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New Trash Collection Service Reaches Rural Areas

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor In August 2022, Chris Wills started HW Trash Service specifically offering Dade County residents who live outside of Trenton city limits a helpful option for waste management. Trenton residents benefit from city collection services, but the rest of the county either signs up for a collection service, takes trash/recycling to…

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Town Creek Trail Event: Caring for the Local Habitat

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor On Jan. 28, Scenic Dade and Limestone Valley RCD are hosting a work/learning day along the newest segment of the Town Creek Trail on Jan. 28. Beyond simple trash clean up, volunteers will also help remove invasive species and install a rain garden (which includes installing native plants along the…

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Getting Fit in Dade County

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor A new year often brings new resolutions about getting fit and staying active. For some Dade County residents, fitness is already ingrained in their lifestyles. Others are just starting out. While there are limited options in the county when it comes to fitness facilities, many residents have found walking, hiking,…

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Lady Wolverines Wrestling Team Coming Next Season

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor While the Dade County High School wrestling team has been co-ed for many years, this is the first year that the team has had multiple female wrestlers, with Head Coach Jeff Poston adding, “We’ve stacked up girls’ wins for the first time.” Next year, the Lady Wolverines will have their…

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NewTerra Compost Sees Continued Success

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor NewTerra Compost continues to see success in their efforts to keep food waste out of landfills. The company and its participants have diverted over 1.3 million pounds of organic material from landfills thus far. Normand Lavoie and Michael Ryan started the Wildwood-based business, providing a composting service for businesses and…

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Drug Use and Overdoses Continue, Fentanyl on the Rise

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor In 2022, Dade County had 45 known drug overdoses. Five of those resulted in death, all of people under the age of 40. One of those deaths was a pregnant woman, making the total count six lives lost. The overdose number is the same as it was in 2021 (45),…

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IDA: Georgia Power Easements Discussed, Beltline Energy Falls Through

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor The Jan. 9 meeting of the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) was Will Garrett’s first meeting with the authority. Garrett (owner of the Trenton Guthrie’s) was appointed by the Dade County commission. Evan Stone (executive director) reflected on the current board, saying, “I think we’ve got a very good board that’s…

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Citizens Academy Returns This February

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor After a several year hiatus, Citizens Academy is returning in February. The Dade County Sheriff’s Office provides the ten-week course free of charge to citizens who want to learn about every area of the office’s operations. The classes are each Tuesday night from Feb. 21 to May 2 with an…

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1945 Fair Preparations Underway for 2023

By LYDIA BERGLAR News Editor The 1945 Fair planning committee is hard at work organizing the 2023 event which is held each year on July 4 in Jenkins Park. This will be the fifth year that the annual county fair/Independence Day celebration has been held. The inaugural year was 2017, and aside from being canceled…

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