• Tuesday, November 27, 2018 12:38 AM
    Auto industry undergoing change; analyst says GM is getting ready - Tiffin Advertiser Tribune
    WARREN — The automotive industry is trending toward fully electric vehicles, larger trucks and SUVs, and new technology — and local manufacturers like General Motors must adjust, an industry analyst said Monday.The predictions from industry analyst Jeremy Acevendo came on the heels of GM’s corporate realignment that includes eliminating operations at its Lordstown complex. The auto industry trend, according to Acevendo, manager of Industry Analysis at Edmunds.com, a leader in automotive news, has automakers racing to perfect non-combustion engines. GM fell in line with that goal when it announced last year its plans to be fully electric as soon as ...
  • Monday, November 26, 2018 03:33 PM
    How Blockchain Could Revolutionize the Auto Industry - TrendinTech
    Cryptocurrencies are quickly cementing their role as the next big thing in technology, becoming more common and emerging from their reputation as being used for illicit, black market transactions. The automotive industry is increasingly embracing this new technology, bringing what’s known as blockchain into industry lexicon.[1]What is Blockchain, Exactly?Simply put, blockchain is a public digital ledger that allows information to be distributed but not copied and stored across multiple channels. Information can be stored securely without risk of hacking or theft. This new technology can, among other things, record financial transactions, decrease odometer fraud, monitor self-driving cars and weed out ...
  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018 02:17 PM
    Automotive sector takes pole position in adoption of additive manufacturing - Plastics Today
    The automotive industry is one of the biggest users of additive manufacturing (AM), aka 3D printing. The Wohlers Report 2018 estimates that the automotive sector accounts for up to 16% of the entire AM market. The technology is popular with automotive OEMs and their suppliers because it accelerates processes and enables breakthrough design innovations. Tooling is not needed, thus reducing lead times, and 3D printing allows the fabrication of parts that would be impossible or unfeasible using conventional techniques. This enables parts consolidation and optimization of weight-to strength ratios, advancing lightweighting goals.Additive manufacturing is extensively used in design and development, ...
  • Friday, October 19, 2018 05:34 AM
    Transportation & Logistics - Autonomous VehiclesLexologyPassenger Transportation Trends Transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft didn't exist only a few years ago, but like many app-based, on-demand services, TNCs have started to change transportation trends and consumer behavior.
  • Thursday, October 11, 2018 03:11 PM
    The FINANCIAL -- Shared mobility and automation are expected to drive a revolution in the automotive industry workforce and production by 2030, according to a new study by PwC’s Strategy& consultancy. Transforming vehicle production: How shared mobility and automation will revolutionize the auto industry by 2030 predicts substantial changes for manufacturers and consumers. Vehicle production will have split between mass-market, largely no-frills “cars on demand” that will be rented journey-by-journey and more customized vehicles for those who still want to drive, or be driven in, their own vehicle.PwC’s Strategy& expects that this will require original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to rapidly ...
  • Thursday, October 11, 2018 02:19 AM
    Electric cars threaten Europe's auto industry | Report | ING Think - ING Think
    Executive summary The car industry is at a fork in the road. In just six years' time, the total cost of owning an electric car will likely be equal to that of one run on petrol or diesel. By 2035, we think there's a realistic chance that almost all of the new cars in Europe are electric.This poses a major problem for the continent's traditional automotive industry, which has been at the forefront of developing the combustion engine, and which currently produces about a quarter of the world's cars. In this report, we look at the challenges and opportunities created by this seismic shift ...
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 12:19 PM
    How Is Our App-Driven World Changing The Automotive Industry? - InsideEVs
    How Apps are Changing the Driving Experience *This article comes to us courtesy of Rilind Elezaj, who has a detailed background in apps and app development. He’s willfully submitting a multitude of news surrounding the subject. We’ll share more in the near future if this is a topic that InsideEVs readers appreciate.Today, you find mobile apps[1] for almost everything, but not so much for driving and driving-related purposes. For instance, Google’s in-car system popularly known as Android Auto comes pre-installed in most vehicles. Drivers can use the app to accomplish a wide range of activities while using the car.There is no ...
  • Monday, October 01, 2018 06:40 AM
    5G is coming – this much we know. But implemented correctly, the speed and reliability of this fifth-generation telecommunications technology will help expedite the mainstream adoption of self-driving vehicles.The next generation of cellular technology promises data transfer speeds that are hundreds of times faster than 4G can offer, and the first countries likely to launch the upgraded network are China, South Korea and the US.Meanwhile, automakers see a huge number of potential applications for 5G, and chief among them is high-level vehicle autonomy. For driverless technology, which needs the capacity to operate with minimal latency and maximum reliability, 5G is ...
  • Thursday, September 06, 2018 01:47 PM
    Forget about Tesla, Uber, and those self-driving cars we’ve seen on the road in certain cities around the country and globe. While these companies and technologies are helping to shape the future of mobility, they’re only one tiny step towards the type of disruption that auto manufacturers will come to know. And that’s exactly what Shift AUTOMOTIVE[1]—the new biannual show backed by IFA, the Geneva International Motor Show, Palexpo, and Messe Berlin—set out to explore at IFA 2018 in Berlin this week.Right from the opening keynote, you could tell that the conversations held during this side event were going to ...
  • Tuesday, September 04, 2018 09:27 AM
    LONDON, Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Automotive Blockchain Market to Reach $1,575.0 Million by 2026, BIS Research ReportDownload the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/5492710[1] The technological innovations, such as electric & hybrid vehicles, advanced driver assistance systems & self-driving technologies, connected vehicles, and disruptive trends, such as ride-hailing, car sharing, and in-car payments, are expected to change the way people use mobility services.To lead this technological disruption, the automotive stakeholders need to adopt innovative strategies and redefine their business models.The automotive market needs to be more integrated, connected, and capable of providing on-demand and personalized services with the highest level of safety ...
  • Tuesday, September 04, 2018 06:00 AM
    The Age of Disruption: Five Automotive Industry Trends Dealers Should Begin to Prepare For - http://cbtnews.com/ (press release) (blog)
    In today’s world, the automotive industry is far from business as usual. A lot has happened in the past few years to make the task of selling cars a lot different than it used to be. Much like the world of music sales, food delivery, and hospitality, disruption is beginning to make its way to the automotive industry.A recent business decision by a significant player in the automotive world made this insight even more evident. On August 13, 2018, Cox Automotive announced their acquisition of Clutch Technologies, a technology platform that facilitates subscription access for the automotive industry. Since 2014, ...
  • Monday, July 30, 2018 03:58 PM
    MBS, a Rite of Summer, Shows How Auto Industry Is Changing - Advanced Manufacturing
    Nissan Motor Co. had a display car equipped with its ProPilot Assist driver assistance technology at the Management Briefing SeminarsBy Bill KoenigSenior EditorCOMMENTARYACME, MI – The Center for Automotive Research’s Management Briefing Seminars (MBS) is an annual rite of summer for the auto industry. Representatives of automakers and suppliers head to northern Michigan near the resort town of Traverse City for lectures and presentations about the industry.This year’s edition, however, is more of a mobility conference. Mobility is a catchall phrase for changes such as self-driving cars, ride-sharing services and “electrification” of vehicles (pure electric vehicles and hybrids).For example, the ...
