Timothy Roach of Dalton earned a law degree (Juris Doctor, the professional-level degree required to become a lawyer) from the Georgia State University College of Law. The university honored graduates in May, and officially conferred law degrees in late June. More than 4,000 students earned …

This year, the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadets from Dalton High School launched a buddy program in partnership with the Pre-K Summer Transition Program.

• Antioch Baptist Church hosts a vacation Bible school kickoff party on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be inflatables, water slides, lunch and lots of fun for all ages. Everyone is invited. Vacation Bible school is Monday through Friday, July 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. The church is at …

Whether you call it heartburn, acid reflux or GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease can mean misery for millions of adults in the U.S. Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) is offering a medication-free solution. A free seminar is Tuesday, July 23, at 6 p.m. in the Brown Auditorium on the HMC campus.

One of only 15 dancers selected from more than 150 candidates across Georgia, Violet Pasqua, a student of Creative Arts Guild Dance Director Jessie Fincher, made it through a rigorous audition process to become a finalist for the statewide Governor's Honors Program.

The public is invited to a new art exhibit titled "Art and Soul" at Michael's Fine Art and Framing in Dalton featuring the artistic work of members of the Civic Arts League of Chattanooga. An opening reception is Friday, Aug. 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Meet the artists and enjoy hors d'oeuvres a…

Textile Rubber & Chemical Co. has awarded this year's Joseph E. Willard Scholarship to Shelby Gordon, a recent graduate of Northwest Whitfield High School. She plans to use her scholarship to attend Kennesaw State University where she will major in nursing.

Textile Rubber & Chemical Co. has awarded this year's Ray N. Taylor Memorial Scholarship to Jessica Alfaro, a recent graduate of Southeast Whitfield High School. She plans to attend Georgia State University in Atlanta and major in Spanish with a concentration in international business.

The Creative Arts Guild Dance Department says farewell to its six graduating seniors. The following dancers will head off this fall to pursue their educational goals and career directions.

The Dalton Mall will feature more than 20 local businesses at the Dalton Summer Showcase hosted by the mall. The event will be on Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. and will showcase local food, entertainment, recreation, health, business and more.

Sean Gabriel Elemento of Rocky Face graduated from Baylor University with a bachelor of business administration in accounting, management information systems, during spring commencement exercises.

• The Antioch Baptist Church Teens host a cornhole tournament at Antioch Baptist Church on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The entry fee is $40 per team (teams of two people only). Participants are asked to bring their boards. First, second and third places will receive cash prizes. All money …

Robert H. Smalley III of McCamy Phillips Tuggle & Fordham LLP in Dalton was re-elected to serve on the Board of Governors of the 50,000-member State Bar of Georgia and was installed June 8 during the organization's annual meeting.

In honor of Shaw Industries' commitment to creating a better future and supporting future workforce development, the company has introduced the Associate Dependent Scholarship Program, a scholarship of $1,000 awarded to deserving students of associates at Shaw.

Former Daily Citizen-News staff writer Mark Millican will sign copies of his book "Wild, But True, Stories of the Outdoors and Other Southernalia" this Saturday at Little Rome restaurant in Chatsworth, 1201 N. Third Ave., from noon to 3 p.m. The 20th anniversary edition includes another stor…

Emily Herman, a registered nurse in the surgical unit at Hamilton Medical Center (HMC), recently received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award recognizes exemplary nursing excellence, and is the highest honor a nurse can receive at HMC. An award presentation reception was rece…

Brandy Salazar, critical care and progressive care unit manager at Hamilton Medical Center, recently received the DAISY Leader Award for Extraordinary Nurse Leaders. The DAISY Leader Award recognizes exemplary nursing leadership excellence.

The American Legion's Boys State, founded in 1935, is a participatory program for students who are interested in becoming part of the local, county or state government. Basically, Boys State is a series of selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students.

Sandra Ingle, materials coordinator for AdventHealth Murray, has been awarded the hospital's prestigious Extra Mile Award.

Boys & Girls Clubs serving Chattooga, Gordon, Murray and Whitfield Counties spent two days at the Junior Achievement Discovery Center at North Georgia in Cumming. On Wednesday, the students participated in JA BizTown where they stepped into a simulated economy and ran a business for the …

The Dalton Police Department (DPD) welcomed five new officers to the ranks at Tuesday's Public Safety Commission meeting. The quintet of officers completed their training at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center's Regional Police Academy earlier this month. New officers Bobby Elswick, Ja…

The University of Alabama awarded some 5,716 degrees during its spring commencement May 3-5. Area recipients include:

Hamilton Health Care System (HHCS) celebrated National Nursing Assistants Week June 13-19. The theme for this year was "Nursing Assistants: Creating a Community of Caring." The recognition week has been observed since 1977. HHCS employs nursing assistants within Hamilton Medical Center as we…

In addition to presenting art programs in 42 public schools in the area each year, the Jonas Foundation Partnership administers the selection process for a Seretean Grant to one elementary school from each of the three school districts annually. This grant is funded by the family of Bud Sere…

Four Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority facilities are closed Thursday in observance of Independence Day. Locations include the Old Dixie Landfill and Convenience Center, McGaughey Chapel Convenience Center, Westside Convenience Center and the M.L. King Jr. Convenience Center.

• The Antioch Baptist Church Teens host a cornhole tournament at Antioch Baptist Church on Saturday, July 13, from 8 a.m. to noon. Entry fee is $40 per team (teams of two people only). Participants are asked to bring their boards. First, second and third places will receive cash prizes. All …

• The Antioch Baptist Church Teens host a cornhole tournament at Antioch Baptist Church on Saturday, July 13, from 8 a.m. to noon. The entry fee is $40 per team (teams of two people only). Participants are asked to bring their boards. First, second and third places will receive cash prizes. …

The Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce announced the participants of the Leadership Dalton-Whitfield class of 2020. The program kicks off its 35th program year on Aug. 14 an orientation and one-day Retreat at Walnut Hill Farm. The program will then continue for several months and participant…

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Obituaries

Mr. James Edward Mathews memorial service will be held at Mountain Ridge Baptist church on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 7:00p.m.

James Arnold Jones, age 76, of Dalton, Georgia passed away Friday, July 19, 2019. Arrangements will be made by independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave. Dalton, GA; 706-529-5371.

Joyce Ann Harrod, age 80, of Dalton, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019 at Hamilton Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her son, Marty Harrod; first husband, Ruffin Harrod; second husband, Vernon Pendley; grandson, Johnathan Teem; and a great grandson, Titus Harrod. Ms. Harrod was a …

Timothy Lee Davis, age 59, of Dalton ,Georgia passed away Friday, July 19, 2019. Arrangements will be made by independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave. Dalton ,GA; 706-529-5371.