March 8, 2014

Letter: An appreciation of David Pennington

When you took office six years ago as mayor, I did not know you personally, but during these six years, you have earned my respect and my trust. I now consider you and your family as dear friends.

You and your council have met all the goals you said you would meet and have done everything you said you would do from the beginning.

You all have made a wonderful team. It has been a pleasure to watch you all in action.

It is with great sadness I see you leave your post.

Yet it is with great happiness and excitement, on the other hand, as I see you leave for bigger and better things; to help everyone in the state, not just the locals of Dalton.

David, you are a wonderful and honest person. You’re a great Christian and a perfect example of what everyone wants to see in a politician ... someone we can believe in.

I wish only great things for you and Pam, including you being our next governor of Georgia.

It is with great honor that I say you have been the best mayor this town has ever had I know you’ll be the best governor our state has ever had, too.

To my husband, George, who takes over your post, I’d like to wish him all the best in the next few months to come. Lastly, Mayor Pennington, I just want you to know that I sing your praises everywhere I go and I consider myself your No. 1 fan.

I love you and Pam. I wish you both only the best as you start your new journey.

Betty Sadosuk


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    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.

    July 30, 2014

  • "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.

    July 29, 2014

  • 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.

    July 29, 2014

  • Letter: Children are not the enemy

    We recently read somewhere that our country is at war, not with another nation but with one another.

    July 29, 2014

  • Ensuring the joy of reading

    They’re little, they’re libraries, and best of all, they’re free.

    July 28, 2014

  • 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