• JA: Helping young people understand America’s private enterprise system

    When Junior Achievement of Northwest Georgia was officially chartered in Dalton on Aug. 14, 1964, its goal was outlined in a one-sentence mission statement:

    April 7, 2014

  • Letter: Self-inflicted pain

    One of the largest transfers of wealth in U.S. history is going on right now. If we don’t expand Medicaid, $36 billion of Georgia’s federal tax dollars will be spent in other states under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

    April 7, 2014

  • March of Dimes still needs help from community

    You may not actually hear the sound of marching feet, but very soon there will be dozens, even hundreds, of local citizens joining thousands across the country marching in the name of health.

    April 6, 2014

  • Let candidates know Dalton forum is an important event

    Dalton and the entire state of Georgia have a tremendous opportunity later this month. But some of the state’s political candidates might squash it.

    April 5, 2014

  • Judy Gilreath: Fighting the dropout problem

    As we prepare to end another school year and look toward graduations, I can’t help but think about the students who began their education in Whitfield County and in school systems across America who will not be walking across the stage to receive their high school diplomas.

    April 5, 2014

  • Letter: A world without Alzheimer’s

    On April 7-9, more than 800 people living with Alzheimer’s, caregivers and advocates from across the nation will gather in Washington, D.C., for the 26th annual Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum. Representing millions of people impacted by Alzheimer’s across the country, they will engage in the democratic process and appeal to members of Congress for action on Alzheimer’s disease.

    April 5, 2014

  • Citizen of the Week: Young soldier

    During times of grief, trials can seem more difficult and problems harder to overcome. So too can acts of kindness mean even more and leave an even deeper impression.

    April 4, 2014

  • You can make a difference

    Imagine being a child and not having a strong male presence in your life.
    Imagine being a young woman and needing someone to help you navigate the ways of the world.

    April 3, 2014

  • Letter: History repeats itself

    Ponder this question: “Is history repeating itself?”

    April 2, 2014

  • Letter: Finally awake

    The people have awoken. Driven by the injustices committed by those who were supposed to protect and provide for them, they can have no more of the oppression, no more of the lies.

    April 2, 2014