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  • Murray vs Farmerstown softball 2 mlh.jpg A Look Ahead: Slowing down

    Softball is for girls. And slow-pitch softball is for factory workers with a cooler of cold beer and bellies hanging over their shorts.
    OK, maybe that isn’t really true.
    And to prove it, Dalton and Heritage Point Park will once again serve as the host location for the Southern Softball Association of America’s 2014 Boys World Series beginning on Thursday. This will be the second year in a row that Heritage Point has hosted the event as 59 teams played in the tournament last year.

    July 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • NW_DHS Swimming 6 mlh.jpg Todd leaving DHS swim after 16 years

    Throughout his 17 years with the Carpet Capital Aquatic Club and his 16 years with the Dalton High and Dalton Middle School swim programs, Charles Todd has received looks and offers from other areas.
    But with his youngest child Chase still in school and his wife playing a major role in the Whitfield County Division of Family and Children Services, Todd wasn’t looking to make a move.

    July 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7on7 championship game6.jpg Bringing in the best

    When high school football coaches look for events to take their teams to during the summer, they are looking for three things — top competition, organization and hospitality.
    For The Daily Citizen’s Southeastern 7-on-7 Championship, the Dalton community and local business leaders take care of the latter. The tournament officials work tirelessly to provide the organization. And the two combined assure the top competition will show up.

    July 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • Tom Lindley: US soccer pushed by its fanbase

    The 2014 World Cup is over for America after the United States was knocked out in the Round of 16 by Belgium, 2-1, in a match with extra time that was intoxicating and crushing.
    The U.S. team was oh so close. That’s how sports go: One day you’re fighting for victory, the next you belong to history.
    But, despite goalkeeper Tim Howard’s remarkable performance, the game perhaps will be remembered not so much as a loss but for what it did for the future of the sport back home.

    July 6, 2014

  • Bodybuilders 1 mlh.jpg Showing off their guns

    Mike Smith says bodybuilding was something he always wanted to try. But like a lot of guys with projects they would like to try — working on that automobile project, building a new deck, finally pressure washing the house — something always seemed to get in the way.
    Whether it was work, family or any other little thing, something always kept him from pursuing his goal.

    July 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • LynneWright.jpg Wright reaches her goals

    When Lynne Wright’s parents first signed her up to play recreation league soccer when she was in second grade, it was mainly to give their daughter an athletic activity.

    July 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • Larry Case: Get up or you'll get left behind

    The lone fisherman stood and looked down the hill. There was a path that cut through the brush and rocks that lay between the road and the stream. He did not remember that it was this steep.

    July 4, 2014

  • Jamie Jones: WWE retains Diva Emma

    Here are the notes and news items from the week in pro wrestling: Emma was gone. Now she’s back. WWE released Emma this week after she was arrested for shoplifting at a Wal-Mart in Hartford Conn.

    July 4, 2014

  • D4 vs NW mlh.jpg Shelton's summer includes plenty of winning

    Cole Shelton’s baseball team is having a pretty good summer — and it doesn’t seem to matter if the bats in he and his teammate’s hands are made of aluminum or wood.

    July 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Loran Smith: Remembering the good times with Hokey

    Hokey Jackson was, among other distinctions, a raconteur and a colorful character who was cagey and clever — especially when there was a little action involved with his foursome on the golf course.

    July 3, 2014

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