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Leadership Dodge Focuses on Economic Impact of Healthcare

Leadership Dodge Focuses on Economic Impact of Healthcare

On January 18 the 2010-2011 Leadership Dodge Class held their session focusing on the economic impact of healthcare in Dodge County.

Hosted by Dodge County Hospital, the session discussed the importance of community support for the continual growth and financial stability of the hospital in relation to the economic development and growth of Dodge County.  With a $57 million impact on the regional economy, Dodge County Hospital’s continued success and growth is vital to Dodge County and the surrounding counties’ economic future.

With over 200 fulltime employees in the hospital and physician’s clinics, as well as its role in providing quickly accessible, high quality care to the children of Dodge County, Dodge County Hospital plays an integral role in community and economic development.

Eastman-Dodge County Recreation Department Breaks Ground on New Building

Eastman-Dodge County Recreation Department Breaks Ground on New Building

The Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the new multipurpose building at the Eastman-Dodge County Recreation Department funded courtesy of an ALCOA grant.

The new multipurpose building will house 4-H and other activities. Featuring an enclosed area with heating and air conditioning, as well as bathroom and kitchen facilities, the new building will also be available for private events and parties.


Inmates Riot at Youth Development Facilty in Eastman

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office says an officer with the Youth Development Facility in Eastman was hurt Sunday night after he was assaulted with a broomstick during a riot there. 

Captain Tony Winborn, Public Information Officer for the Dodge County Sheriff's Office, says they received a call for assistance from the Eastman Youth Development Facility at 7:35 p.m. Sunday.

Winborn says several inmates assaulted a Juvenile Correctional Officer with a broomstick. Winborn says the officer suffered some bruises but was not taken to the hospital.

Winborn says more than 60 inmates at the center, which is run by the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, were involved in the riot. He says some inmates set small fires of bed linens and trash in at least one of the center's dorms.

Officers from more than five law enforcement agencies responded to assist YDF officers.

BCHS Kicker Wins NFL-Sponsored Kicking Tournament

BCHS Kicker Wins NFL-Sponsored Kicking Tournament

BCHS Junior Kickier Blake Lucas won the National Camp Series Head to Head Kickoff Tournament held during Super Camp V held January 8-9 in San Antonio, Texas. 

The camp, hosted by NFL kickers and punters, is an invitation-only event for snappers, punters and kickers that provides high-level instruction designed to better prepare them to play at the college level. 

Instructors for the camp included Craig Hentrich, Michael Husted, Louie Aguiar, Mike Hollis, and Lee McDonald. 

Lucas won the tournament in head to head competition versus other punters and kickers.

BCHS Cheer Coaches to Step Down

During recognition of this year's cheerleaders at Monday's football awards banquet, it was announced that Bleckley County High School Head Cheerleading Coach Bonnie Scarbrough and assistant coach Mi Waters would be stepping down at the end of the year.

The squad was informed of their decision in a meeting held earlier this month.  Scarbrough was a member of the 1994 squad that won Bleckley's first state title. 

In seven seasons as coach, Bleckley won one state title, one second-place finish at state, and four region titles.

Cochran Chamber of Commerce Holds Annual Banquet

Cochran Chamber of Commerce Holds Annual Banquet

The Cochran-Blekckley Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet Thursday evening at the First Baptist Church fellowship hall. 

Highlights of the evening included the presentation of this year's STAR Student and Teacher (Matthew Mays and BCHS English Teacher Nancy Herrington), the presentation of a lifetime achievement award to local businessman Glenn Sawyer, and the instillation of the 2011 Chamber Board of Directors.

Job Market Thursday | Job Openings in Central Ga.

Each Thursday, a Georgia Department of Labor representative joins 13WMAZ to share several open jobs in the Central Georgia area. 

You can watch this on 13WMAZ-TV on Thursday mornings and again at 5 p.m.

The jobs are updated here weekly.

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 also check out other jobs on the Georgia Department of Labor's website.

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