Tire Amnesty Day Planned For May 1

By REBECCA HAZEN
News Editor

Dade County Commissioner Robert Goff announced that Tire Amnesty Day is Saturday, May 1, during the county’s weekly update.

“It has always been a great day. It gives people an opportunity to get rid of a set of tires,” Goff said.

Tire Amnesty Day will be held at the transfer station from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

There are no commercial tires, such as truck or tractor tires, allowed. Residents are allowed to drop off up to 20 tires each. This is for Dade County residents only.

“If you borrow a trailer [to bring the tires] and say it is from DeKalb County, Ala., please come and show some ID,” Goff said.

The tires must be clean, and cannot be full of mud and rocks.

The rain date will be Saturday, May 8.

“Tire Amnesty Day, this makes me think of Allan Bradford. This is something he has done for the past two or three years. I have watched Allan and it takes a lot of work,” Goff said.

Goff also gave an update on Commissioner Allan Bradford, who is in the hospital with COVID-19.

“There is not a lot we can tell you that hasn’t been told. Usually every day some of the family will put something on Facebook,” Goff said. “Last they said, he is still in critical condition. Please remember Allan in your prayers. The whole family is going through a hard time.”

Goff noted that Tractor Supply should be opening soon.

“Tractor Supply is working hard to be open sometime in April. We are looking forward to them being here,” Goff said.

The store is still taking applications. To apply for a job at the store, visit tractorsupply.com, and then click on “Careers” at the bottom of the page.

Early voting for the E-SPLOST referendum continues. Voting hours at the Dade County Commissioners building are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 10 and 11. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 12. All voting precincts will be open on Tuesday, March 16.

Goff reminded citizens that the Department of Health has ended COVID-19 testing. People can get tests in Dade County at Lawson Medical, Price Pharmacy and Primary Health Care, and American Family Care in Lookout Valley.

Dade County has seen 60 cases in the past two weeks, for a total of 1,130 COVID-19 cases. The number of cases can be found at https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report.

The Dade County weekly update is broadcast on Facebook on Thursdays at 3 p.m.

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