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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    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.

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  • 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?

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    July 21, 2014

  • Don’t forget the runoff

    Most folks are either getting ready for or still recovering from their summer vacations. So it’s easy to forget that Tuesday is an election day. A runoff election day to be precise.

    July 20, 2014

  • Be excited about a new grocery store, but stay loyal to the Green Spot

    The Daily Citizen reported on the front page of the July 15 newspaper that Dalton could get a new grocery store.

    July 19, 2014