• Drug trial proposal the right thing to do

    It’s not often that public officeholders step out of their safe zone and do something worthwhile that might fly in the face of their core constituents, but Gov. Nathan Deal has done just that.

    July 14, 2014

  • Letter: Impressed by clean townships

    As a member of the Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful board, I recently participated in the annual litter survey for Keep America Beautiful.

    July 14, 2014

  • Corruption study provides food for thought

    Being first isn’t always best.
    Georgia ranks 31st in the nation in a recent study of state corruption.

    July 13, 2014

  • 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