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Cancer Institute Groundbreaks in Dalton

DALTON (WDEF) - Groundbreaking ceremonies were held yesterday for the beginning of construction on Hamilton Medical Center's state-of-the-art cancer institute in Dalton. It's the latest step to create a cancer center near the corner of Broadrick and Memorial drives. It will be named in honor of loca

WDEF - 2017-09-22 23:36:45

Dalton suspects who stole more than $4000 in tires caught on camera

(Image: Dalton Police Dept.) The Dalton Police Department is investigating a theft involving fraudulent credit card transactions at Arevalo's Tire and Services. DPD spokesman Bruce Frazier says three transactions took place over the phone at the local shop on August 14th and 25th. The first two ord

WTVC - 2017-09-22 09:58:19

Cancer institute to bring 'the best in health care' to Dalton

Willena and Shelby Peeples, left, are presented a commemorative golden shovel by Lamar Lyle, a member of the Hamilton Health Care System board of directors, as Jane Snipes, executive director of the Whitfield Healthcare Foundation; Jeff Myers, president and CEO of Hamilton Health Care System; and Sc

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-09-22 14:21:00

Dalton school board will not move forward with plan to put sixth-graders in trailers

DALTON, Ga. - Dalton sixth-graders won't be spending any time in mobile units. At a work session Thursday afternoon, Dalton Board of Education members agreed not to pursue a plan outlined in a draft letter to the Georgia High School Association that would move all ninth-graders to Dalton Middle Scho

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-09-22 14:20:00

Dalton State adds more courses

It's not too late to sign up for fall classes at Dalton State College. Whether you weren't able to begin classes in August or want to add a few more hours this semester, you can still register for C-session classes, which begin Oct. 9 and end Dec. 1. Four classes have been added to the fall schedule

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-09-22 04:03:16

Dalton Police investigating tire theft, credit card fraud

The Dalton Police Department is investigating the theft of more than $4,000 worth of tires from a local tire store. Officials say the suspects, who were caught on camera by the store owner, used three different fraudulent credit card transactions in order to steal the tires. The transactions took pl

WRCBTV.COM - 2017-09-22 18:58:00

Dalton school board nixes moving sixth-graders to trailers

DALTON, Ga. - The city's sixth-graders will not be going into trailers. During a work session Thursday afternoon, the Dalton Board of Education unanimously decided to stop exploring a temporary fix to its overcrowded high school and middle school. System administrators had been mulling an idea that

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2017-09-22 04:05:29

Sicairos aims to reach out, encourage confidence within the community

Osvaldo "Ozzie" Sicairos is still settling into his position as the community outreach officer for the Dalton Police Department, a job he took in July after several years as a patrol officer, but he's already made a significant impact in the community and he has plans he's eager to see through. Sica

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-09-24 04:06:53

Jelena Knowles can't imagine her life without scouting

Jelena Knowles never saw it coming. If you'd predicted she'd be involved in youth mentoring and scouting 15 years ago, she probably would've laughed. "But today, I'm such an advocate and supporter now," she says. "It has filled my life and the lives of my husband and son with so many great experienc

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-09-24 04:06:49

Joyce Parton: Helping grandparents overcome barriers of raising grandchildren

Joyce Parton wasn't expecting to pull into the parking lot of the Family Support Council recently and see client Sara Patrick sitting in her vehicle drinking a milkshake. Parton, nurturing coordinator and facilitator of the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program at the Family Support Council in

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-09-24 04:06:25

For veteran Gary Benson, giving is living

Not long after Gary Benson joined the American Legion Post 112 in Dalton, he attended a meeting and learned that there was a need for people to serve in the Honor Guard. He considered volunteering and thought "Why not?" That was about four years ago. "It's a lot of responsibility," said Benson, who

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-09-24 04:06:10

Editorial: Rep. Broadrick served his community well

It was with a sad heart that we took the news that one of the members of our local state delegation, Rep. Bruce Broadrick, was resigning his position due to health reasons. The five-year Republican veteran of the Georgia General Assembly represented District 4, which covers most of the city of Dalto

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-09-23 23:00:00

Officials say new 911 radio system improves safety of public and first responders

Matt Hamilton/Daily Citizen-News Shift supervisor Kelly Azbill works at the Whitfield County 911 Center. The 911 Center and local first responders recently got a new radio system that officials say has improved communications across the county. Matt Hamilton/Daily Citizen-News Whitfield County Emerg

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-09-23 22:00:00

Andrea Dobbins: Lessons from the middle

There's nothing special about 36. I am at that stage of life that is past young adulthood. I don't know if I identify with middle-aged, but I guess I'm there. Somewhere along the way, I must have grown up. Here are a few lessons that I learned. 1. Take initiative. I have been in the workforce for 21

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-09-23 17:00:00

New performing stage first step to getting Chatsworth back to a thriving community

Each time Lori McDaniel drives by the new performing stage at Chatsworth City Park she feels a sense of pride. "It's like my baby," said McDaniel, president of the Murray Arts Council. McDaniel's baby was nearly two years in the making and finally came to fruition in August with a groundbreaking cer

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-09-24 04:05:49

Meadows says fracking regulation vital to protect drinking water

As chairman of the Georgia House of Representatives Rules Committee, John Meadows is one of the most powerful men in the Legislature. No bill gets to the floor of the House unless it is approved by his committee. "My job is to say 'no,'" Meadows, R-Calhoun, told the Dalton Tea Party Tuesday night. "

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-09-22 22:19:09

Abortion survivor shares 'inspiring' story at Women's Enrichment Center banquet

Claire Culwell said it was her birth mother's "deepest, darkest secret" that she became pregnant at age 13 and got an abortion not knowing she was carrying twins. Culwell said she was the first person her birth mother shared the story with when they met in 2009. Culwell now shares her story of survi

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-09-23 02:32:06

Concerns about sixth-graders in trailers, GHSA classification raised at school forum

DALTON, Ga. - Dalton Public Schools Interim Superintendent Don Amonett said building a new facility for sixth- and seventh-graders won't immediately solve all of the issues facing the school system, but it will address overcrowded facilities at Dalton High and Dalton Middle schools, and then other i

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-09-21 14:20:00

Then and now: DSC faculty and staff recreate original photo

When Dalton Junior College opened in the fall of 1967, the charter faculty and staff gathered for a photo to commemorate the occasion outside the upper level of the Pope Student Center. The photo is a reminder of the college's beginnings. There were only 54 faculty and staff members when the college

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-09-22 04:03:10

2017 School Beautification Grant Winners Announced

Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful announces the winners of the third annual School Beautification Grants for 2017. The committee for Beautification and Community Greening established the grant program in celebration of National Planting Day, which took place Sept. 8, and is celebrated through the end

CHATTANOOGAN - 2017-09-22 07:00:00