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CONDEMNATIONS

GPN 04
NOTICE OF SEIZURE OF
PERSONAL PROPERTY VALUED AT LESS THAN $25,000.00
Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 9-16-1, ET SEQ, any party claiming an interest in the following property is hereby notified that on APRIL 18, 2019, said property was seized by the undersigned agency in Dodge County, Georgia:
THREE HUNDRED NINETY-NINE DOLLARS ($399.00) IN UNITED STATES CURRENCY, 2001 CADILLAC DEVILLE (VIN: 1G6KD54Y21U200417), SYLVANIA TELEVISION, LG TELEVISION, PLAYSTATION 4 (2 GAMES, 2 CONROLLERS)
You are further notified that you may file a claim within (30) days of the second publication of this notice of seizure by sending a claim complying with the requirements of O.C.G.A. § 9-16-11(c), to the seizing law enforcement agency and to the district attorney by certified mail, return receipt requested.
This 6th day of MAY, 2019.
NICOLAS PARKERSON
Assistant District Attorney
Oconee Judicial Circuit
P.O. Box 1027
5401 Anson Avenue, Room 200
Eastman, GA 31023
Seizing Agency:
TREY WILLIAMS
Oconee Drug Task Force
327 Pearl Bates Avenue
Eastman, Georgia 31023

1006
CORPORATIONS and BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS

GPN 06
NOTICE O
INCORPORATION
Notice is given that article of incorporation that will incorporate DUKE & ROC ELLIS TRUCKING, INC. have been delivered to the Secretary of State for filing in accordance with the GEORGIA BUSINESS CORPORATION CODE. The initial registered office of the corporation is located at 56 PINE ACRES LN; MILAN, GA 31060 and its initial registered agent at such address is GEORGE ELLIS, JR.

1007
DEBTORS AND CREDITORS

GPN 07
NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS
STATE OF GEORGIA
COUNTY OF DODGE
IN RE: ESTATE OF DAVID E. STUDSTILL, SR.
All creditors of the Estate of DAVID E. STUDSTILL, SR., are hereby notified to render in their demands to the undersigned in accordance with the law, and all persons indebted to said Estate are required to make immediate payment to us.
This the 26th day of April, 2019.
DAVID E. STUDSTILL, JR. and MARK G. STUDSTILL, Co-Executors of the
Estate of DAVID E.
STUDSTILL, SR. Deceased
DAVID E. STUDSTILL, JR.
195 Woodfield Court
McDonough, GA 30253
MARK G. STUDSTILL
6263 Creekview Dr.
Eastman, GA 31023

GPN 07
NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS
All creditors of the Estate of JOHN T. WOODARD, SR., 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 2nd day of May, 2019
Estate of JOHN T. WOODARD, SR.
CONDRA ROBINSON,
Co-Executor
JOHN T. WOODARD, JR.,
Co-Executor
DANIEL WOODARD,
Co-Executor
CHERYL WALKER,
Co-Executor
4115 Dublin Hwy.
Eastman, GA 31023
MARGARET GREER EVANS
Attorney at Law
State Bar No. 488189
478-272-2885

GPN 07
NOTICE TO DEBTORS AND CREDITORS
STATE OF GEORGIA
COUNTY OF DODGE
IN RE: ESTATE OF JACKSON M. SMITH, DECEASED
All creditors of the Estate of said deceased, late of Dodge County, are hereby notified to render their demands to the undersigned according to law, and all persons indebted to said Estate are required to make immediate payment to the undersigned.
WILLIAM M. SMITH
Executor
356 DISTRICT LINE ROAD
CORDELE, GEORGIA 31015

