March 25, 2014

Friday’s Progress edition a labor of love

There’s a convenience store just north of Tunnel Hill selling tasty fried apple pies made with a family recipe spanning ages.

In Murray County, you’ll find a historic mill with a story that is at least 145 years old.

On the campus of Dalton State College, construction is underway on science classrooms as part of the first academic building built there in 15 years.

You’ll read about all of these interesting topics and more in our annual “Progress” edition in Friday’s paper.

Progress is our largest special section of the year. In the latest edition, you will be treated to 88 pages of stories and advertisements. The stories are divided into four sections — Business, Health, Salute to Murray and Quality of Life. There is also an advertising section featuring merchants in downtown Dalton.

The staff of The Daily Citizen produces Progress each spring, but work on the special section begins long before that. Hours upon hours go into the making of the finished product. It truly is a labor of love for us.

We thank our advertisers for helping make Progress a reality each year, and we also appreciate the many people who so willingly allow us to interview them for articles in the special section.

We encourage you to pick up a copy of Friday’s paper to get updated on the many happenings in Murray and Whitfield counties.

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  • Move carefully, but soon

    No one intended for it to happen. No one had any bad motives.
    But during a period of 40 years or more, quite a few people didn’t do enough planning, didn’t have enough foresight to see what all of the development in Dalton would do.

    July 27, 2014

  • Local school systems must bear costs of federal immigration failure

    No word. No warning. Little help.
    That’s what Dalton Public Schools officials received from the federal government when it dropped 30 Central American students into local classrooms last school year.

    July 26, 2014

  • Sacrifices worth honoring

    Members of the Dalton City Council were recently approached by representatives of the local chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart with a request to declare Dalton a Purple Heart City. Council members indicated they will approve the request.

    July 24, 2014

  • We must do better

    The numbers tell a sad tale.
    Registered voters: 36,843.
    Cards cast: 5,307.
    That means the turnout for Tuesday’s runoffs in Whitfield County was a measly 14.4 percent, according to unofficial results from the Whitfield County elections office.

    July 23, 2014

  • Letter: Control immigration

    Thousands are starting to pour into our country, and things are getting personal. Why would we end up the bad guys if we turn away children who aren’t ours? How does it make us better people to let one man steal from our children and stand by and do nothing?

    July 23, 2014

  • Helping with Book Blast betters the community

    The school test results are in, and students in Whitfield and Murray counties mostly improved from a year ago, mirroring or exceeding average scores of their peers.

    July 23, 2014

  • Mark Millican: Guns are already everywhere

    Though it happened over 30 years ago, the image is still vivid.

    July 22, 2014

  • Charles Oliver: Former officer works overtime improperly

    Stephen F. Hall has pleaded guilty to theft by deception and falsifying a government record.

    July 22, 2014

  • Dalton council should seek answers

    Judicial elections in this area are usually pretty staid. In fact, they are generally nonexistent, since most judges run unopposed.

    July 21, 2014

  • Letter: Something to think about

    It has been better than four months now since Malaysia Flight 370 went missing. During that time we have heard all kinds of speculation, conjecture and opinions as to what happened to it. The only certainties to emerge are that the Malaysians fumbled the ball early on and there are some understandably distressed loved ones left to deal with their losses.

    July 21, 2014