Broad policy isn’t the most effective
Last week the Whitfield County Board of Education got proactive and decided to go ahead and implement parts of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFK). That’s a federal law that expands the National School Lunch Program that was passed in 2010. It goes into effect July 1.
Dalton gets good news on its economy, but work remains ahead
The Greater Dalton area got some welcome good news this week. University of Georgia economists predicted that the Dalton metro area, which includes Whitfield and Murray counties, will grow jobs faster than any other metro area in the state.
Citizens of the Week: Steve and Beth Laird
For about the past six years, Dalton residents Steve and Beth Laird have carried garbage bags with them on their daily walks from the their subdivision on Dug Gap Road out to Walnut Avenue.
Civil War show is fun for the entire family
The Chickamauga Civil War Show returns to the trade center this weekend for the 19th year in a row.
Letter: Another good deal gone bad?
Tax allocation districts (TADs) will clean up the city and county to the point of eliminating blighted or depressed properties. But wait, the reason the referendum didn’t pass in the last election, according to the county commission chairman, was because it wasn’t explained clearly enough.
Letter: Doctors and patients should decide medical marijuana use
Regarding your thoughtful Feb. 2 editorial, while there have been studies showing that marijuana can shrink cancerous tumors, medical marijuana is essentially a palliative drug. If a doctor recommends marijuana to a cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy and it helps them feel better, then it’s working. In the end, medical marijuana is a quality of life decision best left to patients and their doctors.
Congrats to local signees
As journalists, it is our obligation to stay unbiased. It is unethical for a reporter covering an event to favor one side, whether it’s politics, athletics or anything else.
Mark Millican: Playing the blame game
Thousands of cars abandoned on the interstates. Hundreds of students spending the night in their schools.
Charles Oliver: Hospital staff misses allergic reaction
British coroner’s inquest found that Susan Hammond died at Lincoln County Hospital from an allergic reaction to penicillin.
Misty Watson: Coke is for everyone, America is not
Only in America would people band together and take a stance like this.
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