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Cooper Celebrates 100 Years With Family And Friends

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor Hubert Lee Cooper, of Rising Fawn, celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends on Tuesday, Oct. 12. Both Hubert and family members reminisced about the old days, and his long life. Hubert was born in 1921 in Albertville, Ala. He has three brothers and four sisters, two of which…

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Hiring Event Deemed Success By IDA

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The Job Ready Dade Hiring event on Saturday, Sept. 25, sponsored by both the Dade County Industrial Development Authority and the Alliance for Dade, was successful in its goal to get Dade County citizens out to see the available jobs in the community. “I think it went well,” IDA member…

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Schools Reporting Low COVID–19 Cases; Flu Shot Available To Students

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor Dade County Schools Superintendent Josh Ingle reported during the Dade County weekly update on Thursday, Oct. 14 that, prior to fall break, the schools had a few good weeks with low COVID-19 numbers. There were five students with positive cases and 60 students in quarantine the week before fall break.…

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Animal Shelter In Early Stages

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The City of Trenton Board of Commissioners discussed the beginning stages of getting an animal shelter, as well as SPLOST funds, during a brief meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 12. “We want to work really hard with the county on an animal shelter. They have committed with it as well, but…

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Alliance For Dade To Sponsor Holiday Events

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The Alliance for Dade is sponsoring two holiday events on Saturday, Dec. 4, the Dade EXPO — Jolly Holidays, and Light Up Trenton. The EXPO is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dade County High School. Light Up Trenton starts at 6 p.m., and is city-wide. The EXPO…

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Blevins Construction To Oversee Courthouse Project

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The Dade County Commissioners Approved Blevins Construction Management Inc. (BCM), as construction management for the historical courthouse renovation during the Thursday, Oct. 7 meeting. “Jamey Blevins met with us and they are looking at a five percent construction fee overall. Upfront, they are asking for $10,000 and that fee will…

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Lineman Climb–A–Thon Raises Money For Neverthirst Non–Profit

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The Southeast Lineman Training Center (SLTC) was quite busy on Friday, Oct. 8, with hundreds of linemen climbing up poles over and over again. It was not part of their regular training, but instead, the Woodwalkers for Water Climb-a-Thon event, which was a partnership with non-profit organization neverthirst. Neverthirst, based…

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COVID–19 Vaccinations Trickling Upward, Case Numbers Going Down

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The number of people fully vaccinated in Dade County is approaching 5,000, or 31 percent. There are currently 5,561 people that have received at least one dose, which is 34 percent. Coupled with the rise in vaccinations, the number of cases in Dade County has trended downward. For example, there…

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