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November 25, 2019

This is my favorite picture of Caliban and Sleekit. They liked to sleep curled up together.  At the end of the day, if you're a couple of dumped puppies, all you've got is each other.  

One recent morning I was scrolling furtively through Facebook, as opposed to doing my work, and came across a meme that said something like: Having a dog is like having a best friend, only you can never ever talk to each other. Just as I re...

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 extensive collection belonging to Judy Hunt, a longtime resident of Trenton. Judy says that she always enjoyed the visual storytelling ability of nativity scenes, and...

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 visit the Facebook PAGE “Dade Small Business Christmas  EXPO.”

So far, over 90 vendors have registered for thos local Christmas shopping experience! You can buy c...

October 24, 2019

The Dade County Friends of the Library have their very own national week of celebration. On the week of Oct. 20-26, they will join the national group, “United for Libraries” (a division of the American Library Association) to celebrate the 14th annual National Friends of Libraries Week.

The Friends of the Dade County Library is a support group that helps provide funding for the amazing programs that happen in the library. The F...

October 22, 2019

This is a letter to the editor from Sophia Price, who gives this report on a homeschool group's recent field trip to Ed Forester's bee farm.

Forester Farms & Apiary was the field trip destination of a homeschool group from Chattanooga. The Ingleside School students were able to experience more bee education than normally found in a classroom. 

After touring the Honey House and Store they not only learned about bees and bee probl...

September 20, 2019

Editor's Note: This is a letter to the editor from the Wildwood Preservation Alliance. 

To Our Neighbors in the Independent State of Dade, 

The scenic beauty of our land and independent nature of our citizenry faces great peril. Our action today is needed.  

A recent land acquisition in Wildwood is at the crux of our concern in the immediate term. But make no mistake, our present predicament is merely a single instance in a...

August 30, 2019

This is an editorial about the current zoning issue in Dade County. But first: a confession and a funny story.

Confession: For 29 years I have lived under the name Robin Ford Wallace, but my legal name is plain old Robin Ford. 

I really am married to Mr. Wallace, with a blood test, a white dress and a preacher--well, kind of a preacher. He was a Universalist Unitarian Unobjectionable, or something. He called God "oh great spirit...

June 27, 2019

"The world is too much with us," Wordsworth wrote famously. In my case, I don't know about the world but The Planet has been coming out of my ears! So last week The Planet's Art Department and I decided to take a few days off and Get Away From It All. 

If at this point you have started envying my luxurious vacation, you clearly have never gone motoring with the Art Department. Other couples sleep at hotels. The Art Department t...

April 2, 2019

Dear Readers:

If I have a vice--and I do, I do, I've got like 48--it's a tendency to go for the Cheap Laugh. I love jokes and spoofs and fooling around, and I look forward all year to bringing you The Planet's signature April Fool's edition. But this particular year I got kind of April Fooled myself by Destiny, a combination of Mother Nature's wrath and the harsh dictates of the computer gods.

I got some kind of flu with fe...

March 7, 2019

Editor's Note: On March 5, the Georgia Legislature passed House Bill 324, which would legalize the cultivation and harvesting of cannabis and hemp products to produce a low-THC oil for medical use in the state. Dade County Sheriff Ray Cross went on television with other northwest Georgia sheriffs to speak out against HB 324, in what seemed more a generic law enforcement stand against drugs in general than a specific indictment...

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