Want to see a miracle?
The first spring season at Whitfield County’s Miracle Field begins Saturday morning with games at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30.
A Miracle Field is a synthetic/rubberized turf baseball field that allows people in wheelchairs and walkers to glide across it and not get stuck in the usual infield dirt. The bases are painted onto the field — not raised — to allow players to move over them. The league pairs players with “buddies” who help them.
The athletes you’ll see playing there are some of the most inspiring and exciting players you will ever see.
At the same time you watch the athletes play, you can reflect on what this community can do even in tough times. The Miracle Field opened just last fall, and it would not exist without the support of the Whitfield County Board of Commissioners and the Whitfield County Parks and Recreation Department. But the idea for the field came from ordinary citizens, and it would not exist without countless individuals and companies who donated their time and money to see it built.
The Miracle Field is inside Westside Park, 1519 Mount Vernon Road, in Rocky Face.
There’s plenty of parking, bleachers to sit on and a concession stand, so bring your family and enjoy a day out with them and your neighbors.
Want to see a miracle?
Tax holiday weekend is perfect time to shop
August means children across the state are headed back to school, and for parents that means it’s time to buy new shoes and clothes for children who have outgrown their old ones. It means it’s time to buy new school supplies, and it may even mean it’s time to get a child a new computer to do their school work.
"We’ve had a great ride"
For 60 years, the Green Spot has been a part of Dalton. It survived long after most other locally owned grocery stores in the area had folded to competition from big chain grocery stores and to big box super stores.
Charles Oliver: Traveler from a district in Columbia?
Jim Gray was traveling out of Orlando International Airport when a Transportation Security Administration officer tried to stop him from boarding his plane.
Letter: Children are not the enemy
We recently read somewhere that our country is at war, not with another nation but with one another.
Ensuring the joy of reading
They’re little, they’re libraries, and best of all, they’re free.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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