It may have been the first gathering of the 2019 edition of the Georgia General Assembly last week, but all eyes and ears were turned to Gov. Brian Kemp when he made his inaugural State of the State address on Thursday.

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Last summer, members of the Chatsworth Church of God set a goal of sending 2,000 pairs of shoes to those in need in Haiti.

Communities across the country this month are celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a Baptist minister who in the 1950s and 1960s became a driving force in the civil rights movement.

When the Georgia General Assembly convenes today in Atlanta under the Gold Dome there will be a lot of greetings and handshakings, introductions and swearing-ins as the members get the first-day preliminaries out of the way.

As a general rule, members of Dalton State College’s social work degree program have to put in a minimum number of volunteer hours to advance in the program.

Now that Christmas Day has passed and the calendar has switched to 2019, perhaps you've started the arduous process of removing your holiday decorations. While many of these family keepsakes are reusable — manger scenes, tiny Christmas villages, etc. — you might also have a live Christmas tr…

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Another year is practically over. Another begins in only two days. No one can say what the new year has in store, but you can bet it'll provide plenty of newsworthy headlines, good and bad.

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Connie Shepherd has been volunteering in errands at Hamilton Medical Center since July of 2017. In that capacity, she moves wheelchairs back to their proper place after they've been used, ferries items from one area of the hospital to another and really just does anything that needs to be done.

In September 1897, Francis Pharcellus Church, a former Civil War correspondent and editor at the New York Sun, received a letter from the then 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon.

Each year, Sharing is Caring offers the opportunity for some parents, who because of financial reasons may not be able to do so otherwise, to provide Christmas gifts to their children.

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One of the area's strongest holiday charitable traditions is the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.

If you haven't checked out an event at the Burr Performing Arts Park in the heart of downtown Dalton, you're missing out. Since the park opened in May, it's hosted many community happenings: concerts, a beer festival, the United Way of Northwest Georgia's campaign kickoff and a slew of other…

We expect teachers to care for their students and to help the students' parents with any problems those children might face in school. But Erlinda Alatorre, a pre-K teacher at Dalton's Blue Ridge School, recently went well beyond her job duties to help a student in a potentially tragic situation.

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Holiday traditions in Dalton are many, from the downtown Christmas parade to the star atop Mount Rachel to two charming ballets performed by talented local dancers. Giving during the holiday season is just as prolific, as community members donate to scores of organizations to help those in need.

Despite working a third shift job three days a week, Andra Greenwade makes time to coach the Dalton Cats, a 9U (9 and under) football team he started about four years ago.

It's called the sounds of the season: Christmas carols and holiday-related music playing while we shop or drive, or being performed at concerts and programs at local schools and churches.

Welcome Hill Baptist Church Pastor Randy Postell laughingly calls Jennifer Wright something of a shopaholic. But as they say, the Lord works in mysterious ways.

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A contentious governor's race pitting Democrat Stacey Abrams against Republican Brian Kemp brought out Whitfield County voters in droves during early advance voting and to the polls on Tuesday.

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It was refreshing for us recently to learn about and publish a story about a local fifth-grader who is working to combat a serious problem that pervades our society, from the president on down.

Alzheimer’s is “the cruelest thing you’ll ever face," Eddie Mowles told a Daily Citizen-News reporter in 2011, a year after placing Priscilla, his wife of 40 years, in a Calhoun assisted living center.