By REBECCA HAZEN
There is a new addition to Dade County’s website, dadecounty-ga.gov/. On the website’s main page, there is a now a section called “What’s Open and What’s Closed,” which provides information on which departments are open and closed, and which have special regulations, such as no walk-in visitors.
“Just because they say they are closed to public traffic, it doesn’t mean that the office is closed,” Public Information Officer Carey Anderson explained during the county’s weekly update, held on Dec. 23.
Anderson also congratulated all of the new newly sworn in public officers: County Executive Ted Rumley, District 3 Commissioner Robert Goff, District 4 Commissioner Allan Bradford and Sheriff Ray Cross.
Rumley also gave an update on the progress of different ongoing projects in the county.
“They are really coming along with the building,” Rumley said about Tractor Supply. “They are putting in some long hours over there. They want to try to open up in a couple of months and I believe they are on schedule,” Rumley said.
Work on the Dollar General on Sand Mountain has slowed down a bit due to rain, but according to Rumley, the building should go up quickly.
Also, Rumley noted that Fred’s was sold, and there has been traffic in and out, with people doing measurements.
“I don’t know what their schedule is, but we will keep you updated,” Rumley said.
White Oak Gap Road work is on schedule as well.
Progress is being made on the county’s storm shelters. Ground work will work in approximately two to three weeks. Rumley said that there should be a ground breaking and concrete poured by spring.
The Motor Vehicle Services state office will be closed from January 13-18 due to system update. This means that there will be no vehicle registration or titling services available in offices and no online services or kiosk available.
Tire Amnesty Day is tentatively scheduled for Feb. 27. More information will become available as the date draws nearer.
Dade County has seen 85 cases in the past two weeks, for a total of 682 COVID-19 cases. The number of cases can be found at https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report.