• Local schools should have the final say on guns on their campuses

    So far, local school officials haven’t shown much interest in taking advantage of a new state law that would allow some teachers and staff to carry firearms on campus.

    July 12, 2014

  • Jamie Jones: Who wants to be Dalton’s next mayor?

    Dalton’s mayor is “weak.” Not in the physical, mental or the emotional sense.

    July 12, 2014

  • Citizen of the Week: Karen Jelliff,

    Of all of the investments we make in life, perhaps the most important investment of all is the time spent molding the minds of youngsters.

    July 11, 2014

  • A lasting legacy

    Dalton High School’s swimming and diving team gets overlooked a bit because of the big-name sports like football and basketball, or the other state title-winning program, boys soccer.

    July 10, 2014

  • Letter: Good for business?

    Georgia: a good place to do business. Who for?

    July 10, 2014

  • Cleanup comes none too soon

    Government works slowly, often too slowly. A year after it was alerted to the problem, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) says it will take action on an illegal tire dump in the northern part of Whitfield County on Lake Kathy Road.

    July 9, 2014

  • Satisfy your football fix this weekend

    Despite the presence of baseball, NASCAR, the World Cup and other sporting events, we are ready for some football. It’s an unfortunate time for gridiron fans as we wait for these dates circled on our calendars: Aug. 22, Aug. 27 and Sept. 4.

    July 8, 2014

  • Mark Millican: The fun of being civic-minded

    She sat about midway up the front section of the theater, kind of by herself. Slightly overweight, she didn’t wear the nicer clothes that adorned some of the overachieving students in the room.

    July 8, 2014

  • Charles Oliver: Cancer patient on trial for seeking to ease pain

    A terminal cancer patient had to be rushed to the hospital from the courtroom where he is on trial for growing medical marijuana.

    July 8, 2014

  • Churches face a big choice

    Many churches are starting to have a conversation their members may never have contemplated. It may be a conversation some of them would rather avoid, but due to a change in state law they won’t be able to.

    July 7, 2014