100th Annual All Day Singing Is Sunday

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor New Salem United Methodist Church is hosting the 100th annual All Day Singing event on Sunday, Aug. 8. The singing event has been held before 1921, but 1921 was when it became an annual event. United Methodist Church members Sharon Bradford, Robert McKaig and H. A. McKaig, spoke about the…

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Local Community Thanked For Supporting Explorers Program

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor Ansel Smith with the Trenton Fire Department spoke about the Trenton-Dade Explorers program during the Dade County weekly update on Thursday, July 30. According to Smith, the program held a raffle for a safe and also sold fireworks at the 1945 Dade County Fair. “We want to thank everyone that…

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Water Tanks, Pump Stations Maintenance Is Completed

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The Dade County Water and Sewer Authority heard from Frank Hawkins, Water Treatment Plant Manager, about a site visit from Micro-Comm, during the Tuesday, July 27 meeting. “Micro-Comm is the company that handles our telemetry system,” General Manager Sherri Walker explained. “That takes care of all our tanks, lets us…

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Students Go Back To School Tomorrow

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor Dade County Schools start the 2021-2022 school year tomorrow, August 5. Principals Charity Barton, Tracy Blevins, Michelle Beeler and James Fahrney Jr., as well as Superintendent Josh Ingle, gathered together to discuss the upcoming year, what will be the same, and what will be different. “I think all of us…

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Obituaries — July 29-31, 2021

GARY BALL, JR. Gary Ball, Jr., 64, of Lookout Mountain, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021. Gary was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during Vietnam and was retired from Brach Candy Company following 25 years of service. He later worked for Welding Ceramics and was a member of American Legion Post #106.…

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BOE Approves FY 2022 Budget

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The Dade County Board of Education held a second budget hearing for fiscal year 2022 just prior to the regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 26. Total estimated revenues in the general fund are $19,762,667. General fund revenues would be $12,559.029 from state funds, $5,862,647 from local taxes, and $1,341,000…

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Obituaries — July 7-21, 2021

DENNIS CASTLEBERRY Dennis Clay Castleberry, 37, of Rising Fawn, passed away Friday, July 17, 2021. Clay was a 2002 graduate of Valley Head High School and later served in the U.S. Army.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Connie C. Wilson; paternal grandfather, James Castleberry; maternal grandparents, Marshall and Jean Wilson. Survivors include…

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Recruitment Center Under Consideration

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The Industrial Development Authority discussed at length the ongoing workforce problem, jobs that companies haven’t been able to fill, at the Monday, July 21 meeting. Mike Pfunder, President of Trenton Pressing, attended the meeting and spoke in favor of having an employment recruitment center based in Trenton. A potential employment…

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Friends Group Helps Make State Park A Special Place

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park is an all-volunteer group, formed over 10 years ago, that dedicates their time to keeping Cloudland Canyon a beautiful place for all to enjoy. “We are here to support the park in helping them maintain the trails, educate visitors, and being a help…

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