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Dodge Woman is a SAHM

Dodge Woman is a SAHM

Charlene Davis, 37, is one too. She wanted to be a wrestling announcer/valet when she was growing up. She said, “The first thing I bought with my own money was a stack of wrestling magazines lol. That was back in high school.”


She has her endorsed diploma with a vocational seal, and when she has free time, she “loves to read and write poetry. But today she is an SAHM, and that is OK.

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Breast Cancer Survivors Invited onto Field Before Bleckley Game Friday

Breast Cancer Survivors Invited onto Field Before Bleckley Game Friday

BCHS will have a "pink out" Friday when they host Taylor County at 7:30 p.m. 

Fans are encouraged to wear pink as part of Breast Cancer Awareness month. 

Breast Cancer survivors or families of those who lost a loved one to the disease, are invited onto the field before the game to line up when the team runs out.  Each survivor or family will be given a pink balloon which will be released before the game. 

Those wishing to line up should be on the field by 7:20 p.m. and need only tell anyone by the field entrance that they are a survivor or family member in order enter.

Liver Transplant Child Asks for People to Pray with Her

Liver Transplant Child Asks for People to Pray with Her

Last year, Sara-beth Martin was nine years old, and had two heart surgeries. Before that, as a toddler, she underwent a liver transplant due to a rare genetic disorder. She is back in Atlanta for a biopsy.

Empty Stroller Walk for SIDS Awareness Held

Empty Stroller Walk for SIDS Awareness Held

October is SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) awareness. 

The disease is especially devastating in the African-American community, claiming 16 percent of babies.  Thursday, Healthy Start of Dublin, South Central Health District, the Bleckley County Health Department, and several other organizations sponsored an empty stroller walk to promote SIDS awareness.

The event began on Ash Street with a ceremony that included the reading of a proclamation by Mayor William Basby (unable to attend due to interviews for a city manager) and an accoustic performance of "Jesus Loves Me."  The procession then made its way down Second Street, turning left, then going up Dykes Street, before ending up behind the police department on third street.

Concussions: The Hard-Hitting Facts

In many sports, the harder the hit, the louder the fans yell, but sometimes the outcome of a big blow isn't something to cheer about, like a concussion.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that one out of every ten athletes in a contact sport will get a concussion each season.

They also estimate that 3.8 million concussions happen each year in the United States with around 70% of them going undiagnosed.

When many people think of concussions, football automatically comes to mind, but women's soccer is the second leading sport for the brain injury.

When the brain moves around inside your head and hits the walls of your skull, that's when a concussion can happen.

It doesn't always take a big blow to do the trick either. Purdue University researchers found that a series of smaller hits can have the same result.

And most happen without the athlete ever losing consciousness.

Dodge County Has 2nd Annual 9/11 Memorial 5K Run

Dodge County Has 2nd Annual 9/11 Memorial 5K Run

The Greer Foundation, with the help of countless volunteers, hosted the 2nd Annual 9/11 Memorial 5K Run in memory of the thousands of American citizens who perished on 9/11.

On Saturday, September 8, 2012, 119 runners of all kinds gathered on the grounds of the historic Dodge County Courthouse to pay respect to the fallen and run for Wounded Warrior Project. During the memorial service JROTC Cadets presented the Colors followed by the singing of the National Anthem by Macy Pruitt. 

JROTC Cadet Charles Wright then read a narrative of the events of 9/11 as a reminder of that tragic day in our nation's history.

Dodge Co Hosts 2nd Annual 9/11 Memorial 5K Run

Dodge Co Hosts 2nd Annual 9/11 Memorial 5K Run

The Greer Foundation (with the help of countless volunteers) is hosting its 2nd Annual 9/11 Memorial 5K Run in memory of the thousands of American citizens who perished on 9/11.

On Saturday, September 8, 2012, runners of all kinds will gather on the grounds of the historic Dodge County Courthouse to pay respect to the fallen and run for Wounded Warrior Project.

At 8:30 a.m. Army JROTC Cadets from Dodge County High School will present the Colors followed by the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance.

A volunteer firefighter will read a narrative of the events of 9/11 as a reminder of that tragic day in our nation's history.

The run will be led by the Eastman Police Department and several veterans riding Harley Davidson motorcycles. Runners and race fans will also be entertained by September Sky Band.