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  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:57:01 +0000: Legals 04-25-2018 - The Dodge County News
    1006
    CORPORATIONS/BUSINESS
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    APPLICATION TO REGISTER A BUSINESS TO BE CONDUCTED UNDER A TRADE NAME
    STATE OF GEORGIA
    COUNTY OF DODGE
    The undersigned hereby certifies that they are conducting a business in the City of Eastman, County of Dodge, State of Georgia, under the name IV CARE OPTIONS and that the nature of the business is HOME INFUSION SERVICES and that said business is composed of the following: I. V. CARE OF MIDDLE GEORGIA, INC., 718 Medical Center Drive, Eastman, GA 31023.
    This Affidavit is made in compliance with Georgia Code Annotated Title 10 Chapter 1, Section 490.
    This 17th day of April, 2018.
    s/FREDDIE DWOZAN,
    CEO of I.V. Care of
    Middle Georgia, Inc.

    1007
    DEBTORS AND CREDITORS
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    NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS
    STATE OF GEORGIA
    COUNTY OF DODGE
    All creditors of the Estate of SEAB TYRUS JONES, late of Dodge County, 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 20th day of April, 2018.
    MICHAEL T. JONES,
    Executor of SEAB TYRUS JONES, deceased
    JULIAN B. SMITH, JR. (BUTCH)
    Jones & Smith, PC
    P.O. Box 296
    Metter, Georgia 30439
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    NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS
    All creditors of the Estate of ELOISE JOHNSON SMITH, 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.
    DR. MARTHA SMITH
    66 Jay Bird Springs Rd.
    Chauncey, GA 31011
    c/o:
    RITA J. LLOP
    Attorney at Law
    Rita J. Llop, P. C.
    5007 9th Avenue, N.E.
    Eastman, Georgia 31023
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    NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS
    STATE OF GEORGIA DODGE COUNTY
    IN RE: ESTATE OF KENNETH PRESTON BAGGETT
    ESTATE NO. P-18-9128
    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all persons having demands against KENNETH PRESTON BAGGETT (Deceased person), late of said County, Deceased, to present them to me, properly made out within the time prescribed by law, so as to show their character and amount; and all persons indebted to said deceased are required to make immediate payment to me.
    This 10th day of April, 2018.
    JOANNE STUDSTILL BAGGETT
    Executor
    c/o CHRISTOPHER E. KLEIN
    KLEIN LAW GROUP, LLC
    15 Lake Street, Suite 210
    Savannah, GA 31411
    Phone Number: 912-598-1771
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    NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS
    GEORGIA, DODGE COUNTY
    All creditors of the Estate of ALBERT MURRAY, 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 3rd day of April, 2018.
    BELINDA FLOWERS
    56 Heather Lane
    Eastman, Georgia 31023
    Executrix of the Last Will and Testament of ALBERT MURRAY, Deceased
    Probate Court, Dodge County
    P.O. Box 514
    Eastman, Georgia 31023
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    NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS
    All creditors of the Estate of CAROLYN H. PEEDE, 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 the 29th day of March, 2018.
    LINDA H. MILLS, Executor of the Estate of CAROLYN H. PEEDE
    CANNON LAW FIRM, LLC
    Attorneys for said Estate
    P. O. Box 55270
    McRae, GA 31055
    Phone: 229-868-6065
    Facsimile: 229-868-6063

    1010
    FAMILY, CHILDREN, YOUTH
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    IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF DODGE COUNTY
    STATE OF GEORGIA
    IN THE MATTER OF:
    J.T., DOB: 10/13/2004
    A.G., DOB: 11/07/2006
    Z.G., DOB: 05/08/2015
    Minor Children
    CASE NO. 04518-J-3254
    SUMMONS AND PROCESS
    FOR PETITION TO TERMINATE PARENTAL RIGHTS
    TO: BERNARDO TOBIAS, FREDRICK HERMAN HOLTON, AND ANY OTHER UNKNOWN OTHERS CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE MINOR CHILDREN NAMED ABOVE, GUARDIAN, AND STEVE HARRISON / ATTORNEY-GUARDIAN AD LITEM
    By Order for Service by Publication dated FEBRUARY 27, 2018 you are required to appear before the Juvenile Court of Dodge County, Georgia to answer the allegations of a Petition to Terminate Parental Rights filed on MARCH 5, 2018, by the Dodge County Department of Family and Children Services.
