— Children are splashed as a large bucket of water tips over Wednesday at the Splash Pad at the Mack Gaston Community Center. The attraction opened Wednesday.Operating hours are Monday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $2.
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150,000 can tabs on the wall
In 1998, Kris Groves was watching her son Destin, then 9, struggle with a bad heart.
Having hypoplastic heart syndrome — a defect where the left ventricle doesn’t develop — kept Destin stuck in Egleston Pediatric Hospital in Atlanta for months of surgery at a time. So Kris Groves knows the importance of the Ronald McDonald House Charities organization, which offered a free place for her near the hospital while she waited on her son’s recovery.
‘Headlocks for Hannah’
There will be plenty of “Headlocks for Hannah” tonight.
But for two Whitfield County elementary school principals, there will be headaches for them.
Free haircuts with flyers
Sport Clips in Dalton will be giving free haircuts through Tuesday, Dec. 24, to anyone bringing a flyer from the Dalton Parks and Recreation Department. For every flyer they receive, Sport Clips will also donate $2 to the recreation department’s special populations program. Special populations has a variety of programs to support therapeutic recreation for individuals with special needs in the Dalton-Whitfield Community. To print a copy of the flyer, go to www.mydprd.com. Sports Clips at 1323 W. Walnut Ave.
Dalton police seek credit card fraud suspect
The Dalton Police Department is asking for the public’s help with identifying a suspect who stole a wallet from the gym at Dalton State College in August and then used a stolen credit card to make more than $90 in purchases from nearby businesses. The suspect was recorded on store surveillance video using the stolen card.
‘He was always a hero to me’
It took 68 years, but Harold Smith finally got the medals awarded to him for service in the U.S. Army in World War II.
They called him Lucky.
He acted like he owned the place.
‘Don’t quit and work hard’
Her legs had been crushed. Owning a lumber yard in Mexico has always been a blessing for the Torres family...
A text message threat?
When Dalton Mayor David Pennington started his campaign for governor six months ago, he emphasized three major issues — the economy, education and ethics, with the economy at the top of that list.
Complaint filed over basketball game arrests alleges excessive force
The Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating how two of its officers handled an incident in which two fans were arrested for disorderly conduct after a disturbance at a boys varsity basketball game at Coahulla Creek High School Friday against North Murray.
Burnin’ and learnin'
“Oh man! This is fun!”
That remark from Southeast Whitfield High School sophomore Natalia Romero is an oddity in school, several students said.
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