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Two Liquor Store Applications Approved

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor Ansel Smith, with the City’s Planning Commission, informed the City of Trenton Board of Commissioners during the commission’s meeting on Monday, June 13, that two applications for liquor stores have been approved. One liquor store will be located in the old Larry’s Restaurant building, located at 4514 Highway 136. The…

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Tombstone Restoration Project Needs Your Help

By ALISON HENDERSON Dade Co. Historical Society The cemetery chosen for the 2022 Dade County Historical Society Cemetery Walk has tombstones in need of care and repair. Can you help preserve the cemetery we’ve chosen for 2022? Yes, you can! Repairing old tombstones is costly and your donations will be welcomed. Contributing to the ongoing…

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Druid’s Lair Provides Gaming Hang Out For The Community

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor Druid’s Lair Cards and Gaming was opened over a year ago by owner Nick Wilson to create a new hangout space for community members, and a safe place for self-proclaimed “nerds.” Druid’s Lair’s summer hours are Monday from 2 to 10 p.m., Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m., and Friday…

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BOE Holds First Public Hearing For FY23 Budget

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The Dade County Board of Education held its first public hearing for the tentative 2023 fiscal year budget on Monday, June 13. The total estimated revenue fund is $19,767,251, and the total estimated special revenue fund is $6,045,652. The total estimated SPLOST fund for capital projects is $3,123,500. Estimated general…

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Shupe Plays CMA Fest, Releases New Single

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor Dade County native Chris Shupe is making strides as a new country music singer-songwriter and has recently released his second single “Where I Call Home,” as well as played at some popular music festivals. Shupe has been spending his time between Dade County and Nashville to be able to work…

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Proposed 2023 County Budget Has 2.06 Increase From 2022

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The Dade County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing Thursday, June 16, to review the county’s proposed fiscal year 2023 budget. The meeting was attended by representatives of county departments. The budget draft can be found on Dade County’s website, dadecounty-ga.gov, by clicking on “Government” and then “FY-2023 Budget…

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County Bridges Are Safe, Up To GDOT Standards

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor After a string of phone calls from concerned citizens, Dade County Executive Ted Rumley and Public Works Director Billy Massengale want to ensure the community that all the bridges in Dade County are safe. “About 10 people called. There must have been some report on the news a few weeks…

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Orange Grove Members Distribute TUMC Produce

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor Members of the Orange Grove Center, with the Trenton United Methodist Church (TUMC) are partnering together to help underserved families by distributing vegetables that were grown in the church’s community garden. The Orange Grove Center, based in Chattanooga, Tenn., and north Georgia, provides community-based services such as employment opportunities and…

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Kids And Adults Encouraged To Sign Up For Summer Reading Challenge

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The Dade County Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge has started, and it’s not too late for all ages (both kids and adults) to sign up. This year’s theme is Ocean of Possibilities, and everyone is challenged to read for 20 minutes a day. The Reading Challenge continues through July 24.…

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Alliance Calling All Artists To Register For August Art Show

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The first ever Plum Nelly Depot Art Show, presented by the Alliance for Dade’s Public Arts Committee, will be Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Trenton Civic Center. The committee members are asking all local artists to register to be in the show. “There used…

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