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Area Arrests for Dec. 12
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.
UPDATE: Dalton, Whitfield schools closed Tuesday due to possible hazardous roads; Murray on a 2-hour delay
All public schools in Dalton and Whitfield County are closed Tuesday for students and staff, while Murray County Schools are delayed two hours due to possible hazardous and icy roads.
Majority of Tuesday's high school sporting events still scheduled
Dalton Public Schools and Whitfield County Schools have canceled school today due to potentially icy roads, but most after-school sporting events remain scheduled. Christian Heritage School and Murray County Schools are on a two-hour delay this morning, resulting in little-to-no schedule changes.
Walmart workers seek owners of 64-year-old love letter
Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Workers at a Georgia Walmart are trying to find the owners of a 64-year-old love letter found on the floor of the store. Jennifer Hendrix, an employee at the Walmart store in Dalton, said a coworker named Dakota found the letter inside the store before he was deployed recently by th
'We wanted to cry': Dalton High play wins region, places second in the state
For some students in the Dalton High School drama department, their emotions quickly changed from tears of joy to expressions of joy after winning the Georgia High School Association Region 6-6A One Act Play Competition.
Earthquakes felt in North Georgia
The U.S. Geological Survey reported two earthquakes could be felt in Whitfield and Murray counties this morning. The first was a 4.4-magnitude earthquake centered about seven miles from Decatur, Tennessee, that hit at 4:14 a.m. The second, a 3.3 magnitude earthquake, followed at 4:27 a.m.
President Obama commuted his sentence — now he’s back in Georgia jail
A convicted drug trafficker who had his sentence commuted by President Barack Obama is back in jail. Bruce Lamar Thompson, 54, of Crandall, is being held without bond in the Murray County Jail on a drug-trafficking charge, the Dalton Daily Citizen-News reported.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation identifies woman killed in officer-involved shooting
This story was updated Dec. 12, 2018, at 12:30 a.m. with more information. UPDATE: Tameka LaShay Simpson, 27, of Columbus, has been identified as the woman killed Tuesday in an officer-involved shooting in Calhoun, Georgia, according to a Georgia Bureau of Investigation news release.
Georgia Northwestern Honors Fall 2018 Graduates
Approximately 2,000 people bundled up for freezing temperatures as they headed to Whitfield County, Georgia to honor more than 200 Georgia Northwestern Technical College graduates who walked the stage at the college’s Fall 2018 Commencement Ceremony at the Dalton Convention Center Tuesday.
Today's Forum for Dec. 12
"Every time I read an article like the one on Tuesday's sports page about Dalton High School senior Tyler Hunt, I am encouraged and thrilled. I know that our great country, the United States of America, is going to be alright. The leaders of our bright tomorrow are already emerging. Thank you, Tyler
North Georgia public works crews preparing for winter weather
Public Works crews in North Georgia are preparing for the temperature drop Monday night into Tuesday morning. Our Meteorologists anticipate ice forming in some areas. Whitfield County and the city of Dalton have some crews on stand by.
Police: Calhoun officer shot during traffic stop, 1 suspect killed
CALHOUN, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A veteran officer of the Calhoun Police Department was recovering Tuesday evening after being shot at a convenience store earlier that afternoon. The alleged shooter is dead, according to investigators.
Today's Forum for Dec. 11
"Since there seems to be extra TSPLOST funds, how about cleaning up the streets in Whitfield County/city of Dalton? It's embarrassing to see the amount of litter in ditches and along the roadways. Now that winter is here it's more visible. I travel Foster Road between Dug Gap and Highway 41 and down
High school softball: Four local players named to all-state teams
Four local softball players were recently named to all-state teams by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association, including three players from Dalton High School and one from Northwest Whitfield High School.
Whitfield County, Dalton say final projects from 2007 TSPLOST should begin in 2019
As local officials are pitching a six-year, $100 million Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) that residents will vote on in March 2019, plans are being made to spend the remaining $5.61 million of a previous SPLOST that ended almost eight years ago.
Calhoun teen flown to Tennessee hospital after Friday night wreck
Floyd County police said a Calhoun teenager, Madison Wiseman, 19, was transported by helicopter to Erlanger Hospital in Tennessee from the scene of a one-vehicle wreck on Old Dalton Road Friday night.
Officer shot while investigating smell of marijuana at gas station
CALHOUN, GA. - An officer has been rushed to the hospital after he was shot at a gas station in Calhoun. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Officer Joe Yother, a 25-year veteran of law enforcement, was inside the BP gas station at the corner of East Line and North Wall streets.
Officer shot, suspect killed in north Georgia shooting
CALHOUN, Ga. -- Police confirm an officer was shot and a suspect killed after a confrontation in north Georgia. The incident happened in Calhoun, Georgia - a city in Gordon County. The officer's injuries aren't believed to be life-threatening.
Area Arrests for Dec. 11
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.
Victim killed by his nephew in Catoosa County shooting identified
This story was updated Dec. 10, 2018, at 10:11 p.m. with more information. A Rossville, Georgia, man has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting his uncle in the chest with a shotgun over the weekend.