jarrett was the special guest speaker for the gathering at the Dodge County Courthouse steps after the parade. (Photo by Tracey Graham)
  • Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:31:10 +0000: Letter to the Editor - The Dodge County News
    Dear editor,
    One must wonder where this nation is headed as we see how her citizens have changed over to the ways of the world. More and more Americans are drifting away from the saying that when someone has a problem you can lean on me.
    This nation is failing in raising God fearing children created in his image. The result is to build more prison while trying to rehabilitate men because they are not trained as children. Has America become a nation that is pushing with one hand and pulling with the other? What will become of a nation where most of its citizens are willing to by the farm but do not want to work on it?
    Our younger generation must be taught that the only limitations they have are the ones they place on themselves. Americans will not escape history for it is destined to repeat itself.
    The main two principles are right and wrong. Life is not where one starts but where they finish. The price of greatness is the price of responsibility. People may forget what one says or does but they will not forget how one makes them feel. Love is one thing that can drive hate out. Kindness can some times be masked for evil. The ultimate measure of a man or woman is not where they stand on moments of comfort or convenience, but where they stand at times of challenge and controversy.
    Johnny L. Blacke, MSG (r)
  • Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:30:24 +0000: Letter to the Editor - The Dodge County News
    Dear editor,
    Reading Buddies are needed!
    It has been my pleasure for a number of years to serve as a Reading Buddy at South Dodge Elementary School. Spending thirty minutes each week with a child has been an extremely gratifying opportunity to get to know some of the students and faculty.
    There are so many of you out there with time and talents to be a Reading Buddy. Contact your child’s school and volunteer. I promise you won’t regret it.
    As a result of being a Reading Buddy, I also have the privilege of walking the hallways in the school and reading the bulletin boards that the teachers create. Usually they contain pictures or stories that your children have put together. I wonder sometimes if the parents appreciate the time and energy that the teachers spend to make school a more enjoyable place for your children.
    Thank you teachers for all you do!
    Joyce A. Whittle
  • Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:29:37 +0000: Letter to the Editor - The Dodge County News
    Dear editor,
    A couple of weeks ago you ran a front-page article on slow-moving farm equipment on our roads and regulations that farmers are required to follow. One in particular is the slow-moving triangle that must be in clear sight and attached to the rear of the equipment. I believe this is very important to the safety of all on our highways/roads. I applaud all farmers who are in compliance with the rules of the road when moving their equipment via our roads/highways!
    Do these same regulations apply to the four-wheel vehicles and golf carts that are becoming an everyday scene on our roads (county and state) within our city limits and Dodge County? These vehicles are not manufactured for highway/road transportation; neither do they contribute to the upkeep of our roads/highways by paying taxes for tags. Why? Do they have seat belts?
    To add to that concern, I’ve seen under-aged, non-licensed driving these within our city limits and on our county roads. Why? First, parents are you allowing this? Will you be responsible when they are involved in an accident?
    Either laws need to be passed to cover these vehicles and under-aged and/or non-licensed drivers or law enforcement (city and county) need to step up and enforce current laws.
    Safety on our roads is everyone’s concern from the pedestrians to the drivers of 18-wheelers.
    I sincerely hope this letter prompts concerns and actions regarding these unauthorized vehicles and the under-aged, non-licensed drivers.
    Gail T. Bennett

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