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Dalton school board nears tax increase
The average homeowner would see about a $65 yearly property tax hike if the Dalton Board of Education votes to increase the school system’s millage rate at the rate they are considering.
OSHA investigating death at Shaw (Updated 5:50 p.m.)
An investigation is underway into how a roofing contractor at a Shaw Industries plant died Saturday morning after injuries sustained from a 30-foot fall, officials said.
Police: Gun fired, man arrested following dispute on Morris Street (Updated 12:20 p.m.)
A man has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault after firing a gun following a dispute at A-1 Towing at 1502 E. Morris St. in Dalton this morning, police said.
Accused killer had history of gang activity
Weeks before Orlando Ramirez was charged with murdering one bar security guard and wounding a second, a fellow member of the Hard Time Surenos gang was beat up in a fight at the bar.
Police: Dalton’s gangs still active
About six years ago, Dalton’s “gang problems” garnered enough public attention to prompt police and community leaders to hold meetings and forums aimed at addressing the issue.
Saturday Academy wraps up
Martha Moreno was so excited about her 3-year-old daughter participating in the Saturday Academy this spring she could hardly put everything into words.
Tax deadline may be closer than you think
If you are waiting until the last minute to file your taxes on Tuesday, remember that the last minute isn’t as late as it has been in the past if you are filing by mail.
Restaurant report card — Murray County
Restaurant reports from the Murray County Health Department
DSC scores soccer OK
Region champions, competitive rivalries, top rankings, deep postseason runs and state championship contenders have become annual events for multiple high school soccer programs in Murray and Whitfield counties.
Blevins responds to criticism about judge appointment
Dalton Municipal Court Judge Jim Wilbanks is questioning whether Superior Court Judge David Blevins got his judgeship because he served as Gov. Nathan Deal’s local campaign chairman in 2010.
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