T’ai Chi at BWC, first class is free
Try a free T’ai Chi class at Bradley Wellness Center on Saturday, Jan. 5, at noon. If you enjoy it, sign up for the 6-week session from Jan. 12 to Feb. 16. The cost is $60 for members or $65 for non-members. To sign up for the free class or the session, call (706) 278-9355. Registration is required for the free class. Chris Campbell is the instructor.
Choose to Lose Weight Loss Program
This 8-week weight loss program at Bradley Wellness Center provides the tools and support you need to lose weight. Led by experts in fields of nutrition and exercise, this class will motivate and educate through personalized nutrition and fitness plans, weekly weigh-ins to chart progress, cooking demonstrations and more. The cost is $150 for members or $200 for non-members. The class meets Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m., starting Jan. 7. Non-members will have access to the facility during the course of the program. Call (706) 278-9355 for more information or to register.
LifeFit Group Training
LifeFit is a new Bradley Wellness Center approach to helping people achieve optimal health and quality of life through randomly varied, high-intensity, functional group exercises. The program will begin on Jan. 7 and provides weightlifting, bodyweight moves and interval training in a fitness program of high-intensity work lasting about 20 to 40 minutes. Crossfit Level 1 trainers Michelle Evans and Karyn Rizer will provide instruction in proper technique and safety. Before and after assessments and performance testing to reveal improvement are part of the program. The morning class will meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:15 to 9, and the evening class will meet Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:45 to 7:30. The fee is $160 for members or $240 for non-members for the 8-week session. Space is limited.
BWC Basketball League
Bradley Wellness Center will hold a Thursday night basketball league starting Jan. 10 with games at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. The league will run until March 14. The league is open to members and non-members 18 and up. The entry fee is $150 per team, and the deadline to enter is Jan. 7. Call BWC for more information at (706) 278-9355.
Beginner Belly Dance
Belly dancing with Jillanna Babb-Cheshul is coming soon to Bradley Wellness Center. Participants have said it’s a great workout and a lot of fun. Class will start Jan. 7 and run for five weeks on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The fee is $35 for members or $45 for non-members. For more information or to register, call (706) 278-9355.
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Convenience store worker killed on Airport Road (Updated 3:30 p.m.)
Whitfield County sheriff's deputies discovered the dead body of a male clerk early this morning at the Kanku's Express at 3385 Airport Road after 911 received a call from a person who said they went into the store and saw the clerk on the floor, Sheriff Scott Chitwood said. The death is being investigated as a robbery/homicide.
Kiosk system expands jail visit times
Inmates at the Whitfield County jail can now have visitors twice as often as under the old system — as long as they know to pick up a ringing phone.
'A prince and a great man has fallen'
Several times Charles Bowen Jr. would encourage his dad, Charlie Bowen, to change jobs.
But Charlie Bowen, a longtime educator and humanitarian in Dalton, said he thought he would do best remaining principal at Dalton High School helping young people.
‘All for one and one for all’
When Britt Adams went to Tunnel Hill Elementary on Monday to read the children’s classic “Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon” to students, he was hit with a “flood of memories.”
“I had to take a breath,” the principal of Northwest Whitfield High School said, smiling. “I started thinking about reading that book to my kids when they were little babies.”
- In your face
“Bypass injured victims.”
“Use aggressive action to intimidate and overwhelm.”
“If shooting is justified, deadly force is justified.”
Those are just a few of the maxims from a Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency textbook that area law enforcement officers reviewed last week as part of a three-day training session at Dalton State College. The idea was to learn and practice techniques for addressing scenarios involving what are called “active shooters.”
‘Maybe it’s time to start smiling again’
LAFAYETTE — For Sam Hale of Chattanooga, being a dad during Christmas is something he looks forward to each year. Last year, he said, he was able to get each of his two daughters plenty of gifts. The year before? Not so much.
Doctor on call
Call it the wave of the future or maybe a return to ancient practice. Dr. Stephen Carson’s medical practice sounds a little like both.
Civil War anniversary: A visit to the Dalton front
In 1892, Mary Ann Harris Gay of Decatur published “Life in Dixie During the War.” It was acclaimed as an extraordinary personal account of a Southern woman’s struggles during the Civil War. One captivating story described her visit to the Dalton front in April 1864.
Peacock Alley could reopen as meeting place
Almost three years after fire ripped through it, Peacock Alley is expected to reopen soon as an open-air market and meeting place.
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