During the weekend of Aug. 4-5 (and the preceding Friday night), 12 Chicagoans were shot dead, and 62 others were shot and wounded, the Chicago Tribune reported. Before that mayhem, 1,718 Chicagoans had been shot since the beginning of the year, and 306 had been murdered. Adding to this trag…

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"I pass by Haig Mill Lake Park every day and have watched the construction. The workers are doing an amazing job and the end result will be something we can be proud of. The opening is a bit delayed because of the huge amount of rain during the summer."

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"With all of the things that make Dalton unique both past and present, a statue of Gen. Johnston in the middle of our downtown is really out of place. Ask yourself what you want your city to be known for. I say it is time to move him to the Confederate cemetery rather than the central busine…

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"Apologies for the confusion! The people carved on Stone Mountain took part in an open rebellion and made war on the United States of America, of which they were citizens before joining the illegitimate Confederacy. They killed thousands upon thousands of their countrymen before their rebell…

The recent front page story about the liberal Georgia Budget and Policy Institute’s (GBPI) most recent report on the supposed financial evils of local law enforcement helping Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) locate and hold illegal aliens didn’t touch on the human costs of criminal …

Unless you've been living under a rock lately, you've probably noticed a sparring match going on between persons on both sides of the gun debate. I am one of those persons. Thirty years ago, I was a victim of a heinous crime in which the perpetrators were never caught and actually I don't th…

The refugee resettlement industry is in full panic mode. Some may question whether "industry" is the correct word. But the multi-million dollar budgets voluntary agencies (volags) have at their disposal and the lofty salaries the directors earn reveal that resettlement is a big and lucrative…

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"Trump haters are like Alabama football haters. They just can't stand a winner, especially the one that beat you. Think about it!"

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The Dalton City Council has taken a step to stay in step with its fellow cities and governments across Georgia, clearing the way for local voters to decide if they want to change the hours alcoholic drinks can be served on Sunday.

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"Let me explain this in language that modern leftists understand: removing Confederate monuments is erasure and further disenfranchises an economically disadvantaged region of the country. And that's the tea."

It was a long time coming, but hopefully things have settled down now at the Mack Gaston Community Center with the DEO Clinic in place, ready to serve individuals in Whitfield and Murray counties who are uninsured and have limited financial resources.

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"The drudgery of baseball season will finally be stemmed — football season is almost here and I couldn't be happier!

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — The golf clubs in the laundry room at the rear of Dwight Eisenhower's farmhouse here are perched and ready, as if the 34th president of the United States might come and fetch them at any moment.

Growing up in a household where I saw both parents frequently giving back, I really never questioned why they were compelled to do so much for others. Whether it was a pair of shoes secretly given to a school principal for a kid in need by my Pop or Mom organizing a monthly “Special Persons”…

Good grief, here we are slap-dab in the middle of the dog days of summer and you are already back in the classroom. I remember as a child that my family didn’t even take vacation until August because school didn’t start until after Labor Day.

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"The folks calling Confederate generals traitors obviously did not read a history book or benefit from what they read."

Many of the nation's colleges have become a force for evil and a focal point for the destruction of traditional American values. The threat to our future lies in the fact that today's college students are tomorrow's teachers, professors, judges, attorneys, legislators and policymakers. A rec…

The lies rain down on us so relentlessly that we're often benumbed. Shortly after Donald Trump tweeted recently that the Russians would help the Democrats win the midterms, we learned that the Russians have tried to hack the 2018 campaign of Sen. Claire McCaskill — a Democrat. And minutes af…

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"Why do you want to spend money taking down statues when you can be using that taxpayer money to fix the roads?"

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"As a community member, I joined Morris Innovative High School for their first day back to school. I watched as each teacher greeted students with smiles, hugs and assistance. The principal was hands-on, at the door loving on children, extending breakfast opportunities and challenging kids t…

Stacey Abrams' quote on immigration in the Daily Citizen-News story “Abrams: 'Those who share Democratic values have not lifted their voice sufficiently in recent years" is indicative of the misdirection anti-enforcement liberals — including some Republicans — offer up on the issue.

The French government has decided to ban all cellphone possession in the schools for children up to age 15 or, below high school level. The presence of cellphones is generally seen as a distraction from school work. The only exceptions being made are for children with a physical or mental handicap.

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"Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. It was a very good day. The Braves beat the Mets in extra innings. Chase Elliott won his first race at the Watkins Glen road course beating all the best racers of NASCAR. Yes, a very good day."

It’s tournament time. The alarm meets its four ante meridiem appointment. I wake with the same thoughts I took to sleep with me as though I did not sleep at all. There is no time but to focus on the day’s tasks and preparations. Normal life is suspended for the tournament’s duration. Details…

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"After watching the news today I realize that if you can't get your way, create a riot. That seems to get people together so they can all get out of control. Doesn't solve anything!"

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"I'm calling about all the comments about the noise from all of these trains. As a young black man who lived on Railroad Street most of his young life, those trains remind me of my childhood. If you lived there long enough as most black folks did, you got used to the trains and that noise. N…

This week we begin another school year. This is always an exciting time in the lives of students, teachers and parents. Most students are anxious to get back to their friends and their activities. Most teachers can’t believe the summer is already over and many, if not most parents, have been…

WILKES-BARRE TWP, Pa. — In a test of his election year clout, President Donald Trump returned a familiar electoral battleground this week to try to put one of his biggest supporters over the top in a key U.S. Senate race.

Shay Higginbotham has been volunteering at City of Refuge only about a year-and-a-half but she has had a tremendous impact on the organization.

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"I for one am against erasing any history. It is very important. Yes, it reminds us of sad, sorrowful times and teaches us not to repeat the things that were horrific. Removing the bad things in history is only going to raise generations of people to think only bad things happening in their …

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"I do not care what your political affiliations are or ethnicity is, I just want to point out that in the governor's race, a vote for Stacey Abrams is a vote to destroy the carvings on Stone Mountain. She has been quoted as saying she would like to see the carvings gone. I sure hate to see h…

"A big shout-out to Tim Cruse and Dalton Public Works. During the night, a huge tree branch fell onto our neighborhood street. They came at 7:30 a.m. to clean it up in the pouring rain. Thank you."

Aug. 1 marks Earth Overshoot Day, the day that worldwide humanity will, in only seven months, have taken more resources from the Earth than can be replenished within a single year. During a calendar year, the globe's 7.6 billion residents consume through overfishing and overharvesting forest…