1011
FORECLOSURES

GPN 11
NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER
GEORGIA, DODGE COUNTY
THIS IS AN ATTEMPT 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 BRYAN ALAN ASBELL, JR to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR R.H. LENDING, INC., its successors and assigns, dated December 17, 2010, recorded in Deed Book 672, Page 5, DODGE County, Georgia Records and as modified by that certain Loan Modification Agreement recorded in Deed Book 754, Page 213, DODGE County, Georgia Records, as last transferred to Freedom Mortgage Corporation by assignment recorded in Deed Book 827, Page 49, DODGE County, Georgia Records, conveying the after-described property to secure a Note in the original principal amount of NINETY-FOUR THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED FORTY-ONE AND 0/100 DOLLARS ($94,541.00), 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, or at such place as may be lawfully designated as an alternative, within the legal hours of sale on the FIRST TUESDAY IN JUNE, 2019, the following described property:
SEE EXHIBIT “A” ATTACHED HERETO AND MADE A PART HEREOF
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 the Security Deed and by law, including attorney’s fees (notice of intent to collect attorney’s 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.
FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION is the holder of the Security Deed to the property in accordance with OCGA § 44-14-162.2.
The entity that has full authority to negotiate, amend, and modify all terms of the mortgage with the debtor is: FREEDOM MORTGAGE, 10500 KINKAID DR. STE. 300, FISHERS, IN 46037, 855-690-5900.
TO THE BEST KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF OF THE UNDERSIGNED, THE PARTY IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY IS BRYAN ALAN ASBELL, JR OR A TENANT OR TENANTS AND SAID PROPERTY IS MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS 265 NOBLES ROAD, CHESTER, GEORGIA 31012.
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.
FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION
as Attorney in Fact for
BRYAN ALAN ASBELL, JR
MCCALLA RAYMER LEIBERT PIERCE, LLC
1544 Old Alabama Road
Roswell, Georgia 30076
www.foreclosurehotline.net

EXHIBIT “A”
ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN LAND LOT 72, 19TH LAND DISTRICT, DODGE COUNTY, GEORGIA, CONTAINING 6.57 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED ON THAT CERTAIN PLAT OF SURVEY PREPARED BY GRADY BONEY, REGISTERED LAND SURVEYOR, DATED MAY 25, 2005, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 35, PAGE 41, DODGE COUNTY RECORDS. THE COURSES AND DISTANCES OF SAID PLAT ARE INCORPORATED HEREIN FOR A MORE ACCURATE DESCRIPTION BY REFERENCE.
SAID PROPERTY IS IMPROVED WITH A 2010 CLAYTON MANUFACTURED HOME BEARING THE VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS WHC017952GAA AND WHC017952GA B, WHICH IS PERMANENTLY AFFIXED HERETO.
MR/ved 6/4/19
Our file no. 5462116 - FT17

