Werner Braun: Downtown Dalton is thriving again
When I think about the past few years in Dalton, I’m struck by how much has changed both for the community and for me as well.
US home prices rose at solid pace in January
U.S. home prices rose in January after three months of declines. A tight supply of homes might have helped boost prices and offset sales slowed by cold weather.
Data breach hits Target's profits, but that's only the tip of the iceberg
In its first financial release since the December breach that enabled the theft of millions of customers' payment data, Target said profits fell 46 percent and that the breach had already cost the retailer $17 million. The final tally will be bigger, the company said, but it's unclear by how much.
Boe says goodbye
When Ralph Boe took the helm as CEO of Beaulieu of America in June 2007 things didn’t look good for the company. Soon, they would look much worse.
The rich get richer while the middle class suffers
Sam Lewis knows he’s one of the lucky ones.
During the Great Recession, the Dalton metropolitan area, which includes Whitfield and Murray counties, lost some 13,100 jobs and saw its unemployment rate rise from 4 percent in May 2007 to 10.9 percent in November 2008.
Windstream cuts 22 jobs in Dalton
Windstream announced Friday the company plans to cut 22 jobs in Dalton as part of an estimated 400-job reduction nationwide.
Werner Braun: Toxicity vs. hazardous substances
As a chemist and toxicologist back in the day, I have a pretty good understanding of the difference between a substance which contains toxins but does not pose a health risk and a toxin-containing substance that should be considered hazardous.
Facebook buying messaging app WhatsApp for $19B
Facebook is buying mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock, by far the company’s largest acquisition and bigger than any that Google, Microsoft or Apple have ever done.
Werner Braun: Rec department is vital to our community
It starts in the parks.
That’s a pretty catchy statement, and it’s one that definitely set the tone for a presentation that our Carpet Capital Rotary Club members heard recently. That’s when Dalton Parks and Recreation Director (DPRD) Steve Card shared with us many of the good things that are going on at the DPRD.
Brian Anderson: Economic investment paying off
At the end of last year I attended the public hearing by the Whitfield County Board of Commissioners on their proposed 2014 budget. As has been the case the past few years, these dedicated public servants have proposed a very prudent and responsible budget. Given the continued difficult times we face economically, they have focused on the most pressing needs of our community and budgeted for those. They have also had to postpone many capital needs until better times.
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