By REBECCA HAZEN
Qualifying for the position of District 4 Commissioner, the seat that was vacated after the passing of Allan Bradford, will be Sept. 20-22, County Executive Ted Rumley announced during the weekly county update on Thursday, June 17.
Qualifying will be held in the Board of Elections office, inside the Administration building, at 71 Case Avenue.
The qualifying paperwork can be picked up at the Board of Elections office. The qualifying fee is $120.
The times for qualifying will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 20-21. On Sept. 22, the qualifying will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
The special election will be held in conjunction with the City of Trenton election on Nov. 2. Early voting will begin on October 12. The last day to register to vote is Oct. 4.
Also during the county update, Rumley noted that Morganville Ridge Road was closed a little earlier than they had planned on.
“We had some unexpected rain the other night, and it did drop quite a bit, so rather than taking the chance and losing the road, we went ahead and shut it down. That’s going real well. They should be pouring there today.”
Morganville Ridge Road will be closed for at least 30 days, possibly two months.
The Dade County Library is having ongoing summer events. On Thursday, June 24, at 5:30 p.m., there will be a Keeping Pests Out of the Garden program. Speaker Keith Bien will give tips on how to keep unwanted pests out of your garden, and he will also share other garden tips. For more information, call the library at (706) 657-7857.
The Georgia Veterans Outreach Project, a free virtual legal clinic, will be July 10. All veterans in the state of Georgia are eligible. Attorneys will talk with veterans about legal issues. They cannot help with criminal law issues. To sign up, please call (706) 542-6439 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration will be open three weeks before each event.
Both walk-ins and appointments for vaccines are available at the Dade County Health Department. For children 12 and up, an appointment is needed. To make an appointment, call (706) 657-4213. Vaccines are also available at Primary Healthcare, which can be reached at (706) 956-2665
Dade County has seen 7 cases in the past two weeks, for a total of 1,244 COVID-19 cases. The number of cases can be found at https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report.
The county update is broadcast online on Thursdays at 3 p.m.