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The most popular types of off-road motorcycle races in our area are enduros and hare scrambles. Enduros are timed cross country endurance events that today are typically 40-75 miles long and use narrow single-track trails to go through the woods with plenty of obstacles to slow down — or stop — even the best riders.

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Trump offers combative message in campaign-like rally

Coupons; Weekly Ads; Trump spoke of a divided U.S. in an off-the-cuff speech to around 500 people at the Mankato airport amid heavy construction equipment. He discussed his hopes in reviving the economy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic while claiming Biden would tear down American institutions, allow terrorists into the country through

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Editorial: A card or letter could make a difference with

We highlighted a story in our "In Other News" section recently titled "Season's greetings: Cards solicited for COVID-19 patients." And although the focus was on the holidays, the idea behind the story is unfortunately one that will have meaning for quite some time: sending cards and letters to those in the hospital who because of COVID-19 can't have visitors.

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After a year off, the Roman Open golf tournament aims to

Amid the outbreak of COVID-19, the Roman Open charity golf tournament organizers know that giving is as important now as ever.. After a year away because of the virus, the Dalton-based charity tournament that's been around since 1975 is back this year on Monday, May 10, at the Dalton Golf & Country Club.

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Tax commissioner's office to move to off the north bypass

The county Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 this week to buy a 5,500-square-foot building at 1013 Riverburch Parkway, just off the north bypass, for $620,000 from Whitfield County Holdings LLC. Chairman Lynn Laughter typically votes only in the event of a tie.

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Home in ruins off Deer Park Drive Local News

First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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Body found off Lover's Leap at Rock City; investigators on

11:16 a.m. It is about 1,000 feet from Rock City’s entrance to Lover’s Leap. About 20 officials are on-site and processing the scene where the body was found. 3:08 p.m.: The body has been confirmed as a male. The remains have likely been there since late last summer.

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Demolition of Whitfield County Administrative Building 2

The northeast corner of King and Selvidge streets sidewalks will be fenced off, and the parking spaces just on that corner will be closed as well." In June 2019, commissioners rejected a $341,000 bid from Complete Demolition Services of Newnan to tear down the building.

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UPDATED: 'We really agonized over this decision': Off the

Organizers of the popular Off the Rails Concert Series held at the Burr Performing Arts Park in downtown Dalton have canceled this year's series due to concerns about the new coronavirus (COVID-19). "We really agonized over this decision," said David Aft, president of the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia on Tuesday.

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UPDATE: Names of some of those killed in Murray storms

The remains of a home off Ridgeview Lane in Murray County are strewn about. Murray County Emergency Management Agency Director and Fire Chief Dewayne Bain said all seven people who were killed in storms in Murray lived in two “back to back” mobile home parks near Eton. “They were within 1,000 feet of each other, basically one location,” he said.

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Work of Dalton code enforcement officers will pay off with

But when the leaves are gone, it's the first thing you see when you get off the interstate and come into the city." The rest of the list includes: • Former commercial business at 114 E. Walnut Ave.: Homeless/trespassing/code violations; total of three buildings in disrepair over the past two years, two buildings demolished.

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County asks for signs to be placed off right-of-way

Coupons; Weekly Ads; County asks for signs to be placed off right-of-way Submitted by Whitfield County government. May 6, 2020 May 6, 2020; As Whitfield County residents head into the summer season, grass is growing fast due to the wet spring, and political signs are littering the landscape. Public Works Director DeWayne Hunt said his crews

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JDA approves deal for new luxury vinyl tile manufacturing

The location is off U.S. Highway 41 near the south bypass, about a mile east of I-75's exit 328 (Connector 3). The board of the Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority (JDA) has approved an agreement to bring a luxury vinyl tile (LVT) manufacturing facility to …

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Off to a good start Local Sports dailycitizen.news

CHATSWORTH -- Everybody wants to get off to a good start when the state playoffs come along. The North Murray Mountaineers couldn't have asked for a better one. It wasn't just a matter of scoring a 10-0 victory over Towers High School on Friday in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs, but also the fact that it took 91 seconds into

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Deputy involved in deadly crash off administrative leave

Deputy involved in deadly crash off administrative leave. From Staff Reports. Mar 27, 2021. Mar 27, 2021. The Whitfield County Sheriff's Office deputy who used a PIT (pursuit intervention technique) maneuver on a vehicle that was followed by two deaths is no longer on paid administrative leave, a sheriff's office official said.

