Georgia Police and Fire Games made big impact
If you didn’t attend the Georgia Police and Fire Games last week, you missed a great opportunity to watch some skilled athletes and to support some of this state’s bravest and finest public servants.
Citizen of the Week: Shelby Carter
There may not be many 11-year-olds who would give up nearly all of their summer activities, time with friends and vacations voluntarily.
Candidate forum a success
If you weren’t at Ryman Hall Tuesday night you missed a great opportunity to meet more than two dozen of the candidates who will be on the July 31 Whitfield County general primary ballot.
Supreme Court won’t have final word on health care
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to announce soon whether it will strike down all or part of the health care reform law that Congress passed two years ago, or leave it intact.
Citizen of the Week: Lewellyn Humphrey
When the Catamount Marching Band of Dalton High School takes the field on football Friday nights, one of the adults who has been able to rightly say “those are all my kids” — for the last 16 years — is retiring Dalton Middle School Band Director Lewellyn Humphrey. That’s because the veteran band leader is not only the assistant to DHS Band Director Dave Henry, but he’s also captained the Dalton Middle School Band as well.
Reading is still fundamental
Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. Teach a young child to read, and you make it much less likely that he will make choices that harm himself and the rest of us.
Speak now on merger proposal
Whitfield County and the city of Dalton governments won’t merge into one unified metro government this year. The measure won’t even be put on the ballot.
Citizen of the Week: Samantha Bearden
In today’s Daily Citizen the Rev. Patricia M. Grace, rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Dalton, writes about the importance of addressing hunger in our area, noting that “in this land of unbelievable plenty in the 21st century,” many people, including children, “are going to bed hungry.”
Keep children safe from guns
Whitfield County officials continue to investigate the death of 11-year-old Cassie Culpepper. Cassie’s 12-year-old brother apparently shot her while trying to “scare” her with a handgun he thought was unloaded.
An overreaction to Dalton’s senior prank
We wish the story about a senior prank by Dalton High School students gone awry had never made it into the newspaper.
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