GPN 11
NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER
DODGE COUNTY
Pursuant to the Power of Sale contained in a Security Deed given by PRINCE A. DAWSON AND ANNIE DAWSON TO MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR WR STARKEY MORTGAGE, LLP dated 4/4/2008 and recorded in Deed Book 603 Page 196 and modified at Deed Book 765 Page 41 and further modified at Book 842 Page 114 Dodge County, Georgia records; as last transferred to or acquired by JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, conveying the after-described property to secure a Note in the original principal amount of $75,711.00, with interest at the rate specified therein, there will be sold by the undersigned at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the Courthouse door of DODGE County, Georgia (or such other area as designated by Order of the Superior Court of said county), within the legal hours of sale on JUNE 4, 2019 (being the first Tuesday of said month unless said date falls on a Federal Holiday, in which case being the first Wednesday of said month), the following described property:
ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN LAND LOT NUMBER 292 IN THE 16TH LAND DISTRICT OF DODGE COUNTY, GEORGIA, IN THE CITY OF EASTMAN, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE BEGINNING POINT IS THE POINT OF INTERSECTION OF THE NORTHWESTERN RIGHT-OF-WAY OF WILLIAMS DRIVE WITH THE NORTHEASTERN RIGHT-OF-WAY OF SHELDON STREET; AND FROM SAID BEGINNING POINT AS THUS ESTABLISHED RUNNING THENCE NORTH 45 DEGREES 03 MINUTES EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 257.00 FEET, RUNNING THENCE NORTH 44 DEGREES 02 MINUTES WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 128.00 FEET, RUNNING THENCE SOUTH 45 DEGREES 17 MINUTES WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 257.00 FEET, RUNNING THENCE SOUTH 45 DEGREES 19 MINUTES EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 128.00 FEET TO BEGINNING POINT; SAID TRACT BEING RECTANGULAR IN SHAPE, FRONTING 257.00 FEET ON SAID NORTHWESTERN RIGHT-OF-WAY OF WILLIAMS DRIVE AND FRONTING 128.00 FEET ON SAID NORTHEASTERN RIGHT-OF-WAY OF SHELDON STREET.
THIS IS THE SAME PROPERTY AS DESCRIBED IN THAT CERTAIN WARRANTY DEED DATED AUGUST 20, 2004, FROM DEBRA Y. PROFFITT TO SAMUEL F. TRAVIS AS FOUND RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 484 AT PAGES 83-84 IN THE DEED RECORDS OF DODGE COUNTY, GEORGIA.
SUBJECT TO EXISTING EASEMENTS FOR PUBLIC ROADS AND UTILITIES.
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 the Security Deed and by law, including attorney’s fees (notice of intent to collect attorney’s fees having been given).
Said property is commonly known as 5909 WILLIAMS DRIVE, EASTMAN, GA 31023 together with all fixtures and personal property attached to and constituting a part of said property, if any.
To the best knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the party (or parties) in possession of the subject property is (are): PRINCE A. DAWSON AND ESTATE AND/OR HEIRS OF ANNIE DAWSON or tenant or tenants.
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA is the entity or individual designated who shall have full authority to negotiate, amend and modify all terms of the mortgage.
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NA
HOMEOWNER’S
ASSISTANCE DEPARTMENT
3415 VISION DRIVE
COLUMBUS, OHIO 43219
1-866-550-5705
Note, however, that such entity or individual is not required by law to negotiate, amend or modify the terms of the loan.
Said property will be sold subject to: (a) any outstanding ad valorem taxes (including taxes which are a lien, but not yet due and payable), (b) unpaid water or sewage bills that constitute a lien against the property whether due and payable or not yet due and payable and which may not be of record, (c) the right of redemption of any taxing authority, (d) any matters which might be disclosed by an accurate survey and inspection of the property, and (e) any assessments, liens, encumbrances, zoning ordinances, restrictions, covenants, and matters of record superior to the Security Deed first set out above.
The sale will be conducted subject to (1) confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code; and (2) final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Security Deed. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. Section 9-13-172.1, which allows for certain procedures regarding the rescission of judicial and non-judicial sales in the State of Georgia, the Deed Under Power and other foreclosure documents may not be provided until final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan as provided immediately above.
JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association
as agent and Attorney in Fact for
Prince A. Dawson and
Annie Dawson
Aldridge Pite, LLP
15 Piedmont Center
3575 Piedmont Road, N.E., Suite 500
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
404-994-7637
1031-2152A
THIS LAW FIRM MAY BE ACTING AS A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. 1031-2152A0

GPN 11
STATE OF GEORGIA
DODGE COUNTY
NOTICE OF SALE UNDER POWER
By virtue of the power of sale contained in that certain Deed to Secure Debt from KATHERINE Y. LEWIS to UNITED 1st FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, dated March 29, 2007, and recorded in Book 571, Pages 49-55, DODGE County, Georgia, Records, said Deed to Secured Debt having been given to secure a Note dated March 29, 2007 in the original principal sum of TWENTY-SEVEN THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS ($27,800.00) with interest from date at the rate stated in said Note on the unpaid balance until paid, there will be sold by the undersigned at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the Courthouse door at DODGE County, Georgia, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., on June 4, 2019, the property located at 59 GILBERT DRIVE, EASTMAN, GA 31023, more fully described in Exhibit “A” attached hereto and incorporated here by reference.
The debt secured by said Deed to Secure Debt has been and is hereby declared due because of, among other possible events of default, non-payment of the monthly installment on said loan. The debt remaining in default, this sale will be made for the purpose of paying the same and all expenses of this sale, including attorney’s fees.
Said property will be sold as the property of KATHERINE Y. LEWIS, subject to the outstanding ad valorem taxes and/or assessments, if any, and all easements and restrictions of record, if any, having priority over this Deed to Secure Debt.
UNITED 1st FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION
As Attorney-in-Fact for
KATHERINE Y. LEWIS
D. TYLER VAN LEUVEN
GA State Bar No. 142073
P.O. Box 3637
Tallahassee, Florida 32315-4128
850-388-0500
Attorney for
UNITED 1st FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION

