December 5, 2012

Charles Oliver: Apparently, politics precedes parenting

A couple in South Yorkshire, England, who weren’t named by the media, had three foster children take from them because they are members of the United Kingdom Independence Party, which opposes British membership in the European Union and supports greater restrictions on immigration. The couple have fostered a dozen children over the past seven years. But the local council recently discovered their membership in the UKIP. Officials said the couple’s support for “racist” policies made them unfit to be foster parents. The couple in question note that they not only have members of other races in their family they have also fostered children of other races.

Alexis Sumpter just wanted to get downtown to her first day on the job in a marketing internship. She’d swiped her MetroCard and was about to board the subway when three plainclothes New York City police officers confronted her and told her she looked too old to be using a student subway pass. When she couldn’t provide any ID, they threw her against a wall, handcuffed her and called her parents. The cops didn’t believe the parents when the told them she was 15. Her mother had to get her birth certificate and show it to them before they released her.

In Great Britain, the Revenue and Customs office has set up lessons for school children on the importance of paying taxes. One of those lessons encourages children to tell their teachers if they suspect anyone they know is trying to evade his taxes.

A federal jury has awarded Karolina Obrycka $850,000 after she was beaten up by off-duty Chicago police officer Anthony Abbate. The jury found a conspiracy involving Abbate and other officers to cover up the crime. Abbate became angry after Obrycka, a bartender, cut him off and tried to keep him from coming behind the bar.

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  • Letter: Concert was spectacular

    I believe Dalton achieved its most beautiful moment last April 18, on Thornton Avenue. It occurred in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church of Dalton.

    April 23, 2014

  • An important part of the fight

    The lawns of Dalton City Hall and the Murray County Courthouse are filled with pinwheels this week.

    April 22, 2014

  • Mark Millican: Not just for college students

    It was the seemingly unanswerable question of the campus — and especially the faculty — when I first attended Dalton Junior College in the 1973-74 school year: “Is man inherently good, or inherently evil?”

    April 22, 2014

  • Charles Oliver: Evidence at the last minute or later

    In New York, Bronx County Criminal Court Judge John Wilson has banned prosecutor Megan Teesdale from his court.

    April 22, 2014

  • Misty Watson: Turns out, I’m a millennial

    The word millennial always conjures up this image of a guy wearing skinny jeans, Converse high tops, a plaid button-up shirt, thick-rimmed glasses, a hat, facial hair and a messenger bag slung over his shoulder.

    April 22, 2014

  • Understandable uncertainty from taxpayers

    It’s not yet official, but Dalton residents should expect to pay more in school property taxes this year.

    April 20, 2014

  • Letter Candidate outlines his platform

    To the citizens of Dalton and Whitfield County,
    My name is Dr. Nicky P. Starling and I am a candidate for Whitfield County Commissioner District 1. I did not attend the Republican forum on April 8 because a pastor friend was killed by a drunk driver and I chose to support his family at a memorial service.

    April 20, 2014

  • Citizen of the Week: Kacee Smith of the Georgia Rampage

    When the Georgia Rampage became Dalton’s first professional indoor football team last year, it would have been easy for the owner and players to focus only on drawing attention to themselves as they tried to build up the team’s following.

    April 18, 2014

  • Successes continue at Dalton State College

    These are exciting times for our local college, Dalton State, both on campus and off.

    April 16, 2014

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