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Jamie Jones: Garvin part of wrestling reunion show Saturday at trade center
For a man known as “Rugged” with “Hands of Stone” during his long professional wrestling career, Ron Garvin hasn’t always been so tough.
Take his visit to Dalton in the late 1990s.
Fairways and Greens: Fordham’s story on CBS Saturday
A year ago, CBS Sports aired a PGA of America special entitled “Beyond the Green,” which showcased the impact of golf on the lives of individuals across the country.
Devin Golden: Path for 4A soccer teams a similar one
As last year’s high school soccer state playoffs progressed, local-versus-local matches were a near certainty.
We could see Dalton, Northwest Whitfield and Southeast Whitfield replicate that magic in 2014.
Doug Hawley: Cancer will not hinder Run for John’s finish
With the seventh annual Run for John races scheduled for Saturday in Dalton, there is a community focus this week on the family of the late John Bruner.
Devin Golden: Area aims for multiple tennis titles in tourneys
Afew local high school tennis teams have had successful regular seasons and they aim for bigger achievements this week in the region tournaments.
Murray County’s girls are right there near the front of the Region 7-2A pack.
Chris Whitfield: Miller finds the win he has wanted
Former Dalton High School standout Chase Miller has had four strong years at the College of Coastal Georgia, transitioning with the school as it went from a junior college program his freshman year to a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics four-year school.
The one thing missing from his résumé? A tournament title.
Loran Smith: Big Three still a big deal for fans
AUGUSTA — Sinatra is gone, but we still have his music. The same is true with Nat King Cole and Elvis. It would be nice to hear them in concert again, however. With Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, we are not sure what it will be like when they are no longer the honorary starters at the Masters.
Tom Lindley: Managing dollars at the ballpark can be an exercise in good sense
Attending an Opening Day game at a Major League Baseball stadium is one of life’s little pleasures. Everyone should get to experience it at least once.
Loran Smith: Meeting old friends under the big oak a tradition, too
The first time I was in a train station in Great Britain and saw a sign that read, “Meeting Place,” it brought me to a pause. How simple, how functional was this sign? In small towns it is not a problem to meet someone at Sheppard’s Filling Station or at the fireplug across the street from the Baptist church, but at a busy venue — like European train stations — there is nothing more sensible than meeting at the “Meeting Place.”
Loran Smith: Golden Bear is still game’s top champion
Jack Nicklaus is entitled to play the Augusta National Golf Club as a member now, which means when he takes friends out for a round of golf, he hits from the member tees. He hits it a long way still — certainly for a guy in his mid-70s — but not like in 1965, when he drove the ball on No. 15 so far over the crest of the hill that he only needed a 7-iron for his second shot.
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