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Deputy involved in deadly crash off administrative leave

Deputy involved in deadly crash off administrative leave. DALTON, Ga. — The Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office deputy who used a PIT (pursuit intervention technique) maneuver on a vehicle that was followed by two deaths is no longer on paid administrative leave, a sheriff’s office official said. Christopher Hicks, who was temporarily

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Man indicted after biting off 'chunk' of wife's face

A Dalton man who was accused of biting off a “chunk” of his wife's face and beating her was indicted by the Whitfield County grand jury. Santos Romulo Puac-Ramirez, 29, 515 N. Selvidge St.-2, was indicted on two counts of aggravated battery, aggravated assault, cruelty to children in the first degree and battery.

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'The great adventure': Dalton teacher recalls watching

As the rocket lifted off, he said people started chanting "Go, go, go!" "It slowly lifted off, and as it rose, you could see the flames underneath," he said. "After about a minute and a half, it was no longer in sight. But even after it was out of sight, no one wanted to leave. We stayed there a good 40 minutes, as did most people.

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'Neering the start: After two extra weeks of practice

Coming off the school’s best football season, an 11-2 finish and a region in 2019, the Mountaineers are tasked with keeping that positive momentum going. “We had a really big year last year, but now it’s finally time that these guys have to take the …

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Dalton Utilities eyes sewer expansion off of Cleveland

A developer is eying a subdivision of between 400 and 500 residential units off of Cleveland Highway, and last week the board of Dalton Utilities approved in concept a plan to extend sewer to the exterior of the subdivision, just south of Maple Grove Road. The developer would pay to extend it into the subdivision.

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At RNC, GOP echoes racial code of Nixon's 1968 campaign

“Trump has dusted off the old playbook that puts racial fear and grievance on the table,” said Otis Johnson, who served from 2004 to 2012 as the second Black man elected mayor of Savannah, Georgia. He was a graduate student in Atlanta when Nixon ran in 1968. Trump’s tactics, he said, are “just a replay for me of 50 years ago.”

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Shaw plant closing will lay off 270 people Local News

Shaw plant closing will lay off 270 people. Shaw Industries will lay off about 270 workers when it closes a carpet manufacturing plant on Riverbend Drive in Dalton “in the very near future,” company officials said Monday. This is at least the fourth local plant Shaw has either closed or laid off workers at this year.

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Greene and Cowan face off in GOP runoff for Congress on

File/Daily Citizen-News. Some voters in Georgia's 14th Congressional District, which includes Whitfield and Murray counties, go to the polls on Tuesday to decide the Republican nominee for the representative from that district in a runoff election between businesswoman Marjorie Greene, who finished first in the June 9 GOP primary, and physician John Cowan, both of Rome.

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Early voting off to slow but smooth start in Whitfield

Coupons; Weekly Ads; Early voting off to slow but smooth start in Whitfield commission District 3 runoff From Staff Reports. Mar 30, 2021 Mar 30, 2021; Fifty-one people had voted by mid-afternoon Tuesday in a runoff for a special election to fill the District 3 seat on the Whitfield County Board of Commissioners, according to county Chief

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Editorial: As United Way kicks off annual campaign, please

The United Way of Northwest Georgia's 2020 annual campaign kicked off Tuesday night, but with a different format than previous years. Due to social distancing requirements brought about by the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the annual Campaign Kickoff and CEO Trike Race was canceled and replaced by a virtual kickoff event.

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JDA set to finalize deal for new luxury vinyl tile

The facility is off U.S. Highway 41 near the south bypass, about a mile east of I-75's exit 328 (Connector 3). The JDA board will meet Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce headquarters at 100 S. Hamilton St. and is scheduled to ratify and sign those documents.

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Dem-led House, drawing a line, kicks Greene off committees

Feb 4, 2021. Marjorie Taylor Greene. WASHINGTON — A fiercely divided House tossed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene off both her committees Thursday, an unprecedented punishment that Democrats said she’d earned by spreading hateful and violent conspiracy theories. Underscoring the political vise her inflammatory commentary has clamped her party

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'He dreamed of becoming one of those heroes': Fallen

Karen Ogles Mecyssine was 9 when her brother Kenneth went into the Army, then off to war. She remembers the school assembly. “One of my friends in the program read it,” she said of the letter. “There were a lot of sad faces, and a lot of tears. I don't remember a …

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Dick Yarbrough: Hats off to Roy Rogers and the good

Coupons; Weekly Ads; Roy would pull them off their horse and then knock them cold as a cucumber before tying them up and putting them in jail. On those rare times that the bad guys did get a jump on Roy and Dale, Bullet the Wonder Dog would bite the gun out of their hand and then manage to untie the pair with his teeth. Even Trigger had to

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Ossoff swears off corporate PAC money in campaign ad

ATLANTA — In his first TV ad for the November election, Georgia Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff swears off corporate PAC (political action committee) donations. Ossoff, who runs an investigative media company, boasts of his campaign against “corruption” in his run for the Senate. “Fighting corruption is my job,” he said in

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Burr Park to host 'Off the Rails" summer music series

"Off the Rails" summer music series is a family-friendly event. Organizers encourage attendees to visit one of the many places to eat or drink and then make your way to Burr Park. Beverages and refreshments will be available at the park as well. In case of rain the concert will move underneath the parking deck that is next to Burr Park.

