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City Of Trenton Hires Keith As New City Clerk

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The City of Trenton Board of Commissioners hired April Keith as the new city clerk after an hour-long executive session during a special called meeting on Friday, Jan. 14, Keith started the position Tuesday, Jan. 18, after former clerk Russanna Jenkins resigned. “April has been working as a part-time employee…

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City Looking Into New Sewer Industrial Rates

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The city of Trenton Board of Commissioners discussed preliminary sewer industrial rates during the Monday, Jan. 10 meeting. “We had an industrial complex come to us wanting to discharge waste that is currently outside of our current sewer use ordinance. It falls back to us to govern it to say…

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Obituaries — Jan. 19 issue

SHERMAN AVANS Sherman Charles Avans, 86, of Higdon, Ala., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. He was born Oct. 5, 1935, to the late Gunner and Emma Avans. Sherman loved the outdoors and was a fishing enthusiast. He would fish no matter how cold or hot the weather. He played softball for many years and…

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Pennington Publishes First Book

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor Ken Pennington, a Dade County artist known for his paintings, is in the process of publishing his first book, “The Rockeaters.” The idea for “The Rockeaters” started when Pennington was a child, exploring caves. “I started this story when I was 8 or 9 years old. Every weekend I wanted…

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New Salem UMC’s Clothing Bank Has Free Items For Those In Need

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The Dade County Clothing Bank, located in the basement of the New Salem United Methodist Church at 12550 Highway 136 on Lookout Mountain, is open every Thursday for anyone in need. Community members will find all types of clothing, including undergarments, as well as a small assortment of household items.…

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Sign Up For 4–H Events; Support Local Businesses

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor Laura Beth Cunningham, Dade County 4-H Extension Educator, spoke about ongoing and upcoming events during the Dade County weekly update on Jan. 14. Cloverleaf District Project Achievement, for grades four through six, will be starting soon, and there are still some spots available. Call the office at (706) 657-4116 to…

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Quilts Wrap Veterans In Comfort And Healing

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The mission of Quilts of Valor is to wrap the men and women who have been touched by war with healing and comfort. Quilts = Healing. Fran Randolph, group leader of the QOV Belles, a Quilts of Valor Foundation group that covers northwest Georgia, southeast Tennessee, and northeast Alabama, was…

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Purchases Approved By County Officials

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The Dade County Board of Commissioners approved appointments, purchases, and resolutions in a shortened meeting due to the pending inclement water on Thursday, Jan. 6. The commissioners approved the purchase of turnout gear, boots, hoses and nozzles for Davis Fire and Rescue, from Tennessee Fire Equipment in the amount of…

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A Hand UP Ministry’s Hope House And Café Are Open

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor A Hand UP Ministry’s new Hope House in Trenton is open as transitional housing for women going through the faith-based program, which helps people who have recently left the prison system. The new Hope House Café, part of the Hope House, is open as well. The café is open from…

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