  • Tuesday, July 24, 2018 07:39 AM
    J.D. Power and HARMAN today announced an alliance that will significantly influence the automotive industry’s use of vehicle data to enrich the customer experience, solve problems more effectively and help identify what consumers want from their increasingly automated vehicles.Integrating customer insights with connected car data to provide original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with more accurate feedback from owners is the shared goal of J.D. Power, a global leader in consumer insights, data analytics and automotive advisory services, and HARMAN International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., that is a leader in connected technologies including hardware, software, machine learning ...
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 12:39 PM
    Auto Bits: This automotive technology could save the life of a family ... - Devil's Lake Daily Journal
    Monday Jul 16, 2018 at 11:29 AM Jul 16, 2018 at 11:29 AM Tip of the WeekA study of hip fractures among those 65 or older in the The Journal of the American Medical Association determined that of the 300,000 Americans in this age group who fracture a hip each year, as many as three out of ten will die within a year. The study also found that many more of these victims will experience “significant functional loss.” Just how bad is the disability for survivors? Two thirds won’t be able to use the toilet unassisted. Half won’t be able to rise from a chair. Anything that can help this ...
  • Tuesday, July 10, 2018 06:32 AM
    Global Electrical Steel Market to Reach Nearly 24 Million Tons by 2026; Expansion in Automotive Industry to Play ... - PR Newswire (press release)
    ALBANY, New York, July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --The global electrical steel market[1] was valued at more than US$ 20 Bn in 2017 and is anticipated to reach approximately US$ 35 Bn at a CAGR of above 6% from 2018 to 2026 according to a new report titled 'Electrical Steel Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2018-2026' by Transparency Market Research (TMR). The global automotive industry is highly dependent on electrical steel based products such as motor, rotor, stator, and inductor. The automotive end-user industry segment held major share of the global electrical steel market in terms of ...
  • Monday, July 09, 2018 11:20 AM
    The Car Carpet Market[1] Report provides thorough backdrop investigation of Car Carpet business, with an evaluation of the previous years. The Car Carpet Market Reports provides data on Car Carpet patterns and improvements, and target business sectors and materials, limits and advancements. The report broadly provides the market size, share, trends, growth and forecasts to 2025.This report analyses the Car Carpet market size, industry status and forecast, competition landscape and growth opportunity. This research report categorizes the Car Carpet market by companies, region, type and end-use industry.Ask & Get Sample Copy of Car Carpet Market Report @ https://www.360marketupdates.com/enquiry/request-sample/11472192[2]The Car Carpet Market ...
  • Tuesday, July 03, 2018 10:54 AM
    How Assisting Robotics Helps the Automotive Industry
    Robotics drives today’s smart manufacturing lines in the automotive sector, but new technologies are making these robots even more efficient. In today’s smart manufacturing processes, robotics are central to efficient and accurate production. But even robots can use an assist to increase productivity.Enter Robeye, which uses an industrial camera attached to a robot arm to take images of the workplace and quickly identify all parts of a product. Images are sent to a connected computer, which relays to the robotic arm what to do next.This solution is essential for automotive suppliers, which need to place parts onto a vehicle during the body-in-white stage of the ...
  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018 12:52 PM
    Dalton Fire Department unit honored for lifesaving rescue
    Dalton Fire Department Chief Todd Pangle awarded unit citations to a group of firefighters who were involved in rescuing a man from flood waters at Mill Creek on June 1. The firefighters were honored at Tuesday's Dalton Public Safety Commission meeting. The firefighters were dispatched in the early morning hours on June 1 to a report of a man in the water in Mill Creek near Glenwood Avenue. When firefighters arrived they could hear a man calling for help but could not see him due to darkness and weather conditions. After locating the man in the water clinging to a ...
  • Saturday, June 16, 2018 07:48 PM
    Music, food and fun Dalton Marine Corps League to host Community Appreciation Day
    Robin Dennis sat at a table at Dalton Green Saturday afternoon eating a barbecue pork sandwich and listening to The Casey Adams Band perform."This is very nice," she said. "It feels like we (community members) should be doing this for them, instead they are showing us appreciation."Dennis is referring to the fourth annual Community Appreciation Day hosted by the Dalton/Marine Corps League/Cpl. Glenn Pair Detachment 1309. Marine Cpl. Glenn Pair was a Vietnam veteran and founding member of the Marine Corps League Detachment 1309 of Dalton. He died in 2017.Last year during the league's Community Day, the detachment was renamed ...
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018 12:02 AM
    Believe Greater Dalton and Keep Dalton-Whitfield Beautiful completed their first in a series of Community Clean-Up Events on Saturday. The partnership was formed after multiple comments from citizens during meetings and even the Daily Citizen-News forum about the need to clean up the litter on our streets. These events, called "Donut Litter" because they are giving free doughnuts for those who show up, are a grassroots effort for everyone in the community to get involved and tackle litter head-on.Volunteers showed up bright and early to don a safety vest, grab a free doughnut and get down to business. Those who ...
  • Monday, April 23, 2018 10:12 PM
    What are three things you do not like about downtown Dalton? What are three things you do like about downtown Dalton? What are three words you would use to summarize your vision for downtown Dalton in 10 years?
  • Monday, April 23, 2018 09:00 AM
    DALTON, Ga. — Former Dalton State College athletic director Derek Waugh wasn't a Boy Scout, but he says that over the years he's gotten to know many men who were Scouts and has seen the impact Scouting made on their lives."The Scouts and former Scouts I have known have always been positive people. Scouting teaches them many important values and one of those values is that positive people can make a positive difference on society," said Waugh, who was the keynote speaker Thursday at the Northwest Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America's American Values Luncheon at the Dalton ...
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 07:06 PM
    Dalton officials say the city's annual Fourth of July fireworks show is the largest in northwest Georgia, and this year's show promises to be very big indeed.
  • Tuesday, April 10, 2018 02:18 PM
    WRCB-TVDalton High "Catabots" in world robotic competitionWRCB-TVThe First Robotics Team at Dalton High School (the Catabots) have earned the right to compete in the First Robotics World Championship in Houston, TX, next week. The team will leave for Houston on Wednesday April 18 and return to Dalton on Saturday ...
  • Monday, April 02, 2018 01:00 PM
    Dalton's first major manufacturing facility could soon be one of its trendiest places to shop and hang out.The Mill at Crown Garden will hold its grand opening in mid-May, and developers promise something that will be unique to the city."It's a little more funky and urban than what Dalton is used to, but we want people to know they don't have to go to Chattanooga or to Atlanta for this type of experience," said Harper Carnes, one of the project designers for The Mill. The Mill is being developed in about 25,000 square feet of the old Crown Mill at ...
