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The district attorney has received a final report from the Georgia State Patrol on a March 2019 wreck that resulted in the death of a 7-year-old in Murray County and he plans to meet with the child's family to discuss how his office intends to proceed, but said he will not provide other info…

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ATLANTA — In response to growing concern about the potential coronavirus impact in Georgia, Gov. Brian Kemp has established a task force to assess the state’s preparedness and determine a statewide response plan.

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ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state partners to prepare for a potential outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the U.S., including Georgia. The goal is to quickly identify cases of COVID…

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The district attorney has determined that two local law enforcement officers were "legally justified" in separate shootings, one of which left a man dead. The other man who was shot is in the Whitfield County jail awaiting trial in April.

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The Dalton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating 17-year-old Taylor Bailey. She ran away from the custody of her group home on Tuesday. Investigators believe she may be in the Gordon County area.

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Mutzie, a stand-up comic for nearly three decades, will bring his hilarious act to the Artistic Civic Theatre Sunday as a fundraiser for Providence Ministries.

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From their earliest days up through the current era, comic books have functioned as a place where new ideas — and anxieties — of Americans are given voice, according to Michigan State University's Julian Chambliss.

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ATLANTA — After a long wait, Georgia farmers will finally see federal aid from the losses they suffered after Hurricane Michael, which devastated crops in South Georgia in October 2018.

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Luis Viamonte was sworn in as a member of the Public Safety Commission at the body’s monthly meeting on Tuesday morning. Viamonte replaces Keith Whitworth on the commission.

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The Dalton Public Safety Commission unanimously recommended Tuesday that the City Council approve an automatic aid agreement between the city fire department and the Whitfield County Fire Department.

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Hepatitis A is a serious illness caused by a virus and it continues to spread in this area. The good news is there is a vaccine for hepatitis A and it is free at health departments in the North Georgia Health District, especially for people who are at high risk for hepatitis A infection.

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ATLANTA — In rural areas without public transportation, residents without cars have to get creative — but with long distances to cross and ride-share deserts — seniors, workers and students are left with few options to get to the grocery store, work and school.

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Dug Gap Elementary students learned more about 3D printing and computer-aided design (CAD) on Wednesday from standout students in Southeast Whitfield High School's engineering concentration.

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TUNNEL HILL -- Several local girls got the full princess treatment Saturday at Tunnel Hill First Baptist Church, including crowns and hairstyling, as well as the chance to meet Miss Georgia, Victoria Hill.

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A man was sentenced to serve the maximum sentence of 45 years in prison for his convictions for trafficking meth, possession of a firearm during the commission of certain crimes and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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ATLANTA — Georgia industry representatives are hopeful a revitalized trade agreement with Canada and Mexico will boost trade profits in some sectors, but there are concerns it leaves some producers unprotected.

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ATLANTA — Two university presidents are pushing back against proposed state legislation that would mandate 90% of early action offers go to Georgia applicants.

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Valley Point Middle School's Team Illumination won the Gracious Professionalism Award and a nomination for the Global Innovation Award — with the latter possibly earning them a trip to Disney World for a June competition — during a state competition in December.

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So many volunteers turned out to help search for a missing teenager in 2009 that local emergency officials decided to tap into that passionate manpower with the formation of a CERT program in Whitfield County the next year.

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Mrs. Debra Oates, age 61, of Dalton, Georgia, passed Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Condolences expressed to family at www.pondersfuneralhome.com. Arrangements will be announced by Ponders Melrose Chapel 138 Melrose Drive Dalton; 706-226-4002 www.selectedindependentfuneralhomes.org and www.ogr.org.

Mrs. Katherine "Katie" Sosebee, age 67, of Dalton, Georgia, departed this life, February 26, 2020. Condolences may be expressed at www.pondersfuneralhome.com. Arrangements announced by Ponders Melrose Chapel 138 Melrose Drive Dalton, GA 30721, 706-226-4002 www.selectedindependentfuneralhomes.org.

Tammy D. Rogers, age 57, of Cohutta passed away Sunday, February 23, 2020, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her parents, William "Bud" and Carolyn Skidmore. She is survived by her husband of twenty four years, Kenneth Rogers of Cohutta; daughters and sons-in-law, Katrina and Do…