Local News

December 12, 2013

Dalton Depot participating in “Put T.J. in his PJs” fundraiser for Alzheimer’s Association

The Dalton Depot restaurant has accepted a challenge from the Alzheimer’s Association to raise $5,000. The owner of the restaurant, T.J. Kaikobad, has agreed to wear pajamas for an entire day of work if his staff can reach this goal.

The staff members have divided into teams and each team designed an outrageous pajama outfit for Kaikobad to wear. The team that raises the most money gets to see their dedicated boss work for an entire day in the outfit they designed.

Staff members have accepted the challenge and are working hard to raise funds. A website is available at www.tjpj.kintera.org for online donations. In addition, staff members are selling paper flowers for $1 with all proceeds going towards the cause. Customers can vote on their favorite outfit by donating money to the team with the best design. Designs are on display in the restaurant lobby. The staff is asking for community participation in their efforts. They only have until Christmas Eve to meet their goal.  

The Dalton Depot will announce a date for T.J.’s pajama day via its Facebook page. Breakfast specials will be available on this day, and T.J. will be in the restaurant all day for people to see his pajama outfit.  

The Dalton Depot is a historic restaurant in the original Dalton train depot, serving fine dining in a casual atmosphere. The Alzheimer’s Association works towards increasing awareness about the Alzheimer’s disease and raising funds for research. For more information about the Alzheimer’s Association, please visit www.alz.org.  

 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Kiwanis Club3.jpg Kiwanians get a lesson in money and banking

    Money.
    It makes it easier for us to buy and sell goods and services. It is the measure by which we judge the relative value of those goods and services, and it allows us to “store value,” by placing it away and using it when we need it.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sheriff: Inmates don’t ask to vote

    In his 21 years of service, Whitfield County Sheriff Scott Chitwood said inmates have never asked for the opportunity to vote.

    July 28, 2014

  • Little library 1 mlh.jpg Little Libraries, big goal

    Whitfield County just received a new library.
    And better yet, 26 more are on the way to the region.

    July 27, 2014 1 Photo

  • Picture 3.jpg Rock solid

    A great number of things have come and gone since 1974.
    One that hasn’t: a small Dalton school founded by parents wanting a unique learning environment for their children.

    July 27, 2014 2 Photos

  • Vann House Day '14 6 mlh.jpg History comes alive at Vann House

    SPRING PLACE — In the early 1800s, the 1,000-acre plantation belonging to Cherokee Indian leader James Vann was a bustling place.

    July 26, 2014 5 Photos

  • Local officials agree with Deal

    Regarding news last week that approximately 30 unaccompanied minors from Central America, who had crossed the southern border into the United States, were sent without warning to Dalton last year and enrolled in Dalton Public Schools, Republican politicians representing portions of Murray and Whitfield Counties agree — state and local school officials deserved to know in advance, they say.

    July 26, 2014

  • Former chamber location 2 mlh.jpg Plan could cut flooding, stormwater damage in Dalton

    On a recent day, McClellan Creek flowed gently through Harlan Godfrey Civitan Park. But some park goers who live near the area say that even a mild rain can turn the creek into a torrent that eats away at their property.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Civil War anniversary: The Battle of Crow Valley, May 9-12, 1864

    The Atlanta Campaign began during the first two weeks of May 1864 in and around Dalton. Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman’s strategy was to target two of his armies, about 80,000 men, against Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston’s Army of Tennessee at Dalton. Then, while Johnston’s attention was diverted by these forces, he would secretly send his third army, about 25,000 troops under Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson, in a flanking movement to the southwest through Snake Creek Gap. Sherman’s goal was to break Johnston’s railroad supply line some 15 miles south at Resaca and trap Johnston’s Confederates in Dalton.

    July 26, 2014

  • New church being  built mlh.jpg Church construction continues

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Avans.jpg Three arrested in arson plot to claim insurance money

    Three people have been arrested for their role in a fire at a Chatsworth home as part of an insurance scam to collect money, officials said.

    July 25, 2014 3 Photos