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  • Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:00:00 +0000: Eastman officials celebrate Georgia Cities Week - The Dodge County News
    City of Eastman officials announced the city will be celebrating “Georgia Cities Week” April 19-25. The city will be holding a variety of events throughout the week, including: A Mock Council Meeting, “Business after Dark”, A Downtown Visioning Session and Downtown Story Telling. The theme of this year’s Georgia Cities Week is “Destination Downtown,” showing the importance of a central gathering place for people and communities.

    This is the 16th year Georgia Cities Week has been celebrated in the state and the second year the City of Eastman has participated.

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  • Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:00:00 +0000: Grand marshals chosen for Pondtown parade - The Dodge County News
    By Jonathan Sheffield
    Spring is finally here and with it comes the 2015 Pondtown Festival on Saturday, April 18. As tradition stands, the grand marshals for the Pondtown Festival Parade have been selected from many outstanding citizens of Rhine.

    The 2015 Pondtown Festival Parade Grand Marshals are Cleve and Marvalene Jones.

    The Jones’s are, “very excited and honored to be chosen as the Grand Marshals.”

    They have lived in Rhine since marriage, in 1960. Mr. Jones is retired from fifty years of service at Oxford Construction, where he served as a contractor and supervisor. He was also a member of the Rhine City Council. Mrs. Jones is retired from thirty years of service at Ithaca Sewing; she has also worked as a caregiver.

    They enjoy babysitting their grandchildren, maintaining their yard and attending church at Rhine Baptist Church. They are active members of the church with Mr. Jones serving as a member of the choir as well as teaching the adult Sunday school class. Mrs. Jones taught the children’s six to eight year old class for over thirty years.

    She currently serves as a member of the Woman’s Missionary Union and as secretary for ladies Sunday school.

    The Jones’s have two sons, Duane and Steve, as well as three grandchildren.
  • Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:33:10 +0000: William Robert Kelly - The Dodge County News
    Age: 94

    Died: Tuesday, April 14, 2015

    Arrangements: Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home, Inc. of Eastman has charge of arrangements.
  • Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:01:00 +0000: The three losers - The Dodge County News
    Have you ever seen such terrible officiating as we had in the NCAA championship game? You’d think a big game would have big-time officials.
    The three losers who called the title game were Pat Driscoll, Joe DeRosa and Michael Stephens.
    We could use compressed natural gas, plentiful and cheap in the USA, and be rid of foreign oil forever, says former Shell Oil CEO John Hofmeister.
    Bumper sticker of the day: YOUR WALLET: The only place Democrats want to drill.
    Remember when establishment Republicans claimed Gerald Ford could beat Jimmy Carter, but Ronald Reagan could not? Rockefeller-Ford-Bush Republicans fought against Ronald Reagan’s ascendancy to the top. They now control the party and fight against any upcoming Reagan conservatives. Look at their attacks on Ted Cruz. George Will pretends to be a conservative while trashing Ted Cruz. Will claimed Ronald Reagan was unelectable in the early to mid-1970s. He would rather you not know this.
    “Charbucks” coffee, Laura Ingraham calls it. “It tastes burned,” she says. I agree. I prefer Dunkin Donuts - smooth coffee. You can buy it at reasonable prices at big warehouse discounters. Sometimes I see it at a Hallmark discount store in downtown Lawrenceville, Georgia. I never go to Starbucks.
    How the Demoleft wins elections: “They know how to get every sub-set of the electorate that thinks they can’t survive without the federal government giving them stuff out to the polls.”
    Bernard Goldberg 10-19-14
    I’d like to read this book, an e-book: The Idiot Vote: The Democrats’ Core Constituency by Harry Stein ($3.95 on Amazon).
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  • Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:00:00 +0000: Dodge County High School golf teams play multiple matches - The Dodge County News
    The Dodge County High School (DCHS) golf teams played in two matches last week. The Indians traveled to Swainsboro on Tuesday, April 7 to face Swainsboro, ECI and Metter. Swainsboro won the boys’ match up 172 to Dodge 180, ECI 182 and Metter 193. Low scores for Dodge County were Michael Clardy, 41; Cody Moore, 44; Austin Hussey, 45; Brandon Randall, 50; Justin Roland, 50; and Noah Brack, 50.
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