It is with a grateful heart that organizers are proud to announce that the partnership among the Whitfield County Fire Department, Dalton Shriners and, most of all, the moving spirit of giving from passing motorists paid big dividends for youngsters again this year.

A little bit of Paris will be coming to Michael's Fine Arts and Framing on Friday, Oct. 19, when the focus will be a new children's picture book set in Paris. Author Janie Dempsey Watts and illustrator Lyn Martin will be on hand from 5 to 8 p.m. to sign copies of the book and to share some F…

On Sept. 30, the University of North Georgia's (UNG) Boar's Head Brigade held the 2018 Distinguished Military Students (DMS) Review, conducted annually to honor senior ROTC cadets who have excelled academically and as leaders. Among the 17 cadets honored were Henry Crawford and Dylan Richard…

Is there any doubt fire and EMS services in the United States are on the front line of every mass casualty incident? From a pickup truck striking a crowd of pedestrians in New York City, a mass shooting in Las Vegas or a motor vehicle crash involving a bus full of young hockey players in Can…

The Artistic Civic Theatre presents the musical "Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" Oct. 25- 27 and Nov. 1 and 3 at 8 p.m.; Oct. 28 at 4 p.m.; and Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. at the ACT Playhouse at 907 Gaston St. in Dalton.

The state of Georgia Department of Human Services, with whom North Georgia Community Action Inc. contracts, has announced that an Energy Assistance Program is expected to open on Thursday, Nov. 1, with the beginning of the Homebound/Elderly application intake period.

Members of the public 18 and older are invited to Dalton High School today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a Ford Drive 4UR School event. "For every valid test drive taken in a Ford vehicle at a registered one-day event, Ford will donate $20 to the participating school or community organization u…

Highland Rivers Health was named Region 1 Outstanding Provider for Behavioral Outpatient and Crisis Services by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) at the state agency's annual behavioral health symposium earlier this month.

Please join us for a meet and greet drop-in between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, at the Whitfield County Courthouse vending area, entry level floor. You will have a chance to meet the Conasauga Mental Health Court staff, ask questions and gather information about our newly establish…

CHI Memorial's mobile health coach will provide mammography screenings at Dalton State College on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at Fiddleheads Lawn and Garden, sponsored by the American Jeep Club Project, on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College announces students on the President's and Dean's Lists for the 2018 summer semester. To be eligible for the President's List, the student must maintain a GPA of 3.8 or higher during the semester with a course load of at least 12 credit hours. To be elig…

A number of Murray County officials are delving into the past to find pictures of their predecessors. The Whitfield-Murray Historical Society is assisting with the project which will result in public display of the photograph collections at the respective offices. These offices have existed …

•  "A Dalton Community United: An Evening of Praise and Fellowship" fundraiser for Bishop Stephen A. Thomas is Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Mack Gaston Community Center. The event is sponsored by the Dalton-Whitfield Concerned Clergy. Everyone is invited.

Dalton High School celebrates Homecoming beginning Tuesday with the theme "Red Around the World: Cats Come Home." Festivities begin with the coronation ceremony at 9 a.m. in the school gymnasium.

The Battle of Fort McHenry was Sept. 13-14, 1814. This battle illustrated the resolve of the American patriots as they defended Baltimore Harbor from the British naval forces. Inspired by the presence of the flag flying over the fort the morning after the severe attack Francis Scott Key wrot…

The Dalton High School class of 1973 has its 45th year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m. at The Event Center, on the Carpets of Dalton complex. Members of the class of 1972 and 1974 are also invited. The Homecoming parade on Friday, Oct. 12, will also be attended.

• The Big Bingo Game is each first Thursday of the month at the Dalton-Whitfield Senior Center. Today it will be at 10:30 a.m. The sponsor is Dalton Funeral Home.

Members of the Kiwanis Club of Dalton will begin selling tickets on Monday for their annual Kiwanis Pancake Day breakfast at Dalton Green, next to the Whitfield County Courthouse.

For many people, the perfect autumn weekend includes cozy campfires and gooey s'mores surrounded by fiery-hued forests. To help leaf peepers plan their fall escapes, Georgia's state parks launch "Leaf Watch 2018" to track fall color as it moves across the Peach State.

Emily Morrow Finkell, founder of Emily Morrow Home, is a cancer survivor who founded the Kiker Morrow Finkell Foundation for Family Care in 2017. Through this organization, her company supports others battling cancer in their time of need.