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  • Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:36:41 +0000: Legals 10-18-2017 - The Dodge County News
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    DEBTORS AND CREDITORS
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    NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS
    GEORGIA, DODGE COUNTY
    All creditors of the Estate of CLYDE BLANKENSHIP, deceased, late of Dodge County, Georgia, are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned according to law and all other persons indebted to said Estate are required to make immediate payment to the undersigned.
    This 27th day of September, 2017.
    NELLIE BLANKENSHIP
    2687 Chauncey Milan Road
    Milan, GA. 31060
    Executrix of the Last Will and Testament of CLYDE BLANKENSHIP, Deceased

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    NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS
    STATE OF GEORGIA
    COUNTY OF DODGE
    IN RE: ESTATE OF CONNIE WILLIAMSON WOODARD
    All creditors of the Estate of CONNIE WILLIAMSON WOODARD are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned in accordance with the law, and all persons indebted to said Estate are required to make immediate payment to me.
    This the 6th day of October, 2017.
    HUNTER ANDREW MUNDEN
    Executor of the Estate of
    CONNIE WILLIAMSON
    WOODARD, Deceased
    HUNTER ANDREW MUNDEN
    269 Perry Road
    Rochelle, GA 31079

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    FORECLOSURES
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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 MARK BROWN and JANICE BROWN to CONSECO FINANCE SERVICING CORP. dated November 24, 1999, and recorded in Deed Book 342, Page 144, Dodge County Records, said Security Deed having been last sold, assigned, transferred and conveyed to WELLS FARGO BANK N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR GREEN TREE 2008MH1, securing a Note in the original principal amount of $65,000.00, 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, November 7, 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:
    ALL THAT CERTAIN TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN LAND LOT 229 OF THE 13TH LAND DISTRICT OF DODGE COUNTY, GEORGIA, WHICH IS KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT 4, JAY BIRD ESTATES, ACCORDING TO A PLAT OF SAID SUBDIVISION WHICH IS OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 28, PAGE 192, CLERK’S OFFICE, DODGE SUPERIOR COURT.
    THE SAID PLAT AND THE RECORD THEREOF ARE INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE FOR ALL PURPOSES.
    THIS PROPERTY IS CONVEYED SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 289, PAGE 48, CLERK’S OFFICE, DODGE SUPERIOR COURT.
    Said property is known as 644 JAY BIRD HELENA DIRT ROAD, HELENA, GA 31037, 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 MARK BROWN; JANICE BROWN, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST OR TENANT(S).
    WELLS FARGO BANK N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR GREEN TREE 2008MH1
    as Attorney-in-Fact for
    MARK BROWN and JANICE BROWN
    File no. 17064084
    SHAPIRO PENDERGAST &
    HASTY, LLP*
    Attorneys and Counselors at Law
    211 Perimeter Center Parkway, N.E.
    Suite 300
    Atlanta, GA 30346
    770-220-2535/CH
    shapiroandhasty.com
    *THE LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

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    NOTICE OF SALE
    UNDER POWER
    STATE OF GEORGIA
    COUNTY OF DODGE
    Under and by virtue of the power of sale (the “Power of Sale”) contained in that certain Deed to Secure Debt given by ASHLEY W. BURCH to COLONY BANK dated March 14, 2008, recorded in Deed Book 601, Page 286, Clerk’s Office, Dodge County Superior Court (the “Security Deed”) conveying the after-described property, through the open-end provisions therein, to secure that certain Promissory Note (the “Note”) from JAB ENTERPRISES, LLC to COLONY BANK dated August 5, 2016 in the original principal amount of ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-EIGHT THOUSAND NINETY-ONE and 07/100 DOLLARS ($188,091.07) with interest thereon as set forth therein. COLONY BANK being the current holder thereof, there will be a sale 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 NOVEMBER, 2017, the following described property (the “Property”):
    ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN LAND LOT NO. 121 IN THE 15TH LAND DISTRICT, DODGE COUNTY, GEORGIA, CONTAINING 2.49 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ACCORDING TO THAT PLAT OF SURVEY PREPARED BY CENTRAL SOUTH SURVEYING, DATED DECEMBER 5, 2007, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 36, PAGE 223, CLERK’S OFFICE, DODGE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT. SAID PLAT AND THE RECORDED COPY THEREOF ARE INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE FOR ALL PURPOSES.
