The off-ramp at Exit 336 (Rocky Face) on I-75 South was shut down for several hours Thursday after a tractor-trailer carrying juice overturned while going around a curve. A 911 operator said one person was taken to Hamilton Medical Center. The Georgia State Patrol, Dalton Fire Department, Dalton Police Department and Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office were among the agencies that responded. Responders spent several hours trying to get the truck on its wheels again.
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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.
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.
‘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.
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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