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A 12-year-old boy has died from injuries from an automobile crash around 7:09 a.m. Wednesday on Cleveland Highway near the entrance to Edwards Park and North Whitfield Middle School, according to Whitfield County Coroner Greg Bates.

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After peaking last month, the number of student cases of COVID-19 in Whitfield County Schools has decreased recently, a drop that coincides with the school system instituting a mask mandate in late August, with opt-outs.

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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.

Steve Dorman, president of Georgia College, has awarded degrees to the graduating class of August 2021. Local students were:

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• Dalton Anglican Fellowship is working toward establishing an orthodox and evangelical fellowship of like-minded Anglicans or other Christians interested in the Anglican way. This is a group committed to the authority of Scripture and worship according to the Book of Common Prayer. The grou…

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Though admittedly "shy" by nature, Hallie Harrison "always wanted to give a speech at graduation," and she got her wish at Northwest Whitfield High School's class of 2021 commencement in May.

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Hamilton Medical Center on Wednesday had 57 COVID patients (48 unvaccinated; 84%); 14 of those were in the intensive care unit (ICU) (12 unvaccinated; 86%); and 13 were on ventilators (11 unvaccinated; 85%), according to information posted on the hospital's website.

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A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the vandalism and theft of American flags and POW flags displayed near the Whitfield County Courthouse on Saturday, Sept. 11.

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At the first Friends of the Library Book Sale on Saturday since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, patrons were grateful for the sale's return.

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A lawsuit brought by a woman who said she was touched on her backside twice by then-Varnell police sergeant Patrick John Hayes, whom she knew, on July 5, 2018, outside a convenience store has been settled with the city and Hayes, according to the woman's attorney. City officials confirmed th…

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CHATSWORTH — After skipping last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Model Train Expo returned to the Chatsworth Depot on Saturday to the delight of train and rail enthusiasts.

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A former jailer for the Murray County Sheriff’s Office was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison followed by 10 years on probation for the crimes of sexual contact with an inmate and violation of oath of office.

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Nine flags are still missing from the Avenue of Flags along King Street and the Whitfield County Courthouse lawn, according to one of the organizers of the flag display.

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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 — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday it has opened a statewide civil investigation into conditions of the confinement of prisoners held in Georgia’s state prisons.

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is proud to announce its partnership with Shaw Industries through the company’s recent sponsorship of the Automation Engineering Technology lab on the Whitfield Murray Campus in Dalton.

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As the winds swirled and the rains emptied out of the heavens, Whitfield County native Beverly Hensley Foret had a firsthand look from her bedroom window at the devastation being inflicted by Hurricane Ida on her current hometown of Luling, Louisiana, about 30 miles west of New Orleans on Hi…

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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.

The deadline to sign up for training for Family Support Council's Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program for Whitfield and Murray counties has been extended to Tuesday, Sept. 23.

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The Dalton Arts Project will host its "Nutcracker" fundraising kickoff event, the Nutcracker Tea and Sweets, on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Dance Theatre of Dalton studios, 411 N. Park Drive. Mothers, daughters, grandmothers and others are invited to this afternoon of fun, food, fashion a…

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Hamilton Medical Center on Monday had 65 COVID patients (52 unvaccinated; 80%); 15 of those were in the intensive care unit (ICU) (14 unvaccinated; 93%); and 12 were on ventilators (11 unvaccinated; 92%), according to information posted on the hospital's website.

Constitution Week is the commemoration of America’s most important document.

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The DEO Clinic had its inaugural Hope, Health, Healing run/walk Saturday, and it's "fundraisers like this that keep the clinic going," said the doctor who helped start the clinic in 2005.

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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 — Texas became the latest state, alongside Georgia and Alabama, to impose new, and more restrictive, voting laws ahead of what is expected to be an intense 2022 election cycle in a fight for party control.

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In addition to the free COVID-19 testing provided by MAKO Medical at drive-thru sites in Canton, Dalton and Ellijay, the service is now expanding to three new sites in North Georgia that will operate one day a week. These added COVID testing sites are in Blue Ridge, Chatsworth and Jasper.

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