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Georgian Henry Benning, in February 1861, wrote that "a separation from the North, was the only thing that could prevent the abolition of her slavery."

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I just wanted to thank the team at the West Walnut Waffle House for the great food they were putting out Christmas Day. They all had been there since around 6 a.m. and when we came in off the interstate around 7 p.m. they were all still working. I was a supervisor for 30 years. That's why I …

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It made me very sad to read the Dalton City Council had voted to approve the sale of alcoholic beverages by the drink until 2 a.m. on New Year's Day in the Daily Citizen-News. "Area restaurants and bars looking to cash in on New Year's Eve can continue the revelry later into the night," stat…

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They say it takes a village, but with "Nutcracker" it's more like a nation! I would like to express my huge appreciation to all the amazing volunteers in our community who helped make the eight public and one school performance of "Nutcracker" a spectacular production for our community.

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No state has a higher overdose death rate than West Virginia. West Virginia, not surprisingly, has the third-highest painkiller prescription rate in the country, at 137 prescriptions per 100,000 people, compared to a U.S. rate of just 82.5 prescriptions per 100,000 people. West Virginia, one…

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I read with interest the recent editorial on ethics and politics, and when is it legal to campaign for someone vs. whether it is ethical to campaign for a particular person.

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The Creative Arts Guild, Ballet Dalton and the Guild Dance Department extend our most sincere gratitude to the community for the tremendous support shown during the 2017 production of our annual ballet "The Snow Queen."

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The news lately seems to be all about sexual harassment, going back decades. There are probably few women who were in the workforce back then who did not experience it in some form. I speak from experience. In the 1950s and '60s it was still a man's world and the term "sexual harassment" nev…

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"Why did he or she wait? Why talk now? Why not then?"

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Dr. Muhammad Farhan Khan was born in Karachi, Pakistan on Aug. 4, 1955. He went on to graduate from Dow Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. After some time working as a doctor in Pakistan, he moved to Iran for more opportunities. He worked in Iran for six years where he met his wife, Taher…

The magnificent water oak on our property at the corner of Crawford and Selvidge streets is going to have to come down later this week. We have researched with three different arborists about whether it could be saved and were told that it is at or near the end of its life. We were told that…

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Some have wondered why I voted no on the relocation of Municipal Court to Dalton City Hall. Let me be perfectly clear, I was not against the move. However, I was against how the whole process was conducted. So it's due to the following reasons why I voted no.

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I write this letter in response to a letter to the editor from John Didier regarding his environmental concerns to a proposed new school site. The misinformation needs to stop.

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I just wanted to write in and request something. Most families have felt it to be safer to do trunk or treating, but it has lately been grossly overcrowded, leaving parents tired and children frustrated with the constant waiting in line.

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At the Sept. 26 public meeting held by Dalton Public Schools to communicate information about the proposed 6/7 grade school, I asked if there were concerns about the site’s close proximity to former landfills that are listed as Superfund sites. The school administration knew nothing of these sites.

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Ten years ago, Heidi and I moved to Dalton. Between college and returning, we both lived in some fantastic cites: Miami, Charlotte, Greenville, Atlanta. We chose to move to Dalton because I knew, firsthand, this community valued its children as its greatest asset. Dalton provided me with an …

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The proposed 6/7 school should be scrutinized from every angle. Jevin Jensen made some good arguments about the school’s inability to reduce class sizes in his column in the Daily Citizen-News on Sunday.

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In response to the comment in the Forum on Tuesday, yes, Girl Scouts is still around and very active on its mission to “build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.” Last year we had 53 active troops in Whitfield and Murray counties involving 645 girls…

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A high performing K through 12 school system is the foundation of a thriving community. Dalton Public Schools does a wonderful job of educating children from stable middle class families; however, children from poorer families do less well and they are the majority of our students. My Dalton…

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"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

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The League of Women Voters of the Dalton Area strongly opposes the Dalton Board of Education $50 million dollar bond issue on the ballot in November of this year. We have analyzed this proposal and find the bond issue to be a potential burden to the taxpayers. Land for a new school has been …

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Recently I wrote a letter expressing my belief on what would and would not keep a person out of heaven. In that letter, I said a person's sexual preference is not the standard God would use in passing judgment.

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When Hurricane Irma was forecast to hit the Bradenton, Fla., area, we decided to evacuate northward. We chose Dalton because we had pleasant memories of staying there repeatedly during the past eight years when we made many trips between Ohio and Bradenton, but we could only stay overnight.

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Republican governors have ruled Georgia since 2003.

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On behalf of the Dalton-Whitfield Branch of the NAACP, I would like to express our most sincere appreciation to this community for welcoming the Georgia State NAACP to Dalton for our third quarterly meeting last month.

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I wanted to share some facts in regard to the Joseph Eggleston Johnston monument here in Dalton. People from every southern state donated to the monument around the amount of $2,000 and a bill was passed by the state of Georgia to donate another $2,500.

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Hello, my name is Michele Pellino, and from Thursday, Sept. 7, to Tuesday, Sept. 12, my family and I escaped Hurricane Irma, choosing the city of Dalton as our refuge.

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I was pleased to read the article "Irma lacks a local punch" in this week's paper. I, too, share his relief that our area was spared the "tropical effects" everyone was preparing for.

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I am writing concerning a letter from Robert Kirkwood, "The only thing that counts." He stated he was a Christian, conservative and believes everything in the Bible is true: "If the Bible says something is wrong, then it's wrong because God's opinion is the only one that matters." I agree wi…

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I read with interest Kyle Wingfield's article on Aug. 28. I have been in Whitfield County since 1967. The conditions with which you are struggling were already rooted and have continued over these 50 years.

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Founded by visionary women of First United Methodist Church in 1957, the Friendship House celebrates its 60th birthday this year. We say visionary as recent studies have confirmed what they intuitively knew, that 90 percent of brain development occurs by the age of 5.

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There's hardly a town or city in the United States that doesn't have a Martin Luther King Jr. street, avenue or boulevard. King's legacy lives on as a familiar symbol of his place in the history of the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and onward.

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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who…

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A recent Daily Citizen-News editorial correctly states there is "nothing wrong with asking questions." In fact, 1 Thessalonians 5:21 admonishes Christians to test all things, holding on to what is good. Others have correctly observed that questions can be asked for different reasons, i.e., t…

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Hillary Clinton correctly noted the reason for the continuing problem in Iraq after defeating Saddam Hussein was the complete destruction of the institutions that support government. George W. Bush's administration discarded the State Department's "Future of Iraq Project," a plan developed f…

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I read an article in the Daily Citizen-News titled "Cricket silenced?" I immediately thought that was a "we got you" statement. I read the article and wondered if this panel of planning commissioners ever visited the site to see what type of access to the area is provided, how much parking w…

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After reading Today's Forum in the newspaper I often feel sad or angry, and I don't usually stop and ask myself "Why?" Every day there are cleverly-worded contributions that the posters are quite proud of, even though the sole purpose is to shame or humiliate someone.

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To put all rumors to rest, Greater Saint James Overcoming Church of God has changed it name to The New Harvest Church of Ministers, and we are currently being incorporated by our attorney.

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