The Dalton Elks Lodge awarded $15,000 in total scholarships in July to 12 area students who graduated from local area high schools in 2020. Each student was awarded $1,250.
The 23rd annual Spring Place Community Festival will be Saturday at the Old Spring Place Methodist Church just off Ga. Highway 225 South.
Class registration for fall/winter/spring classes (Aug. 10, 2020, to May 14, 2021) is underway this week at the Creative Arts Guild.
The Anna Shaw Children's Institute, 1201 Burleyson Road, will host a training program, given by the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, for individuals to become special education advocates. The training, Volunteer Advocacy Project, will be offered in-person at the institute or through Zoom.
Emily Morgan Allen of Southeast Whitfield High School has been selected to receive a Student of Integrity scholarship from the Better Business Bureau for 2020.
A total of 16,470 students enrolled during the 2020 spring semester at The University of Alabama were named to the Dean's List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President's List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A's). The Dean's and President's lists recognize full-time underg…
Helping citizens exercise their privilege to vote amid the pandemic required extra attention this year. One of the ways was through expansion of absentee ballots.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College's 2020 Spring and Summer Commencement Ceremony will now be held at the Floyd County Campus as a drive-thru ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m.
Spring Place, home of the first Christian mission to the Cherokees and then the first county seat for Murray County, is one of the most historic communities in our area. Today, it's designated a Georgia Historic Township and is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places. And it …
To commemorate the longevity of the Sprig and Dig Garden Club, members decided to donate two planting benches and a gift certificate from Fiddleheads to the Anna Shaw Children’s Institute. The club is celebrating 50 years this year.
With 18 residents starting their internal medicine residency program on July 1, Hamilton Health Care System has added academic institution to its résumé.
Kennesaw State University recently welcomed its newest class of graduates. Nearly 3,400 students earned bachelor's, master's or doctoral degrees for the spring 2020 semester. Area graduates include:
Stonewall "Stoney" Ponders of Ponders Funeral Homes and Crematory recently completed 41 contact hours of specialized embalming and reconstructive training as part of Fountain National Academy's "Advanced Post Mortem Reconstructive Surgery" seminar.
The U.S. Office of the First Lady has announced an art opportunity for students in grades 3-12 titled Building the Movement: America’s Youth Celebrate 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage. Submissions will culminate in an exhibit honoring the centennial anniversary of the ratification of the 19th a…
The Whitfield-Murray Historical Society is sponsoring a silent auction for a golf cart ending Friday, July 10, at 4 p.m. The silent auction is for a 2002 Club Car Golf Cart model DS electric IQ48-volt system. Email your bids and questions to email@example.com or you may mail in or…
The Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia has donated $29,200 this year to date to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank to support its work to fight hunger in Northwest Georgia. The gift will provide three mobile pantries in Whitfield County and additional hunger relief in Catoosa, Chattooga, …
Textile Rubber & Chemical Co. in Dalton has awarded this year's Joseph E. Willard Scholarship to Barrett Barbre. He is a recent graduate of Coahulla Creek High School and plans to attend Kennesaw State University where he will major in engineering.
Textile Rubber & Chemical Co. in Dalton has awarded this year's Ray N. Taylor Memorial Scholarship to Kinleigh Stancill. She is a recent graduate of Northwest Whitfield High School and plans to attend Reinhardt University in Waleska majoring in business with an emphasis on journalism and…
Peyton Gable of Dalton was named to the College of Charleston's spring 2020 President's List. To qualify for the President's List (highly distinguished), students must earn a GPA of 3.8 or higher and complete a minimum of 14 semester hours.
Need some healthy activities to help offset all that screen time the kids are getting these days? The Creative Arts Guild has reopened and is offering summer day camps for ages 5 through 14.
The Dalton Arts Project recently awarded the Sharon Merritt Senior Scholarship to Emily Allen. This $500 scholarship is given to a senior dancer of the Dalton Dance Company who has shown exceptional commitment and generosity in her dance career.
On Monday evening, U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, hosted a virtual video call with the students from the 14th Congressional District who were appointed to attend a U.S. military academy, including U.S. Naval Academy appointees Chaisen Buckner of Murray County, who attended North Murray High…
The Whitfield-Murray Historical Society announces its first Social Distancing Outdoor Concert at the Chatsworth Depot for 2020 on Saturday. The free concert starts at 5 p.m. and will feature Chatsworth native Jason Lyles, a singer-songwriter and recording artist currently booking high-energy…
An estate sale held by the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society at the Old Spring Place Methodist Church last month was so successful that a second sale has been set for June 19-20 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.
Students who achieved academic excellence in their course work during the spring semester were recently recognized at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. ABAC cites its top academic students each semester on the President’s Honor List, the Dean’s Honor List and the Distinguished Achievemen…
The Carpet Capital Association of Realtors (CCAR) is helping provide local healthcare workers with protective face shields during the COVID-19 crisis by donating funds to two Whitfield County Schools that are using their 3D printers to make face shields, in partnership with Shaw Industries.
The Lesche Woman’s Club has selected its 2020 scholarship recipients. Fernanda Hurtado-Cruz, Isha Mittal and Kaci Queen will receive scholarships from the oldest ladies’ literary club in Georgia, founded in Dalton in 1890.
This Week's Circulars
Mrs. Carrie Mae Gossage, age 92 of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life, Thursday August 13, 2020 at Quinton Memorial Health and Rehabilitation. Carrie was born August 3, 1928 in Cartersville, GA, the daughter of the late Zack Allen and Evelyn Bennett Pickard. She was also preceded in death b…
Paul Kenneth Bohannon, age 51, of Dalton, Georgia passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Arrangements have been entrusted to independently owned and operated Dalton Funeral Home, 620 S. Glenwood Ave. Dalton, GA 30721; 706-529-5371.
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- Area Arrests for Aug. 11
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- Murray Restaurant Reports for Aug. 8: Several used gloves scattered throughout the restaurant; numerous flies in dining room, office and back kitchen area; and other health violations
- Area Arrests for Aug. 13
- 3 Dalton men, Chatsworth woman accused of assault, kidnapping, robbery, more
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