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Last week it was revealed that an estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease's highest death toll in at least four decades.

The Daily Citizen-News was recently invited to cover a presentation at the Whitfield County Republican Party headquarters by party officials. Imagine our dismay and disappointment when our reporter and photographer encountered at the headquarters a sign on a wall with the word "media" with a…

Each year, professionals from education, health care, law enforcement, social services, the judicial branch of government and others come together to serve as community mentors and educators in their own right during the annual Teen Maze.

Today marks the start of the last weekend of summer, fall returns next Saturday (at 9:45 p.m. to be exact) and you may be wondering what to do to mark the occasion. Look no further than Waugh Street right here in Dalton.

For more than a decade, volunteer Marilyn Lance has helped keep the Humane Society of Northwest Georgia's shelter and headquarters running.

We recently did a story on Dalton Public Schools' anonymous tip line that is available on the school system's mobile app. Even though the tip line has been in place for a while, officials with the school system believe promoting its existence may help with safety at the schools.

Brittney Jones, a cashier at ABC Convenience Store in Chatsworth, said it's not often she sees customers going "out of their way to help others," but recently that's exactly what happened.

It gives us no joy to yet again dedicate this space to property taxes which, for the second year running, leave Dalton homeowners with lighter wallets because of a 7 percent school tax increase atop last year’s 10 percent average property value reassessment increase and 2018’s 0.7 percent increase.

With three children in Dalton Public Schools, Karen Torres knows how important education is for a young child.

Betsy Whitley is the reference and instruction librarian at Dalton State College, and her love of books and her efforts to encourage literacy don’t stop at the end of the work day when she leaves the Roberts Library.

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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.

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.

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.

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…