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Special Service at Local Church Draws Crowd

Special Service at Local Church Draws Crowd

"UnAshamed: Misfit VS Misfit" was held Tuesday at House of Grace Church in Cochran. 

It was a special service combining the church's youth group "UnAshamed" with the college ministry. 

Special music was provided by Christian rap aritst Issac GI Manus and Chris Durso, youth minister at Christ Tabernacle, was the guest speaker. 

Organizers say over 200 people attended the service.

State Replaces Eastman YDC Director

The director of the state's Youth Development Campus in Eastman has been replaced after two corrections officers were injured in disturbances this week.

Amy Howell, the state commissioner of juvenile justice, visited the Eastman YDC Friday and replaced director Todd Weeks. That's according to Scheree Moore, director of the communications for the state agency.

"She's going in a new direction with new leadership," Moore said.

Weeks will be replaced by George Smith, who has 30 years' experience in corrections, she said.

Last Sunday, the Department of Juvenile Justice said a corrections officer suffered minor injuries after some of the young inmates refused to follow orders and local law enforcement was called in to help.

On Wednesday, Moore said, a second officer was injured in another disturbance. She would not describe the circumstances, saying the case is still under investigation.

Dublin Sweeps Dodge County in Region Basketball

In an exciting defensive battle where the Dublin boys only scored 7 points in the second quarter, the Fightin' Irish came out fighting to beat the Indians 44-40. The Dublin girls pushed through for a win over the Lady Indians 38-32.

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.