  • Monday, March 19, 2018 07:13 PM
    Dalton residents might one day be shopping at a smaller, more modern-looking Walnut Square Mall.The City Council voted 4-0 Monday night to approve a tax allocation district (TAD) redevelopment agreement with the owners of the mall, Augusta-based Hull Property Group. Mayor Dennis Mock typically votes only in the event of a tie.Plans submitted by Hull show the company plans to tear down more than half of the mall and refurbish what remains. "We are going to be tearing down about 220,000 square feet," said Hamp Manning, a project manager for Hull, by phone. "The current nature of the retail environment ...
  • Monday, March 12, 2018 11:03 PM
    DALTON, Ga. (WDEF) – On Monday night, the Dalton Public Schools Education Board met for their regular agenda meeting for the first time since a former teacher barricaded himself inside a classroom, and fired a shot out of a window.“What could’ve happened in that situation didn’t.  What needed to happen did.  What has to happen going forward is what you need to always assess, and this is that part of this process,” Board Chair Richard Fromm said.The board and interim Superintendent briefly spoke about a forum that’s going to be held Tuesday night.The open forum is on school safety and ...
  • Tuesday, March 06, 2018 11:22 AM
    There will be a free STEM Banquet Tuesday, March 27 from 6-8 p.m. in the College’s Pope Student Center for high school juniors and seniors interested in STEM fields. It is sponsored by Engineered Floors and Shaw Industries.“We want to raise awareness of what is available here,” said Dr. Randall Griffus, dean of the School of STM. “Area high school students don’t have to go far to have an enriching college experience. We’re one of the most affordable colleges in the nation, and we offer more opportunities for our students than many other schools.” Representatives from chemistry, physics and engineering, environmental ...
  • Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:21 AM
    DALTON, Ga. — With six miles remaining in the grueling, 300-plus-mile Cross Florida Individual Time Trial mountain bike race, which spanned coast-to-coast across Florida, and a rare breath of cool December air rushing in, 14-year-old Canaan Barrett began to pull away from his father, Chris.After three days and nine hours of exhausting pedal churning, fence hopping and camping -- stopping at convenience stores along the way for nourishment -- Chris' legs began to tighten, but his son, the youngest competitor by far, used a youthful burst to surge toward the finish."Some days I get stronger and stronger," Canaan said. "That ...
  • Monday, February 12, 2018 12:50 AM
    Lucas Warren, of Dalton, Ga., is Gerber Products Company's 2018 Spokesbaby. Lucas Warren, of Dalton, Ga., is Gerber Products... Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. Robin Smith Robin Smith Photo by Angela Lewis /Times Free Press. Way to go Gerber Products. In an announcement that the son of Cortney and Jason Warren was selected as the "cutest baby" in the company's photo contest, Gerber reminded us that life is dear. The Dalton, Ga., parents joined tens of thousands of other parents who submitted a photo of their babies to the company for its eighth annual photo contest. More than ...
  • Tuesday, February 06, 2018 12:47 AM
    More Info › www.pitchdia.com Rob Bradham Rob Bradham Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. Aimed at spurring more entrepreneurship, Dalton, Ga., is starting up an innovation incubator downtown along with a competition where people can pitch business ideas to potential investors. The Dalton Innovation Accelerator (DIA) is going into the historic, six-level Landmark Building on Hamilton Street where about 1,800-square-feet of space will be carved out to hold entrepreneurs and the services to help them grow their ideas. Rob Bradham, the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce's chief executive, said the accelerator - a first in the city - is ...
  • Monday, January 29, 2018 08:35 AM
    DALTON, Ga. — Doing business across the Southeast, Dalton-based Inventure IT has worked with a number of business accelerators, programs that provide startup firms with office space, mentorship and support services."We saw those be successful in other communities and wanted to bring that model to Dalton," said Stacey Roach, chief operating officer of Inventure, a full-service technology company that provides services for companies and government.He and his partners began putting together the Dalton Innovation Accelerator and soon they were joined by Advanced Insurance Strategies, Barrett Properties, Believe Greater Dalton, Dalton State College, the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce, Luna Design, ...
  • Tuesday, January 23, 2018 03:10 PM
    The Dalton Public Safety Commission confirmed the hiring of five new police officers at its monthly meeting Tuesday morning. The commission unanimously confirmed the appointment of Officers Eduardo Guerrero, Steven Herrera, Benjamin Porter, Adam Selby, and Richard Cook. Officers Guerrero, Herrera, Porter, and Selby graduated from the police academy in December while Officer Cook is rejoining the department after leaving in 2016 to pursue opportunities in the private sector.Officer Guerrero is a 2014 graduate of Dalton High School. He also earned an associate’s degree from Georgia Northwestern Technical College. While earning his degree, Officer Guerrero participated in the Dalton Police Department’s college ...
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 10:00 AM
    "We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools," one attendee read during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. banquet Saturday night at the Mack Gaston Community Center in Dalton."A man who won't die for something is not fit to live," another read.MLK banquet[1] '; oEngagementContainer_40c77652_f96f_11e7_8fb6_97173bf651e7.append(sHTML_40c77652_f96f_11e7_8fb6_97173bf651e7); } }); } // Build engagement set $.each(oResponse.assets, function(index) { // Display assets once origin is found // Find origin then begin displaying assets if (bFoundOrigin_40c77652_f96f_11e7_8fb6_97173bf651e7 == true) { if (this.id == sOriginID_40c77652_f96f_11e7_8fb6_97173bf651e7) { // Found orgin a second time. Stop gathering assets and kill next_url bStop_40c77652_f96f_11e7_8fb6_97173bf651e7 = true; sNextUrl_40c77652_f96f_11e7_8fb6_97173bf651e7 ...
  • Monday, January 08, 2018 07:33 PM
    The late Bill Swiney served his community at the Dalton Police Department, where he worked his way up to captain during a 25-year career.On Dec. 21, family, friends and co-workers gathered to honor his son, Captain Rick Swiney, upon his retirement from the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office after a record-setting 43-year career with the department.“I always knew I wanted to follow in his footsteps if given the opportunity,” Capt. Swiney said of his father. “I grew up in Dalton and wanted to stay in this great community, and was ecstatic when Sheriff (Gerald) Mauldin offered me a job at age ...
  • Tuesday, January 02, 2018 06:14 PM
    A Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crew is repairing the deteriorating edges of pavement on State Route 225 in Murray County. Work will proceed through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., weather permitting.Dalton Public Schools has the following school council meetings scheduled: • Blue Ridge, Friday, 1 to 3 p.m.• Brookwood, Thursday, Jan. 18, 11:30 a.m. • Morris Innovative High School, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 4:15 p.m.• Dalton Middle, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.The Dalton Board of Education has a special meeting on Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the council chamber of City Hall. The agenda includes ...
