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Charles Williams, an investigator in the Dalton Police Department's detective unit, was recognized as 2020's sworn employee of the year during a Dalton Public Safety Commission meeting based on his efforts solving a string of burglaries with extensive property damage last year, said Cliff Ca…

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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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Whitfield County Sheriff Scott Chitwood said Zachary Lumpkin, the Resaca man who died on Thursday after a deputy used a PIT (pursuit intervention technique) maneuver on the vehicle he was driving, had outstanding felony failure to appear warrants for possession of and receiving stolen proper…

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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 Georgia Public Library Service has digitized volumes of Dalton and Griffin city directories respectively belonging to the Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library, part of the Northwest Georgia Regional Library System, and the Griffin-Spalding County Library, part of the Flint River Region…

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ATLANTA — State House lawmakers voted to pass an election overhaul bill on Monday that would restrict ballot drop boxes, limit weekend early voting and add additional absentee ID requirements, despite pushback that the measure makes voting harder in Georgia.

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Tax allocation districts (TADs) can help revive "blighted or underdeveloped areas." There was a general consensus on that proposition Thursday during a League of Women Voters of the Dalton Area discussion of a referendum on the March 16 special election ballot that would give the Whitfield C…

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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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Two men died in a vehicle crash Thursday night after a Whitfield County Sheriff's Office deputy used a PIT (pursuit intervention technique) maneuver in an attempt to stop the vehicle they were in during a pursuit, according to a Georgia State Patrol motor vehicle crash report.

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The Miracle League of Whitfield County has canceled its spring season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers also canceled the league's spring and fall seasons in 2020 due to concerns about the virus.

Members of the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society's Wright Hotel Committee announce their spring fundraiser on Friday and Saturday, March 26-27. The event will be a rummage sale/flea market on the porch of the venerable old building that is listed twice on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 2020, Shaw Industries supported Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful as the organization's sole sustainability sponsor. This sponsorship is what has led to the restoration project for the fountain on Morris Street that has been remade into a planter with the help of Dalton Public Works and Fid…

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Blood Assurance is urging all eligible type O donors to make an appointment to donate blood this week to prepare for traumas, natural disasters and regularly scheduled transfusions to help patients in need.

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ATLANTA — After historic turnout in both the November general election and two Jan. 5 U.S. Senate runoffs, Republican state lawmakers are pushing a flood of restrictive voting bills, citing public “perception” that the elections were riddled with fraud.

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The suspension of jury trials imposed by the Supreme Court of Georgia is expected to be lifted as of March 10. The Superior Court of the Conasauga Judicial Circuit (Murray and Whitfield counties) plans to begin to conduct jury trials starting March 10 in Whitfield County and March 15 in Murr…

The administrative offices of Dalton Utilities and OptiLink, at 1200 V.D. Parrott Jr. Parkway, are closed from Monday, March 1, through Friday, March 5, to combat the spread of COVID-19. With the close of the administrative building, payments are not able to be accepted in the lobby.

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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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The Dalton City Council voted 4-0 recently to approve a $150-an-hour contract with the Mitchell & Mitchell law firm for Terry Miller to serve as city attorney.

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The number of hours billed by Dalton's city attorney has soared during the past two years because of work requested on the service delivery agreement, "major stormwater projects," the city's rubbish and curbside pickup law, and state and federal mandates for COVID-19, officials said.

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The Georgia Department of Public Health announces the newly-created DPH COVID-19 Health Equity Council, which includes America Gruner, founder and director of the Coalition of Latino Leaders (CLILA) in Dalton.

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Chad "Bubba" Young hadn't run for elected office before this year. But he says he has a record of community involvement and leadership.

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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.

Beginning this spring, customers will be able to purchase Mohawk Industries' hard-surface vinyl, laminate and wood Pergo WetProtect products exclusively at Lowe’s stores and on Lowes.com.

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Chuck and Jody McClurg led the charge in 2020 as the United Way of Northwest Georgia campaign co-chairs.

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Though Dalton High School's robotics team boasts fewer members than usual this season, the participating students are even more steadfast in their commitment, and because each team member has added responsibilities, they're learning more, which will serve them well in the future, according t…

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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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