    You may obtain a free copy of the petition directly or by mail from the clerk of said court.
    The general nature of the allegations are that the child is a dependent child and the dependent state is likely to continue and cause serious physical, mental, emotional, or moral harm to the child unless the rights of the parents are terminated. THE COURT HEARING OF YOUR CASE HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR MAY 3, 2018, AT 10:00 A.M., AT THE DODGE COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN EASTMAN, GEORGIA.
    The court at trial can enter a judgment ending your rights to the child if you fail to appear and show cause why your parental rights should not be terminated.
    A biological father may lose all rights to the child and not be entitled to object to the termination of his rights unless, within 30 days of receipt of this notice, he files: (1) a petition to legitimate the child; and (2) a notice of the filing of the petition to legitimate with the Juvenile Court of DODGE COUNTY, Georgia.
    A party has the right to an attorney in this proceeding. If you are unable to hire an attorney, the Court will appoint one for you if you are an indigent person.
    If you have any questions concerning this notice of summons, contact the clerk’s office at 478-374-2871.
    WITNESS the Honorable Dennis Mullis, Judge of said court, this the 7th day of MARCH, 2018.
    RHETT WALKER
    (Deputy) Clerk of Juvenile Court
    Dodge County, Georgia

    1011
    FORECLOSURES
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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 CHRISTOPHER JAMES MULLIS AND DONNA J. BARCLAY to COLONY BANK dated November 6, 2015, recorded in Deed Book 798, Page 296, Dodge County, Georgia Records, conveying the after-described property to secure a Note in the total amount of EIGHTY FIVE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED FIVE Dollars and 00/100 ($85,405.00) 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 May, 2018 the following described property:
    ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 2.76 ACRES WITH IMPROVEMENTS LOCATED THEREON, IN LAND LOT 74 OF THE 15TH LAND DISTRICT OF DODGE COUNTY, GEORGIA AND SHOWN ON A PLAT OF SURVEY PREPARED BY T. JERRY PEACOCK SR., REGISTERED SURVEYOR, DATED OCTOBER 3, 2014, APPEARING OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 39, PAGE 217, IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT OF DODGE COUNTY, GEORGIA. SAID PLAT AND THE RECORD THEREOF BEING INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE HEREIN IN AID OF THIS DESCRIPTION. SAID TRACT IS A PORTION OF THAT LAND CONVEYED BY IDA PEARL CROSBY AND HENRY D. CROSBY TO JAMES H. MULLIS AND VERA E. MULLIS BY DEED DATED AUGUST 29, 1983, APPEARING OF RECORD IN DEED BOOK 177, PAGE 625 IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE SUPERIOR COURT OF DODGE COUNTY, GEORGIA.
    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 CHRISTOPHER JAMES MULLIS AND DONNA J. BARCLAY 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 28th day of March, 2018.
    COLONY BANK
    AS ATTORNEY IN FACT FOR
    CHRISTOPHER JAMES MULLIS AND DONNA J. BARCLAY
    DAVID M. WOLFSON, P. C.
    Attorney at Law
    1010 Williams Street
    Valdosta, GA 31601
    (229) 257-0080
    State Bar No. 773395

    1012
    FORFEITURE/ SEIZURE
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    IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF DODGE COUNTY
    STATE OF GEORGIA
    DODGE INVESTMENTS, INC. F/K/A SS&M REALTY, INC.
    Plaintiff:
    vs.