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2017 04:45 AM
    It would be challenging to think of a more serene and inspirational way to start off 2018 than sitting on a mountain overlook watching the first sunrise of the new year. That's just one in a variety of New Year's Day hikes being offered by state parks in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama on Monday, Jan. 1. There is also a nature hike on the grounds of Prater's Mill in Dalton, Ga. Join one of these First Day Hikes to walk off holiday calories or reinforce a New Year's resolution to be more active and live a healthier lifestyle in 2018. ...
  • Tuesday, December 26, 2017 06:12 PM
    A nurse’s worst nightmare is going into a room and not knowing how to care for a patient, said nursing student Chris Mendoza.With the completion of the new simulation lab at Dalton State College, nursing students, and others in the health professions, don’t have to worry about facing that fear. The simulation lab is designed to prepare health professions students for just about any situation they may face in clinical practice and, later, in the workplace.“The sim lab increases my confidence 100-fold,” said Mendoza, a second-year student in the associate of science in nursing program. “You’re afraid to touch the ...
  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017 10:00 AM
    DALTON, Ga. — Since she was awoken Friday morning to the jarring screams of “Fire! Fire! Fire!”, Evelyn Musili Ndeti says she has had trouble sleeping. Losing just about everything will have that effect.But the Dalton State College education major and soon-to-be-bride who will be getting married in 2018 puts a pretty positive spin on things after an early-morning fire destroyed all 20 units at 700 building at Park Canyon Apartments.“We are getting married in September so this is a fresh start all together,” said Ndeti, who along with her fiance were part of the crowd of people who stood ...
  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017 09:00 AM
    DALTON, Ga. — It's a lesson the 18 students probably wouldn't learn sitting in their pre-calculus class at Coahulla Creek High School — how to buy a home and a car.Recently, seniors in teacher Jason Linder's class got first-hand advice from a realtor, loan officer and car dealer. Linder said at the start of the school year he asked seniors if they'd like to learn anything that wouldn't be covered in class."They wanted to learn how to purchase a house or rent one," he said. "They wanted to know what's the better option, lease or rent." With the help of ...
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 04:48 PM
    Thirty-five seconds. That’s all it took for Handel Estivene’s world to crumble around him. When it happened, Mr. Estivene didn’t know if he had been in a car wreck or if a bomb had been detonated. All he knew is the ground was shaking. Buildings were falling around him, and everything turned white with the dust from debris. It took a moment to realize he had been in an earthquake, one of the most destructive ever. That was Jan. 12, 2010 outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It registered 7 on the Richter scale and was responsible for the deaths of more than 100,000 people. More ...
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 09:22 AM
    The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has approved Dalton State to extend in-state tuition to eligible residents of Tennessee beginning with the spring 2018 semester. The board took the action at its November meeting.Dalton State was one of 13 USG colleges and universities granted permission to extend out-of-state differential tuition waiver status to border state applicants. Tuition and fees for in-state students runs $2,106 for a 15-credit hour semester at Dalton State, one-third the price for out-of-state students who pay $6,317. “While Dalton State previously offered out-of-state tuition waivers for residents of two Tennessee counties bordering our service ...
  • Monday, December 11, 2017 02:25 PM
    DALTON, Ga. — “It’s a Christmas tree, oh my gosh!” my 3-year-old daughter Faith exclaimed as she ran toward a tree display almost as tall as her three-and-a-half foot frame. “Oh my gosh you have to take a picture of it!” she demanded.It was a moment full of excitement and pureness. I had to capture it, so in the middle of recording a video, I snapped the picture of Faith as she smiled as bright as the Christmas tree in Don and Glenda Campbell’s yard.  The Campbells of Rocky Face are one of three families in Whitfield County who for decades ...
  • Tuesday, December 05, 2017 01:55 PM
    DALTON, Ga. — The Dalton Board of Education hopes to have a new superintendent in place by March after two new board members take their seats, Chairman Rick Fromm said.Fromm and current board members Tulley Johnson, Sherwood Jones, Steve Laird and Pablo Perez along with members-elect Matt Evans and Palmer Griffin met in executive session — closed to the public and the media — for more than an hour on Monday.Fromm said the process of culling the 17 applicants down to an interview pool is coming along. “We decided today on which candidates we will offer interviews to, and we ...
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 08:42 AM
    More than 250 graduates from across Northwest Georgia will be walking the stage at the Dalton Convention Center on Dec. 12, as they graduate from Georgia Northwestern Technical College. GNTC’s 2017 GOAL (Georgia’s Occupational Award of Leadership) Award winner, Miguel Ramirez, will be giving the graduating class their commencement speech. The Whitfield County resident represented the college in the GOAL competition this past spring in Atlanta, Georgia.An estimated 1,500 family members and friends are anticipated to be in attendance at the college’s commencement exercises. GNTC holds two ceremonies each year: a spring graduation each May in Rome, and a fall graduation each December in Dalton. All ...
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:03 AM
    For just the fourth time in the last 30 years, the Dalton Police Department honored an officer with the department's Award of Valor on Tuesday morning at the monthly meeting of the Public Safety Commission. Officer Clinton J. Travis was presented the award by Chief Jason Parker in recognition of his actions in two separate cases during the past year in which he was confronted with split-second, life-or-death decisions.Parker detailed both incidents in front of the five commissioners and an auditorium full of fellow officers and firefighters. The first instance happened on Aug. 17, 2016, at about 5 a.m. when ...
  • Monday, November 20, 2017 03:11 PM
    A nurse’s worst nightmare is going into a room and not knowing how to care for a patient, said nursing student Chris Mendoza. With the completion of the new simulation lab at Dalton State, nursing students, and others in the health professions, don’t have to worry about facing that fear. The simulation lab is designed to prepare health professions students for just about any situation they may face in clinical practice, and later, in the workplace. “The sim lab increases my confidence 100-fold,” said Mr. Mendoza, a second-year student in the associate of science in nursing program. “You’re afraid to touch the ...
  • Monday, November 20, 2017 12:01 AM
    Dalton Middle School's Missie McKinney doesn't know who nominated her as an assistant principal of the year, but after finishing as the runner-up for the award, she said it is a reflection on the entire school."With our size, naturally, teamwork is important," said McKinney, who was the runner-up for the award presented by the Georgia Association of Secondary Schools Principals. "I just have the philosophy of, 'I can't, but we can.' Because that has kind of been my philosophy, that is how I lead. I don't tell people what to do. We all work together to make things happen. Because ...
  • Wednesday, November 08, 2017 05:56 PM
    Interim Superintendent Don Amonett says Dalton Middle is overcrowded. They now use portable buildings to house some classes. (Image: WTVC)DALTON, Ga. — Dalton voters choose to pay more taxes to build a new school.It was a debated topic after one group asked where the county stands on the idea of consolidation.The new building will go across from the middle school on the Dalton Bypass. Superintendent Don Amonett says it will improve the classroom experience for every student in the district.Fernanda Koop has four children and says she's torn by the news of a tax increase.It's a hit to her wallet but ...
