Notes: Our Saturday meeting was solid with about 10 members, and 10 more arrived for my talk on Dade Coal Company, mining and life at a prison in Sand Mountain between 1873 and 1908. It seemed to be well received. My plans are to hone my research and add more. As such,...

Editor's note: Regular library columnist Linda Wilson is on vacation this week.  

The Crazy 8s Math Club continues with grades K-2 on Tuesdays and 3-5 on Thursday afternoons from 4:15-5 p.m. Math is such a struggle for so many kids.  Why not have them enjoy an acti...

(Editor's Note: This is part 2 of Donna's account of M.A.B. Tatum, who in last week's episode fell to his death from a train.)

Ann Tatum had been living a comfortable if not well-to-do existence when word came that her husband, MAB Tatum, had fallen to his death from a...

Photo from Ancestry.com. The family member who posted this picture notes that this is most likely the last photograph taken of Brad Tatum. He is probably on his last inspection or "raid" of a distillery about 12 miles outside Athens, Ga.

After serving his county in vari...

You may remember Robert Haley Tatum from the legend of Dade seceding from the Union. He has been touted as the bold man who rose in the legislature in 1861 to proclaim, “By the gods, gentlemen, if Georgia does not secede from the Union, then Dade County will.”

He would...

There are some residents who will know every one of the facts included in this article. Doubtless there are many who will find some of this information altogether new information. Of course, there are many more facts filed in the storehouse of Dade minutiae. More will...

Holding a special edition of The Dade County Times which was published in the Confederate colors of blue and gray, announcing the return of Dade County to the Union, is Judge J.M.C. Townsend. Kneeling are, left to right: P.F. Newby, Silas Fowler, I.H. Price, J.M. Carro...

Note: This article was originally written in April 2015. It is the follow-up article to the one printed last week. It is a good precursor to the July 4 celebration for this year which will highlight Dade County’s return to the Union on July 4, 1945.

Last week, I droppe...

​​Come and join us on Saturday morning, June 16, at 10:30 for the quarterly meeting followed by a genealogy workshop. The meeting will be held at the Dade County Public Library.  The meeting will last approximately one hour and then will adjourn to assist others in usi...

Note: This article was originally written in April 2015. As the county prepares for a July 4th celebration which features the July 4, 1945, “reentry” into the Union, this tale bears repeating.--DMS

E. Merton Coulter, famous Georgia historian and author of an article abo...

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