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Area Arrests for Feb. 17

Editor's note: The Daily Citizen-News will upon request print a notice about anyone found not guilty of the charges listed in Area Arrests, or if the charges have been dropped. Call (706) 272-7723 and be prepared to provide documentation.


Controversial legislation could transform health care in Georgia

Gallery: Controversial legislation could transform health care in Georgia. Remove restrictions on building new health care facilities. Require nonprofit hospitals to reveal financial information.


Two people wanted in Murray Co. for woman's death during narcotics robbery

Two people are wanted in connection with a woman's death during a narcotics robbery in Murray County. The Murray County Sheriff's Office said deputies were called to the 200 block of Red Cut Road early Wednesday morning in response to "a death involving a vehicle and a white female."


Georgia lawmakers mull medical pot cultivation, drones near prisons

ATLANTA | The Georgia legislature is beginning to pick up its pace as the 2019 session approaches the half-way mark. Friday marked legislative day 16 of 40. The past week saw the governor sign his first bill, a measure that clarifies when vehicles can pass a school bus. A new bill in the House would


High school wrestling: Dalton has two individuals win state championships

Two Dalton High School wrestlers won their traditional Class 6A state championship Saturday at the Macon Centreplex. Tyler Hunt, at 132 pounds and Hunter Noland at 126 each won state title for the Catamounts.


Attorney Accused, Hit By 3 Cars, Dead Elephant: Top Georgia News

It was a busy week of news around Georgia, with stories such as a DeKalb attorney accused of killing his mother, a twelve-year-old who was fatally hit by three cars, a bill that would protect people who rescue animals from hot cars, a 911 call of a frantic mother who found her son's dead body and de


Dalton Professor remembers friend killed in Parkland school shooting

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – 17 people each held a picture of one of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victims at Miller Park Saturday morning. “He was the youngest of three children and loved video games and his dog,” student Seo Yoon Yang said about one of the victims.


Payless To Begin Liquidation Sales At Georgia Stores

ATLANTA, GA — Discount shoe sellerPayless will begin liquidation sales at its U.S. stores on Sunday, a company spokesperson said. "We expect all stores to remain open until at least the end of March and the majority will remain open until May," the spokesperson said in a statement. Liquidation sales


Elizabeth Warren heckled at Georgia campaign stop: 'Why did you lie?'

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was once again reminded that she exaggerated her Native American ancestry and was heckled during a campaign stop in Georgia.


Cold Creek moving from Eton to Dalton

A familiar name in local dining and entertainment will soon have a new location. Cold Creek, a beer pub in Eton for the past four years, is moving to Dalton and will become Cold Creek at North Oaks.


Sheriff's office: Drug deal that led to death of woman was for meth worth $65 to $80

Two people charged with felony murder and other crimes following the death of a woman that the Murray County sheriff said was the result of a “botched drug deal" waived court appearances on Thursday and the cases will be referred to Superior Court.


Whitfield Restaurant Reports for Feb. 17

Whitfield County Environmental Health conducts inspections of restaurants and other food establishments. The inspectors may require a re-inspection. Restaurants and other food establishments are required by law to post their most recent inspection permit. The Daily Citizen-News lists areas where the


Whitfield Magistrate under investigation resigns

DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – Whitfield County Magistrate Judge Shana Vinyard has resigned. She has been on “voluntary paid leave” since October of 2018. Vinyard has been drawing her yearly salary of $52-thousand dollars.


Taco shop in Dalton scored low for several violations

It was a good week for many of the restaurants in Hamilton County, with there being no failures in Hamilton County, But a taco restaurant in Whitfield County had some issues during their last inspection.


3 Athens products are 'Taste of Georgia' finalists

Products from three Athens companies started by entrepreneurs are among the finalists in the University of Georgia’s annual “Flavor of Georgia” contests. The Athens finalists include Classic City Bee Company’s Smoked Honey, in the honey and related products category; Epting Events’ Beef Short Ribs i


Georgia launches new app for free mental health counseling

State health officials launched a new mobile app Thursday that offers free and confidential access to people suffering from mental illness, substance abuse and other issues. The My GCAL app, which works on Apple and Android phones, caters to younger Georgians who are more comfortable sending texts t


Miss Georgia Scholarship Competition staying in Columbus, mayor Henderson says

The Miss Georgia Scholarship Competition will celebrate 75 years in Columbus when pageant contestants take the stage at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, Mayor Berry “Skip” Henderson announced Saturday.


What to do in Ellijay, Georgia

Visit the North Georgia mountains, and experience our acclaimed trails, take a pontoon on Carter’s Lake, then relax with friends by the fire in your base camp for adventure. Bring your best friend to lay tracks in the mountains or unwind in a cabin. Escape the ordinary with your family and experienc


TV recap: Chattanooga area has connections with Grammys, 'Wheel of Fortune,' 'Temptation Island'

In TV news this week, a LaFayette, Georgia, native took home two Grammy Awards and an Ooltewah couple won $12,000 on "Wheel of Fortune." Meanwhile, a former Chattanooga resident is earning a reputation as a vixen on the reality show "Temptation Island."


Judge to resign from Magistrate Court

DALTON, Ga. — Whitfield County Magistrate Judge Shana Vinyard, who has been on “voluntary paid leave” from the judge position since Oct. 3, 2018, on Wednesday submitted her resignation effective April 1, fellow Magistrate Judge Chris Griffin said.