Local News

January 9, 2014

Laird, Jones to be sworn in Monday

Dalton Public Schools staff and members of the Dalton Board of Education will honor Sherwood Jones III and Steve Laird at a reception on Monday as they begin their service on the school board.

The reception will be held at City Hall at 300 W. Waugh St. at 6 p.m. prior to the January regular board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Judge Sheri Blevins will conduct the swearing-in ceremony for the new board members.

Jones replaces former board member Steve Williams who did not seek re-election. He is a partner and principal in the local architectural firm Carlson-Jones Architects. Jones is a graduate of Dalton High School and holds a bachelor’s in architecture from Auburn University and a master’s of science in management from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is married and has three children, all students in the Dalton Public Schools system. 

Laird replaces former board member Mark Orr who also did not seek re-election. He is the director of contract administration with Shaw Industries Inc. and holds a bachelor’s of science in accounting and finance from Florida State University. Laird is married and has two children, both graduates of Dalton High School. 

The public is invited to attend the reception for Jones and Laird as they begin their service to the students, staff and community.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • runner thompson.jpg Taking the race back

    Dean Thompson didn’t go 100 yards in his 26.2 miles through the streets of Boston without seeing people on the side of the road cheering for him.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bobby Lee Dixon mg.jpg Officials: Man jailed for driving toward officer

    A Chatsworth man who officials said accelerated a vehicle toward a law enforcement officer who was approaching on foot remains in the Murray County jail without bond.

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Standoff 1 mlh.jpg Charges undetermined following standoff (Updated 5:45 p.m.)

    Police have yet to decide whether to press criminal charges against a man they say was armed and intoxicated while barricading himself in his office at a carpet mill in downtown Dalton Tuesday evening.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo 1 Story

  • Man charged for using fraudulent Social Security card

    A man is being held in the Whitfield County Jail on multiple charges for using a fraudulent Social Security card with someone else’s Social Security number to land a job at a rug manufacturer in Dalton and for providing false information to receive workers’ compensation benefits, according to the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation’s Enforcement Division.

    April 23, 2014

  • Standoff 1 mlh.jpg Police: Four-hour standoff ends with peaceful surrender

    A man who was armed with at least one firearm and believed to be under the influence of alcohol surrendered to police Tuesday night after barricading himself for four hours inside a carpet mill in downtown Dalton, officials said.

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Murray deputy bit by drug dog while taking selfie

    A Murray County Sheriff’s Office deputy is recovering after one of the department’s drug dogs bit him in the face on Monday.

    April 23, 2014

  • Local wrestler ‘made everybody smile’

    Rash Renegade got his wrestling nickname after a motorcycle wreck several years ago left him with a bad case of road burn.

    April 23, 2014

  • Pinwheels in murray '14 1 mlh.jpg Awareness can prevent child abuse

    Three hundred forty-six pinwheels dotted the Murray County Courthouse lawn on Tuesday, representing 346 reported cases of child abuse in the county last year.

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • Murray library, regional system still far apart

    Murray County officials say they will announce soon if they will follow through with their plan to take the Chatsworth-Murray Library out of the Northwest Georgia Regional Library System.

    April 22, 2014

  • Fire believed to have started outside home

    Investigators are still working to learn what sparked a fire that nearly destroyed a house at 602 Top St. in Dalton on Monday.

    April 22, 2014

AP Video