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Hear From the County Executive Candidates

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor Three candidates are on the ballot for one of the most important roles in Dade County: county executive (sometimes referred to as executive commissioner). This role encompasses that of chairman of the board of commissioners, and it is a full-time job. At the end of the current term, Ted Rumley…

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Alliance’s Tourism Focus Group Discusses Desired Additions to Dade

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor On April 11th, the Alliance for Dade gathered folks who work in the tourism industry for a Tourism Focus Group. (Dade Elementary School graciously offered up the cafeteria for use after school hours). The local business owners/community members who attended discussed the need for places to send guests, particularly in…

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The Realization of a Dream: Dade County Chorus Performs at Carnegie Hall

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor Gabrielle Haston (DCHS/DMS director of choral activities) recalled first visiting Carnegie Hall 14 years ago and praying that one day, her Dade County students would perform on that stage, the stage of one of the most renowned concert venues in the world. On April 5th, that dream came true. Haston…

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Candidates for Board of Education Discuss Priorities, Accomplishments, Goals

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor This year, five candidates are running for the Dade County Board of Education. Johnny Warren (incumbent) is running uncontested for the District Three seat, Steve Forester and Carolyn Bradford (incumbent) are facing off for District Four, and Jayne Griffin (incumbent) and Patrick Hickey are competing for the At-Large seat. All…

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Story Walk Blends Literacy, Nature, and Activity in Jenkins Park

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor Visitors to Jenkins Park will notice the fresh addition of a “story walk” which brings reading to an outdoor setting. Mindy Haworth (library branch manager) said, “As a library, you want to put literacy in as many places as possible. The point of the story walk is to get people…

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DG Market Coming to Sand Mountain and Railroad Work Begins

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor The April 4th meeting of the Dade County Board of Commissioner was a relatively short, straightforward meeting covering minor business items and several small announcements. The board reappointed Donna Street to the Historic Preservation Commission and approved a SPLOST purchase for the public works department (a side mower costing $22,500).…

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I-59 Paving Project Begins on Monday

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor One issue that Sheriff Ray Cross often receives calls about is the conditions of our interstates. Sergeant Chad Payne (public information officer) reported that Cross (among others) was one of the people who helped draw attention to the need for road repairs, and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is…

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Local Vendors Begin Monthly “Mingle on the Square”

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor This Saturday, April 6th, is the first ever Mingle on the Square – an event put together by a group of local entrepreneurial women. From April through November, locals can look forward to gathering on the first Saturday of each month for food trucks, local vendors, farm fresh goods, kids…

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