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Telfair Prison Fight Blamed on 'Illegal Cell Phones'

The state Department of Corrections says "illegal cell phones" in prison were the cause of Monday night's fight at the Telfair State Prison.

Two dorms are still on lockdown after a major fight,  according to Georgia Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gwendolyn Hogan.

She says three inmates were taken to the hospital, and two are in stable condition.

According to the news release, state Commissioner Brian Owens said,  "This incident brings to light the serious dangers of cell phones in our prison system.

Leadership Dodge Focuses on Education

Leadership Dodge Focuses on Education

Education is a huge part of the economy in Dodge County.

In fact, the total impact of the education industry within our county may be immeasurable. Recently, Leadership Dodge learned just how critical the various institutes of learning are to the future of our youth and growth of our work force. Assembling at the Board of Education, leaders were quickly immersed in current education issues, budget challenges, and future initiatives in our county.

The group heard from Bufurd Hicks, the Interim Director of the Heart of Georgia RESA. No stranger to Dodge County, Mr. Hicks recounted several intriguing stories drawn from more than 40 years as an educator, principal, and superintendent. Our local RESA services 10 surrounding counties and two colleges, providing a variety of services that otherwise would not be afforded to our students or teachers.

MGC picks up home asketball Win

MGC picks up home asketball Win

Shane Heyward had 11 points and Terryhon Wright added 10 as Middle Georgia College defeated USC-Salkehatchie 78-64 at home Wednesday. 

Though only shooting 35 percent from the field, the Warriors dominated on second-chance points, outscoring the Indians 19-2. 

Bleckley native Brentine Taylor, hampered by a knee injury, was held to 2 points.  MGC returns home December 5 versus Aiken Tech.

Net Worth Estimates of Georgia Members of Congress

Members of Congress disclose their assets and liabilities in broad ranges. The estimated net worth is the middle of that range, as reported on their 2010 disclosure forms. Sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars -- if not millions of dollars -- separate a lawmaker's minimum estimated worth from his or her maximum estimated wealth. Net worth does not include primary residence or other personal property.

Here are the figures for U.S. Senators and Members of Congress from Georgia, according to personal financial disclosures compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics and published by USA TODAY.

Members of the House who currently represent parts of Central Georgia are listed in bold:

Drive Through Bethlehem in Cochran

Drive Through Bethlehem in Cochran


Bethany Baptist Church would like to invite the community to join us as we celebrate the Christmas Season by visiting our Drive Through Bethlehem program.  We want you to experience the sights, sounds and feel of ancient Bethlehem as it would have appeared on the night of Jesus’ birth. 

The Drive Through Bethlehem will be presented Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December  9, 10 & 11th  from 6 pm to 8 pm nightly. 

This event is FREE to the public, and we would also like to invite your church groups to bring a van load (buses are too big to pass through the “gates of Bethlehem ”. 

I-75 Lanes in Monroe to be Closed for Construction

From the Georgia Department of Transportation:




WHEN: 8 p.m. until 5 a.m., nightly, Monday, November 14 and Tuesday, November 15, weather permitting

WHERE: I-75 north and southbound between mile markers 188 and 189 (near Exit 187; SR 83, Cabiniss Road)