Exhibit A
ALL THAT TRACT OR PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN LAND LOT NO. 262 IN THE 16TH LAND DISTRICT OF DODGE COUNTY, GEORGIA, CONTAINING 2.2 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, AND BEING ALL OF BLOCK “I” AS SHOWN ON A PLAT ENTITLED “PROPERTY” OF J.W. JARRELL” OF A SURVEY PREPARED BY CAREY E. TREADWELL ON OCTOBER 2, 1969, AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF CLERK OF DODGE SUPERIOR COURT IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 266, AND BY REFERENCE INCORPORATED HEREIN AND BEING BOUNDED NOW OR FOMERLY ON THE NORTHWEST BY LANDS OF J.W. JARRELL ON THE NORTHEAST BY LANDS OF M.E. GILBERT, ON THE SOUTHEAST BY OLIVE ROAD AND ON THE SOUTHWEST BY GILBERT DRIVE, AND BEING THE SAME PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN A DEED FROM MRS. ERNESTINE LAWSON TO HARRIS MILLER WHICH IS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 129, PAGE 127, SAID CLERK’S OFFICE

1014
MISCELLANEOUS

GPN 14
NOTICE OF DETOUR
APPROVAL
P. I. 0013823 Dodge County
Notice is hereby given that the Georgia Department of Transportation has approved the use of and the routing of a detour for this project.
The date of detour approval is: April 26, 2019
THE PROJECT PROPOSES TO REPLACE THE EXISTING BRIDGE ON SR 165/CHAUNCEY-RHINE HWY OVER SUGAR CREEK IN DODGE COUNTY, LOCATED ONE-MILE SW OF CHAUNCEY, GA. THE PROPOSED PROJECT BEGINS APPROXIMATELY 925 FT SOUTH OF THE EXISTING BRIDGE AND EXTENDS NORTH 925 FT, FOR AN APPROXIMATELY LENGTH OF 1,850 FEET (0.4 MILES). PROPOSED IS A NEW 135-FT LONG BY 39.25-FT WIDE BRIDGE OVER SUGAR CREEK THAT WILL BE CONSTRUCTED AT THE EXIST LOCATION, REQUIRED HYDRAULIC ELEVATION, AND ROADWAY CENTERLINE. THIS PROJECT IS LOCATED 100% IN DODGE COUNTY.
THE IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDE TWO 12 FEET LANES WITH 6-FT SHOULDER ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BRIDGE. THE ROADWAY TYPICAL ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BRIDGE ARE TWO 12 FEET LANES WITH 10 FEET OVERALL SHOULDER THAT INCLUDES 4 FEET PAVED AND 6 FEET UNPAVED. THE PROJECT LENGTH IS ESTIMATED TO BE 0.4 MILES ALONG SR 165/CHAUNCEY-RHINE HWY.
During construction, an off-site detour will be used to route traffic from SR 165 to SR 117 during closure. The additional distance for the detour route is approximately six miles. The proposed detour will utilize US 341 and SR 117 in addition to SR 165/Chauncey-Rhine Highway.
Drawings or maps or plats of the proposed project, as approved, are on file and are available for public inspection at the Georgia Department of Transportation:
Daniel Smith
Area 2 – Area Engineer
2003 US Hwy 441 S
Dublin, GA 31021
(478) 275-6596

1015
NAME CHANGE

GPN 15
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF DODGE COUNTY
STATE OF GEORGIA
In Re: JORDAN TYLER CARR
And
JASMINE NICOLE CARR,
Minor child(ren)
Civil Action File No. 19V-8587
NOTICE OF PETITION TO CHANGE NAME
GEORGIA, DODGE COUNTY
Notice is hereby given that TERESA JONES, the undersigned, filed his Petition to the Superior Court of DODGE County, Georgia on the 8th day of April 2019, praying for a change in the name of minor child(ren) from JORDAN TYLER CARR to JORDAN TYLER JONES and from JASMINE NICOLE CARR to JASMINE NICOLE JONES.
Notice is hereby given pursuant to law to any interested or affected party to appear in said Court and to file objections to such name change. Objections must be filed with said Court within thirty (30) days of the filing of said Petition.
This 29th day of MARCH, 2019.
TERESA JONES
Petitioner prose

1018
PROBATE NOTICES

GPN 18
IN THE PROBATE COURT OF DODGE COUNTY
STATE OF GEORGIA
ESTATE NO. P-19-9203
IN RE: SANDRA GAIL JACKSON, DECEASED
NOTICE OF PETITION TO FILE FOR YEAR’S SUPPORT
The petition of DONALD W. JACKSON, SR. for a Year’s Support from the Estate of SANDRA GAIL JACKSON, Deceased, for Decedent’s surviving spouse, having been duly filed, all interested persons are hereby notified to show cause, if any they have, on or before June 10, 2019, 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 on or before the time stated in the preceding sentence. 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.
AL MCCRANIE
Judge of the Probate Court
By Ashley W. Burch
Clerk of the Probate Court
Probate Court, Dodge County
Eastman, GA 31023
Telephone: 478-374-3775
CANNON LAW FIRM, LLC
Attorney for DONALD W. JACKSON, SR.
P. O. Box 55270
McRae, GA 31055
229-868-6065

