The pageantry of high school football — marching bands blasting the fight song, cheerleaders imploring fans to get louder, pads popping as a linebacker tackles a running back — returns Friday night as six of our seven local teams kick off the 2018 season.
When you see a Daily Citizen-News reporter covering a Dalton City Council meeting, do you think that person will nefariously create "fake news"?
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.
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.
Missy Bingiel, a shift supervisor with the Murray County 911 Center, said she was not surprised when two sheriff's office officers helped a citizen a few weeks ago.
"That building is in terrible shape. I've been a commissioner for over four years and I can't hear a dang thing."
Ideas are floating around for Whitfield County projects to be funded by a possible 1 percent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).
Earlier this week, Whitfield County government had an open house at Edwards Park to hear from the public about which projects they would like to see funded by the next Special Purpose Local Option Sales tax (SPLOST).
Rising Dalton sixth-grader Elyanna Quintero has been part of Girl Scout Troop 970 at Roan Elementary School since she was in the second grade. During that time, her mother Maria said her daughter has developed a deeper spirit of community and volunteerism through the example set by troop lea…
Some members of the Whitfield County Board of Commissioners are surprised and disappointed only two companies have expressed interest in bidding to provide the county's ambulance service.
The Government Accountability Office has once again warned Congress that the federal government's current fiscal trajectory is "unsustainable."
It'll be two weeks on Sunday since the new "hands-free" law went into effect in Georgia, meaning it is illegal to have your cellphone in your hand while driving.
For the past 27 years, the Family Support Council has hosted Camp AIM, a two-week day camp for children in Whitfield and Murray counties who have been sexually abused. The camp provides them an environment that is non-threatening and fun. Some 30 to 40 children take part each year.
The number of roadside signs proclaiming "Vote for ..." has diminished along our streets but that doesn't mean the political season is over, not by a long shot.
Josh Kinman, volunteer coordinator for Habitat for Humanity of Dalton-Whitfield and Murray, said it's "something special" when people pitch in to help the organization with its mission.
We are thankful that President Donald Trump saw the error of his ways and on Wednesday signed an executive order stopping his policy of separating children from their parents at the southern U.S. border when they were deemed to be illegally trying to enter this country.
A cold bologna sandwich. An apple or maybe some cut celery. Canned oranges and a half-pint of milk. It doesn't sound like a feast, but don't tell that to the hundreds of children in our area who get served similar meals for free during the summer.
Bebe Joyner, senior volunteer support manager for the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta serving Whitfield, Murray and Gordon counties, says that during the last nine years, anything they have asked Whitfield County resident Mae Jensen to do, she has not only stepped up but excelled.
Readers may have had a hard time keeping a straight face reading the article about Republican state leaders calling for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams to release her tax returns.
Since April 30, the residents of east Dalton have been without a convenient, low-cost health clinic based in the Mack Gaston Community Center.
Dalton High School student Jonathan Shaheen finished third in the Georgia High School Association 50-yard freestyle in helping lead the Catamounts to the Class 6A state championship in swimming earlier this year.
After more than six years, Whitfield County has landed the second tenant for its 184-acre Carbondale Business Park.
On Monday, Dalton and the rest of the nation will observe Memorial Day, the day we honor those who died serving in America's armed forces.
Memorial Day, in many circles, is viewed as a three-day weekend to get out of town, fire up the grill, hit the lake or partake in other enjoyable endeavors.
"Don't do the crime if you can't do the time" is an often overheard — and overused — expression used by some that lumps all judicial convictions into one category.
Did Mayor Dennis Mock and the Dalton City Council squeeze Georgia Mountains Health Services out of the Mack Gaston Community Center by requiring that its clinic be open five full days each week?
This Saturday brings with it JeanneFest 2.0, the grand opening of the much anticipated Burr Performing Arts Park, named for Jeanne Burr, the Dalton philanthropist who donated $1 million to the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia for the building and maintenance of the park.
Multiple times in the last three years, people in the northwest Georgia area — but primarily from Ellijay, Calhoun and Dalton — have called, emailed or dropped in at the Times-Courier office in Ellijay to ask what’s going on in the “Calhoun prom case.” They’re talking about the May 10-11, 20…
This Week's Circulars
- 'I hate this county. I prayed to God that he would curse it': Footage shows DUI arrest of congressional candidate (with VIDEO)
- Chatsworth police chief defends use of Taser on 87-year-old woman (with VIDEO)
- Haig Mill park nearing completion; officials looking at Sept. 8 opening
- Man charged with aggravated child molestation
- Teen charged by sheriff's office with aggravated child molestation
- Citizens of the Week: David Rayborn and Brandon J. Townsend
- Area Arrests for Aug. 12
- Congressional candidate sentenced to six months in jail for DUI (with VIDEO)
- Congressional candidate sentenced to jail time for DUI
- Area Arrests for Aug. 10