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  • Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:01:00 +0000: Let’s hope it never happens - The Dodge County News
    Rest in Peace actor David Huddleston, age 85.
    Four-star Marine General (retired) John Allen at the Demo convention shows again that not all military officers are conservative. Gen. Allen, obviously a big liberal, could be aiming for a high position in a hideous Hillary administration (let’s hope it never happens).
    Big media forgot to tell you Ross Perot was a longtime Democrat. He came through for the Clintons – twice. Perot even endorsed the vile Ann Richards (D) for governor of Texas a few years back.
    How could any Republican prop up the Democrats through inaction even if they do not like Donald Trump. It’s a fight for the next forty, not four, years when the direction of the Supreme Court is on the line.
    Good riddance to former RINO House Speaker and Obama pal John Boehner, who in 2014 called conservatives “knuckle draggers.”
    Throughout history we have deported illegal aliens, until recent years. Deportation is the only action that deters illegal immigration. Of course, invaders are now valued as pre-Democrats, and their votes are cultivated by liberal politicians.
    Rupert Murdoch of Fox News and blowhard billionaire investor Warren Buffett (liberal Democrat) are big open borders advocates. Talk host Mark Levin has a good idea. He said in 2014 we should dump the invaders in their neighborhoods.
    Has Karl Rove ever won much of anything? He’s all over the TV screen, makes big bucks as a consultant but has lost many more elections than he has won. Why do the Republican leaders keep these losers around?
    Massachusetts must have more liberals per square foot than most any other state, being 44th out of 50 in its size. I thought the president claimed we had 57 or 58 states.
    When he first ran for president in 2008, Barack Obama tried to downplay his leftism to reel in the low information voters (LIVs). He let his true feelings slip in May 2008 but showed us the truth – he was just another leftwing Reagan-hater, who said: “Anger over welfare and affirmative action helped forge the Reagan coalition.”
    Sen. Barack Obama May 2008

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  • Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000: Letter to the editor - The Dodge County News
    Dear editor,
    My heart breaks after hearing about another killing of a police officer in our country. But only this time, it’s one of our own of my hometown, Eastman’s finest.  As a veteran police officer and county deputy here in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, (Now retired), it is all too common to hear of police officers being murdered and assaulted. But to now hear of this mayhem in a sleepy town of central Georgia is out of my dimension of thinking.
    This America we now call our country has gone completely mad. From Dallas, Houston, Baton Rouge, New York City, and now, Eastman, Georgia. Families have been shattered as individuals with murderous hearts having killed their loved ones without mercy and complete brutality.
    I suppose there are no words to describe the jagged cuts that have been inflicted upon our nation.
    We are bombarded daily by useless talk by this now unionized thuggery identified as “Black Lives Matter Gang” who are nothing but two bit punk feckless gangsters that has been legitimized by a criminal himself (Barrack Obama and his administration) whereas that group calls for the systemic murder of police officers. Mr. Obama and his gang hoodlums routinely invite these criminals to the White House for community organize praise. 
    Is it too late for us to listen to the voice of reason, to step beyond ourselves and address the real issues and dangers that we now face as American people?
    I believe we can still call upon the real spirit of our nation, and rally behind each other in America for a common cause. The little town of Eastman can still be that Norman Rockwell canvas painting that was Eastman in my youth, where a man or woman wearing that silver badge was a hero and an image of respect.  Where boys and girls at Dodge County H.S. could still use a public restroom without discerning the meaning of “transgender” over the door, and yes Mr. Battle, we could still sing Dixie and look at the state flag without people like you and your organization (NAACP) running down to the city leaders bellyaching over a confederate flag.
    Can Eastman be that town once again? It’s in your hands. It’s called a ballot box.
    TSGT. Joseph Bryan, U.S.A.F. Ret.
  • Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000: Eastman Police Officer Smith laid to rest - The Dodge County News
    Eastman Police Officer Tim “Turtle” Smith was laid to rest Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Greenlawn Memorial Park. The funeral service, which was held at the Dodge County High School Gymnasium, began at 2:00 p.m.

    Over 2,500 people were in Dodge County Thursday to pay their respects and to honor Smith’s family. Law enforcement officers from New York, Chicago, Colorado, Mississippi, Florida, South Carolina and throughout the state of Georgia were in attendance.

