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  • Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000: Gas prices begin falling in Georgia - The Dodge County News
    Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 4.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.47 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.57 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Gas prices have recently dropped below $3.30 per gallon in Eastman.

    Including the change in gas prices in Georgia during the past week, prices yesterday were 6.4 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and are 12.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago. The national average has decreased 10.7 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 10.4 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
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  • Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:40:39 +0000: Random thoughts - The Dodge County News
    Hillary “Dead Broke” Clinton’s book Hard Choices brought her a $14 million advance from Simon & Schuster publishers. At last count she was at a measly 77,236 books sold and would need 200,000 at $70 each to cover her advance, which seems unattainable. We now see another example of people burned by dealing with the sleazy Clintons. If you make nice with these losers you get taken.
    Celebrity Net Worth says talk host Laura Ingraham makes $15 million per year and has a net worth of $45 million. She recently turned fifty years old, which seems young to me. I like to see the good folks making money and Laura is a good one.
    Liberals Harry Truman, Walter Mondale and Cesar Chavez opposed illegal immigration. So did Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy, along with moderate-liberal Dwight Eisenhower. Big media will never mention this fact. The liberal media yappers claim border control is only a conservative position.
    More than a third of all Puerto Ricans are on food stamps. Back in the late 1990s, then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich, led a campaign of one to attain statehood for Puerto Rico. No one else seemed to believe in Newt’s crusade, even residents of Puerto Rico. You could bet every politician from the new state would be a Democrat. Newt always had a bunch of odd ideas he seemed fond of selling. He had few buyers on that one. You never knew what Newt would be pushing tomorrow.
    “Mexico is now a third world slum, and we are FED UP with those who want to ‘fundamentally transform’ America to be like Mexico.”

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  • Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:39:28 +0000: Letter to the Editor - The Dodge County News
    Dear editor,
    Oh how the left weaves a web of deceive of guile and lies concerning the invasion and yes, that is exactly what it is INVASION of illegal aliens that has used a ruse of fleeing from criminal elements in the country they are fleeing.
    When actually, many of the so-called innocence that are fleeing are the criminal elements themselves (MS-13 Gangsters) who profit from illegal drug running, prostitution, murder and other mayhem.
    Now the main actor(s) of this criminal enterprise is our own president, his cabinet and the loony left voting block who put political ideology ahead of the country in political and legal realms that would give a stronger democratic voting block in red states, i.e. Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. It has already been proven that President Obama and his group of thugs from Chicago are venal and can be easily bought as in recent scandals brought out.
    Now, if this isn’t bad enough, the “bleeding heart-do-gooders” who are shills and jesters for Mr. Obama will try and put a guilt trip on the other side or the “Right Side” by the ridiculous notion (“What would Jesus do on immigration?”).  
    Usually when one finger is pointed at me and the other law-abiding folks, there are three fingers pointed back at the accuser.
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  • Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:37:00 +0000: Letter to the Editor - The Dodge County News
    Dear editor,
    I believe leadership voids are created when governments assume leadership responsibilities historically taken by individuals who would see things that no longer work and would work to create things to fix their problems. Leaders would simply “rise to the occasion” and assume the responsibility to lead. Today individuals elected or appointed to carry the burden or responsibility are simply not motivated to lead.
    In education, local boards and superintendents make up the leadership teams charged with giving our children the best education possible. However, less attention is being given to improving education than to “keeping things the way they are.” The reason for this shift from improving learning to maintaining the status quo is, in my opinion, the absence of leadership.
    Educational leaders cannot or will not rise in the time of need because today’s teachers, superintendents, principals and board members are restrained by their fears. Fear that they won’t be re-elected. Fear that they may be asked to work more for the same pay. Fear that in seeking to change long standing traditions, they may be labeled as “radicals.” Fear that they may ruin their chance for advancement and thus more benefits at retirement. Fear that they may be inconvenienced by having to alter their childcare arrangements. Fear that their athletic programs may have to adjust to a “learning is more important” attitude.

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  • Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000: Eastman homeowners could see lower insurance rates - The Dodge County News
    Eastman homeowners could see a savings on their homeowners insurance rates the next time they renew their policy because the Eastman Fire Department was recently evaluated by the Insurance Service Office (ISO) based in New Jersey and received an improvement in public protection class.

    Eastman’s rating, which was previously a class 5/9, changed to a class 3/3y. The change in class should decrease the cost of homeowner insurance within the City of Eastman and the Eastman protection area of Dodge County.
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