Murray County

Murray County
  • 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.

    February 10, 2014

  • NMHS marketing flier.jpg 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.

    February 8, 2014 3 Photos

  • 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.

    January 30, 2014

  • jean ballew day3.jpg 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.

    January 26, 2014 3 Photos

  • firewise recognition2.jpg 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.

    January 26, 2014 2 Photos

  • Kingston in Murray 2 mlh.jpg Kingston says big government threat to American dream

    Jack Kingston says he’s tired of seeing the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives approve legislation only to see it die without even a vote in the Senate, which is controlled by Democrats.

    January 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Shelter to open at Dalton’s Greater Works Ministry

    Those in need of shelter from the cold can find it at Dalton’s Greater Works Ministry at 1001 S. Thornton Ave.

    January 24, 2014

  • Whitfield, Murray schools on two-hour delay Friday (Updated 5:30 p.m.)

    Whitfield County Schools and Murray County Schools will be on a two-hour delay Friday morning because of expected cold temperatures, officials said. The area is under a wind chill advisory until 10 a.m.

    January 23, 2014

  • Disc golf at coker 4 mlh.jpg Time to 'throw the disc'

    They call him “The Professional.”
    He’s only 9, but Samuel Woodall is already making a name for himself in the world of disc golf, at least among his classmates.

    January 21, 2014 6 Photos

  • Graduation rates, poverty on the rise in Murray

    Greg Walker grew up in Murray County Schools, left when he graduated in 1980 and came back last year.

    January 20, 2014