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CARES Act funds on the way, concerns over 1945 day

The City of Trenton’s Board of Commissioners announced June 8 that the state of Georgia will receive an abundance of funds via the CARES act that will be split between all cities and counties.


It is unknown at this time how much of the $4.1 billion will be dispersed to both Dade County and the City of Trenton. However, Mayor Alex Case said the city will apply for reimbursements on cleaning solutions, wipes and extra personnel that have been added to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19 at the public pool and ballparks.


There is also concern about the annual 1945 day celebration that was slated for July 4. Dade County Executive Candidate Nathan Wooten said he is unsure how Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s executive orders, which are now in effect until mid-July will affect the plans for the event. 


Wooten said that the intended July 4 date is not an option at this point, adding that he and the committee overseeing the event will work to create a new date. However, Wooten also said that the committee is left with two other options if the date is not moved – only shoot the fireworks, which entails not allowing a massive gathering at the event’s location to see it, or “cancel the entire thing altogether.”

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