Local News

May 26, 2006

Memorial Day weekend activities

There are several events this Memorial Day weekend that area residents may want to check out as they honor the men and women who have died in military service to the nation:

• CHATSWORTH — Fort Mountain State Park will kick off its summer naturalist program this weekend with a live snake demonstration today at 11 a.m.

The naturalist program is designed for children to learn about nature and Fort Mountain, while also having fun. Programs are each Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. through Labor Day.

Another live snake demonstration will begin at 2 p.m. today, and there will be a small Memorial Day service at 3 p.m.

On Sunday at 11 a.m. there will be a program on how to make pine cone bird feeders, and at 3 p.m. there will be a program on how to tie knots. There will also be a watermelon eating contest for children ages 5-12.

On Monday at 11 a.m. there will be a program on how to identify trees and tell how old they are.

For more information, contact Ruby Mitchell at 706-695-2621 or 706-422-8753.

• CHATSWORTH — The Triple K Percheron Farm will look more like the late 1800s than 2006 during the 6th Annual Old Fashion Plow Day today.

There is no admission for the event, which is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 847 Dead End Road off Brown Bridge Road, but there are some fees for some attractions and food will be available for sale.

The focus this year is on a mule pull, where mules compete to see which one can pull the most weight. People with well-broken horses and mules are invited to participate.

There will also be demonstrations on old farming techniques, such as plowing with a mule.

Other demonstrations include spinning thread, quilting, chair-canning, butter churning and wood carving.

Text Only
Local News
  • Bugs and Kisses 1 mlh.jpg Local stores expect tax holiday to create lots of sales

    Local retailers say Georgia’s sales tax holiday weekends mean big business for them, and they are gearing up to capitalize on this year’s tax-free shopping on Friday and Saturday.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Esme file mw 2.jpg Still fighting

    Ten-year-old Esme Miller was celebrated earlier this year for the way she’s handled a bout with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Historical photos of Murray County needed

    Maybe you have a photograph of a well-known preacher from the 1940s. Or maybe you have a photograph taken of a church choir from the 1920s.

    July 30, 2014

  • State DOT wants your input on transportation needs

    As state and national leaders consider alternatives for funding future transportation needs, the Georgia Department of Transportation wants to know what Georgians would like in their 21st century transportation system and how they recommend paying for it.

    July 30, 2014

  • Jail for Justice Tour event here tonight

    The Moral Monday Georgia Coalition, the NAACP-led multi-racial, multi-issue advocacy group, will host an event in partnership with the Georgia Dreamers Alliance, Coalition of Latino Leaders (CLILA), Whitfield NAACP and the Whitfield County Democratic Party at Dalton’s Mack Gaston Community Center tonight from 5 to 9.

    July 30, 2014

  • Two charged with tampering with evidence in drug investigation

    Two people have been arrested and charged with tampering with evidence in connection with the synthetic marijuana bust in February involving a Dalton business owner.

    July 30, 2014

  • Beaulieu to close operations for one week for inventory

    Floorcovering giant Beaulieu of America will conduct a physical inventory of its buildings and facilities next week, with only salaried employees reporting for work.

    July 30, 2014

  • Green spot closing 1 mlh.jpg A part of the family

    Larry Green can’t remember the exact date. But he says it was about 54 years ago when his father Marvin took him to see the new store he and his brother Herman had commissioned Red Jennings to build at 309 W. Emery St. in Dalton.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • New high school?

    The only means for “staying small” and preserving “The Dalton Way” in Dalton Public Schools may be through expansion, Superintendent Jim Hawkins said Tuesday.

    July 29, 2014

  • Bond denied for man arrested in synthetic marijuana bust

    A Dalton business owner charged in a synthetic marijuana bust was denied bond Tuesday.

    July 29, 2014