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Harper Asks Voters For Support In Race For Georgia Agriculture Commissioner

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor Tyler Harper is a Republican candidate running for Georgia Agriculture Commissioner. Harper asks Dade County’s voters for their support in the Georgia Primary Election. Harper lives in Ocilla and is a seventh-generation farmer. Harper is currently serving Georgia’s 7th Senate District. He assumed office in January 2013. His current term…

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Join Comprehensive Plan Update Enters Final Phases

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The public portion of updating the Dade County and City of Trenton Joint Comprehensive Plan has been completed after a final public hearing on Thursday, May 5. Alex Smith, Community Planner with Northwest Georgia Regional Commission, noted that a draft of the plan has been created, and it is in…

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Citizens Speak Out At Commission Meeting

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor Multiple Dade County citizens spoke out about various concerns during the Dade County Commission meeting on Thursday, May 5. Jerry Henegar told commissioners that he was against the Commissioners buying property behind the Bank of Dade, for a new Board of Elections building. “From my understanding the train depot was…

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Law Enforcement Honored, GBI Agent Named Officer Of The Year

  By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The 17th annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Ceremony, held jointly by the Trenton-Dade Optimist Club and the Georgia Fraternal Order of Police, was Tuesday, May 3. Former District Attorney Herbert “Buzz” Franklin gave the opening speech during the ceremony. “The job of serving in law enforcement is always difficult. But…

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Mullis, Cameron Provide Legislative Update

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The Alliance for Dade held a networking Lunch and Learn event on Thursday, May 5, where attendees had the opportunity to hear speakers Representative Mike Cameron and Senator Jeff Mullis. Alliance for Dade Chair George Williams noted that it was almost to the day, one year ago, that the Alliance…

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Distilled Spirits Ordinance Goes Into Effect In Trenton

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The City of Trenton Board of Commissioners voted to approve the distilled spirits ordinance into effect during the commission’s meeting on Monday, May 9. After many months’ worth of joint public hearings between the City Commissioners and the Planning Commission to discuss the conditions of the ordinance, and a final…

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Witt Asks Voters For Support In Race For Georgia Insurance Commissioner

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor Patrick Witt is a Republican candidate running for Georgia Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner. He wants Dade County voters to know the importance of the Commissioner’s job, and how it affects constituents in their everyday lives. Witt decided to run for the Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner position because he…

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State Representatives And Senator Candidates Square Off At Debate

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor Candidates for State Representative and State Senator spoke about their stances on state issues on Tuesday, April 26, during a political debate, sponsored by the Dade County Republican Party. State Representative, District 1 incumbent Mike Cameron is running against challenger Jackie Harling. Chris Goforth moderated the debate and asked each…

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Water Authority Submits Funding Requests For Multiple Projects

By REBECCA HAZEN News Editor The Dade County Water and Sewer Authority has submitted applications for projects to be considered for Congressionally Directed Spending. “Since we got turned down for the grants, we have been made aware that there is some Congressionally Directed Spending money available. I have taken all the grant requests that we…

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