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017 08:52 AM
    Unemployment in metropolitan Dalton, Ga., fell to its lowest level in a decade last month as the number of jobs in the Carpet Capital increased and unemployment claims declined. Dalton's jobless rate in September fell by two tenths of a percent to 5.0 percent - the lowest rate since September 2007. Dalton's non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate last month was still well above the U.S. rate of 4.1 percent. But from its jobless peak of 13.6 percent seven years ago in the midst of the Great Recession, the Dalton has added more than 3,700 jobs and cut the unemployment rate by ...
  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017 01:24 PM
    DALTON, Ga. — Dalton and Whitfield County have a persistent talent drain, very low educational attainment levels and a poor self image, according to a study sponsored by the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce.On Tuesday at Dalton City Hall before more than 300 people, local leaders unveiled "Believe Greater Dalton," a six-point vision to address those problems. The vision developed by the group focuses on six areas: community pride, downtown Dalton, economic development, education, entrepreneurship and housing.The five-year plans calls for $3.3 million in funding from government and another $2 million from private sources for research, marketing and other operations ...
  • Friday, September 22, 2017 10:21 AM
    DALTON, Ga. — With a shovel in her hand and wearing a hard hat, two-time breast cancer survivor Julia Lansing danced as the song "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" blasted from speakers at the groundbreaking celebration for the Peeples Cancer Institute Thursday evening."I'm real thrilled about the center," said Lansing, 80, of Rocky Face. "I volunteer at the Judd Cancer Treatment Center and we’re all excited about it."The groundbreaking was held to celebrate Hamilton Medical Center beginning construction on the state-of-the-art cancer institute. The institute will be located across from the Bandy Plaza near the corner of Broadrick and Memorial ...
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2017 09:52 AM
    Put on your bellbottoms and tie dye and join Dalton State as it celebrates its first half century with food, fun, and fireworks Monday, Sept. 25 from 6-8 p.m. on the bell tower quad. There will be music celebrating the various decades of Dalton State’s lifespan as well as games and activities representative of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s. Metz Culinary Management will provide food, including a five-tiered birthday cake. The evening will end with a fireworks display over the campus.All are invited; a special invitation is extended to all former students of the College as well as anyone ...
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017 02:59 PM
    During the past 30 years, the Dalton Organization of Churches United for People (DOC-UP) has provided more than $3 million in assistance to Whitfield County residents who needed temporary help paying for rent, utilities or prescription drugs."Last year alone, we helped 719 households, 1,500 people or more," said DOC-UP Executive Director Heather Donahue. "We estimate that over the last 30 years we have handled about 36,000 cases."On Thursday, DOC-UP will celebrate its 30th anniversary with an open house at its headquarters at 114 S. Hamilton St. from 12:30 to 3 p.m. with refreshments. Donahue says it is an opportunity to ...
  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017 09:48 AM
    DALTON, Ga.— The Dalton Board of Education voted 5-0 Tuesday afternoon to accept a donation of 38.1 acres as part of a planned 60-plus-acre development for a new school for sixth and seventh grades, pending final approval after a bond referendum in November.The land is across the North Bypass from Dalton Middle School, which would be converted into an eighth- and ninth-grade school. The new school, for approximately 1,200 students, would be built primarily to relieve overcrowding at Dalton High School and Dalton Middle, according to a resolution approved by the board.“It is a wonderful location, and to me it ...
  • Sunday, August 20, 2017 02:00 PM
    (Editor's note: This final installment of a two-part series. For part one, this past Sunday's Daily Citizen-News.)The life of a water bottle begins deep down in the earth, from the building blocks of hydrocarbon feed stock — natural gas that likely was procured by injecting large volumes of high-pressure water into rock, or perhaps crude oil from a well in Venezuela.The gas or oil is then processed into pellets — the DNA, as it were, of the budding bottle. The pellets are shaped into the ubiquitous containers and labeled with brand names such as Perrier or Evian or the local ...
  • Friday, August 11, 2017 10:51 AM
    DALTON, Ga. — A wet and cloudy morning didn’t dampen the mood at Mountain View Nissan of Dalton during the business’ grand opening ceremony on Thursday. “This is a day this family and this staff has been waiting for for a long time,” said General Manager Thomas Williams, who presided over the event and introduced several speakers. Williams said the dealership, at 1706 E. Walnut Ave., employs about 50. The business actually started selling cars from a triple-wide trailer at that location in July of 2016, but the main facility wasn’t ready to be moved into until July of this year. Don Thomas, dealer/managing ...
  • Tuesday, August 08, 2017 04:52 PM
    A miniature American ninjas course.That's how one of the children at the Boys and Girls Club in Dalton described the club's new playground to Robbie Slocumb, chief professional officer of the Boys and Girls Clubs serving Chattooga, Gordon, Murray and Whitfield Counties."That (description) is just fine with me," Slocumb said during a recent ribbon cutting ceremony for the playground. "It fits in with what we’re doing, keeping kids active and fit." The playground opened at the beginning of the summer. It features spinning chairs, "spider webs," giant steps and towers."It will last a long time, plus it has a good ...
  • Monday, July 31, 2017 07:37 AM
    DALTON, Ga. — The importance of fostering a love of reading at an early age was on clear display Thursday afternoon at the Mack Gaston Community Center for the sixth annual Readers to Leaders Book Blast.Greeting and checking people in to the event? Dalton Public Schools Interim Superintendent Don Amonett and Whitfield County Schools Superintendent Judy Gilreath.But for the parents and their children, the event was equally important as it served as a kind of back-to-school kickoff and underscored for Denise Newman the vital role she says reading plays in any child's education. "I think that reading to a child ...
  • Sunday, July 23, 2017 06:00 PM
    The walls of the Emery Center's military room in the past have featured photos of veterans from Dalton.Now the room features displays and uniforms focusing on three Dalton natives — Lt. Chelsea "Joe" Bartenfeld, Capt. Murray Lumpkin and Rear Adm. Mack Gaston, representing the Air Force, Army and Navy respectively. The Marines are also represented. Four mannequins are fully dressed in uniforms representing each branch.Carol Lumpkin, wife of the late Murray Lumpkin, said her "passion" for keeping his memory alive was a contributing factor in the upgrades. During the past year Carol Lumpkin worked with Curtis Rivers, director of the ...
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2017 12:47 AM
    AstroTurf Corp., the Dalton, Ga., maker of athletic playing surfaces, is merging all its manufacturing under one roof as it moves to meet rising demand for its products. The company, bought last year by Germany-based SportGroup Holdings after AstroTurf LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, has seen sales jump by 40 percent so far in 2017 and it's undertaking a multimillion- dollar investment in equipment, officials said. AstroTurf Chief Executive Heard Smith said all the operations to produce synthetic turf are shifting to one 400,000-square-foot building on Callahan Road in Dalton. "We're going to significantly reduce transportation costs and waste ...
