Area News

100th Annual All Day Singing Is Sunday

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor New Salem United Methodist Church is hosting the 100th annual All Day Singing event on Sunday, Aug. 8. The singing event has been held before 1921, but 1921 was when it became an annual event. United Methodist Church members Sharon Bradford, Robert McKaig and H. A. McKaig, spoke about the…

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Local Community Thanked For Supporting Explorers Program

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor Ansel Smith with the Trenton Fire Department spoke about the Trenton-Dade Explorers program during the Dade County weekly update on Thursday, July 30. According to Smith, the program held a raffle for a safe and also sold fireworks at the 1945 Dade County Fair. “We want to thank everyone that…

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Water Tanks, Pump Stations Maintenance Is Completed

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The Dade County Water and Sewer Authority heard from Frank Hawkins, Water Treatment Plant Manager, about a site visit from Micro-Comm, during the Tuesday, July 27 meeting. “Micro-Comm is the company that handles our telemetry system,” General Manager Sherri Walker explained. “That takes care of all our tanks, lets us…

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Students Go Back To School Tomorrow

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor Dade County Schools start the 2021-2022 school year tomorrow, August 5. Principals Charity Barton, Tracy Blevins, Michelle Beeler and James Fahrney Jr., as well as Superintendent Josh Ingle, gathered together to discuss the upcoming year, what will be the same, and what will be different. “I think all of us…

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BOE Approves FY 2022 Budget

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The Dade County Board of Education held a second budget hearing for fiscal year 2022 just prior to the regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 26. Total estimated revenues in the general fund are $19,762,667. General fund revenues would be $12,559.029 from state funds, $5,862,647 from local taxes, and $1,341,000…

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Friends Group Helps Make State Park A Special Place

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park is an all-volunteer group, formed over 10 years ago, that dedicates their time to keeping Cloudland Canyon a beautiful place for all to enjoy. “We are here to support the park in helping them maintain the trails, educate visitors, and being a help…

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Former Woodhaven Site Will Be Transitional Housing For Ministry

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor A Hand UP will turn the former Woodhaven Senior Living facility into transitional housing for women who are going through the program, a faith-based ministry for people who have recently left the prison system. “We have an agreement to purchase it and it is being worked through the bank. It…

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Dade Co. Natives Bringing Music Festival To Wildwood

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The third annual Valley Vibes Music & Arts Festival will be Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-5, at the new Bella Sera Venue in Wildwood. Valley Vibes was founded by Dade County natives and friends Adam Gann and Nate McDaniel. The first Valley Vibes festival was held at Jenkins Park in…

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School Starts August 5

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor Dade County Superintendent Josh Ingle spoke about the upcoming school year during the weekly county update on Thursday, July 22. Ingle reminded parents that open houses would be on Tuesday, Aug. 3. At Dade and Davis Elementary, the open house times will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and at…

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