Businesses Are Raided
Dade County Sheriff Patrick Cannon and investigators from the Sheriff's office conducted two simultaneous raids July 19th on illegal gambling operations.
Law enforcement found a total of 19 gambling machines and seized over $2,000 in cash during the raids.
No arrests have been made at this time but the investigation is ongoing as all of the owners of the operation are being identified.
Both business that were raided were on the north end of the county and located just below the Tennessee State line on U.S. Highway 11.
Early Voting Ends Friday
This is the last week for early voting as polls close Friday afternoon. Election Day is July 31st and no voting will take place on Monday before the election.
With three weeks of early voting the turnout has been very good.
As of Tuesday morning 930 voters had cast their ballots.
A large number of candidates are seeking office this year and that has helped generate a great amount of interest in the election.
If a runoff election is needed it will be held Aug. 21 with early voting beginning Aug. 13.
If you plan to vote early, time is running out! Polls close Friday at 5 p.m.
Election day polls open at 7 a.m.
DOT Making I–59 Repairs
Georgia DOT has scheduled guardrail repairs on I-59 at mile markers 1, 7 and 16 now through Friday. Work will proceed daily between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., weather permitting.
Please slow down and be especially attentive and cautious as you pass through construction work zones.