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Another Antique Alley in the Books

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor Another Antique Alley has come and gone, with people all across Dade County and the southeast buying, selling, and socializing. According to, over 30,000 visitors shop along the 502-mile route each year. For anyone new to the area, Antique Alley is an annual yard sale extravaganza across Highway 11.…

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Dade County Resident Leads Young Marines Unit: “Boy Scouts on Steroids”

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor When Tony Baker’s son, Brett, first joined the Young Marines while looking for something similar to the Boy Scouts, the family didn’t know much about the youth program. Now, almost eight years later, Tony serves as the unit commander for the Southeast Tennessee Area Young Marines (which incorporates Dade County…

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What Comes Next? Top Four From DCHS Class of 2023 Share Goals and Memories

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor As the Class of 2023 graduates from Dade County High School this Friday (May 19) and steps into the next adventure, four graduates in particular have been recognized for their academic accomplishments: Bhavi Patel (valedictorian), Alannah Gray (salutatorian), Heidi Raines (faculty representative), and Sidney Jones (class representative). While all four…

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Optimist Club Recognizes Two Davis Elementary Students

The Davis Elementary School first and second place winners in the Optimist Essay Competition read their outstanding essays at the Optimist Club meeting. The two young men smiled and bravely read their original essays, which described the heroes in their lives that encourage them to choose a path of optimism. Pictured in front, from left,…

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Legion Makes Improvements to Military Museum Building

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor The American Legion Post 106 is in the midst of improving its military museum building. Replacing exterior windows and the front door is on their list of projects, but remodeling interior rooms in order to better organize the museum is also in the works. Legion Commander Gary Moore anticipates that…

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Citizen’s Academy Tours Dade County Jail

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor The penultimate week of Citizen’s Academy offered a glimpse into the Dade County Jail, led by Captain Joseph Chambers, jail administrator since 2014. The tour began at the front office and fingerprint station before Chambers showed the medical room, explaining that one way they cut medical expenses was with Powerade.…

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