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Join Comprehensive Plan Update Enters Final Phases

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The public portion of updating the Dade County and City of Trenton Joint Comprehensive Plan has been completed after a final public hearing on Thursday, May 5. Alex Smith, Community Planner with Northwest Georgia Regional Commission, noted that a draft of the plan has been created, and it is in…

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Citizens Speak Out At Commission Meeting

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor Multiple Dade County citizens spoke out about various concerns during the Dade County Commission meeting on Thursday, May 5. Jerry Henegar told commissioners that he was against the Commissioners buying property behind the Bank of Dade, for a new Board of Elections building. “From my understanding the train depot was…

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Law Enforcement Honored, GBI Agent Named Officer Of The Year

  By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The 17th annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Ceremony, held jointly by the Trenton-Dade Optimist Club and the Georgia Fraternal Order of Police, was Tuesday, May 3. Former District Attorney Herbert “Buzz” Franklin gave the opening speech during the ceremony. “The job of serving in law enforcement is always difficult. But…

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Mullis, Cameron Provide Legislative Update

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The Alliance for Dade held a networking Lunch and Learn event on Thursday, May 5, where attendees had the opportunity to hear speakers Representative Mike Cameron and Senator Jeff Mullis. Alliance for Dade Chair George Williams noted that it was almost to the day, one year ago, that the Alliance…

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Distilled Spirits Ordinance Goes Into Effect In Trenton

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The City of Trenton Board of Commissioners voted to approve the distilled spirits ordinance into effect during the commission’s meeting on Monday, May 9. After many months’ worth of joint public hearings between the City Commissioners and the Planning Commission to discuss the conditions of the ordinance, and a final…

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Obituaries — May 11 issue

LINDA EAKER Linda Lee Eaker, 81, of Chickamauga, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Linda was born Jan. 13, 1941 in Rising Fawn to the late John and Margaret Gray. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Linda had a quick wit and a wonderful sense of humor. She was a hard worker and…

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Five Qualify For State Track Meet

By EDDY GIFFORD Sports Writer On Saturday, the Dade County High School Track and Field team coached by Steve Green and Ashlie Smith traveled to Pace Academy in Atlanta to compete in the Georgia High School Association Class AA Sectionals. The top eight in each event qualifies for the state championships, which is this Thursday,…

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Obituaries — May 4 issue

HELEN HERNDON Helen Smith Herndon, 91, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Helen was born in 1931 in Clarksville, Tenn., she married the late Mitchell Smith in 1947 and they were married for over 50 years until his passing in March of 1998, Mitchell was pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Elkton, Ky. Several…

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