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"If a Republican doesn’t like a speaker, they simply choose not to attend his speeches, but if you’re a Democrat and you don’t agree with a speaker, they try to stop them from speaking to anyone."

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"Those of us who use the right side of the southbound off ramp at Connector 3 (Exit 328) would like to see it resurfaced soon! Every road around it has new pavement and it's just like the right side of the ramp was overlooked. It's like 'Shake, Rattle and Roll' getting off there no matter wh…

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Our history began in 1946, when Mrs. M.E. Judd bet Lamar Westcott that he could not raise $4,000 -- an unheard of sum for a town with a population of 3,000. For the first time, he organized the raising of the funds, much like it is today, with businesses soliciting their employees, individua…

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First, I want to thank the Daily Citizen-News for giving me the opportunity to update our citizens about the current “State of the County.” And, to remind everyone, the citizens of Cohutta, Dalton, Tunnel Hill and Varnell are also citizens of Whitfield County. This is us!

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"What an amazing journey for Dalton's own Tripp Phillips. We should all celebrate this wonderful child and the positive light he's shined on our community. One day, I hope he's my boss. Keep it up, Tripp!"

If you'd never heard of internationally-acclaimed graffiti artist Banksy before last week, you may have by now. He's the guy whose painting titled "Girl With Balloon" was auctioned off at Sotheby's in London for $1.4 million.

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"For the most part I agree with Sunday’s front page article that our local newspaper does not print fake news. However, our paper does sometimes print articles from the AP which continues to be biased against our president. Also, most of the out of town editorials put down our president. The…

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"To the person that said Kavanaugh lied, please prove to me where, when and how he lied. If not, then this is just another of the left's unsubstantiated, scandalous attempts to discredit an honest man and show the rest of us just how disturbed the left really has become. Due process and inno…

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"The Democratic Party has just pulled the pin on an electoral grenade, and when it goes off during the mid-term election the Democrats are going to be toast."

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"There needs to be a law banning southbound traffic on Hamilton Street, in front of Wells Fargo, from making U-turns to pull into parking spaces in front of the bank. There have been several near accidents there. When backing out of those spaces, a person can't see somebody coming from behin…

Hoping that a child will be raped is the vilest thought that can be formed in the civilized brain. There is no "larger picture," no justification, no explanatory context. Unfortunately, it's no longer out of bounds in social discourse.

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"Thank you to the kind gentleman that paid for me and my sister's breakfast at Curt's. Our ages are 92 and 86. Again, thank you to a very nice man."

There's a somewhat surprising consensus between the Republican and Democratic candidates to be Georgia's next governor: One of the state's highest priorities should be raising the salaries of teachers.

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"If I were not civilized I would say that Yankee Stadium offended me. It doesn't, on the other hand, offend me if you went to Atlanta and named the new stadium Confederate Stadium. The uncivilized would be marching in the street."

President Barack Obama's first education secretary, Arne Duncan, gave a speech on the 45th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, where, in 1965, state troopers beat and tear-gassed hundreds of peaceful civil rights marchers who were demanding voting ri…

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"Your move, GOP. Let's see if you listen to the religious right you claim to care so much about. Are you going to ignore these 45 million Americans, too?"

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"An excellent article on Brian Kemp seeking to energize his rural base with a tour stop in Whitfield and many of the surrounding counties. I would also like to point out how obnoxious the Democrat Party has become. Some friends of mine in Fannin, Gilmer and Pickens counties had called me ear…

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"As for all of the parks and the SPLOST, my quality of life has been affected, but not in a good way. My property taxes have doubled over the last 10 years or so and I’ve paid a small fortune in extra sales taxes. FYI, I was walking for free before the SPLOST, and still am. I have not used a…

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"For the couple that will soon retire and are losing their dental benefits, I recommend Dr. Conger and Grant's office. A friend recommended them to my husband and I several years ago. They have an in-house discount dental plan that saves us about half the cost for each visit."

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"I never thought kiss-and-tellers were honest nor trustworthy. It betrays private trust. Kavanaugh seemed to be a braggart and kiss-and-teller."

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"Somebody called in and said they slept better when Obama was president. They must've been watching his speeches."

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I write in support of the editors’ take, published on Sept. 26, that the 1852 Western & Atlantic Depot possesses the potential to serve as the “crown jewel” of downtown Dalton’s revitalization. To allow Dalton’s oldest commercial building, located as it is at the center of our historic d…

Well, public schoolteachers, they are at it again. “They” are our intrepid public servants under the Gold Dome, who siphoned $100 million out of the state budget for tax credits so parents can avoid sending their kids to public schools in Georgia.

Watching this video upset me. Students and even faculty members won't let Dave Rubin speak. They constantly interrupt, shouting "hate speech!" and "black lives matter!"

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"What would it take to get some decent internet on the south end of Whitfield County? We only have a couple of choices and neither is good. It's out every time it rains. Can't do any of the streaming TV options; signal is not strong enough. Help!"

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"It occurs to me that this whole Judge Kavanaugh thing is not just about Judge Kavanaugh. It is also about the next conservative jurist that President Trump nominates to the Supreme Court. Who in his, or her, right mind would want to go through all that scrutiny? The Democrats are playing a …

Let's forget for a moment names in the news like Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, Anita Hill, Christine Blasey Ford or Deborah Ramirez. Let's talk about an even bigger — more important — issue: there aren't enough women holding elected office in America. The para…

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"Could someone comment on the white little bugs that are flying around? I have never seen anything like it. If anyone knows what they are or where they come from or what they do — they bite — please comment in the Forum. I've never seen them in my lifetime."

It's surprising that a White House incapable of organizing a two-car funeral — if you believe the mainstream liberal media — is presiding over the most robust economy the U.S. has had in years. One could almost say it makes America great again.

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"If Kavanaugh's accuser had no political motives, why did she take it to a political theater instead of law enforcement? Hmm ..."

As we began the month of September in reflection of 9/11 and the tragic events of that day, I also thought about how much our world has changed, particularly in the public safety arena. Keeping our citizens and country safe is the most important role of our government. Public safety is taken…

The journey that begins when a student takes that first step into elementary school can be so much easier when parents and teachers partner on behalf of the child. During those first years of school, parents are often excited and engaged in their child's education.

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"America has always been great and will always be great. That's because of the men and the women who made sacrifices by serving their country to ensure we enjoy the freedoms that we have in this country. None of these freedoms can be attributed to our current president, Donald Trump. We than…

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"If anyone in Dalton is not working it's because they are over 50 years old or they will not work."