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Did you get your $4,000 extra Trump promised your employer would give you from the tax cut? Trump's false promise is the combined Republican deceptions concerning income and taxes.

I am a once- or twice-a-week regular patron at the Dalton-Whitfield County Public Library. Every person there is unfailingly friendly, welcoming and helpful. If they do not have on our shelves a book I want to read, they order it from the Pines state network. I have a vast selection of books…

Educators devoted their working years to our state and communities, touching the development of millions of outstanding citizens in the state of Georgia. After retirement, these same educators continue to use their experience and skills to enrich the educational and cultural process in their…

Regarding the proposed air show. In the late 1970s or early 1980s, the Dalton Lions Club sponsored air shows for two years. They were well attended with no parking problems. Professional and military airplane and helicopter pilots performed as well as the Air Force parachute team. The only a…

Instead of taking the word of a whistleblower whose knowledge consists of "he said," why not go to sources that are documented and verifiable about the impeachment inquiry based on a phone call to Ukraine?

I wrote to you in July to criticize Rep. Tom Graves' yes vote on House Bill 1044, the "Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act." H1044 eliminates the per-country caps on employment-based green cards, allowing India and China to dominate our guest worker system with 600,000 H1B visa holders …

We had a terrific time producing our fourth annual music festival and the Friendship House Board and volunteers of Friendship House express heartfelt gratitude for the support from our generous community. The event at Dalton Green was a huge success, again raising more than $100,000. In addi…

For most of my life, I've dreamed about making Georgia a better place. That's what led me to study nursing at Dalton State College, where I recently graduated from.

We've reached the crossroads of several intersecting problems. Wages aren't increasing fast enough and we've just experienced the lowest birthrate in 32 years. Man-made global warming in Central America, worsening floods, drought and storms are blamed for driving immigrants northward.

For the past four years, I have learned a tremendous amount about the city of Dalton and its operations. I feel I have much more to learn, but more importantly I still have more work to do. And my passion and commitment to the community is the reason why I am officially announcing my campaig…

Readers who have a concern about diversity in immigration, outsourcing American jobs and importing temporary foreign workers to replace Americans in the tech industry should learn more about the recent "yea" vote by U.S. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, to pass HR 1044 in Washington, D.C.

I was appalled by the comments of our Whitfield County Board of Commissioners Chairman Lynn Laughter regarding SPLOST opponents. She must realize that in her elected position, she should serve all citizens of Whitfield County, not just those who agree with her politically. Further, it is una…

The Kruger-Dunning Effect seemingly explains Donald Trump's behavior. It's a cognitive bias whereby incompetent people are unable to recognize their own incompetence. Commonly interpreted, they're intellectually limited, overestimate their ability and can't understand their mistakes. Trump's…

First, may I say congratulations to Mr. Ron Johnson for being appointed to the Whitfield County Board of Education by the grand jury. Mr. Johnson is an excellent choice. He was president of the Quarterback Club at Southeast Whitfield High School when both of my grandsons played football. I h…

People tell me all the time about how much they appreciate the unique way hemlock trees contribute to the beauty, privacy and value of our individual properties and our neighborhoods; cover our mountains with lush forests that support thousands of jobs related to tourism and recreation and p…

David Bean's call to impeach President Donald Trump will no doubt be a much repeated phrase in the coming days, but one that will fail just has with the two other presidents it has been tried on (Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson).

We can all sit around and complain about the woes of Dalton all we want but the truth is we allow it by voting for the same types all the time. Love him or hate him, Donald Trump was not supposed to be president. But he ran, and he won.

On May 2, the National Day of Prayer was observed at the Whitfield County Courthouse, where a public official stated that regardless of which denomination or religion we come from, we all pray to the same God.

There has been some discussion about whether mainstream media is guilty of propagating "fake news." The AP story on the front of your April 19 edition regarding the release of the Mueller report is, in my opinion, a perfect example of what some of us consider fake news.

I am just wondering when, and if ever, this newspaper will actually make the effort to tell the truth or at least attempt to inform the readers of this newspaper what is really happening in our world of increasing political bias (which, by the way, it readily appears that it is the direction…

We are writing this letter of thanks to all the volunteers who recently gave their time and talents to rehabilitating the hiking trails at Dalton State College. These volunteers cut trees, limbs, put out sand, filled in holes, cleaned up the vegetation and foliage and many other things I kno…

Thirty-nine years ago, I taught in Chattanooga City Schools. There was no school tax then in Tennessee except for a .5 percent addition to the sales tax in Hamilton County, which was permanent and could only be used for building construction and maintenance. Of course, we had the tourism dol…

The Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce was a vocal supporter of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). The SPLOST referendum didn't go our way on election day. Today, I'm proud that we conducted ourselves with a great deal of honor and integrity throughout the process, and the …

Since 1994, The GreenHouse in Dalton has served thousands of children who have made an outcry of sexual or physical abuse. As one of the first child advocacy centers in the state, The GreenHouse was a radical, nuanced idea to have trained professionals facilitate the system's response to chi…

The voters have spoken regarding the SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax), and rather loudly in Whitfield County. I voted against the SPLOST because it came across as money looking for a purpose, rather than being about what was needed. It did not come across as a precision effort…

The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) was defeated in Whitfield County. Frankly, I was glad.

Our chamber of commerce is leading the charge to impose a six-year, $100 million Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) to "keep the momentum going" -- but what does that actually mean? The chamber has told us our primary community goal is to entice people who work here and earn goo…

My thanks to the Daily Citizen-News for ongoing efforts to educate voters about the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). However, despite these efforts, many still do not realize just how much of an overreach $34 million for buildings really is, especially when other more cost-ef…

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Mrs. Maggie Evelyn Stanley Clayton, age 84, departed this life, Thursday November 20, 2019, at the local hospital. She was born December 16, 1934, in Ellijay, GA a daughter of the late Herbert and Margaret Dempsey Stanley. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Clifford and Emery St…