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Laura Beth Cunningham, Dade County 4-H Extension Educator, spoke about ongoing and upcoming events during the Dade County weekly update on Jan. 14.

Cloverleaf District Project Achievement, for grades four through six, will be starting soon, and there are still some spots available. Call the office at (706) 657-4116 to make an appointment to participate. The competition, a one-day event, will be in March at Rock Eagle 4-H Center.

“It is a wonderful opportunity for your child to learn more about public speaking, putting together a presentation, and presenting it in front of judges and other kids their age. It is a lot of fun,” Cunningham said.

A 4-H movie night event will be Friday, Jan. 28, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the Ag Center. This event will be free for everyone. Popcorn for $1, and 50¢ Kool-Aid pouches will be available for purchase. Please bring camp chairs, blankets, pillow, etc., to make yourself comfortable. Donations to help cut the cost of sending the junior and senior 4-Her’s to Rock Eagle for District Project Achievement will be accepted and appreciated.

Practice has begun for the Dade County Shotgun Team. Practices are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The qualifier match event will be in April.

Alliance for Dade board member Jane Dixon spoke about the new businesses that have opened in the community.

The Alliance has held many ribbon cutting events recently. Ribbon cuttings for The Birdy Bistro and Saks Thrift Avenue will be announced in the future. Dixon encouraged community members to visit and support the new businesses.

“We appreciate everything that everyone does in our community to support each other,” Dixon said.

Commissioner Robert Goff noted that the road work crew have been busy trimming the limbs of trees that are hanging over the road.

Goff also noted that the General Assembly has convened in Atlanta. If anyone wants to follow what the legislature is working on, every bill that’s introduced can be seen online at

Dade County has seen 141 cases in the past two weeks, for a total of 2,115 COVID-19 cases. The number of cases can be found at

There has been a COVID-19 exposure at the Dade County Courts Facility. The front office is open for the Superior Court Clerk’s Office. If you have questions, call (706) 657-4778. The Probate Court office is open, but all trials will be rescheduled. Call (706) 657-4414 with questions.

“Take care of yourself and do what you feel like you need to do to keep yourself safe,” Goff said.

The weekly county update is broadcast on Facebook and YouTube on Thursdays at 3 p.m.

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