GPN 18
IN THE PROBATE COURT OF DODGE COUNTY
STATE OF GEORGIA
ESTATE NO. P-19-9204
IN RE: JIMMY WHITEHURST, DECEASEDNOTICE OF PETITION TO FILE FOR YEAR’S SUPPORT
The petition of DORIS WHITEHURST for a Year’s Support from the Estate of JIMMY WHITEHURST, Deceased, for Decedent’s surviving spouse, having been duly filed, all interested persons are hereby notified to show cause, if any they have, on or before June 10, 2019, 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 on or before the time stated in the preceding sentence. 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.
AL MCCRANIE
Judge of the Probate Court
By Ashley W. Burch
Clerk of the Probate CourProbate Court, Dodge County
Eastman, GA 31023
Telephone: 478-374-3775
CANNON LAW FIRM, LLC
Attorney for DORIS WHITEHURST
P. O. Box 55270
McRae, GA 31055
229-868-6065

GPN 18
PROBATE COURT OF DODGE COUNTY
STATE OF GEORGIA
IN RE: ESTATE OF KENNETH
HULAND RYKARD, Decease
ESTATE NO.:_________
PETITION TO LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION
NOTICE
GEORGIA, DODGE COUNTY
PROBATE COURT
TO: ALL INTERESTED PERSONS:
BRYON RYKARD has petitioned to be appointed Administrator of the Estate of KENNETH HULAND RYKARD, 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 June 19, 2019.
All pleadings/objections must be signed 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.
s/AL MCCRANIE,
Probate Judge
5401 Anson Avenue
Eastman, Georgia 31023
Telephone No.: 478-374-3775
JOSEPH I. MARCHANT, LLC
Attorney at Law
P O Box 4218
Eastman, GA 31023
Telephone No.: 478-374-1505
Facsimile No.: 478-374-1512
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Recreation department will host district tournament
The Dodge County Recreation Department was awarded the District 1, Class “C” 12 and under boys tournament last week.
The tournament will be held starting on Monday, June 10 through Friday, June 14 at the recreation department complex.
There will be 12 out of town teams coming to our town for this week of play.
Recreation director, Travis Niblett, had this to say about the big tournament “We have done quality tournaments in the past and the state has given us the responsibility of running this big tournament. It will be big for our town, our county and for businesses.”
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Coming into the season, I thought the National League East would be a four-team slugfest. So far things haven’t turned out that way. The Phillies, as advertised, have been pretty good lately as they went to 27-19 after Sunday’s win over the Rockies. The Braves, as I thought, are 25-22 but are only 2.5 games out of first place. Top to bottom, the Phillies are probably better than the Braves but we will have to see.
My big question is what in the world has happened to the Nationals? They were 19-26 going into Sunday night’s game against the Cubs. Their offense hasn’t been good and the bullpen has been suspect. I know losing Harper didn’t help but I can’t believe they are this bad. Some say that their time has passed but we will have to see. Then there are the Mets. They were swept by the Marlins, who are awful. Hey are just 20-25 and their big problem is he offense. They only scored six runs in the three games against Miami.
Could the East be a two-team race? Maybe, we will just have to see.
Now for the week of the Braves. They were 4-2 on the week but that wasn’t the big news of the week. Of course it was Austin Riley. As expected, he got his chance in left field as Ender Inciarte had a strained back muscle and landed on the injured list. Riley has been great with a pair of long homers and he came real close to a third.
The question now is, what to do when Inciarte is ready? I feel sure the league will adjust to Riley and he will have to adjust as well. He was 0-4 Sunday in the 3-2 loss to the Brewers. Time will tell but for now he has put a good bit of excitement in Atlanta.
