News Flash


Posted on: October 1, 2020

Dade County at a glance

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WOW! Dade County is currently ranked #3 of 159 counties in the state of Georgia where property tax dollars are being spent most effectively! 

A study by New York financial technology company, SmartAsset, ranks where people are getting the most value for their property tax dollars. Dade County ranked among the places in Georgia where property tax dollars are being spent most effectively. The study analyzed metrics including quality of local schools, home values and effective property tax rates to find where people were getting the most value.
Check out Report here:

We have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the NW region!

For info on our workforce and unemployment rate please use this link:

Georgia Named "Top State for Doing Business" for 9th Consecutive Year

Georgia has been named by Area Development magazine as the No. 1 state for business for the ninth consecutive year.  No other state has earned this distinction for so many years. To read more please use this link: Georgia named Top State for Doing Business

Looking for Help Resources?

Check out this link to Dade Family First Connections Website -  or contact HOPE LINE at 888-912-6487

Dade-First-for-webHope Line Logo and phone number
Blessing Box Locations:

Sand Mountain
The Valley
Lookout Mountain
New Home Community
2115 New Home Loop, Trenton, GA
Dade County Public Library
102 Court Street, Trenton, GA 30752
Canyon Quick Stop
12166 Ga-136, Rising Fawn, GA
Trenton Church of Christ
150 Bond Avenue, Trenton, GA 30752
North Ga Worship Center
23 Bishop Road, Wildwood, GA
Fire Station 4 - Hinkle
1691-1431, GA-157, Lookout Mountain, GA

Hooker Church of Christ
1801 Ga-299, Wildwood, GA
Corner of Hwy 136 & Sunset

Rising Fawn United Methodist Church
3840 US-11, Rising Fawn, GA 30738

Free Food Distributions:

(no income or residency requirements)

North Georgia Worship CenterPiney Grove Baptist ChurchCommunity Kitchen hot plate
@ Trenton Ministry Center
Emergency Food Pantry 
@ Trenton United Methodist Church
23 Bishop Road, Wildwood, GA864 Piney Road, Trenton, GA1 Georgia Avenue, Trenton, GA12500 N. Main Street, Trenton
First Friday of each monthSecond Saturday of each month at 11:00 amLast Saturday of each monthCall 706-657-6170 or
12:00 pm - 5:00 pmLast Wednesday of each month at 1:00 pm11:30 am - 12:30 pmcall as needed

Free Food Distributions:

(Income-Based; Dade County Residents Only)

Tri-State Food Pantry
@ Sand Mountain United Methodist Church
Tri-State Food Pantry
@ West Brow Fire & Rescue Station
Tri-State Food Pantry 
@ Rising Fawn United Methodist Church
2023 GA-136, Trenton, Ga9929 Scenic Hwy, Lookout Mtn., Ga3840 US-11, Rising Fawn, GA
First & Third Fridays of each monthFirst Friday of each monthThird Friday of each month
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm2:00 pm - 4:00 pm2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Little Book Library (take a book, leave a book!) Free

  • Jenkins Park outside the scout hut
  • Dade County Sports Complex playground
  • Cloudland Canyon State Park

Senior Citizen Outreach Service

Rising Fawn Methodist Church is offering a free service to senior citizens living in the Rising Fawn and South Dade areas. Rising Fawn Senior Outreach can provide a friendly visit, run local errands, pick up groceries and special requests at no charge. The Outreach however does not offer caregiver-type services.  Contact David Reed at 762-887-0422 or email

Dade County Clothes Closet

@ New Salem Methodist Church
12550 Highway 136, Trenton, GA  
(on Lookout Mountain)

Hours of Operation are Thursdays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Clothing Bank offers FREE Clothing, accessories, and some household items to anyone in need. Proof of income is not required.
To volunteer, please call Margie Eash at 727-415-3607

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you new to the area and looking for volunteer opportunities? You might find a good fit by using the information below:

Tri-State Food Pantry contact Rose at 423-316-0384Dade First Family Connections 
contact Martha at 423-509-1260
Lions Club call Ronnie Cartwright 704-489-8108
Friends of Cloudland Canyon 706-657-4050Alliance for Dade call Patricia at 706-657-4488Dade County Pet Project call 423-800-2080
Dade County Clothes Closet contact Margie at 727-415-3607Trenton-Dade Optimist Club call Sarah at 423-298-6468Hand Up Ministry call Rex   at 423-602-4098
The HUB disaster recovery call Mike King at 423-596-1181Man Up contact Reece Fauscett 423-488-7060Dade County School System 423-657-4361
The Dade County Public Library call Mindy at 706-657-7857Tree City call Eloise Gass at 423-883-6388Historical Society call Gail Hedden at 423-987-3713
Lookout Mountain CASA call 706-639-6472Rising Fawn Senior Outreach call David at 762-887-0422American Legion call Commander Moore at 404-376-9596

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Dade County School's Care Closet 

Item of the Month - Under Clothes

Care Closet Bin flyer Underclothes Needed Item 2023

Dade County Broadband Contact Information:

Broadband Ready Logo - Email File

Dade County Clerk Don Townsend


office: 706-657-4625 or 706-657-6821

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