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And now, I ask myself, "Why are black-eyed peas always served with pork?" Maybe it's a Southern tradition or as regional as red beans and rice. Perhaps food, like language, has its own sort of culinary dialect. Maybe tradition, our sense of how to order things, is a human construct offering …

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A few minutes before taking rocks from his pocket and dropping them on a table, Pastor Richard Smith, pastor of the Virtuous Church in Dalton, spoke of the woman caught committing adultery in the Bible (John 8:3-11) and the men who wanted to stone her.

It is almost inevitable that we will all experience stress at various times throughout our lives. Unfortunately, ongoing stress can lead to numerous health issues including difficulty sleeping, depression, weight change, autoimmune disorders and cardiorespiratory problems. In today's hectic …

Sherlock is a Chiweenie dog who is about one year old and weighs 14 pounds. He is learning to walk on a leash and plays very well with other dogs. He is a quiet, sweet, little guy and will make a great little companion. You can go to hsnwga.org to apply for him.

When I was first asked to do a column for the Daily Citizen-News I was asked because I am a native of Dalton and Whitfield County, and so they felt I knew a lot of the people and a lot about the community because, well, I had lived through a big chunk of its history. I agreed to the idea but…

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ATLANTA — Joy Robinson has been teaching long enough to remember when teacher pay raises weren’t such a rarity.

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Whitfield County Environmental Health conducts inspections of restaurants and other food establishments. The inspectors may require a re-inspection. Restaurants and other food establishments are required by law to post their most recent inspection permit. The Daily Citizen-News lists areas w…

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Editor’s note: The Daily Citizen-News will upon request print a notice about anyone found not guilty of the charges listed in Area Arrests, or if the charges have been dropped. Call (706) 272-7723 and be prepared to provide documentation.

“For once you have tasted flight you will walk the Earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.”

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A Murray County man who shot and killed his estranged wife and then shot himself in the face during a standoff with law enforcement pleaded guilty to malice murder on Thursday and was sentenced to life in prison. Oliver Scott Cannon will have to serve 30 years from the date of his arrest bef…

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Editor’s note: The Daily Citizen-News will upon request print a notice about anyone found not guilty of the charges listed in Area Arrests, or if the charges have been dropped. Call (706) 272-7723 and be prepared to provide documentation.

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ATLANTA — Freshly sworn-in Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says he will announce a “historic and well deserved pay raise” for teachers when he delivers his first state-of-the-state address on Thursday.

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Turning the corner, I steered the car into the parking lot. There, confronting me, the sign said, "Sudden Service." I thought, "Wow! Not bad for a 'fried in old grease, we'll worry about the arteries later chicken joint.'" Catchy slogans cannot overcome a "rust on the building, empty parking…

The Dalton City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 22, has been canceled. The next City Council meeting is Monday, Feb. 4, at City Hall. Also, all city offices are closed Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

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One of the men involved in a November 2017 phony drug deal that saw a man shot was sentenced to eight years in prison followed by 12 years on probation after he pleaded guilty to armed robbery in Whitfield County Superior Court, officials said.

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Our temperatures have finally dropped here in Georgia, but whether we enjoy a winter wonderland remains to be seen. When you try to find ideas for outdoor fun in the wintertime in books or online the advice tends to revolve around snow. It is much more likely for our ground to be muddy than …

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Editor's note: The Daily Citizen-News will upon request print a notice about anyone found not guilty of the charges listed in Area Arrests, or if the charges have been dropped. Call (706) 272-7723 and be prepared to provide documentation.