Now for the part that makes all Braves fans hold their breath and that is the bullpen. They allowed eight runs in the final three innings on Friday as they nearly blew a 12-0 lead. Saturday, a late lead got away but a 10th inning homer by Freeman gave the Braves an extra innings win. Sunday, they lost in extra innings on a late homer despite an eighth inning homer by Freeman. They did let Venters go on Saturday. It is true that he was really struggling but so are others and changes are going to have to be made.
Now for some other news. Tuesday wasn’t a good night for the Hawks. They finished eighth in the lottery. To make matters worse, the pick they got from the Mavericks was tenth. Don’t be shocked at all if they make a trade on draft night.
In some college play, the Georgia women’s tennis team played for a national championship on Sunday against Stanford. The Lady Dogs came in ranked number one but things didn’t go well and they fell 4-0. The Lady Dog softball team and the baseball team are both still alive.
Okay, last week I said that pro wrestling fans would soon have an option to the right now mediocre WWE product. Starting this fall, though still not exactly sure of the date, AEW wrestling will start on the TNT network. Many of you fans know Cody Rhoades, Chris Jericho and the Young Backs. They will be featured and I wouldn’t be shocked if Dean Ambrose shows up there as well. I think the “wrestling wars” will return this fall!
Of course after my deadline, we have a Braves trade. It helps the bullpen but don’t get excited on the surface. The Braves have sent Jessie Biddle and the injured Vizcaino to Seattle for right-hander Anthony Swarzak and cash. To be honest, it looks like a “junk for junk” deal. Swarzak is injury prone and he is wild. He does get some strike outs so there is that. Vizcaino is out for the year and is a free agent at the end of the year. Biddle as we know is nothing special.
The Braves got cash to even out the contracts.
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Annual Kiwanis golf tournament is successful
The 27th Annual Eastman-Dodge Kiwanis Club Golf Tournament was held on May 4th, 2019 at Green Acres Golf Course.
Under near perfect weather conditions, teams from the middle Georgia area came to support the work for children done by the Kiwanis Club and to compete for prize money and bragging rights.
Winners in the first flight were: first place, Stuart Rogers and William Alexander; second place, Murray Ward and David Hilliard and third place, David Jones and Wyatt Jones.
Winners in the second flight were: first place, Aubrey Brown and Steve Moore; second place, Charles Roland and Jesse Whittle and third place, Lamar Coleman and R.C. Coleman. Winners for closest to the pin were Steve Moore on hole number three, Wyatt Jones on holes number six and 13 and Jeff Moss on hole number nine.
The Kiwanis Club wishes to thank the following individuals and companies for their support and participation as hole sponsors: Arconic, Bug House, Bohannon Auto Repair, Butcher Block, ChasMar Home and Garden, Chic King, Christian Life Center, Citizens Bank and Trust, Clay’s Automotive, Coleman Paint and Body, Colony Bank, Dairy Queen, Earl Rogers, CPA, Easter Seals, Eastman Drugs, Eastman Equipment Company, Eastman Fast Lube, Eastman Lion’s Club, Eastman Pediatrics, Eastman Insurance, Ethridge Plastics, Five Otters Olive Orchard, Global net, The Insurance Connection/Jill Johnson, Hartley Tire Service, Jackie’s Gun and Pawn, Lakeside Church, Legacy Flexible Packaging, Little Fork Lift Service, Martha Shelton Florist, Massengill Heating and Air, McDonald’s, Mondi, Ocmulgee Animal Care, Pruett Heating and Air, Rhine Drug’s, Rozar Alignment, Sawtooth Ranch/Zack and Debbie Mercer, Shorty’s Quick Stop and Used Cars, Attaway’s Sidetrack Cafe, Sonic, Stamps-Walker Agency/Clint Williams, Stokes and Southerland Funeral Home, Stuckey Timberland, The Floor Plan, Medical Center Prescription Shop, Tommy Thomas Realty, Goodman Auto Sales, Tripp’s Barber Shop, Village Pizza, Wayne’s Lawn and Equipment and Robert Kigans.


