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August 31, 2020

Note: The following article is taken from the History of Dade County, Georgia, Volume II. The articles for this book were written by volunteers, this one probably a church member, but he or she is not identified. The article was written sometime in the late 1990s and s...

August 31, 2020

The library staff is looking forward to seeing our patrons six days a week again. The library is adding open hours on Mondays for the first time since 2012.

The new hours are Mondays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursd...

August 18, 2020

Several years ago, Magistrate Judge Joel McCormick’s father, Bert McCormick, borrowed some books I’ve collected in doing genealogy to learn more about his ancestors. The next time I saw Judge McCormick, he told me I had about put his daddy in an early grave. When I ask...

August 17, 2020

The exhibit “Rightfully Hers,” which celebrates the 19th amendment, when women got the right to vote, will be at the library throughout the month of August. Come by any time to view the exhibit. 

The staff has resumed Thursday morning children’s programs on Facebook Liv...

August 12, 2020

(This article appears in Vol. II of the Dade County History Book. It was written several years ago and does not cover more recent history of the church. The article has been edited as the original article contains history of the community and the schools. The article i...

August 6, 2020

As we should always remember, Memorial Day is not just the beginning of summer or an excuse for stores to hold a sale. It is not even a day set aside to honor veterans and active service members. Memorial Day is to remember the men and women who died while serving in t...

Editor's note: This is the final installment of Verenice's memoir about growing up on a mule-and horse-powered farm near Valley Head during the Great Depression. The memoir was edited, and the photos used here compiled by, her daughter, Linda Hawkins Wilson. For earlie...

On the final week of our Road Trippin’ Across the USA! tour, we are traveling all around our home state of Georgia. The state is known as the Peach State, even though it is not the largest producer of peaches.

In the late 1800s, Samuel Rumph developed the Elberta peach...

July 30, 2020

Editor's note: And now for something completely different...

When I began this newspaper, one of the things I wanted to do most was serialize fiction, in the grand Victorian style that made Dickens famous. I serialized a novel and several shorter pieces I'd written in t...

These two church histories appear in Volume II of the History of Dade County, Georgia, which was published by the Dade County Historical Society in 2011. Some of the articles were written much earlier. Mrs. Minnie Street was a teacher in Dade County for many years. She...

Editor's Note: This is the fourth installment of Verenice's memoir about growing up on a local farm during the Great Depression. It was edited, and the old photographs used here compiled by, her daughter, retired English teacher and local history writer Linda Hawkins W...

July 28, 2020

The Summer Reading program was definitely different this year, and we did miss the programs with big crowds, but I think the staff has done a great job adapting to the circumstances we find ourselves in. Kids could still get books to read, whether they came into the li...

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