  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017 11:23 AM
    DALTON, Ga. — The men and women who laid down their lives while fighting in America’s wars did not fight for themselves, says state Sen. Chuck Payne, R-Dalton.“They fought, and died, for you and me,” said Payne, a veteran of the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division.Payne delivered the keynote speech Monday at Whitfield County’s Memorial Day Community Celebration. Memorial Day honors the more than 1.1 million men and women who died while serving in the American military. “Only if we understand the cause for which they fought can we truly understand their sacrifice,” Payne said. “We can only understand what was given ...
  • Monday, May 08, 2017 06:30 PM
    The Catamounts feel they are back to where they belong -- on the verge of another state title.Dalton High School's boys soccer team travels to Gainesville for a Class 6A semifinal match against Gainesville at 6:30 tonight. Dalton, the top ranked team in Class 6A by eurosportscoreboard.com[1] and the top seed from Region 6-6A, is on the road after losing a coin flip to determine home field as the Red Elephants are also a No. 1 seed from Region 8-6A.The Catamounts (20-1) are looking to return to the state championship match after they were eliminated by Greenbrier in the second ...
  • Sunday, April 16, 2017 05:00 AM
    VALDOSTA — Funnel cakes, fried gator on a stick, arts and crafts, bouncy houses, pony rides, live music and crowded streets — hometown festivals.  Yearly festivals and events in many ways identify a community, reflect its character and create a brand. In the SunLight Project coverage area — Valdosta, Thomasville, Tifton, Dalton, Moultrie and Milledgeville, Ga., along with Live Oak, Jasper and Mayo, Fla., and the surrounding counties — there is no shortage of festivals that celebrate the quirks, specialties, history and heritage of each town, county and region. That special something could be writhing rattlesnakes, breathtaking flowers or buzzing honey bees. ...
  • Thursday, April 06, 2017 12:08 PM
    DALTON, Ga. — Jaidan Hight and fellow members of Boy Scout Troop 67 in Varnell were among those who helped pick up trash, trim tree limbs and perform other duties at the Prater’s Mill Heritage Park on Saturday as part of Park Day, a nationwide effort.Hight, a sixth-grader at North Whitfield Middle School, said it’s important to keep the community clean. “A bunch of people litter and I want to pick up trash that might hurt the environment,” he said.  About 30 volunteers participated in Park Day at Prater’s Mill, which was organized by Mike Manly. He said he appreciates the volunteers who spent ...
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017 06:00 PM
    Not long after he joined the Dalton Fire Department almost 20 years ago, Todd Pangle set his sights on being chief."I set goals for myself early on, and becoming chief was one of my goals," he said. "I wanted to continue and to build on the strong tradition of professionalism in our department."The members of the Dalton Public Safety Commission (PSC) voted 5-0 Tuesday to name Pangle the fire department's next chief when the PSC met at City Hall. The City Council, which will set Pangle's salary, must still approve his selection. Pangle will follow Chief Bruce Satterfield, who is retiring April ...
  • Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:47 AM
    Playwrights whose work will be presented by the Dalton Little Theatre are Jay Adamson, top left; Jeremy Pickard, top right; and Adam Cook, bottom right. Tanner Jaco, bottom left, is directing the murder mystery written by Karl Garner. Playwrights whose work will be presented by the... Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. If you go › What: "A Night of One-Acts" › Where: Dalton Little Theatre, 210 N. Pentz St., Dalton, Ga. › When: 7 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, March 17-18 and 24-25; 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19 › Tickets: $10 plus $1.50 handling fee › For more information: daltonlittletheatre.com Four ...
  • Tuesday, March 07, 2017 07:32 PM
    Northwest Whitfield High School senior Makina Cook volunteers with various projects around the area, but she doesn't view her role as part of some vast network.For her, it is the quiet moments and the one-on-one interactions that have the most impact.“I like just knowing that I can make someone’s day just by doing a little thing,” said Cook, who was one of the honorees Tuesday at the United Way of Northwest Georgia's Annual Meeting and Volunteer Awards event. “It doesn’t have to be a big, huge production to help people out. Just to see a kid or a parent smile ...
  • Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:38 PM
    Trevor Gregory Printup walks through the campus of Dalton State College early one bright, crisp morning.It's obvious from his step that he's happy, even before hearing him belt out "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah," a well-known symbol of cheer. His demeanor is a stark contrast to most college students at 8 a.m., often still bleary-eyed while dragging to morning classes.Printup stands on the corner of Memorial Hall near the student center during times it's busiest with students walking. He greets students, shakes their hands, waves, asks their names and encourages them. "I like to let people know they're valuable," said Printup, who is from ...
  • Sunday, February 19, 2017 06:00 PM
    Getting to college still requires the same dedication and determination as always.But leaving college — at least in a vehicle — will be much easier when students begin the fall semester at Dalton State College in August.Anyone who has traveled south on College Drive knows how difficult it can sometimes be to make a left turn onto Walnut Avenue and head east, but construction is underway on a project that city and county officials believe will deliver much-awaited relief to those motorists. When work is completed by August, College Drive will have been moved farther to the west by 240 ...
  • Sunday, February 05, 2017 12:01 AM
    A group of more than 85 Hamilton Health Care System associates lost more than 2,000 pounds as part of a wellness initiative.The associates, recognized at an organization event, each lost at least 10 pounds through the "A Healthy Lifestyle" program. Some of them even quit smoking through the program.Hamilton started the "A Healthy Lifestyle" wellness program for employees a little more than a year ago. In the first year, the program had a 98.5 percent participation rate. In the first six months of the program, Lacey Barrett, pharmacy technician, lost 22 pounds."I turned the big '30' this year and was ...
  • Sunday, January 29, 2017 12:02 AM
    By John This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.[1]Franklin D. Roosevelt called education the "safeguard of democracy." But who provides safeguards to ensure students are getting the best education possible and taxpayers are getting their money's worth? A massive education system is constantly being refined, melted down and reinvented by state and federal government.The moving targets -- state and federal benchmarks -- make measuring school success tricky, and each state does it differently.Georgia uses its College and Career Ready Performance Index to try to convey a full picture of a school's performance. Florida focuses more heavily on student test scores.School officials say it's important to consider ...
  • Sunday, January 22, 2017 12:01 AM
    A strong sense of place.According to Main Street America -- an organization focused on downtown revitalization across the nation -- a vibrant downtown district goes a long way toward giving a community its character, vibrancy and identity -- a sense of place.Downtown districts in Dalton, Thomasville, Moultrie, Valdosta, Tifton and Milledgeville, Ga., along with Live Oak, Jasper and Mayo, Fla., have had varying degrees of success when it comes to preserving, restoring or creating that sense of place. By all accounts, one of the great success stories in the entire region is the city of Thomasville.PorterBriggs.com[1] named Thomasville "Nicest Place ...
  • Monday, January 16, 2017 11:15 PM
    Led by a near perfect shooting performance by junior guard Isaiah Box, the ninth-ranked Dalton State College basketball team won its 10th consecutive game on Monday, defeating Blue Mountain College 89-65.Box led all scorers with 22 points as he was 9 of 11 from the field, included 4 of 6 from 3-point range. He also had four assists and two steals.The Roadrunners (15-1, 7-1 Southern States Athletic Conference) trailed for just one minute of the game. Dalton State started strong and built a 17-11 lead before a 9-0 run by the Troopers gave them a 3-point lead. The Roadrunners countered ...
