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New Trash Collection Service Reaches Rural Areas

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor In August 2022, Chris Wills started HW Trash Service specifically offering Dade County residents who live outside of Trenton city limits a helpful option for waste management. Trenton residents benefit from city collection services, but the rest of the county either signs up for a collection service, takes trash/recycling to…

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Obituaries – Jan. 25 Issue

TOM BATES Thomas Larry “Tom” Bates, 82, of Lookout Mountain, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. Tom was born Nov. 29, 1940, to the late Edgar and Hester Quinn Bates. He retired from the United States Air Force and the United States Postal Service. In 2003, Tom and his wife Lucy moved to Lookout Mountain…

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Wolverines Heading Into Final Stretch of Regular Season Play

By EDDY GIFFORD Sports Writer The Dade County Wolverines basketball team had a tough week with a pair of region games against good teams. Statistics for the games were not available at press time but game recaps follow. First up for the Wolverines was a home game against the Coosa Eagles, a team that defeated…

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Town Creek Trail Event: Caring for the Local Habitat

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor On Jan. 28, Scenic Dade and Limestone Valley RCD are hosting a work/learning day along the newest segment of the Town Creek Trail on Jan. 28. Beyond simple trash clean up, volunteers will also help remove invasive species and install a rain garden (which includes installing native plants along the…

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Lady Wolverines Earn Hard–Fought Win Over Lady Eagles

By EDDY GIFFORD Sports Writer Dade County High School’s Lady Wolverines basketball team hosted the Lady Eagles of Coosa High School on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Dade got off to a good start, taking an early lead and then finishing the first quarter up 10-8. In the second quarter, Coosa dominated and turned a two-point deficit…

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Getting Fit in Dade County

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor A new year often brings new resolutions about getting fit and staying active. For some Dade County residents, fitness is already ingrained in their lifestyles. Others are just starting out. While there are limited options in the county when it comes to fitness facilities, many residents have found walking, hiking,…

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Lady Wolverines Wrestling Team Coming Next Season

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor While the Dade County High School wrestling team has been co-ed for many years, this is the first year that the team has had multiple female wrestlers, with Head Coach Jeff Poston adding, “We’ve stacked up girls’ wins for the first time.” Next year, the Lady Wolverines will have their…

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NewTerra Compost Sees Continued Success

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor NewTerra Compost continues to see success in their efforts to keep food waste out of landfills. The company and its participants have diverted over 1.3 million pounds of organic material from landfills thus far. Normand Lavoie and Michael Ryan started the Wildwood-based business, providing a composting service for businesses and…

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Wolverines Pick Up Three Wins

By EDDY GIFFORD Sports Writer The Wolverine basketball team hosted the Trion Bulldogs on Tuesday, Jan. 10 in a big region game as both teams were looking to break into the top four teams that would advance them to the state tournament if they were there at the end of the season. The game started…

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