    The debts secured by said Security Deed have been and are 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 same and, additionally, all expenses of this sale, as provided in the Security Deed and by law, including without limitation attorney’s fees (the statutory notice of intent to collect attorney’s fees having been served).
    Said Property will be sold subject to any outstanding ad valorem taxes (including taxes that are a lien, but not yet due and payable); matters that may be disclosed by an accurate survey and/or inspection of the property; assessments, liens, encumbrances, zoning ordinances, restrictions, covenants; and matters of record superior to the Security Deed.
    Additionally, this sale will be conducted subject to (1) confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) final confirmation and audit of the status of the loans with the holder of the Security Deed.
    Notice to the debtor as required by O.C.G.A. § 44-14-162.2 has been given. Please note that COLONY BANK, located at the business address of 115 SOUTH GRANT STREET, FITZGERALD, GEORGIA 31750, is the entity that has the full authority to negotiate, amend or modify the terms of the loan documents. COLONY BANK can be contacted through the following representative: MICHAEL N. WHITE, ESQ., JAMES-BATES-BRANNAN-GROOVER, LLP, 231 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, MACON, GEORGIA, 31201; TEL: (478) 742-4280.
    COLONY BANK
    as Attorney-in-Fact for
    ASHLEY W. BURCH
    MICHAEL N. WHITE, ESQ.
    JAMESBATESBRANNAN
    GROOVERLLP
    231 Riverside Drive
    P.O. Box 4283
    Macon, Georgia 31208-4283
    THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR AND IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

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    NOTICE OF SALE
    UNDER POWER
    DODGE COUNTY
    Pursuant to the Power of Sale contained in a Security Deed given by VICKIE M GOOCH AKA VICKIE GOOCH AND CLIFTON JARVIS GOOCH to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR FIDELITY MORTGAGE, A DIVISON OF DELTA FUNDING CORPORATION dated 8/17/2006 and recorded in Deed Book 551 Page 268 Dodge County, Georgia records; as last transferred to or acquired by HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 20063, conveying the after-described property to secure a Note in the original principal amount of $51,000.00, with interest at the rate specified therein, there will be sold by the undersigned at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the Courthouse door of DODGE County, Georgia (or such other area as designated by Order of the Superior Court of said county), within the legal hours of sale on NOVEMBER 07, 2017 (being the first Tuesday of said month unless said date falls on a Federal Holiday, in which case being the first Wednesday of said month), the following described property:
    ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN THE 20TH LAND DISTRICT OF DODGE COUNTY, GEORGIA AND BEING A PORTION OF LAND LOT #128 IN SAID DISTRICT CONTAINING 0.12 ACRES MORE OR LESS, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A POINT ON THE NORTHEAST LOT LINE OF SAID LOT #128 WHICH POINT IT LOCATED 265 FEET FROM NORTH CORNER OF SAID LOT AND FROM SAID POINT THUS ESTABLISHED RUNS SOUTH 45 DEGREES EAST A DISTANCE OF 11.81 FEET TO A POINT THENCE RUN SOUTH 41 DEGREES 41 MINUTES WEST A DISTANCE OF 146.69 FEET TO A POINT THENCE RUN NORTH 45 DEGREES 18 MINUTES WEST A DISTANCE 115.30 FEET TO A POINT THENCE RUN NORTH 45 DEGREES EAST A DISTANCE OF 30.04 FEET TO A POINT THENCE SOUTH 45 DEGREES EAST A DISTANCE OF 95 FEET TO A POINT THENCE RUN NORTH 45 DEGREES EAST A DISTANCE OF 117 FEET BACK TO A PLACE OF POINT OF BEGINNING.
    FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY: THE APN IS SHOWN BY THE COUNTY ASSESSOR AS 033 031; SOURCE OF TITLE IS 176-611 RECORDED 06/02/1983.
    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 the Security Deed and by law, including attorney’s fees (notice of intent to collect attorney’s fees having been given).
    Said property is commonly known as 839 GOOCH RD, EASTMAN, GA 31023 together with all fixtures and personal property attached to and constituting a part of said property, if any. To the best knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the party (or parties) in possession of the subject property is (are): CLIFTON JARVIS GOOCH AND VICKIE M GOOCH AKA VICKIE GOOCH or tenant or tenants.
    OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC is the entity or individual designated who shall have full authority to negotiate, amend and modify all terms of
    the mortgage.
    OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC
    FORECLOSURE LOSS
    MITIGATION
    1661 WORTHINGTON ROAD
    SUITE 100
    WEST PALM BEACH, FL 33409
    1-877-596-8580
    Note, however, that such entity or individual is not required by law to negotiate, amend or modify the terms of the loan.
    Said property will be sold subject to: (a) any outstanding ad valorem taxes (including taxes which are a lien, but not yet due and payable), (b) unpaid water or sewage bills that constitute a lien against the property whether due and payable or not yet due and payable and which may not be of record, (c) the right of redemption of any taxing authority, (d) any matters which might be disclosed by an accurate survey and inspection of the property, and (e) any assessments, liens, encumbrances, zoning ordinances, restrictions, covenants, and matters of record superior to the Security Deed first set out above.
    The sale will be conducted subject to (1) confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code; and (2) final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Security Deed. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. Section 913172.1, which allows for certain procedures regarding the rescission of judicial and non-judicial sales in the State of Georgia, the Deed Under Power and other foreclosure documents may not be provided until final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan as provided immediately above.
    HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED NOTEHOLDERS OF RENAISSANCE HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST 20063
    as agent and Attorney in Fact for
    VICKIE M GOOCH
    AKA VICKIE GOOCH AND
    CLIFTON JARVIS GOOCH
    ALDRIDGE PITE, LLP
    15 Piedmont Center
    3575 Piedmont Road, N.E.
    Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia 30305
    404-994-7637
    1017-664263A
    THIS LAW FIRM MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. 1017-664263A

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    MISCELLANEOUS LEGALS
    NOTICE OF RETENTION OF CONTROL OF A BANK HOLDING COMPANY
    Gregory W. Griffith, Silver Spring, MD; Beverly Franklin Hales, Peachtree City, GA; Ethel Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, Atlanta, GA; Russell D. Franklin, Tallahassee, FL; Jay Gould Stuckey, Los Angeles, CA; Scott M. Stuckey, Los Angeles, CA; Marietta Bryson Stuckey, Augusta, GA; W. S. Stuckey IV, Augusta, GA; James Austin Putnam, Eastman, GA; Williamson Elliott Putnam, Eastman, GA; Christine, S. Boland, Washington, DC; Michelle S. Stuckey, Atlanta, GA; Andrew Stuckey, Brookline, MA; Todd Giddens as Trustee of the LSF Family Trust, Dublin, GA and Gregory W. Griffith as Trustee of the WSS Family Trust, Silver Spring, MD intend to apply to the Federal Reserve Board for permission to retain 25 percent or more, collectively, of the shares and thereby control of Citizens Corporation 5101 5th Ave, Eastman, Georgia, 31023. Citizens Corporation controls Citizens Bank & Trust Company, 5101 5th Avenue, P.O. Box 339, Eastman, Georgia, 31023. The Federal Reserve considers a number of factors in deciding whether to approve the notice.
    You are invited to submit comments in writing on this notice to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, 1000 Peachtree Street N.E., Atlanta, Georgia 30309-4470. The comment period will not end before November 15, 2017, and may be somewhat longer. The Board’s procedures for processing applications may be found at 12 C.F.R. Part 262.25. To obtain a copy of the Federal Reserve Board’s procedures, or if you need more information about how to submit your comments on the notice, contact Kathryn Haney, Director of Applications, at (404) 498-7298. The Federal Reserve will consider your comments and any request for a public meeting or formal hearing on the notice if they are received in writing by the Reserve Bank on or before the last day of the comment period.

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    IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF DODGE COUNTY
    STATE OF GEORGIA
    IN RE:
    PETITION OF:
    TORI JUSTINE MOORE BURCH
    And ERWIN BURCH
    Adoption No.
    FOR THE ADOPTION OF:
    K. A. year of birth 2009
    NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
    To: JUSTIN FLOYD and KRISTEN SMITH
    By order of the court for service by publication dated 10/2/2017, you are hereby notified that, PETITIONERS TORI JUSTINE MOORE BURCH and ERWIN BURCH filed PETITION FOR ADOPTION against you. You are required to file with the clerk of the Superior Court, and to serve upon plaintiff’s attorney, SARAH RIEDEL, 5607 Anson Ave, Eastman, GA 31023 an answer in writing within 30 days.