    ALL HEIRS OR BENEFICIARIES OF BESSIE B. COFFEE, DECEASED, AND ALL PERSONS UNKNOWN WHO CLAIM OR MIGHT CLAIM ADVERSELY TO PLAINTIFF’S TITLE TO REAL PROPERTY, LOCATED IN DODGE COUNTY, GEORGIA, IN THE CITY OF EASTMAN AND MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AND SHOWN ON A PLAT OF SURVEY FOUND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8 AT PAGE 213 IN THE DEED RECORDS OF DODGE COUNTY, GEORGIA
    DEFENDANTS
    CIVIL ACTION FILE NO.:
    18V-8330
    NOTICE OF SUMMONS
    TO: ALL HEIRS OR BENEFICIARIES OF BESSIE B. COFFEE and all persons unknown who claim an interest in Plaintiff’s title to real property, located in Dodge County, Georgia, in the City of Eastman as shown on a Plat of Survey found recorded in Plat Book 8 at Page 213 in the Deed Records of Dodge County, Georgia.
    You are hereby notified that the above-styled action seeking to establish Plaintiff Dodge Investments Inc.’s title to the above-described property located in Dodge County, Georgia, and to have all clouds to its title to said land removed was filed in the Superior Court of Dodge County, Georgia, on April 6, 2018.
    You are further notified that by reason of an Order for Service of Summons
    by Publication entered by the Court on April 6, 2018, you are commanded to be and appear at the Dodge County Superior Court within 30 days of the date of the Order for Service by Publication.
    Witness the Honorable C. Michael Johnson.
    This the 6th day of April, 2018.
    s/Rhett A. Walker
    The Honorable Rhett A. Walker
    Clerk of Dodge Superior Court

    1018
    PROBATE NOTICES
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    IN THE PROBATE COURT
    COUNTY OF DODGE
    STATE OF GEORGIA
    IN RE: ESTATE OF AMANDA WILKINSON LOWERY, DECEASED
    ESTATE NO. P-17-9040
    PETITION FOR LETTERS
    OF ADMINISTRATION
    NOTICE
    TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
    WILLIAM DUSTY LOWERY has petitioned to be appointed Administrator of the Estate of AMANDA WILKINSON LOWERY deceased, of said County. (The 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 May 29, 2018.
    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 no objections are filed, the Petition may be granted without a hearing.
    AL MCCRANIE
    Probate Judge
    By: ASHLEY W. BURCH
    Probate Clerk/Deputy Clerk
    Probate Court of Dodge County
    Dodge County Courthouse
    5401 Anson Avenue #100
    Eastman, GA 31023
    478-374-3775
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    IN THE PROBATE COURT OF DODGE COUNTY
    STATE OF GEORGIA
    IN RE: ESTATE OF
    THOMAS GENE WATSON,
    DECEASED
    ESTATE NO. P-17-9092
    PETITION FOR LETTERS
    OF ADMINISTRATION
    NOTICE
    TO: WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
    TOMMIE GENE WATSON, has petitioned for TOMMIE GENE WATSON to be appointed Administrator of the Estate of THOMAS GENE WATSON, 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 the Petition must be in writing, setting forth the grounds of any such objections, and must be filed with the Court on or before May 18, 2018.
    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 scheduled at a later date. If no objections are filed, the Petition may be granted without a hearing.
    This 11th day of April, 2018.
    AL MCCRANIE
    JUDGE OF THE PROBATE COURT
    P.O. Box 514
    Eastman GA 31023
    478-374-3775
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    IN THE PROBATE COURT
    COUNTY OF DODGE
    STATE OF GEORGIA
    IN RE: ESTATE OF SHELTON CLAY BRANTLEY, DECEASED
    ESTATE NO. P-18-9133
    PETITION FOR LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION NOTICE
    NOTICE
    TO: ALL INTERESTED PARTIES:
    PAMELA C. BRANTLEY has petitioned to be appointed Administrator of the ESTATE of SHELTON CLAY BRANTLEY, deceased, of said County. The 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 MAY 9, 2018.
    BE NOTIFIED FURTHER: All pleadings/objections must be signed under oath before a notary public or before a probate court clerk, and filing fees must be tendered with your pleadings/objections, unless you qualify to file as an indigent party. Contact probate court personnel at the following address/telephone number 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.
