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February 24, 2020

With drug overdoses harming the families of our nation and hindering economic growth, Clayton Fuller, Republican candidate for U.S. Congress GA-14 released the following statement outlining his plan to combat this epidemic.

Other local candidates who wish to air their platforms or announce their candidacy on The Planet are welcome to do so--email articles and photos to

On average, 192 Americans die every d...

February 20, 2020

This photo from the subsequent cleanup was the only one The Planet could readily lay hands [planetary rings?] on nine years after the tornadoes that devastated Dade on April 27, 2011. Do you have your own tornado pics and tornado stories? Marshana Sharp at the Dade County Public Library would like to see them.

In this shot, which was taken for The Dade Sentinel in June 2011, the original cutline was: Phillip Brown (left) and Le...

February 9, 2020

Editor's Note: This is a letter Tony Moreland wrote to the Dade B of E that he is sharing with the local media as a letter to the editor.

Dear Superintendent, Board Members, and Editors:

I am writing this letter to bring awareness and to stimulate conversation about an inequity in our high school sports that is glaringly apparent and needs attention. I am a parent of eight children, two who are grown and six who presently attend...

January 22, 2020

Greetings! My name is Taylor Duncan! I am 24 years old from Dallas, Georgia, and I have autism. I am also the commissioner/director of the Alternative Baseball Organization, a 501c3 authentic baseball experience for teens 15+ and adults with autism and special needs across America.

We are searching for coach/managers, volunteers, and new prospective players (ages 15+) to help us start a new program to serve those throughout Tr...

December 24, 2019

The other day in the courthouse a woman asked me if I was "semiretired." I must have given her a blank look because then she said, "I mean, you don't get paid for writing The Dade Planet, do you?"

Retirement! It brings up two sensitive subjects: my age and my income. Why, I wondered, didn't she cover all the bases and ask me how much I weighed, and why I had no close friends? She must have realized she'd put her foot in it beca...

December 16, 2019

Editor's Note: This is an open letter from Nathan Wooten, organizer of the Dade Small Business Expo, which took place on Saturday.

Thank you to EVERYONE who participated in last Saturday’s Small Business EXPO!  To the 97 vendors who came out, along with the Dade County community who supported them, we THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS EVENT successful  for four consecutive years!

A special THANK YOU to these special people: Food Ci...

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...

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