    Witness, the Honorable C. MICHAEL JOHNSON, Judge of Superior Court of Dodge County.
    This 6th day of October, 2017
    SARAH RIEDEL

    1015
    NAME CHANGE
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    IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF DODGE COUNTY
    STATE OF GEORGIA
    In Re: ESDRAS JIMENEZ HERNANDEZ and HONORATA DIAZ
    MINOR CHILD: EVAN JIMENEZ
    Civil Action File No. 17V-8216
    NOTICE OF PETITION TO
    CHANGE NAME
    GEORGIA, DODGE COUNTY
    Notice is hereby given that ESDRAS JIMENEZ HERNANDEZ and HONORATA DIAZ, the undersigned, filed his Petition to the Superior Court of DODGE County, Georgia on the 3rd day of October 2017, praying for a change in the name minor child from EVAN JIMENEZ to EVAN JIMENEZDIAZ.
    Notice is hereby given pursuant to law to any interested or affected party to appear in said Court and to file objections to such name change. Objections must be filed with said Court within thirty (30) days of the filing of said Petition.
    This 3rd day of OCTOBER, 2017.
    ESDRAS JIMENEZ
    HERNANDEZ
    Petitioner pro se
    HONORATA DIAZ
    Petitioner pro se
    Petitioner

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    PROBATE NOTICES
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    IN THE PROBATE COURT
    COUNTY OF DODGE
    STATE OF GEORGIA
    IN RE: ESTATE OF MYRTLE DUNN HOWELL, DECEASED
    PETITION FOR LETTERS OF
    ADMINISTRATION
    NOTICE
    TO: WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
    EMORY J. HOWELL has applied to be appointed Administrator of the Estate of MYRTLE DUNN HOWELL. deceased, of Dodge County. (Petitioner 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 the petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections, and must be filed with the Court on or before October 24, 2017.
    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 scheduled at a later date. If no objections are filed, the petition may be granted without a hearing.
    HON. AL MCCRANIE
    Judge of the Probate Court
    Dodge County Court House
    5401 Anson Avenue
    Eastman, GA 31023
    478-374-3775
  • Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:34:56 +0000: Lady Warriors split two in regular season - The Dodge County News
    By Russ Ragan
    The Dodge Middle School Lady Warriors wrapped up their softball season recently with a win and a loss. The Lady Warriors split their final pair of regular season games, as they beat Swainsboro 4-2, and they dropped a 6-5 decision to West Laurens.
    In the tournament first round, Dodge defeated East Laurens 13-1. In the semi-finals, they dropped a 9-5 decision to the Lady Raiders.
    Here is a rundown of the statistics from those final games.
    In the game against Swainsboro, Dylana Barton was one for four with a triple and a run scored; Brooke Perdue was one for three, one run batted in (RBI) and she was the winning pitcher in the game; Annie Jones was one for three with a triple; Jayci Yawn was one for three with a run scored; Ava Rowland had a walk and a run scored; Reagan Boney was two for three with three RBIs and Skye Meadows was one for three with an RBI.
    In the game against West Laurens, Perdue had an RBI; Jones had an RBI; Makiyah Roberson was three for three with two runs scored and an RBI; Rowland had two RBIs; Yawn was two for three with one RBI and Ava Maxwell had a walk and a run scored.
    In the game against East Laurens, Barton was one for three with three runs scored and three RBIs; Perdue was one for one with three walks, two runs scored and the winning pitcher in the game; Jones was one for three with two runs scored; Roberson was one for two with a walk and two runs scored; Rowland was one for one with two runs scored and two walks; JaiunaVae Patillo was one for two and Meadows had two walks and a run scored.
    Versus West Laurens, Perdue was one for four; Roberson was two for four with three runs scored; Rowland was two for two with two walks; Patillo had an RBI; Meadows was two for three with an RBI and Boney had an RBI.
  • Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:32:47 +0000: - The Dodge County News
  • Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:30:23 +0000: Lady Indians take two wins - The Dodge County News
    By Russ Ragan
    The Dodge County High Lady Indians continued on their quest to reach Columbus and to the elite eight, as they hosted Westside of Augusta last Wednesday.
