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I have watched the protests in Washington, D.C., then the breaching of the Capitol building. I hear Joe Biden saying that this is not us.

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…

Beautiful weather, good food and fellowship came together for a very successful Spaghetti Supper 2020 for the Friendship House. Thank you to all who prepare sauce, cook noodles, purchased tickets, donated food and paper goods, donated Little Debbie desserts, directed traffic, prepared plates…

When Ronald Reagan left the presidency on Jan. 20, 1989, America was in great shape. He had built up the military, caused the collapse of the Berlin Wall, negotiated detente with the USSR and repaired the damage to the economy caused by Jimmy Carter. His successor, George H.W.. Bush, stayed …

I was not prepared to have a text from the son of my best friend from college saying “He fought a good fight, always. It was an honor being his son and to witness him go to heaven.” So, it was on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, as Hubert Andrew Marsh Sr. passed to life eternal.

Congressman John Lewis was a giant of a man who gave his life for equal justice and voting rights for African Americans and the city, state and nation. Times were so hard and difficult for Black citizens that John Lewis and others begin to speak up and stand up and they were beaten and put i…

This is the final countdown. Sunday, July 26, marked just 100 short days until Election Day 2020. For Joe Biden’s confused and anemic campaign, 100 days is the beginning of a desperate lurch to the finish line. For the president, it’s a different story.

If you were born between 1930 and 1970, you've heard of polio. You may even know someone who had it. Parents dreaded the arrival of summer as it was easily spread in areas where children congregated and there was no cure, with lasting damage to the muscles and limbs.

If you are African American and wondering who to vote for this November, consider some truths. With the election nearing, President Trump has suddenly found a voice over George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery but ignored Eric Garner and never apologized for full-page newspaper ads calling for the de…

Thank you to Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr, the Georgia State Bar and the Young Lawyers Division and the Georgia Food Bank Association who partnered to lead the annual two-week fundraising competition. All members of the legal community were eligible to compete to see which law firm, l…

This is for our city of Dalton leaders. Please use past history to help draw up the new garbage/rubbish pickup.

We had just come from the doctor. It was cancer with nothing left to do except pray and wait. The doctor didn’t think home health or hospice was needed yet, but the mother of this 48-year-old, special needs child did need help, and that help came in the person of Annalee Harlan who, when she…

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