Indians place at state meet
Several Dodge County High School students competed in the state track meet.
Placing from Dodge were: Europe Brown, sixth place in high jump; Caleb Fluellen, fifth place in discus; Keldrick Beck, fifth place in high jump and Jadin Johnson, fourth place in shot put.
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Indians participate in Spring scrimmage under new head coach
By Joey Marchant
The Ken Cofer era of Dodge County High School Football began Friday, May 17 as the Indians traveled to Warner Robins for a spring football jamboree with the AAAAAA Houston County Bears and the AAAA Howard High Huskies.
Coach Cofer was hired on April 16. He has had only nine practices with his team without a full coaching staff. In that time, he has installed a new no huddle offense and an aggressive 3-4 defensive scheme. Both were on display Friday night. Expectations were tempered going in due to all of the recent changes.
The format called for Dodge to play two nine-minute periods against Houston and two nine-minute periods against Howard. There would also be a six-minute period against each team designed for younger players to see some action. Scores would not be kept during the six-minute periods.
Houston County won the toss and elected to go on offense. On the first play, Daylon Gordon blitzed from his linebacker position and dropped the running back for a one -yard loss. Houston County would fly down the field after that. A 27-yard run would move the ball to the Dodge 26-yard line. Three plays later, Houston had a 20-yard touchdown run called back on a holding penalty. With the Bears knocking on the door inside the five-yard line, the Dodge defense stiffened. Caleb Fluellen dropped the running back for a two-yard loss on second down. Daylon Gordon sacked the quarterback on third down. Houston would have to settle for a short field goal to take a 3-0 lead.
Dodge went on offense from its own 30-yard line. Rising sophomore Kade Harpe got the start at quarterback. Harpe handed off to Mikhail Carr on a sweep, but Carr slipped on the artificial turf just as it appeared he had the corner. Harpe completed a short pass to Timmy Johnson, but the play was called back for a holding penalty. Harpe then faked a handoff and rushed for a 46-yard gain down to the Houston 32-yard line. The Dodge offense then stalled and Mason Mangham came in to attempt a 46-yard field goal. The kick was on line, but it fell short of the cross bar.
Houston took over on its own 30-yard line. The Bears completed an eight-yard pass and had a two-yard run for a first down. A pass across the middle was batted away by Carr. On the next play, Dodge brought heavy pressure as Elijah Williams flushed the quarterback from the pocket where Javon McNeal grabbed him and slung him around. The big quarterback was able to keep his feet and get rid of the ball for an incomplete pass. Dodge chose not to blitz on third down, and the Bears completed a first down pass. The Bears would later complete another pass on the drive giving them a first down at the Dodge 34-yard line. Gordon then dropped the running back for a six-yard loss. A second down pass fell incomplete. Nathan Coley defended on a third down pass attempt to end the Houston threat.
Dodge went three plays and out on its next drive. Houston took over on its own 30-yard line and immediately connected for a 60-yard touchdown pass on a busted coverage by Dodge. The inside receiver ran a short out route, which was bit on by both the corner and the safety leaving the outside receiver running alone down the sideline for the easy catch and score. The extra point made it 10-0 Houston.
Dodge would again go three plays and out on its next possession, and Houston would take over on its own 30-yard line. After a nine-yard pass completion on first down, Gordon recovered a fumble on second down giving Dodge the ball at the Houston 36-yard line. Harpe went for it all on the next play, but he could not connect with Carr streaking down the sideline. Dodge lost three yards on the next play. Harpe hit Keldrick Beck for a seven-yard gain bringing up fourth down and six yards to go. Harpe was able to draw Houston off sides with a hard count leaving Dodge with fourth and one. Gordon took a direct snap from center and gained the 1 yard he needed for the first down. Dodge went back to the direct snap on the next play and Gordon broke to the outside for a 25-yard touchdown run. This play showed Gordon’s athleticism. There was confusion pre-snap about which way the tight ends should shift and post snap about whom they should block. This left Gordon alone to weave his way through three defenders on the way to the end zone. Mangham’s extra point was good to cut the Houston lead to 10-7.
Houston took possession on its own 30-yard line and completed a 34-yard pass for a first down in Dodge territory. Dodge was able to hold Houston without another first down as Jamal Mahan and Gordon applied heavy pressure to force the quarterback to throw incomplete on third down.
Dodge took over on its own 30-yard line with time ticking away. Gordon had runs of 22 yards and three yards to get the ball into Houston territory at the 45-yard line with time for one more play. Harpe heaved a pass toward the end zone on the final play, which was intercepted to end the scrimmage with Houston winning 10-7.
