The old earthen dam at Lookout Lake comes back to haunt the Dade County Commission every decade or so, but now there's hope the ghost may finally be laid to rest.  (Photo by Jerry Wallace)

    For the Dade County Commission, the Georgia Safe Dams...

In case you haven't noticed, beleaguered by technical challenges you don't, trust me, want to hear about, your humble narrator has been shamelessly plugging Bobs of Yore into this space. This one is an elderly piece about things I shouldn't have planted. To

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       The Trenton City Commission City has approved $125,000 for construction of a training building at the Trenton Police Department’s firing range west of town on Back Valley Road.
        The firing range, which Trenton Police Commissioner...

 

When I was a slip of a girl, 20-something and living in Atlanta, my boyfriend, Jerry, and I walked up Stone Mountain one Sunday, as in, like, a date. These days it would never occur to me to hike in anything but jeans or shorts but this was then and as I mentioned, li...

April Fools Edition

 

Today The Planet pauses from its usual workaday reporting of the great events of the day—tornadoes, tidal waves, the Methodist Men’s Luncheon—to tackle the question most often posed by readers:
            “If you’re such a hotshot investigative rep...

April Fools Edition

     This is an article from the future. The Dade Planet has been pleased to deliver its readers blockbusting local stories well before its competitors sniffed them out; now it is delighted to dish them up before they in fact happen.
     H...

April Fool's Edition

By Robin Ford Wallace - Embedded in the  Trenton-Rising Fawn 51st ISD Militia
 

"Why'd you have to do it, Red? Why'd you have to go and declare war on the United States of America?"
 

     Casualties continue heavy as the bloody firefight ra...

    It’s the end of another era as Trenton’s last gas station-with-full-service-garage shuts its doors, effective immediately.
     J.P. Forshee, who has operated Forshee’s Chevron since 1988, confirmed on Wednesday that he had sold the station to a Patel fam...

 

            In a place like Dade County, what’s important enough to get on the front page of the newspaper?
            Anybody who’s ever read a small-town rag is probably answering: This is a joke, right? Because we’ve all seen those he...

At the Dade Library, manager Marshana Sharp pops "Hop on Popcorn" for the children's reading session in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday.

    When the national publication Library Journal this year named the Dade County Public Library one of the three best small-...

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