Area News

Keeping Citizens Safe During Storms

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor Dade County Director of Emergency Services, Alex Case, spoke about the different ways that the county is keeping its citizens safe and informed in the event of inclement weather, during the weekly county update on Thursday, April 29. The county is in the process of getting three storm shelters, purchased…

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Vice–Chair Resigns From Dade County Water And Sewer Authority

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor Dade County Water and Sewer Authority Vice Chair Harvey A. McKaig handed in his resignation to the board during the authority’s meeting on Tuesday, April 27. McKaig noted that he has taken a part-time job with the county, so he is no longer able to hold a position on a…

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Artist Returns Home To Paint Church Mural

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor About 61 years ago, 17-year-old Larry Dodson, a budding young artist, painted a landscape mural for his home church, New Home Baptist Church. Fast forward to today, and the church is in the middle of a renovation of the sanctuary. Dodson was asked if he wanted to come back and…

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BOE Recognizes Students, Employees

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The Dade County Board of Education recognized both students and employees during the April 26 meeting. The board recognized Kylie Lawson, who won honorable mention (second place) in her grade level in the Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition in the Northwest RESA district. Lawson was presented with a certificate, $25…

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Project “Flavor” Moves Forward

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The Dade County Industrial Development Authority discussed an ongoing potential company coming into Dade County during their Monday, April 19th meeting. The project is known as “Project Flavor” due to a current non-disclosure agreement. Executive Director William Back reported that there was a site visit for Project Flavor, and the…

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County Road 6 Work Nearing End

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor County Road 6 work is coming to completion and should be finished within a few weeks, weather dependent, according to County Executive Ted Rumley and Director of Public Works Billy Massengale. “County Road 6 has been on the docket for a long time. We were hoping to start laying down…

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Spring Fling Is Friday And Saturday

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor Uncle Lar’s Outpost is hosting the first ever Spring Fling event on Friday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring music, vendors, food, activities and a sidewalk chalk competition. Shannon Blom, owner of Uncle Lar’s Outpost along with…

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