Dodge would now take on Howard High who won the toss and elected to go on defense first. Dodge took possession at its own 30-yard line. Dodge converted one first down on a nine-yard pass to Timmy Johnson. The Dodge offense quickly stalled.
Howard took over on its own 30-yard line. The Dodge Defense would have to adjust from the spread offense run by Houston County to the Wing T offense run by Howard. They would struggle to do so. Howard came down the field rather easily reaching the Dodge eight-yard line before the Dodge defense stiffened. Carr and Elijah Williams tackled the running back for a two-yard loss. Carr then chased down the running back after a three-yard gain on a sweep play. On third down, Kane Northcutt sacked the quarterback. Howard had to settle for a short field goal attempt, which hit the right upright leaving the game scoreless.
Dodge took over on its own 30-yard line. Jayleen Lemon rushed for three yards. Harpe rushed for nine yards and a first down. Lemon rushed for four yards. Harpe then hit Carr in stride with a 49-yard touchdown pass. Mangham added the extra point to give Dodge a 7-0 lead.
Howard went three and out on its next possession. Rising freshman Hunter Kirkley came in at quarterback for Dodge and scrambled for 12 yards and a first down, but the Dodge offense stalled.
Howard took over on its own 30-yard line. Howard rushed for nine yards on first down. On second and short, the Howard running back rushed up the middle for a 61-yard touchdown run breaking seven Dodge tackles along the way. Howard added the extra point to tie the score at 7-7.
Harpe came back in to run the Dodge offense, which took over at its own 30-yard line. Carr went in motion and took a handoff running left before cutting back down the right sideline for a 40-yard gain. After an incompletion, Harpe hit Beck with a short pass. A defender punched the ball into the air. Lemon recovered possession for Dodge and a Howard defender picked Lemon up and body slammed him earning a 15-yard personal foul penalty. The result of the play was Dodge having a first down at the Howard 20-yard line. After a screen pass to Gordon gained 4 yards, Gordon took a handoff running left, and with little running room, broke seven tackles spinning and juking his way to the end zone for a 16-yard touchdown run. Mangham added the extra point for a 14-7 Dodge lead.
Howard took over on its own 30-yard line and immediately rushed 70 yards for a touchdown. The extra point tied it at 14-14. Dodge went three and out on its next possession, and Howard had the ball with a chance to win the game. Howard drove down to the Dodge eight-yard line with less than a minute to play before fumbling the quarterback center exchange. Williams pounced on the fumble for Dodge.
Dodge took over on its own 30-yard line. Lemon rushed for five yards. A 15-yard penalty gave Dodge the ball at midfield with time for one play. Harpe heaved the ball down field toward Beck, but the pass was intercepted. As the defender attempted to navigate his way up the sideline, Colby Lee pushed him out of bounds at the Dodge 48-yard line to end the scrimmage with Howard in a 14-14 tie.
Dodge will have plenty to work on as they begin summer workouts and fall practice. However, the good definitely outweighed the bad this spring.
Dodge will open its season with a scrimmage on August 9 at Hawkinsville. The regular season schedule will kick off on August 23 with Dodge hosting AAAAAA Bradwell Institute.
Statistical leaders from the four varsity periods Friday night were as follows:
Passing: Kade Harpe was six for 15 for 69 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.
Rushing: Daylon Gordon had 13 carries for 75 yards and two touchdowns.
Kade Harpe had three carries for 55 yards.
Mikhail Carr had three carries for 43 yards.
Receiving: Mikhail Carr had one catch for 49 yards and a touchdown.
Keldrick Beck had three catches for seven yards .
Timmy Johnson had one catch for nine yards.
Daylon Gordon had one catch for four yards.
Defense: Daylon Gordon had seven tackles (five solo) including a sack and a fumble recovery.
Javon McNeal had six tackles (three solo).
Nathan Coley had six tackles (four solo).
Mikhail Carr had five tackles (four solo) and one pass deflected.
Elijah Williams had four tackles (two solo) and one fumble recovery.
Special teams: Mason Mangham was 0/1 on field goals and 3/3 on extra points.
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Reverend William Jackson “Jack”
Sheffield
Age: 79
Deceased: May 15, 2019
Arrangements: Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home of Eastman
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Fred Robert Bracewell
Age: 93
Deceased: May 17, 2019
Arrangements: Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home of Eastman
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Leonard “Anthony” Dennis, Jr.
Age: 19
Deceased: May 19, 2019
Arrangements: Vaughn Funeral Home of McRae
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Rosemary Roberts Kanes Lage
Age: 76
Deceased: May 20, 2019
Arrangements: Hardy-Towns Funeral Home of Eastman
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