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 …
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.
The focus at this time of year in most k-12 schools is the preparation of students for state testing. In our case, it is the Georgia Milestones End of Grade and End of Course tests. The question of the day is, “To test or not to test, that is the question!”
The Whitfield County Democratic Committee would like to urge our state representatives to reject efforts to restrict voter access. According to Republican Party officials, the 2020 election was “safe, secure and honest." This statement was confirmed following three separate recounts/audits. …
On Thursday, the Junior Achievement Discovery Center of Greater Dalton will officially open on the beautiful Hammond Creek Middle School campus.
It has been touching to receive so many thanks and warm words from our community and the Daily Citizen-News for our involvement in the COVID-19 vaccination effort. I should give credit to others, without whose help it would be an impossible mission. I would also like to give a sequence of events.
The Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association was deeply saddened to hear the news of Shelby Peeples' passing. So many nonprofit organizations have been greatly impacted by his generosity over the years. For the Alzheimer’s Association, it goes back to 1982. He sponsored the very first …
A court ruling ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program back to its original 2012 form. For more than three years, thousands of eligible young immigrants have anxiously waited to apply for deportation protection an…
I read a quote by the influential Irish statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke who said that “Rage and frenzy will pull down more in half an hour than prudence, deliberation, and foresight can build up in a hundred years.” Burke also wrote, “Those that do not know history, are destined to re…
In case of President-elect Joe Biden making a nuclear pact with Iran or North Korea, it must provide for inspection of suspected sites without a waiting period. If there is a waiting period, they can move the materials for making a nuclear weapon, such as enriched uranium, to a second site d…
This Week's Circulars
Ms. Annette "Honey" Brock age 96 of Dalton, GA, went to be with the lord Tuesday June 22, 2021. She was born October 21, 1924 in Memphis, TN a daughter of the late Edwin Douglas and Ann Louise Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul "Pete" Brock, sisters and brothers, da…
- Area Arrests for June 22
- City of Dalton moves forward on $20 million aquatic center
- Area Arrests for June 19/20
- Area Arrests for June 18
- Southeast, DSC grad Gutierrez to take over Northwest boys soccer program
- Hamilton to close Behavioral Health at the end of June
- One person dead, two airlifted to Chattanooga hospital after two-vehicle crash in Murray County
- Area Arrests for June 17
- Area Arrests for June 16
- Second person to be charged with vehicular homicide for fatal Murray County crash, according to DA
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