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Upcoming Events


  • The Dade County Board of Education will hold two special called work sessions to discuss improving the rock building at Davis School at noon and 6:30 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 12, in the Davis School Media Center. The public is welcome.                                                

  • Everyone is invited to the annual Friends of Cloudland Canyon Potluck Holiday Party! Join us on Thursday, Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m., in the Group Shelter at Cloudland Canyon State Park for good food, door prizes and great fellowship. If you have never visited Cloudland Canyon, this is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the park, the staff and the volunteers – we would love to meet you!  Friends of Cloudland Canyon is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the park with trail maintenance, event sponsorship, and fundraising. For more information, visit or like Us on Facebook at  Contact Dena Abell,, to let her know the number attending and the side dish you can bring.  Hope to see you there!                                                     

  • The Dade Small Business Christmas Expo is Saturday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  at Dade County High School. There will be 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," or call, text or email Nathan Wooten: 423-596-5201,                            

  • 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                                                 

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