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Riley Gets Her Dog

Riley Gets Her Dog

Riley Edge, a 9-year-old 4th grade student at Bleckley County Elementary School, found out last week that she will be receiving a seizure-alert dog.

She is pictured with her family, Mike and Sasha Edge, and her brother, Ty, and the family's English Bulldog, Maggie. Riley has a form of epilepsy.

She is being given the dog through Canine Assistants and the Milkbone/Deca company.

For more about Riley, check out www.tricountymonitor.net.

Dodge BOE Recognizes Wrestlers

Dodge BOE Recognizes Wrestlers

The Dodge County Board of Education recently recognized two Dodge County High Wrestlers as “Examples of Excellence” at their meeting on March 8, 2012. Tyler Gruben was recently selected to receive the 2012 Coach Rickey Parks Athlete Award for his exceptional performance as a freshman varsity wrestler.

Tyler's dedication to the team and sport are remarkable. He never missed a practice, often wrestled matches being outweighed by 25 lbs, against older opponents, and placed 3rd in the Area Tournament qualifying for the East Sectionals.

Inside the wrestling gym, Tyler is an informal leader who always searches for ways to assist his team mates. Outside of wrestling, Tyler is a gifted student maintaining a 95% average in all subjects.

Dodge Co. Wrestling Club Selects 2nd Award Recipient

Dodge Co. Wrestling Club Selects 2nd Award Recipient

March 1, 2012: Eastman, GA – The Dodge County Wrestling Club has selected J.D. Rogers as the fifth recipient of the Coach Parks Athlete Award. Rogers, an exceptional student and a varsity athlete, wrestles for Toombs County High School in Lyons, GA.

Twice qualifying for the Georgia HS State Championships, J.D. placed at the Area Tournament and the GHSA East Sectional Wrestling Tournament as a freshman and sophomore varsity wrestler. As a youth wrestler, he is a 4-time Kids State Champion and has placed 2nd twice and 3rd twice and 4th twice in Georgia in all 3 styles Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco Roman. As an 8th grader, he earned the coveted All-American designation at USA Folkstyle Nationals in Iowa.

In 2010, he was a member of the Georgia All Greco Roman Team at Schoolboy National Duals. He has competed for Team Georgia every year since 5th grade.

Dodge Co. Baseball Off to a Great Start

Dodge Co. Baseball Off to a Great Start

Dodge Co Indians Baseball team is off to a great start. Their current record is 3-1-1. The Indians are coached by Coach Jared Allen and Matt Starley.

They are led by Seniors Chip Miller, Jojo Harrison, Brad Butler, Tybo Johnson, and Devin Northcutt.  

They will start Region play next week and look forward to a winning season. Come out and support your Indian Baseball team!

She Finds Home to be Where You Hang Your Hat

She Finds Home to be Where You Hang Your Hat

There is a saying that goes "home is where you hang your hat," and Gerry Holland of Cochran knows exactly where that is.

Donna Geraldine Madison Holland will turn 77 on April 2, though the mother of four, grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of one doesn't look it.

Called “Gerry” by her family and friends, Holland could pass for someone ten to twenty years younger – though she will deny it.

How Pulaski County Voted in the Presidential Primary Race

How Pulaski County Voted in the Presidential Primary Race

See how Pulaski County voted in the presidential primaries.

With 100 percent of Pulaski County precincts reporting: 

Newt Gingrich:  432 votes

Ron Paul:  44 votes

Rick Perry:  3 votes

Romney:    146 votes

Santorum:    208 votes

 

 

How Bleckley County Voted in the Presidential Primary Race

How Bleckley County Voted in the Presidential Primary Race

See how Bleckley County voted in the presidential primaries.

With 100 percent of Bleckley County precincts reporting: 

Newt Gingrich:  727 votes

Ron Paul:  56 votes

Rick Perry:  2 votes

Romney:   237 votes

Santorum:   288 votes