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November 19, 2019

 The new Davis School ornament. Individual ornaments are $15.

It all began in 1996 when The Dade County chapter of the American Business Women's Association produced a pewter replica of the courthouse as a commemorative Christmas tree ornament. For 12 years, the group a...

November 19, 2019

Start planning your Christmas activities now! Plan to come by Trenton United Methodist Church before the Christmas parade on December 14 and view a beautiful exhibit of more than 100 manger scenes crafted in a variety of artistic media. 

This exhibit is part of an exten...

November 18, 2019

These are arrests reported by the Dade County Sheriff's Office for the week of Nov. 11-17. All arrestees are innocent unless or until proven guilty.

Nov. 11, 2019

WALRAVEN, CASSIDY DANIELLE, 20, of Trenton, was arrested for Criminal Trespass.

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November 18, 2019

This is Part 3 of Joy Odom's series on the Georgia Land Lottery. Access the earlier columns by clicking the Historically Speaking icon on the Planet homepage. 

Probably because the whole thing was so exciting and everybody was so involved with the actual drawing that no...

November 18, 2019

As you may have noted in the news last week, Discovery Travel Blog has named Cloudland Canyon as the best state park in Georgia! What has this got to do with the library? Well, if you would like to visit the state’s best park, or any of Georgia’s state parks, you may c...

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November 18, 2019

Registrations are RED HOT for vendor spaces at the upcoming  DADE SMALL BUSINESS EXPO to be held at Dade County High School on Saturda,y December 14, from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.

If you want a booth space please call or text 423-596-5201 or email or...

November 18, 2019

My name is Jerry Henegar and I would like to announce my candidacy for Dade County District 3 Commissioner.

I am married to my wife of nine years, Tiffany Henegar, and we are both lifelong residents of Dade County.

I have been employed by Cobb County Fire & Emergency Se...

November 16, 2019

Few topics have sparked more discussion among my old garden club buddies than the age-old conundrum: What is the difference between sweet potatoes and yams?

Grocers use both terms when labeling bins of fresh tubers, but I doubt many of us have eaten real yams. Yams, Dio...

November 15, 2019

Scott Niesen (left) and Terry Reynolds of Ragan-Smith exhibit Streetscape plans for Trenton.  

The Trenton City Commission heard a presentation about Streetscapes, the long-delayed town beautification project, at its regular November meeting on Tuesday. But with constru...

November 13, 2019

ATLANTA – Georgia Lottery players have been experiencing loads of luck playing Mega Millions recently. One ticket worth $10,000 was sold in Rising Fawn in the Nov. 12 drawing, and two tickets worth $10,000 and $30,000 were sold in Cartersville and Fayetteville in the N...

November 12, 2019

Not much was resolved at the regular November meeting of the Dade County Commission on Thursday. Most business was tabled until December. One of the deferred items was the proposed amendment to the county's liquor ordinance described in The Planet's previous article. H...

November 12, 2019

These are arrests reported by the Dade County Sheriff's Office for the week of Nov. 4-11. All arrestees are innocent unless or until proven guilty. 

Nov. 4

MORGAN, BRANDON LEE, 27, of Trenton, was arrested for Probation Violation.

UNDERWOOD, EDDY EUGENE Jr., 51, of Henaga...

November 11, 2019

Dade District 2 Commissioner Phillip Hartline had no trouble convincing the Dade Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, or so-called beer board, to amend Dade's alcohol ordinance. But his fellow commissioners at their regular November meeting last Thursday were having none...

November 11, 2019

It must have been exciting to live in Georgia in early 1805--even if you lived in the hindmost of hinterlands, and there were a lot of those. Savannah was the only city of any real size. The great majority of citizens lived either way out in the country or in or near s...

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Upcoming Events


  • The Dade Water Authority Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Dade Administrative Building.                                                    

  • "Living Free," a seminar about overcoming addiction, stress and depression, will be presented by Taste and See and Vaughan Sparrow at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Dade County Public Library. Free food, books, live music.  For more info email                                        

  • Food for fines month at Dade Public Library this November--one can of food equals $1 in fines up to $10.                                                

  • Everyone is invited to the "Grand Illumination" of Christmas trees, lights and the town from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, on the Trenton town square. Visits with Santa, singing, free hot chocolate, craft-making inside the library. This is a joint production of the Dade County Public Library, Dade County, the city of Trenton, the Dade County Sheriff's Office, Dade First-Family Connection and the Bank of Dade.                                    

  • Rising Fawn Studio Tour is back this year! Eight Lookout Mountain artists will open their studios from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday Dec. 7 & 8, when you can visit your neighbors, support local artists and get some Christmas shopping done all at the same time. Map and more info on Facebook page: Rising Fawn Studio Tour 2019, or call (423) 243-7699 or (423) 227-0423.                                    

