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If you're over 55 you remember the disastrous Carter presidency — double-digit inflation, record-high interest rates, gasoline shortages, rising home heating costs. Sound familiar? Economists even coined a new word: "stagflation."

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As a conservative Christian, I would like to register my protest to the letter published in Wednesday's edition ("Courageous Joe"). While I agree with most of what Mr. Bean has to say, it is important to state that truly conservative Christians cannot support former president Donald Trump. C…

Under President Biden the unemployment rate in Georgia is a record low 2.8% and the U.S. rate of 4.2% is the lowest since President Trump mishandled the pandemic. Georgia has regained most of the jobs lost during the pandemic.

As the holidays approach, the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office wants to remind citizens of the presence of scams that are ongoing against individuals over the phone and in person. Scammers are professionals in their line of work and are very convincing when talking. A few common sense tips …

At a recent meeting of the Sprig and Dig Garden Club, a program was presented by Brandy Wyatt, the Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library administrator. We were updated on the many great things going on at our local library.

I want to thank all of the people who voted for me for Dalton City Council, and especially thank those who volunteered and helped me throughout the campaign.

One would think that people who run for elected office would have some semblance of knowledge of the American system of government and how a government of the people and for the people is supposed to work, but for some reason the people in charge at present are totally clueless.

Together “January 6th” Donald Trump and Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, added $7.8 trillion to the national debt and want you to think today’s inflation isn’t their fault. Trump encouraged/browbeat Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell into cutting interest rates leading to increased borr…

I love that a small-town newspaper in the Deep South printed the phrase "annoyingly loud vaginas." That word was once seen as profanity, but Eve Ensler, playwright of "The Vagina Monologues," de-stigmatized it a little. Most people still won't speak it, though.

As we near the end of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Dalton-Whitfield NAACP wants to express its solidarity with the Latino community in our area and around the world. Though too often ignored, the African American and Latino communities are inextricably linked through our ancestors’ shared ex…

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This past weekend, from 6 p.m. Saturday until 3 a.m. Sunday, as an ex-officio member of the Georgia State Senate Public Safety Committee, I was honored to join with the Georgia State Patrol and the Georgia Department of Public Safety to ride along with Crime Suppression Team Leader Sgt. Scot…

Your front page article about Capt. Larren Murphy, commander of the Cobra helicopter gunship that was shot down in Vietnam on April 23, 1970, was outstanding.

When we were going to Dalton High School in the late 1950s and early 1960s, there was an inspirational engraving above the entrance to our school that read:

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably noticed American culture has been obsessed with name changing, whether it's motivated by political correctness, a desire to achieve some sort of perverse sort of delayed social justice or just too many people with too much time on their…

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I want to share my story of an event I experienced. In today's world of turmoil, violence, unrest and negativity, I find it a refreshing, feel-good story that lit up my day. Perhaps it can light up the day of some of your readers.

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We need your help like never before. The pandemic — its current surge driven by the highly transmissible delta variant — continues to spread throughout Northwest Georgia and is quickly becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated. Most new cases, hospitalizations and people in our critical care u…

Greeting from a COVID room at Hamilton Medical Center. I have spent the past 18 days here with my mom who is suffering with COVID pneumonia. For those of you on the outside, here is a little peek into the daily world of the COVID floor.

I am writing this letter in response to Whitfield County Commissioner Greg Jones’ position on the county’s funding of vaccination outreach. When a person is elected to a governmental position, his “personal” objections or opinions should not be a factor when making decisions regarding the he…

I was shocked, disappointed and saddened recently at the outrageous disrespect toward Dr. Anthony Fauci by the U.S. senator from Kentucky, Rand Paul. Dr. Fauci has dedicated his life to the well-being of others and is respected throughout the world for his personal integrity and scientific honesty.

The cartoon on the Viewpoints page of the July 17 edition of the Daily Citizen-News showing Dr. Anthony Fauci as an idol was offensive and he is undeserving of such ridicule.

We've all heard about how conservatives' speech is being blocked on the internet or labeled "misinformation." But if you think it's limited to the internet, think again. It has permeated every aspect of American life.

Among the many challenges rural Georgia faces, development and retention of its labor force is a top issue. The agriculture industry is a major contributor to Georgia’s overall success, but many workers are leaving to find work in the metropolitan areas. It is imperative that we continue to …

Would you believe? There are times when a lack of believability is funny. I, and many others, found some of the lines from the “Get Smart” TV series so.

Mike Cowan was a man of character and integrity. We became friends through me running against him for Whitfield County commissioner. Even though I ran against him, he helped me and enlightened me on some things. Mike was my friend. He was a great commissioner.

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