    The Lady Indians had little problems as they rolled to 12-0 and 10-0 wins. Both games were one-hitters by pitchers Jade Dowdy and Linzy Bowen.
    This week, the Lady Indians welcome a familiar foe in Vidalia. Last year, Dodge beat Vidalia 3-0 in the quarterfinals in Columbus to wreck their perfect season. Vidalia would eventually beat Dodge 2-1 in the semifinals to end the Lady Indians season.
    This year, Vidalia enters the game with a 13-14 record. The doubleheader will be Wednesday with starting times of 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Eastman.
    Jade Dowdy got the call on the mound in game one for Dodge. She allowed a single and hit a batter with one out in the first. She would get out of the inning on a comebacker to the mound.
    Julianna Belflower walked to lead off the Dodge first. She would steal second and third with one out.
    Aniyah Black would hit a line drive well over the fence in left centerfield, and Dodge took a 2-0 lead. Both teams failed to score in the second, and Dowdy had an easy top of the third.
    Dodge got back to work in the bottom of the third. With one out, it would be Black once more. She hit a high, deep drive down the line in left that just snuck inside the foul pole, and the Dodge lead reached 3-0. Abby Manning and Jacey Dowdy would follow up with singles.
    That brought up first baseman, Sara Lann. The senior would deliver a double that scored Manning and Europe Brown, who was running for Jacey Dowdy, and that gave Dodge a 5-0 lead going into the fourth. Jade Dowdy would have a really easy fourth, as she retired the side on just eight pitches. She had retired the last 11 straight without allowing the ball to get out of the infield.
    Dodge went to work in the bottom of the fourth. Bellflower would double to lead off, and she would to go to third on a single by Jade Dowdy.
    A wild pitch would score Bellflower for a 6-0 Dodge lead. Singles by Black and Manning would be their third hits in the game and would load the bases for Jacey Dowdy. She would score a pair for a 9-0 Dodge lead.
    A single by Lann would stretch the lead to 10-0. Dodge would have Lann at third and Hailey Hickman at second with nobody out. A wild pitch would score Lann, an error would plate Hailey Hickman, and Dodge would take game one 12-0.
    Dodge would be the visiting team in game two. The Lady Indians went to work with one out. A single by Jade Dowdy and a wild pitch got her to second.
    Black would strike again, this time with a double, and that would give Dodge a 1-0 lead. Freshman Bowen got the call on the mound in game two. She would have an easy first with a pair of fly balls and a strikeout.
    Dodge would add to the lead in the second and third. With two out, Jenna Hickman would single to center and would score on a double to left by Bellflower, and the Dodge lead would go to 3-0.
    Bowen would work out of her only real jam of the game in the third. She allowed a one-out walk, and she hit a batter. A popup and strikeout would end the inning, and Dodge would still lead 3-0.
    Dodge would increase the lead in the top of the fifth. Bellflower would lead off with a walk.
    She would advance to third on a bunt by Jade Dowdy, as Westside did not cover third. Bellflower would score on a wild pitch, and the lead would be 4-0.
    Bowen would allow her only hit of the game on a blooper to left with one out. A groundout and a strikeout would end the inning.
    The Dodge offense came alive in the top of the sixth. The Dodge bench had a big influence, and it would come from three freshmen. Gracie Lewis, freshman number one, lead off the inning with a single.
    Lann doubled to left center to put runners at second and third. With one out, freshman number two, Logan White, would double to the gap in right center, and that scored Europe Brown, running for Lewis, and Lann for a 6-0 lead. Sydney Powell, freshman number three, would single home White for a 7-0 lead. Bellflower would single, and runners would reach second and third after an error.
    Jade Dowdy would double that would score Powell and Bellflower for a 9-0 lead. Black would wrap up the six-run inning with a single that scored Jade Dowdy for a 10-0 lead. Black had a big day with a single five hits and five runs batted in.
    Bowen breezed through the bottom of the sixth, as she got the side out on only four pitches in the 10-0 win.
    Wednesday, there should be some great action, so come out and see it.
  • Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:26:55 +0000: Indians tear down ‘House of Pain’ 42-7 - The Dodge County News
    By David Bush
    Last Friday night saw a huge region 3AA matchup between our undefeated Dodge County Indians and the Washington County Golden Hawks. The game would be played in Sandersville at the infamous “House of Pain.”
