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Area road conditions (Updated 1:10 p.m.)
Ga. Highway 52 East is closed in Murray County due to the winter weather conditions.
- GDOT battling winter weather in northwest Georgia (Updated 10:35 a.m.)
Three area school systems closed on Wednesday (Updated 3:50 p.m.)
Dalton Public Schools, Whitfield County Schools and Murray County Schools are closed Wednesday due to continued and “worsening” dangerous winter weather, school officials said.
Weather uncertainty remains, but snow or wintry mix expected
There is still some uncertainty surrounding a weather system predicted to make its way through Whitfield and Murray counties this week, forecasters say.
Three local school systems closed Tuesday (Updated 6:15 p.m.)
All three local school systems are closed Tuesday because of the threat of bad weather.
Deal expands state of emergency (Updated 1:30 p.m.)
Gov. Nathan Deal has expanded the state of emergency to include 31 additional counties, bringing the total to 45.
Caring more about a Walmart
CHATSWORTH — There’s too much apathy in the community when it comes to the past, according to a group of students at North Murray High School.
Most local schools still closed Friday
Schools in the Whitfield County Schools and Murray County Schools systems are closed Friday, officials said, while Dalton Public Schools officials decided to resume classes.
Generations honor teacher-librarian at Spring Place
SPRING PLACE — The library was dark except for a faint glow coming from the corner.
Then there was a cackle, a loud witchy cackle that grew louder.
There would sit Jean Ballew, in her rocking chair, dressed as a witch, a flashlight under her chin casting eerie shadows.
As the students at Spring Place Elementary School would gather around her for their weekly story time, Ballew, the school’s librarian, would read a Halloween-themed book.
Fort Mountain State Park recognized for fire prevention efforts
Brian Ensley has helped fight wildfires before.
He knows how hot and intense those fires can get. The more undergrowth in a forest, the more dead trees lying there from previous storm damage, the hotter the fire grows, making it dangerous for firefighters to do their jobs.
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