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The Annual Spring Rummage Sale at the Crown Gardens & Archives, 715 Chattanooga Ave., Dalton, is Friday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organizers say lots of good rummage items have been donated.

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• For the winter months only, Bethel A.M.E. Church Bible study and prayer service is on the conference line due to colder weather and it getting darker earlier in the evening. Dial (775) 799-9148 and you will be connected directly with church family members.

Good communication skills are essential for creating positive relationships. Studies show that "communication" is one of the top five skills valued by employers when interviewing potential employees. Being clear, concise and focused conveys self-confidence and poise in the workplace.

More than 3,000 students graduated from Georgia State University during the fall 2019 semester at the undergraduate, graduate and professional degree levels. Local graduates include:

In our current polarized political environment, many people avoid or dread political conversations with family, friends or colleagues whose politics differ from their own. They worry that any attempts at political discussions will devolve into arguments and acrimony, and result in hurt feeli…

Donna Estes, program director and instructor of Health Information Management Technology at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC), has set up a scholarship through the GNTC Foundation to assist her students in achieving their occupational certification. The scholarship is in memory o…

Georgia United Foundation is inviting the local community to help make a difference in the lives of children by nominating a deserving school for a facility makeover as part of the foundation's seventh annual School Crashers program.

The Whitfield County Republican Party invites the public to meet the Republican candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives 14th District seat currently held by Rep. Tom Graves, who is not seeking reelection. The event is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Carpets of Dalton Event Center, 2942 …

The Carpet City Rotary Club, known locally as the morning Rotary Club, presented a check for $5,000 to the Dalton Parks & Recreation Department's Special Olympics program. The donation comes from proceeds from the club's annual fundraiser, The Swing for the Green $1,000,000 Hole-In-One S…

• For the winter months only, Bethel A.M.E. Church Bible study and prayer service is on the conference line due to colder weather and it getting darker earlier in the evening. Dial (775) 799-9148 and you will be connected directly with church family members.

Local pre-kindergarten and Head Start registration is Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Mack Gaston Community Center at 218 N. Fredrick St. The pre-k registration event is facilitated by Whitfield County Family Connection with Dalton Public Sch…

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American Legion Post 112 holds a flag burning ceremony on Saturday at 10 a.m. at 1118 N. Glenwood Ave. Proper disposal of the American flag is an integral part of the American Legion ritual. The Ceremony for Disposal of Unserviceable Flags was passed in 1937.

On a cold New Year's Eve in 2017, three musicians met at the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina. They became friends, started jamming together, creating a new trio, Stringer's Ridge.

Each year during the Student Arts Expo a high school senior is chosen to receive the Bernice Spigel Prize for Excellence in the Visual Arts that includes a cash prize and an opportunity to present a solo exhibition in the Creative Arts Guild's Gallery One11.

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Geneva Lewis, age 79, of Rocky Face, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020. Arrangements have been entrusted to independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave., Dalton, GA 30721; (706) 529-5371.

Ms. Donna Lee Mathis, age 65, of Dalton, Ga., departed this life on Friday, March 27, 2020, at the Erlanger Medical Center. She was born April 4, 1954, in Danville, Virginia, a daughter of the late Bobby Mathis Sr. and Dorothy Mae Abbott Mathis. She is survived by her son, Michael Byers; dau…