    The Indians seemed to have a remedy in mind for “House of Pain,” as they brought with them a big dose of Dodge County defense and multiple shots of Indian offense, which they administered all night long.
    Dodge County won the toss and elected to defer to the second half. Peyton Bush would get things started by kicking off to the Golden Hawks and Dyquan Bloodsaw.
    Yes, that’s his real name, and man, is he scary with the ball. Bloodsaw was last year’s special teams player of the year for our region with many kickoffs and punts returned for touchdowns.
    Bush’s kick went to the 5-yard line, and Bloodsaw returned the ball to the Washington County (Waco) 29-yard line.
    The Golden Hawks would start there and move the ball all the way down to the Dodge County 32-yard line, before they got their first dose of the powerful Indian defense. Thanks to a Noah Wilcox sack and several hurried pass attempts that failed to find their mark, Waco turned the ball over to Dodge on downs.
    Dodge took over at their own 37-yard line but couldn’t get things going and had to punt the ball back to the Golden Hawks. Bush was able to punt the ball down to the Waco 16-yard line without a return from Bloodsaw.
    On the next Golden Hawk possession, Waco began to move the ball, picking up a first down before the second dose of Indian defense was delivered when Keshawn Smokes came up with a big interception to give the Indians a first and ten at the Waco 40-yard line.
    On the next play, the offensive line, a.k.a. the Dodge County Demolition Crew, blasted a hole through the Golden Hawk defense, and R.J. Carr burst through and sprinted 40 yards for the first Dodge County touchdown. Bush would come in and kick the point after and with four minutes, 59 seconds to go in the first quarter, Dodge had the lead 7-0.
    On the following kickoff, Bush kicked the ball to the Waco 3-yard line, and Bloodsaw took it all the way back to the 32-yard line.
    The Golden Hawks were unable to get anything going however, as Jadin Johnson sacked the quarterback on first down and Tyler Ruffin almost intercepted a pass on third down. Ruffin’s pass break-up brought up a fourth and 16 punting situation for Waco.
    The Golden Hawks punted the ball to Erin Pitts, who fair caught the ball, standing at his own 35-yard line.
    On this possession, the Indians wasted little time, covering 65 yards in six plays before quarterback Nick Cummings ran it in from 8 yards out for another Indian touchdown. The point after by Bush was good and Dodge was off and running 14-0.
    On the ensuing kickoff, Bush kicked it to the 4-yard line, but the dangerous kick-returner brought the ball all the way out to the 40-yard line before having to be brought down by Bush and Noah Cummings.
    Washington County would get another dose of the Indian defense and have to punt again.
    Dodge took over at their own 21-yard line and were able to push the ball up to their own 47-yard line before, they too, would have to punt. Punter Bush launched a booming 46-yard kick over Bloodsaw’s head, and the ball checked up and rolled sideways out of bounds at the Waco 7-yard line.
    Pinned deep in their own territory, the Golden Hawks started their next possession. After moving the ball about 20 yards, the Waco offense would run out of steam and be forced to punt again.
    The Indians would take over on their own 44-yard line and go to work from there. In only six plays, the Indians would score again, as Erin Pitts carried the ball in from two yards out with five minutes, 23 seconds to go in the second quarter.
    The extra point was good, and the score was now 21-0 Dodge County.
    On the kickoff, Bush put the ball into the end zone, eliminating the threat of Bloodsaw this time, and forcing Waco to start back at their own 20-yard line.
    The Indian defense appeared to have things under control when, on third down and seven, Waco connected on a quick tunnel screen pass to Bloodsaw, who turned that into a long gain before being caught by Jared Cannon at the Dodge County 10-yard line. The Dodge County defense would stiffen, but on fourth and goal from the 7-yard line, Waco would finally connect on a pass play across the middle for their first score of the night.
    The extra point was good and the score was now 21-7 Dodge with two minutes, 11 seconds to go in the first half.
    On the ensuing kickoff, recovered at the 33-yard line, and after a penalty, the Indians found themselves backed up to their own 19-yard line. The Indian offense sputtered and went three and out, so Dodge punted.
    The punt was a short one this time, and Waco was in business at the Dodge 48-yard line. Waco quickly moved the ball down to the Indian 11-yard line. Here, Dodge’s defense would make the stand of the year.