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2017 11:00 AM
    The mastermind behind one of the world's most distinctive SUV brands says gender imbalance is hurting the automotive industry.Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern, who works on the luxury brand's newest models, said the industry needs more women."I think for a long time we've suffered [from] not having enough automotive female designers," he said.According to EY, women comprise only a quarter of the auto industry workforce. But they influence almost 80% of decisions to buy a car, according to market research firm Frost & Sullivan."In a lot of respects it's the women that are making the decisions about the vehicles," ...
  • Friday, January 06, 2017 10:30 AM
    As of 10:30 a.m., there was nary a snowflake in sight in Murray and Whitfield counties.That could change later today.The area will be under a winter storm warning from 1 p.m. today until 1 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Up to 3 inches of snow could fall over northwest Georgia from tonight through Saturday morning. Snow, sleet and ice will make travel treacherous. Whitfield County Schools and Murray County Schools are closed today, while Dalton Public Schools has an early dismissal. Dalton Middle School will release students at 11 a.m. while all elementary and high schools will release ...
  • Thursday, January 05, 2017 08:00 PM
    The winter weather forecasted to hit the area today and Saturday has caused havoc on the area sports schedule.Three sets of games originally scheduled for tonight -- River Ridge at Dalton, Pickens at Southeast Whitfield and Northwest Whitfield at Gilmer -- were played Thursday. Three other sets of games remaining on the schedule were postponed. Murray County's scheduled games at Coahulla Creek have been moved to Saturday, Jan. 28, with JV games starting at noon and the varsity games starting at 3 p.m. Make-up dates for Ringgold at North Murray and North Cobb Christian at Christian Heritage were not available ...
  • Wednesday, December 28, 2016 08:00 PM
    Producing at a high level as an athlete when you are 700 miles away from your family can be a difficult task. Feeling at home while doing so can be even more challenging.Dalton State College guard Isaiah Box has found a balance both on and off the basketball court since coming to Dalton from Sauk Valley Community College (Dixon, Ill.) this season. His skills have helped the Roadrunners to an 8-1 record, but even more crucial for the junior from Rockford, Ill., has been finding a comfort level without his support system."It's been a lot of fun, but it's really ...
  • Monday, December 19, 2016 06:37 PM
    The Dalton City Council on Monday took another step toward putting the historic depot at 110 Depot St. up for sale. The council voted 4-0 to authorize City Attorney Jim Bisson to prepare the documents necessary to put the building out for bids. The city, which owns the depot, closed the building in November 2015, citing conditions that “posed potential health hazards to the public,” including mold. The building housed the Dalton Depot and Trackside Tavern restaurant. In June, the City Council agreed to pay restaurant owner T.J. Kaikobad $80,000 for his lost food inventory and business from the closing ...
  • Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:05 AM
    Finishing her education at Dalton State College is so important to Nubia Ruiz, she chose to live apart from her husband for the first year of their marriage.The high school sweethearts wed in November of 2015 after Ruiz had already been accepted into her cohort for the School of Education. Her husband, Pablo, is in the Navy, stationed in San Diego.Ruiz knew it was a temporary sacrifice, and one that was necessary for her future plans to teach in the Whitfield County area. “Nothing is impossible. If something is hard, I will find a way to figure it out,” she ...
  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016 10:06 AM
    DALTON, Ga. — Dalton officials want to make the site of the Lee Printing building a hub for the arts, culture and entertainment. And on Monday, those plans got a big boost thanks to a $1 million donation from a city resident.In a work session before a meeting of the City Council, David Aft, president of the Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia, said Jeanne Burr has donated $1 million to support the arts in Dalton by helping to provide a performance venue. In return, the city was asked to designate the site of the Lee Printing building as a permanent ...
  • Monday, November 28, 2016 12:03 AM
    Mandy Owens said she couldn't shake the feeling of wanting to be inside a classroom so after six years of working at a local bank she quit and enrolled in school full time."It was a big decision, but I knew that I wanted to teach," said Owens, a math teacher at Eastbrook Middle School.Owens, 30, graduated from Dalton State College in May with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. She said Eastbrook was her first choice for where she wanted to teach. She attended Eastbrook and is a 2005 graduate of Southeast Whitfield High School. "I knew that I ...
  • Wednesday, November 23, 2016 12:17 AM
    With gifts for family, friends and sometimes even co-workers — not to mention all the décor — Christmas is a holiday that can turn out to be very expensive. This year save a little green, and even make the planet a bit greener, by adding recycling to your Christmas celebrations. Here are some ideas to get you started in reusing, repurposing and recycling that won’t break the bank.• Choose alternative gift wrapping: Instead of buying expensive gift-wrapping paper use other materials you may already have at home like paper grocery bags and newspaper pages, especially the colorful Sunday comics. Cut ...
  • Tuesday, November 15, 2016 09:00 AM
    Due to the prolonged drought and a breakout of area wildfires, Dalton, Whitfield County and Murray County are under a burn ban that includes no outdoor fires until further notice.No outdoor fires of any kind are permitted except charcoal grills and other outdoor cooking .Grills are exempt from the ban, but firepits, campfires and other outdoor fires are not.No burn permits are being issued, and it is illegal to burn without a permit. "Obviously, with all of the fires around us, it doesn't take much to light things up right now," said Dalton Fire Chief Bruce Satterfield. "The fuels are very ...
  • Monday, November 07, 2016 11:00 AM
    Dalton Public Schools officials are considering building a facility that would ease crowding at Dalton High School by allowing students to "cycle through" different programs each day.In a joint meeting of the Dalton Board of Education and the City Council Wednesday evening, officials with Washington, D.C.-based Link Strategic Partners, a consulting group that has been working with the school system, presented the two governing bodies and members of the public with a proposal for a facility downtown that could take Dalton High students off campus for part of the day for different programs."This is not a plan. This is not ...
  • Saturday, October 22, 2016 12:03 AM
    Margaret Venable is Dalton State College's newest president, its fifth president, its first woman president and the president who will lead it into its Golden Anniversary in 2017.And on Friday, students, faculty, local elected officials and representatives of the University System of Georgia gathered on the quad as she was officially inaugurated as DSC's president."The fate of this community is tied to the success of this college and I take that responsibility very seriously," she said. "Even as we begin to draw more students from outside this region, this community needs Dalton State College to be successful in its goal ...
  • Monday, October 17, 2016 08:00 AM
    The newest member of the crime-fighting team at the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office has
  • Wednesday, October 12, 2016 12:46 AM
    To reach us Fare Exchange is a longtime meeting place for people who love to cook and love to eat. We welcome both your recipes and your requests. Be sure to include precise instructions for every recipe you send. Mailing address: Jane Henegar, 913 Mount Olive Road, Lookout Mountain, GA 30750 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Jane Henegar Jane Henegar Photo by Contributed Photo /Times Free Press. Good morning, Fare Exchangers. We have a request today for herb garlic butter and for an opinion about cassava sweetener and how to use it. Yeast of the Ridge got a recipe for shrimp on a ...