    Chris Rogers, Smith’s cousin, gave the eulogy during the service. Rogers told mourners that Smith knew he wanted to be a police officer from the time he was a child growing up in Bacon County. Smith followed the footsteps of his grandfather as well as his father in the field of law enforcement.

    Rogers also stated that after the incident Smith knew his time was limited as he told emergency personnel in the back of the ambulance to tell Chelsea (Clark) he loved her.

    Pastor Dahl McDermitt, Jr. officiated over the service remembering Smith as being a family man who would rather help someone than lock them up.

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  • Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000: Commissioners mourn loss of officer Tim Smith - The Dodge County News
    By Taelor Rye
    Members of the Dodge County Board of Commissioners recognized the life and service of fallen Eastman police officer Tim Smith at the top of the August 15 board meeting.

    As part of her devotional, commissioner Karen Cheek shared, “He had a legacy. He was a family man, and he was a church man. He was a servant; he served people, and he protected us. He will be missed, and this is the type of life that you lead – one that leaves an impression on those that are left behind. I think he did that.”

    Cheek then held a moment of silence, one held “not only for him and his family, but for all of the law officers and public servants that serve us all the time that we take so for granted.”

    Following the moment of silence and prayer, commissioner William Howell, Jr. added, “A lot of times, we take these police officers for granted… These people are hurting. They’ve been through a lot… Families are hurting. When you see them in the upcoming weeks, give them a hug, and give them your support. They put their lives on the line for us every day of the week.”

    Smith, who was with the Eastman Police Department for five years, was shot when responding to a call concerning a suspicious person after coming upon the figure and exiting his vehicle. Suspect Royheem Delshawn Deeds has been arrested for the shooting.

    According to county manager Bobby Peacock, Smith’s visitation will take place at the Dodge County High School Gymnasium in Eastman at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 18, with the funeral following at 2:00 p.m. the same day.

    Commissioners lamented that the called meeting to set the upcoming fiscal year’s millage rate has also long been set for 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, noting that advertised, called meetings of this nature follow a specific set of procedures that legally must be upheld.

    County attorney John Harrington explained to the commissioners, “Those notices are very strict. Even though you’re not actually changing it (the millage rate), you’ve got to have it (the meeting), and you’ve got to do it the right way.”

    He continued, “I certainly mean no disrespect to officer Smith, and I know none of the people on this board does… We are disappointed in that (conflict), but we don’t have a lot of choice. We will make it as quick as we can to allow us all to pay our respects as we see fit.”

    Sharon Cobb Flanagan of the Dodge County Farmer’s Market relayed that, at the most recent Dodge-Eastman Chamber of Commerce meeting, discussions were held concerning the upcoming Hometown Heroes Day for September 11, a recognition of the services of first responders.

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  • Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000: Random thoughts - The Dodge County News
    Retired finance professor Michael S. Rozeff says Hillary Clinton is a vote for barbarism.
    “Keeping up with Hillary’s abuses of power, scandals and criminality could be a full-time job. They go back decades.” Read all about this on 7-30-16. Billionaire leftist Mark Cuban should check out this column. He has endorsed hideous Hillary Clinton.
    Scott Reed was Bob Dole’s presidential campaign manager in 1996. Dole lost big and Scott Reed went to work for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  He is a senior political analyst for the chamber. Scott Reed says he plans to crush the Tea Party. Karl Rove has also declared war on the Tea Party. Other Republican “leaders” have expressed similar feelings for the conservative challengers on the right side. They claim they do not want “losers” on any Republican ticket.
      Karl Rove spent many millions in recent elections and had little success in winning Congressional seats, none in recent presidential elections, yet these characters are well-connected to the political money machine and usually find lucrative jobs as consultants.
    I’ve been telling people for years that Ross Perot is just another vengeful liberal. He endorsed liberal Democrat Ann Richards for governor of Texas in 1994.
    A border solution with teeth – plenty of teeth: Back on 5-21-06 columnist Joe Kovacs on said we should take alligators out of Florida and put them on the U.S. border to stop illegal aliens from entering the USA. That could be just the “mean-spirited” solution we need for a vexing problem.
    Morgan and Morgan: For the Democrats.
    Barack Obama claimed a couple of years back that the U.S. has some 70,000 structurally deficient bridges. Why not dump foreign aid and spend the money here?

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