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High school baseball: Walk-off sinks Dalton at East

The Lions managed three hits off of Walker's Ryan Bitter. Nash Bingham was 1-for-3 with a double for Christian Heritage, and Evan Hood and Luke Wagner also got hits. The Lions play in Rome against Darlington tonight at 5:30.

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Creek gets off on wrong foot in loss to Rockmart Local

Sep 25, 2020. Sep 25, 2020 Updated Sep 25, 2020. VARNELL — Coming off of a bye week in which they savored a victory over rival Southeast Whitfield, Coahulla Creek coach Danny Wilson knew Rockmart would be a tremendous challenge for his team. It didn’t help that throughout the first quarter, the Colts got off on the wrong foot — literally.

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'The fun stuff': Dalton High students kick off senior year

Coupons; Weekly Ads; "They get to show off their creativity and personality." Sarah Jane Halyak's space features the word "Howdy" with a cowboy hat, as well as her name. "I've recently really gotten into decorating cowboy hats, and they're a fun prop to pose with," she said. "'Howdy' is a good way to start the day when I pull in, and then

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UPDATE: Escaped inmates had stolen city of Thomaston

Rampley and Owenby walked off the work detail on Wednesday in Thomaston, which is west of Macon. According to an order from Whitfield County Superior Court, Owenby entered into a negotiated plea on Nov. 29, 2016, of guilty to obstruction of an officer and criminal trespass and was sentenced to 12 months to serve (suspended if certain conditions were met and he served 60 days in …

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John Stossel: Get off my property! Columns

Before dawn, dozens of union activists invaded a strawberry farm, shouting through bullhorns. This frightened workers and infuriated the farm's owner, Mike Fahner, who thought that in America, owning property means you have a right to control access to that property -- your home is your castle, and all that.

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More than a game: The off-field impact of a lost football

Coupons; Weekly Ads; Coaches Corner is a series of stories about a variety of issues that coaches must deal with on and off the playing surface. High school football season in Georgia set to begin Sept. 4, but uncertainty has surrounded the season due to the outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Today, with questions swelling about

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Napier's No. 19 Louisiana holds off Georgia State in OT

Brown’s 12-yard run off right tackle was good for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead in the first. Tight end Roger Carter, running a wheel route on the left …

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Shaw to lay off 67, close finishing facility in Ringgold

Dalton-based Shaw Industries will lay off 67 employees and close its Ringgold carpet finishing department, according to Rick Hooper, the company’s chief counsel. Hooper said the company hopes to place “as many as these folks as possible” at other Shaw Industries plants in the area.

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Hamilton House reopening will kick off Civil War

Coupons; Weekly Ads; Dalton’s oldest brick home is scheduled to reopen in November, just in time to kick off the local celebration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. The Hamilton House, built in 1840, has been closed to repair a wall that was bulging outward. But officials at the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society, which owns the

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High school roundup: Southeast soccer dispatches Pickens

Sam Reed's game-winning single in the bottom of the eighth inning gave Coahulla Creek (10-11) an 8-7 win over Murray County (5-15) in Varnell Thursday. Reed drilled his hit into left field, bringing home Kyle Felker to end a back-and-forth game. After Murray had taken a …

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What do the kids say

Last year the virtual was easier for me to slack off at home because it was a loose kind of thing, but I feel like this year will go a lot better since they've had the whole summer to prepare.” Aiden Anderson, 11, in Orlando, Florida, will begin sixth grade at home for two weeks, then happily head out to school in a state that's among the

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Dalton City Council backs off 20-percent property tax hike

DALTON, Ga. — The Dalton City Council has backed off a 20-percent property tax increase. During a meeting of the city's finance committee Wednesday afternoon, which included Mayor Dennis Mock and all of four council members, they dropped plans for the increase to …

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Editorial: 'Off the Rails' summer music series kicks off

The "Off the Rails" summer music series at the Burr Performing Arts Park in downtown Dalton kicks off Friday night. Throughout the summer, all concerts are open to the public and begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday night through Aug. 2, there are 10 concerts scheduled with a …

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Judge signs order holding off on sanctions for Dalton

Van Pelt’s order directs the department to hold off on imposing those sanctions, allowing the governments of Whitfield County to operate as usual while the mandatory mediation of the SDS negotiations takes place. Mandatory mediation is the next step under the state’s SDS law to resolve a service delivery dispute between governments.

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