  • Wednesday, October 05, 2016 12:04 AM
    The Dalton Education Foundation joins in on the festivities again this year by hosting the Paint the Town Red Community Tailgate Party following the Dalton High School Homecoming parade and before the Catamounts' football game on Friday.The event is at the Creative Arts Guild Pavilion at 520 W. Waugh St. The celebration is free and open to anyone who wants to support educational excellence in the community. Donations are welcome and will go to benefit the Dalton Education Foundation. Sound Imitations will provide entertainment.This is the third year the Dalton Education Foundation has hosted an event during the Homecoming festivities. ...
  • Friday, September 30, 2016 12:08 AM
    From the jade jewelry she collected in China to the postcards she collected in London, Paris, Rome and other European capitals, Lenna Gertrude Judd brought back memories of her many trips around the world to her home in Dalton.And now, many of those artifacts are on display at the Old Dalton Freight Depot Gallery in downtown Dalton."She was such an extraordinary lady," said John Fowler, executive director of the Bandy Heritage Center for Northwest Georgia at Dalton State College, which is sponsoring the exhibit, called "Dalton and the World: The Odyssey of Lenna Gertrude Judd." "She was a world traveler, ...
  • Monday, September 26, 2016 12:05 AM
    Rosa Vasquez said she's proud of her daughter, Andrea Acosta Vasquez, an eighth-grader at Dalton Middle School."I've always been proud of her. She's really an outgoing girl and has loved school since the first day she started," Vasquez said.The student was one of five honored last Wednesday when Dalton Middle hosted its first REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) Georgia Scholarship Signing Day. The other students were Areianna Johnson, Aaliyah Medina, Santos Moreno Jr. and Milda Solis. REACH Georgia is a needs-based mentorship and scholarship program that begins in eighth grade. Students must maintain a 2.5 grade point average, good ...
  • Thursday, September 22, 2016 08:20 AM
    The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Northwest Georgia region in August was 5.2 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 5.6 percent in July. The rate in August 2015 was 5.7 percent.The rate fell as employers laid off fewer workers. The number of initial claims for unemployment insurance declined by 1,838, or 41.9 percent, to 2,552 in August. Most of the decrease came in manufacturing and administrative and support services, which includes temporary staffing agencies. Over the year, claims were up by 340, or 15.4 percent, from 2,212 in August 2015.Also, the ...
  • Monday, September 12, 2016 09:00 AM
    Those who own property in the city of Dalton will see a very slight drop in their city tax rate this year.Members of the Dalton City Council this week set the city's maintenance and operations tax at 2.506 mills, down from 2.511 mills in 2015. It marks the ninth straight year the council has cut the tax rate, which stood at 3.66 mills in 2007. The 2016 tax rate is forecast to collect $8.449 million, down from $8.626 million in 2015.
  • Monday, August 29, 2016 12:15 AM
    Each year, the College Board recognizes students who perform at a certain level on Advanced Placement exams. At Dalton High School, 69 students have been named AP Scholars for the 2015-16 school year."Rigorous courses are made available to any student at Dalton High School and we encourage students to take AP courses if they are interested," said Steve Bartoo, principal at DHS. "We had more AP Scholars this year than we did in 2015 and that makes me very proud. I commend these students and their teachers for their hard work and dedication to their education."DHS offers 14 different AP ...
  • Monday, August 22, 2016 12:04 AM
    American Legion Post 112 in Dalton invites the community to line the streets, honk their horns and/or wave American flags to salute the American Legion Riders as they pass through Dalton as a way of thanking these veterans for their service to the country and for their continued service through The American Legion.Between 350 and 450 American Legion Riders will pass through Dalton on Tuesday between 5:30 and 6 p.m.The riders will travel from exit 336 off I-75, left on Highway 41, right on Shugart Road, left on Waugh Street, right on Thornton Avenue, left on Selvidge Street, right on ...
  • Sunday, August 14, 2016 03:50 PM
    The Dalton State women's golf team has proven themselves a force to reckon with during only two seasons of postseason eligibility. Roadrunner Coach Jim McGrew has been highly successful in attracting top talent that has competed well in the NAIA National Tournament in Pooler, Ga., near Savannah, during each season.Gone from each of the seasons are All-Americans Julia McQuilken and Erika Wardzinski along with Ashley McDonald. A strong nucleus returns. Two-time All-American Caroline Griffin and 2016 All-American Katie Dalton lead a strong squad that includes seniors Rachel Rebne and Carly Shane, both of whom played in the 2016 SSAC Championship ...
  • Sunday, August 07, 2016 10:04 PM
    Drivers in Whitfield and Murray counties should keep an eye out for several Georgia Department of Transportation projects that will soon be underway.GDOT has awarded an $878,084 contract to LU Inc. of Carrollton to replace the guardrail at 90 locations on I-75, beginning at mile marker 324 in Whitfield County and extending to mile marker 354 in Catoosa County. That work is expected to be completed in May 2017, according to Mohamed Arafa, GDOT communications officer. In Murray County, eight locations are getting sign and pavement marking upgrades: the Piney Hill Road CSX railroad crossing, the Jackson Lake Road crossing, ...
  • Tuesday, August 02, 2016 10:15 PM
    Our teachers never really leave us, says Deborah Norville, a Dalton native and anchor of the TV news show “Inside Edition.”Norville spoke Tuesday morning at the trade center as part of the convocation for the kickoff of Dalton Public Schools’ new school year, which starts Monday for students.“You will be a part of your students’ lives for the rest of their lives,” said Norville, herself a product of Dalton Public Schools, to the teachers in the audience. “The education you provide to your students is absolutely a door to freedom for them,” she said. “It is noble work that you ...
  • Monday, July 18, 2016 11:26 PM
    Annette Kirk has been in her Dalton home for 42 years, raised her family there, and this week received some much-needed renovations on her house thanks to volunteers with the Dalton Area Project.“This is the first time in a long time,” said Kirk, 69, of the renovations. “It’s been needed, but I just didn’t have the means to do it.”The Dalton Area Project is a student-led, adult-supported mission effort through Dalton First United Methodist Church that was started four years ago. “The vision of DAP is to help a lot of people hurting in our own hometown,” said Nate Juvinall, ...
  • Saturday, July 09, 2016 09:58 PM
    Holly Iossa is allergic to cow’s milk, so about three ago, she asked her husband to find a good source for goat’s milk.“A few weeks later, he says to me ‘I’ve found a good source for goat milk,’” she said.It turns out that her husband had bought a goat. Today, the couple has 14 goats.“I milk them. We breed them. I make soap and lotion and lip balm from their milk,” she said.And on Saturday, she was at the Downtown Dalton Farmers Market selling those products.Because of her allergies, Iossa says she can’t use commercial lotions and soaps. But she ...