Twenty-four Dalton High School students are having fun with Shakespeare. If that sounds hard to believe, you need to get your tickets for the Jan. 18-20 DHS Drama Club's 2018 Winter Play production of "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," a comical attempt to present the en…

The Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) team from Morris Innovative High School attended the FBLA Region Leadership Conference on Wednesday in Ringgold. Six students placed in the top 10, which makes them the first FBLA region winners from Morris Innovative.

As winter sets in, many people's thoughts are turning to blooming gardens, outdoor parties, visiting with old friends on the porch, young love and weddings. For a little taste of early spring, join four old friends looking to fill the emptiness of their lives with a spring "project." The Art…

Georgia College in Milledgeville awarded degrees to the following graduates of the class of December 2017:

The Downtown Dalton Development Authority (DDDA) at its regularly scheduled board meeting on Dec. 20, 2017, announced the promotion of Kristi Watson to Main Street manager. Watson has for the last nine months been administrative assistant to DDDA Interim Director George Woodward.

• Former professional baseball player Otis Nixon, who played for the Atlanta Braves from 1991-1993 and in 1999, is the guest speaker at Good Hope Baptist Church in Dalton on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. Nixon was the centerfielder on Braves teams that made the World Series in 1991 and 1992.

On Dec. 9 at The Filling Station restaurant in Dalton, the Dalton Region of the Northwest Georgia Antique Automobile Car Club of America held its Christmas party and installation of a new president, Gwendolyn Maddox.

Mitch Frix, orthopedic surgeon, and Justin Hare, pain management specialist, will speak on osteoarthritis and total joint replacement as well as post-operative pain management and spinal pain during a free Hamilton Medical Center Joint Moves event on Thursday. The presentation will be at 6 p…

Mitch Frix, orthopedic surgeon, and Justin Hare, pain management specialist, will speak on osteoarthritis and total joint replacement as well as post-operative pain management and spinal pain during a free Hamilton Medical Center Joint Moves event on Thursday. The presentation will be at 6 p…

The Northwest Georgia Family Crisis Center has received an $18,000 grant from the Mohawk Carpet Foundation. The purpose of the Northwest Georgia Family Crisis Center is to end violence in the home by providing shelter, advocacy and support to survivors while working in the community to chang…

• Sheila Simpson of Chatsworth received a bachelor of science degree during the Bethel University fall commencement on Dec. 9 in the school's Rosemary and Harry Crisp II arena on the school's main campus in McKenzie, Tenn.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 15), Dalton State College will host a discussion and viewing of a documentary that showcases a black man who makes friends with members of the Ku Klux Klan.

• Bridging the Gap Ministries presents a Fresh Oil Revival Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. Speakers will be Pastor Richard Smith of Virtuous Church in Chattanooga and Pastor J.W. Cole of Word Empowerment Church in Chattanooga. Bridging the Gap Ministries is at 514 Martin Luther King Jr. Blv…

• The Reggie Saddler Family will be in concert on Sunday, Jan. 7, at 6 p.m. at Eleventh Avenue Baptist Church. This is a free concert; a love offering will be received. Pastor Ronald Guffey invites everyone. The church is at 2550 South Dalton Bypass.

Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) recently hosted the Student Nurse Symposium for area senior registered nurse students, with participants coming from Dalton State College and Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

Georgia United Credit Union held its 27th annual Wish Tree Program to collect new toys and clothing for foster children in the Dalton community from Nov. 15 through December 15. Individuals, schools and civic groups participated by dropping off a new toy or article of clothing at a local Dal…

The stresses of the holiday season are here. And the Georgia Department of Transportation aims to ease traffic congestion and driving anxieties with suspension of construction-related lane closures on interstate highways, heavily traveled state routes and roadways near major shopping areas a…

Editor's note: Beginning today, area church news that traditionally has appeared in the Saturday newspaper will now appear in the Friday newspaper. As many church-related events happen on Saturdays, we believe this will allow you more time to plan to attend these events.

In conclusion to their hard work throughout the 2017 season, Dalton High School JROTC Raiders came together at the high school commons for a banquet in celebration of the season.

For years, the first Thursday in December has put Dalton residents into the holiday spirit with the annual Christmas parade. The Dalton Jaycees hosted the parade for years, but since 1985 the Dalton Noon Lions Club has been the parade's sponsor and organizer.