October 7, 2020

The trial of Clarence Newton Johnson for the murder of his son-in-law, Ernest Buffington, was held at the Dade County courthouse during the March term of the Superior court of 1947, not quite a year after the murder occurred. The presiding judge was J.M.C. Townsend, wh...

October 7, 2020

This week’s Ready-to-Read program will be about the moon. In-person programs are on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Be sure to sign up. Call the library to check on the virtual program if you don’t want to come into the library.

The Cloverbuds, the 4-H program for ki...

October 5, 2020

I came across a picture at the library a few weeks ago that fascinated me. It was a picture of almost 40 young women made in 1948, the members of the Future Homemakers of America or the FHA at Dade County High School. Surprisingly, I almost immediately identified a few...

October 1, 2020

The Head River Baptist Church was and is a beautiful, isolated place of worship on Lookout Mountain that seems to radiate peace and tranquility. But there was at least one day in its history when it descended into tragedy and chaos that resulted not only in the loss of...

September 28, 2020

On December 19, 2020, we wish to remember our veterans, honor their service and teach our children about them. To date, Wreaths Across America Dade County has identified almost 275 veterans from Dade County and northeast Alabama. It Is our sincere wish to lay a wr...

September 28, 2020

A free tutoring program at your hometown library has been launched. There are tutors available at all four branches, Dade, Chickamauga, Lafayette and Rossville. You can pick up directions for scheduling a tutoring session at the library, or follow these directions: 

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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...

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