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Dodge County-Eastman Development Authority Names New Officers and Appointments

Dodge County-Eastman Development Authority Names New Officers and Appointments

Appointments to the Heart of Georgia Regional Airport Authority were made during the Dodge County-Eastman Development Authority’s monthly meeting on Monday, May 13, 2013.

Appointments are as follows:  Butch Kirkley and Phil Bearden. 

Officers for the Dodge County-Eastman Development Authority are:  Butch Kirkley, Chairman and John Jessup, Vice Chairman.

Appointments and officers were effective immediately.

BCHS Cheerleader To Continue Career At Mercer

BCHS Cheerleader To Continue Career At Mercer

Six cheerleaders from Bleckley County High School have cheered at the collegiate level including new coach Heather Davis.  Kristin Mullis will be the seventh. 

She received a scholarship to Mercer after trying out and making the squad last weekend. 

Mullis has received many honors while cheering at BCHS including being named to the all region squad and being voted most valuable cheerleaer by her squadmates. 

She was also a member of three consecutive region championship teams.

Job Opening in Swainsboro

Job Opening in Swainsboro

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. 

You can see more jobs available in Central Georgia on 13WMAZ's Job Market Thursday page.

Dodge Commissioners: No Action on Airport Land Sale

Dodge Commissioners: No Action on Airport Land Sale

The Dodge County Board of Commissioners met Monday evening in their regularly scheduled, 1st Monday, bi-monthly, meeting. With an above normal amount of audience in attendance, the Commissioners left everyone hanging without announcing a decision on the river land sale.

Commissioners handled their routine business of approving the minutes of previous meetings. They heard from Sheriff Lynn Sheffield that the new jail is still leaking despite recent attempts by the contractor to repair it. Sheffield further reported that potential Jailers are being interviewed for the new jail and it could be ready to open by the middle of June if the leaks are repaired.

Dodge Co. Airport Authority to Sell River Land

Dodge Co. Airport Authority to Sell River Land

The Heart of Georgia Regional Airport Authority met this morning in a special called meeting to handle a proposed river land sale.

The river land has been the subject of recent debate and legal actions between the Airport Authority and the Dodge County Commissioners. The said a tract of land apparently borders property at the river where the new boat landing is being built. When the Airport Authority announced and advertised to sell the property some time ago, the Dodge County Commissioners objected to the sale and had their attorney obtain a court injunction, issued by Judge Sara Wall, preventing the Authority from selling the property. 

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Burgers and Bibles Event at Cochran Wendy's

Burgers and Bibles Event at Cochran Wendy's

The next Burgers And Bibles event will be May 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Wendy's located at 199 Second St. in Cochran.  Featured music will be provided by Chris Bambrough, New Life Church of God Worship Leader. 

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Drama by the UnAshamed Drama Team from House of Grace, and a message by Cochran First United Methodist Church Senior Pastor Randy Cornley.

Dodge Co. Airport Authority Rejects County Commissioners Request

Dodge Co. Airport Authority Rejects County Commissioners Request

In a Special Called Meeting of the Heart of Georgia Regional Airport Authority, members voted to reject a request from the Dodge County Board of Commissioners.

The Commissioners had met in an Emergency Called meeting earlier today and voted to request that the Airport Authority table its pending sale of river land to the public because Dodge County is interested in developing said property for wetland mitigation or other public purposes and because the property was paid for with public funds.