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Special Report – Roundabout planned for Griffin St. and Legion Dr. – Why the secrecy?

January 20, 2015 By: Jimmy Joines The Eastman City Council is forging ahead with plans to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Griffin St. and Legion Dr. Without a doubt, something needs to be done to alleviate problems at this treacherous intersection. Numerous accidents occur there every year , some with serious injuries. The Ga Department […]

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Charles Williams Named Interim President

Charles Williams head shotThe Board of Directors of the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce and the Dodge County-Eastman Development Authority are pleased to announce the hiring of Charles Williams as Interim President and CEO.

“We are excited to have Charles on our team and are looking forward to working with him to grow Dodge County,” said Stephanie Burton, Chairman of the Chamber Board of Directors.

“There are numerous economic development opportunities out…

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Have we Backed Ourselves into a Corner?


An Editorial By: Ronald Edward Daniels, J.D.

An old Looney Tunes cartoon features Daffy and Bugs bickering over whether it is rabbit or duck season as Elmer Fudd watches whilst preparing his gun. But there is no argument when we all start getting letters in the mail showing our earnings from the last year. Tax season is upon us. Many of us anxiously open these letters from…

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    Car Crashes into Police Cruiser, then Building

    January 27, 2015 By: Jimmy Joines On Monday night, January 26, a two car accident involving an Eastman Police Cruiser, ended up crashing through a block wall at Pretty Paws Animal Groomers. The Police car, driven by Assistant Chief Ronnie Drake, appears to have been stopped at the stop sign on Norman Ave, when another […]

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    Martin Luther King Jr Parade Video

    Participants from several counties surrounding Dodge, came to Eastman Monday to participate in the annual MLK Day Parade. We hope you enjoy the video.

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    Dodge Jailer Arrested for Sexual Assault on an Inmate

    January 22, 2014 By: Jimmy Joines A Jailer at the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department has been arrested and charged with Sexual Assault by an employee or agent of a law enforcement agency by engaging in sexual contact with such other individual who is being detained by or is in the custody of any law enforcement agency. Records […]

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    DCMS Spelling Bee

      The Dodge County Middle School Spelling Bee was held on January 21, 2015.  Competitions had been held previously throughout the school to narrow down the competitors. The top three spellers from each grade level participated at this level of the competition.  Representing the 8th grade were Dylan Jones, Taylor Parkerson and Dylan Sanchez.  Seventh […]

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    McCranies Provide Lions Club Program

    McCranies Provide Lions Club Program County Commission Chairman, Dan McCranie presented a program on the new Dodge County 2015 Budget and road projects around the county including the new Eastman By Pass and the four lane project of Hwy 23 from Eastman to Cochran. Mr. William McCranie, a recent graduate of Valdosta State University, also presented […]

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    Overturned School Bus Accident

    January 21, 2015 By: Jimmy Joines Shortly before 8:00 am this morning, a Dodge County School bus was involved in an accident and overturned.  The wreck was at Highway 341 and the Hawkinsville Road intersection. No children were on the bus at the time of the accident. The bus collided with a pickup truck in […]

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