    With Waco knocking on the door, first and ten from the 11-yard line and trying to cut the lead to seven before the half, the defense stepped up. Waco attempted four consecutive pass plays trying to score, and each attempt was thwarted, with the last attempt being intercepted on a beautiful grab by KeAnthony Woods.
    Woods reached up and snatched the ball out of the sky and drug his feet on the ground as he was falling out of the back of the end zone. The play resulted in a touchback, which gave the Indians possession out at the 20-yard line, instead of the 11-yard line, had he not made the catch.
    There, the Dodge County offense was able to run out the first half clock and maintain the 14 point lead.
    To start the second half, Washington County would have to kick off to Dodge. Waco would try a squib kick to see if they could catch the Indians off-guard.
    The kickoff receiving team handled the kick with no problem, and the offense took over at their own 33-yard line.
    The Indian offense came out running with authority, and in only six plays, found themselves in the end zone again when Nick Cummings scored again from five yards out. Bush came in to add the extra point and with nine minutes, 15 seconds left in the third quarter, the score was Dodge 28, Waco 7.
    After another kick by Bush down to the 5-yard line, and a Bloodsaw return to the Waco 29-yard line, the Hawks would go three and out, thanks in part, to a Johnson pass deflection. Waco punted back to Dodge.
    The Indians were called on back-to-back plays for holding and found themselves first and 20 at their own 20-yard line. On the next play, Dodge coughed up the ball, and Waco recovered the fumble at the Dodge 23.
    Waco moved the ball down to the Dodge County 7-yard line and were first and goal, but the stubborn Dodge defense dug in and never let them get any closer.
    The Indians took the ball back over on downs, and the offense pushed the ball back out to the Dodge 36-yard line before having to punt their way out of trouble. Bush came in and punted the ball down to the Waco 30-yard line.
    On this possession, the Dodge defense was manhandling the Waco offense and on second and nine, Cade Cranford came calling and sacked the quarterback for a three yard loss.
    Then, on third and 12, Johnson drilled the quarterback for an eight yard loss to bring up a fourth and 20 punting situation for Waco. The Golden Hawks punter got a good punt off, and the Indians would have to start at their own 35-yard line.
    The Indian offense was able to get the ball just past midfield before having to punt back to Waco.
    This time Bush punted the ball to the Waco 10-yard line with no return, and the Washington County offense would try again from there.
    On the first play from scrimmage, the Indians knocked the ball loose and Vincent ‘Big Country’ Mann came up with the ball to give Dodge County a first and 10 at the 11-yard line with seven minutes, 31 seconds to go in the contest.
    Two plays later, Carr was in the end zone again for another Dodge County touchdown.
    Bush booted the point after and the score was now 35-7 Dodge County. With six minutes, 32 seconds left in the game, Bush kicked off again.
    After another good return by Bloodsaw to the Waco 35-yard line, the Golden Hawks began their next possession. On a second and ten play, Waco threw a pass that our defender broke on and almost intercepted, but it got through to the receiver, who then turned and ran 28 yards before being brought down. Soon after, on third and seven, Waco would try another pass. This time, Michael Carr stepped in front of the receiver, intercepted the ball and raced down the sideline, before being caught at the 5-yard line.
    The Indians were set up nicely, first and goal, at the 5-yard line of Waco.
    On second and goal, Daylon Gordon crashed into the end zone from two yards out. Bush and the extra point team came in to make it a perfect six for six night, and the score was now 42-7 with three minutes, 22 seconds to go in the game. Washington County took the next kickoff and only ran running plays during their final possession to let time expire.
    The Dodge County Indians came away with an impressive win over an always dangerous Washington County team.
    The Indians are now in first place in region 3AA.
    The East Laurens Falcons will be headed to Eastman next week to try and spoil our homecoming.
    Game stats, courtesy of Jay Mullis, are as follows. In first downs, Dodge had 16 to the Waco 11.
    In rushing yards, Dodge totaled 291 to Waco’s 99. In passing yards, Dodge had a total of 3, while Waco had 166. In total offense, Dodge had 294 to Waco’s 265 yards.
    In rushing and scoring, Carr had 23 carries for 182 yards and two touchdowns; Nick Cummings had 14 carries for 63 yards and tow touchdowns; Pitts had 10 carries for 44 yards and one touchdown; Gordon had one carry for two yards and one touchdown and Bush was six for six on extra points.

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