    This 9th day of April, 2018
    AL MCCRANIE
    Judge, Dodge County Probate Court
    Probate Court of Dodge County
    5401 Anson Avenue
    Eastman, GA 31023
    478-374-3775
    Presented by:
    RITA J. LLOP, PC
    Attorney at Law
    5007 9th Avenue
    Eastman, GA 31023
    478-374-9500
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:55:31 +0000: Dodge County High School Tennis teams advance to Sweet Sixteen - The Dodge County News
    By Meredith Hutcheson
    The Dodge County High School girl’s tennis team competed against Harlem High School in the first round of the state playoffs on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The girls dominated Harlem, winning 5-0. Winners included first singles, Meredith Hutcheson, second singles, Mary Beth Dopson, third singles, Jessie Thomas, first doubles, Abby C. Manning and Abbey M. Manning and second doubles, Precious Coleman and Mattie Grace Hutcheson. The girls are scheduled to play Berrien County High School on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Nashville at 2:00 p.m.
    The boy’s team competed against Johnson-Augusta on Thursday, April 19, 2018. The boys played a tough match, winning 4-1. Winners included first singles, Brock Woodard, third singles, Jason Peterson, first doubles, Christian Grauberger and John Barclay Jessup and second doubles, Ryan Clements and Orlanda Brown. The boys will play Early County High School on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 in Blakely at 10:00 a.m.
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:33:13 +0000: Lady Indians Soccer team win Region 3AA - The Dodge County News
    The Lady Indians Soccer team won the Region 3AA Championship on April 20, 2018 by beating Washington County at home in a 4-0 win to end the regular season.
    The Lady Indians will play Screven County in Sylvania in their first playoff game on April 26, 2018.
    Come out and support our Lady Indians!
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:32:16 +0000: Simmons named player of the week - The Dodge County News
    By Russ Ragan
    For the second time this season, former Dodge High Lady Indian Margaret Simmons has been named Southern States Athletic Conference player of the week.
    Her week started in grand fashion, as she hit her ninth homer of the year. She hit a fourth inning grand slam in the Lady Knights’ 8-3 win over Brewton Parker. In game two, Simmons went two for three, and she scored the game’s only run in a 1-0 win. She stole two bases, as well.
    Friday, the Lady Knights hosted Martin Methodist out of Tennessee. Simmons went one for four in the first game, but it was huge as her tenth homerun was a two-run walkoff in the seventh for a 5-4 win.
    Simmons would have a big game two. She hit her 11th homer of the year, a three-run shot in the second in an 8-3 win. She added a pair of singles, and she scored three runs in the game.
    For the season, she is hitting .391 with 12 doubles, two triples, 11 homers and 27 RBIs. She also has a slugging percentage of .696.
    Simmons also won player of the week honors in week two of the season.
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:30:57 +0000: Dodge County Indians win 3AA Region championship - The Dodge County News
    By Jessie Pruett
    On April 17, 2018, the Dodge County Indians hosted Bleckley County.
    Tyler Pruett was the starting pitcher and had his longest outing of the year, pitching nine innings, allowing one run on five hits walking two and striking out nine.
    Offensively for the Indians, Gary Pittman was two for four; Tyler Pruett was one for three; Chandler Davis went one for four; Kaden Burse was one for four; Daniel Coleman was one for four; Chip Burch had a run batted in (RBI) and Andrew Lowery came through with a walk off hit in the bottom of the ninth.
    The Indians won 2-1 in nine innings.
    On April 20, 2018, The Indians traveled to Dublin to take on the Irish.
    Gary Pittman got the start on the mound throwing a five-inning no-hitter, walking one and striking out six.
    At the plate for the Indians, Ethan Rice was four for four with three RBIs; Chandler Davis was three for four with two RBIs; Chip Burch was two for four with a double and two RBIs; Tyler Pruett went two for four with an RBI; Parker Dixon was one for two RBIs; Gary Pittman was one for three; Kaden Burse went one for three with an RBI and Daniel Coleman and Parker Gay each added RBIs. Dodge County won 14-0 in five innings.
    The Indians finished the regular season 23-4 on the season and 12-0 in region play.
    Dodge County will host Jefferson County in the first round of the GHSA state playoffs on Thursday, April 26, 2018.
    Thursday will be a double header starting at 4:00 p.m. and the third game, if needed, will be Friday, April 27, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
    Come out and support your Indians as they start the playoffs, but if you can’t make it to the games, tune in to WOLF radio to catch the play-by-play.

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