  • The Dade Small Business Christmas Expo may still have a f ew vendor booth spaces--deadline is Dec. 1.  If you have a small business or home business you’d like to include, please email or text your email address to 423-596-5201. Otherwise, please plan to attend this year's Expo 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Dade County High School. We have plenty of shopping, tons of door prizes, food, entertainment, a KIDZONE and a special grand prize to one lucky attendee. Please follow us on Facebook at “Dade Small Business Christmas Expo.”                                          

  • You are invited to "Parade of Mangers," a free exhibit at Trenton United Methodist of Judy Hunt's collection of nativity scenes in various media. Over 100 creches will be displayed and free hot chocolate, coffee and cookies will also be featured. Come before the Christmas parade--hours are 4-6 p.m. at the church, 12500 N. Main St., just north of the Trenton town square.                        

  • The annual Dade Christmas parade will be staged this year by the Bank of Dade. The theme is Merry and Bright--all floats and even marchers are requested to festoon selves with Christmas lights--at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14, forming up at 5 p.m. at South Industrial Drive.  For more info or to register your float please contact Audrey Clark at or Seth Houts at                               

  • Bloodmobile at Sheriff's Office 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, for Dade blood drive. Donors will be registered for prizes. To make appointment, call Mary Ann Bradford at the DCSO at (423) 657-3233 or email                              

  • Rising Fawn Baptist Church will provide FREE after-school care for children between the ages of 5 and 13 beginning the first day of this school year. Each day will include a snack, Bible study, time for homework and play. Children will be watched from the time they get off the school bus until 6 p.m. This is primarily for those who struggle to afford the after-care program at school or must send their children home to an empty house, but others will be accepted subject to demand--so the sooner you register, the better.  For more information please contact the church at, or call or text Tony Moreland at (423) 227-9997.                                                 

  • Tri-state Food Bank is looking for volunteers to work on the first Friday of every month. Boxing up the food is done at Sand Mountain UMC (volunteer about 3 hours in the morning). Distribution is done at West Brow Fire Station (volunteer about 2 1/2 hours in the afternoon). Can do either or both. Text Julie Cash 205-566-2794 if interested.                                  

  • For 2019, the Georgia Driver's License office in Trenton is open Monday,  Jan. 14 & 28, Feb. 11 & 25, March 11 & 25, April 8 & 29, May 13 & 20, June 10 & 24, July 8 & 22, Aug. 5 & 19, Sept. 9 & 23, Oct. 7 & 21, Nov. 4 & 18 and Dec. 2 & 16. Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and the office is in the Justice Bldg, 75 Case Ave., Trenton. For more info check                                                                                                  

  • Be a garden volunteer! The Tennessee River Gardens need volunteers. Workdays are Fridays 9 a.m.-noon and Sundays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Call Christine if interested (423 785-4024) or write to                                 

  • Head Start now enrolling for 2018/19 school year!  Dade Head Start/EHS, call (706) 657-7558, Rose ext. 303 or Sharon ext. 302; Davis Head Start/EHS (706) 657-2154, ext. 302.                                  

  • The DeKalb County (Ala.) Sheriff’s Office had such a turnout for its Introduction to Concealed Carry class that it will continue giving the free class as long as there is sufficient demand. Call 256) 845-3801, visit, or drop by the sheriff’s office in Fort Payne to apply.                                                                                                            
  • At 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, there is an informational meeting/presentation at the Dade DFACS office (located in the county Administrative Building) for anyone interested in becoming a foster parent. You may call 1-877-210-KIDS to register, but registration is not required.                                                              

  • A representative from the Veterans Administration is available to help vets at the Dade County Administrative Building in the Commissioners' meeting room 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  on the last Wednesday of each month.                                                

  • Celebrate Recovery meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Trenton Ministry Center. This is a Christian recovery program for anyone who has hurts, hang-ups or habits. There are classes for kids, teens and adults, as well as nursery care provided. For more information, call (706) 657-6920.                                                             

  • The Education Opportunity Center offers free help with financial aid, college admissions and choosing a college or major at the Dade County Public library. Call 423) 425-1702 for an appointment.                                                                 

  •  The Tri-State Food Pantry serves food boxes to the needy every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. A church service is held at 2:30 p.m. and delivery begins at 3 p.m. It is located in the building behind Sand Mountain United Methodist Church. Individuals must qualify under federal poverty guidelines. Any monetary donations are tax-deductible. Please call Drayton Holmes at (706) 657-7410 for more information.                                                          

  • A Dry Goods Pantry is available to single -parent families in Dade County every 1st and 3rd Saturday from 9 a.m. –noon. Diapers, wipes, toiletries laundry detergent, etc., are available. For more information, contact Becky Hurst at                                                 

The exhibit will begin at 4 p.m. and continues until 6 p.m. (the beginning of the parade).  The church will be offering free coffee, hot chocolate and cookies to attendees. Restrooms are available.


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