By REBECCA HAZEN
Dade County’s weekly updates have ended as of Thursday, March 31. The weekly updates, which were broadcast on Facebook and YouTube each week on Thursdays at 3 p.m., first started during the beginning of the pandemic in Spring 2020, to share COVID-19 related news.
Citizens who are still interested in getting a weekly update can watch a live broadcast with Dade County Executive Ted Rumley and Evan Stone at the KWN studio. This radio segment is broadcast on the Dade County, Georgia Facebook page on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., or listeners can tune into KWN 101.3.
“We will continue to broadcast live if anything extremely important happens,” Public Information Officer Carey Anderson said.
Community members can also visit Dade County’s website, dadecounty-ga.gov, or call (706) 657-4625 if they need to find information or have any questions.
There have been 25 COVID-19 cases in Dade County in the last two weeks. COVID-19 numbers can still be viewed online at dph.georgia.gov/covid-19-daily-status-report.
“Things are changing, and things are going our way. Thank goodness for that. This time last year was gloomy. Now we are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. Just be careful,” Rumley said.
There are many upcoming events happening in the county. The Saint Katharine Drexel Catholic Church is holding a Fish Fry Friday event on Friday, April 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. The Rising Fawn Church of God Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, April 16, at 10:30 a.m. The Blue Ribbon Glow Run will be on Friday, April 4, at 9 p.m.
A girls’ softball tournament is scheduled at the Dade County Sports Complex for April 29 and 30. There are no team fees. Kids 14 and under are free, and the cost is $5 for adults. For more information contact Parks and Recreation Director Stacy Stephens at (423) 290-8415 or Commissioner Phillip Hartline at (423) 883-5844. More tournaments will be held in May.
A 4-H Movie Night will be on Friday, April 15, at the Ag Center from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This event is free for everyone. Refreshments will be available for sale.
A Greater Gardener series is starting this month. The first meeting will be on April 26 at 6 p.m. in the Ag Center. Registration for the series will be open until April 22 and is $25 per person. There will be 12 meetings, one per month. Topics will include vegetable gardening, fruit tree management, and canning and food preservation. Call (706) 657-4116 to register.
Tire Amnesty Day will be Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dade County Waste Transfer Station. Dade County residents can dispose up to five tires.
Dade County citizens are also asked to take a short survey, found online at dadecounty-ga.gov. The survey is a part of the Dade-Trenton Joint Comprehensive Plan update. Paper copies are available at the Alliance for Dade Welcome Center.