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:

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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.

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. …

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 …


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