By REBECCA HAZEN
According to Dade County Executive Ted Rumley, there has been a lot going on in the county in the past few weeks, as well as upcoming things. Rumley provided updates and information during the weekly county update on Thursday, May 6.
Public Information Officer Carey Anderson noted that the Dade County Administration building has a new audio and visual system. It was paid for by SPLOST funds. This will be used so that the county can stream to both Facebook and YouTube simultaneously. The county update can now be watched live on both media platforms.
According to Rumley, the work to complete County Road 6 has been set back due to inclement weather.
“They will be laying asphalt down through next week. I’m not sure exactly on the opening date, but it’s getting close,” Rumley said.
The new Dollar General Market, in the former Fred’s building, is scheduled to be open soon. The store is now accepting job applications.
“They are working there every day. There were two tractor trailers there. I feel there will be an opening day within the next week. It will be a nice store. We look forward to that,” Rumley said.
Rumley also noted that there have been several ribbon cuttings in the last few weeks, which is “a good thing,” noting the reopening of Guthrie’s and the dedication of the Blessing Box to Allan Bradford.
Tire Amnesty on Saturday, May 1, was a huge success with a good turnout.
“We had a lot of people that brought tires in. Our commissioners were there and worked. Allan would have been proud. We felt his presence there all day,” Rumley said.
Rumley also noted that Teacher Appreciation Week was May 3-7.
“We have some really good schools in our county. We appreciate all of our teachers,” Rumley said. “Acknowledge them if you see them and tell them thank you.”
Rumley noted that things would start to go back to normal in the commissioner’s meeting room, due to Gov. Kemp lifting COVID-19 restrictions.
“You are welcome to wear a mask if you want. You don’t have to wear a mask, you don’t have to be six feet part, but you still need to use your common sense,” Rumley said.
Vaccinations are still available at the Dade County Health Department. Vaccinations are available both by calling (706) 657-4213 for an appointment as well as walk-ins. Primary Health Care is also still giving vaccinations at the Dade County Sports Complex as well. Call Primary Health Care at (706) 956-2665 to find out their vaccination schedule.
Dade County has seen 13 cases in the past two weeks, for a total of 1,217 COVID-19 cases. The number of cases can be found at https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report.