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16 hrs ago | Dalton Daily Citizen

Police: Shooting suspect was angry over car problems

Omar Dedios was prepared to deal with a customer's complaint. He just didn't think the customer's father would point a gun at his head to get his way.

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Related Topix: Dalton, GA

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Dalton Daily Citizen

Police: Shooting suspect was angry over car problems

Omar Dedios was prepared to deal with a customer's complaint. He just didn't think the customer's father would point a gun at his head to get his way.

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Related Topix: Dalton, GA

Dalton Daily Citizen

Saturday Academy wraps up

Martha Moreno was so excited about her 3-year-old daughter participating in the Saturday Academy this spring she could hardly put everything into words.

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Related Topix: University of Georgia, Dalton State College

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Dalton Daily Citizen

Accused killer had history of gang activity

The term "criminal street gang" as defined by state law means any "organization, association or group of three or more associated in fact and engaging in criminal gang activity."

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Related Topix: Prison, Dalton, GA, Murray County, GA

Dalton Daily Citizen

Blevins responds to criticism about judge appointment

Dalton Municipal Court Judge Jim Wilbanks is questioning whether Superior Court Judge David Blevins got his judgeship because he served as Gov. Nathan Deal's local campaign chairman in 2010.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Nathan Deal

Dalton Daily Citizen

Student discipline and dress code on agenda for Whitfield school meeting

Members of the Whitfield County Board of Education are set to consider student discipline and student dress code matters at their meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the central office, 1306 S. Thornton Ave. in Dalton.

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Related Topix: Dalton, GA

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Dalton Daily Citizen

Restaurant report card - Whitfield County

Whitfield County Environmental Health conducts inspections of restaurants. The inspectors may require a re-inspection.

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Dalton Daily Citizen

New Dalton lab could create 15 to 20 jobs

A new laboratory opening in Dalton on Tuesday is expected to create 15 to 20 jobs over the next couple of years for chemical engineers, chemists and lab technicians, according to company officials.

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Related Topix: Dalton, GA, Chemistry, Science

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Dalton Daily Citizen

Cohutta man charged with molesting teen girl

A girl who was initially reported as a missing juvenile returned a short time later to tell her mother she'd had sexual relations with a Cohutta man who has since been jailed, officials said.

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Related Topix: Cohutta, GA, Murray County, GA, Resaca, GA

Dalton Daily Citizen

Report: Beer thieves threw punches at convenience store manager

Kangaroo Express assistant manager Jared Weaver told investigators he was at the store late Wednesday night when he saw two men trying to make off with four 18-packs of beer without paying, according to a report from the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Dalton Daily Citizen

Candidates tout conservative beliefs

Local control. Fiscal responsibility. Constitutional conservatism. Candidates at a forum hosted Tuesday night by the Whitfield County Republican Party pledged their fealty to a common core of principles.

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Related Topix: Murray County, GA, Chickamauga, GA, Catoosa County, GA, Walker County, GA

Wed Apr 09, 2014

Dalton Daily Citizen

Rocky Face man charged with child molestation

A man charged with molesting a teen girl is behind bars. Michael J. Gribble, 34, of 1779 Westside Circle, Rocky Face, was charged Tuesday by the Whitfield County Sheriff's Office with child molestation and sexual battery against a child under 16. According to an incident report, the girl told authorities the incident happened Saturday.

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Related Topix: Rocky Face, GA

Tue Apr 08, 2014

Dalton Daily Citizen

New DSC science building to be Shelby and Willena Peeples Hall

Pursuant to University System of Georgia policy, college officials petitioned the USG Board of Regents to approve the name, and the board granted the college's request in January.

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Related Topix: Dalton State College, Chemistry, Science

Sat Apr 05, 2014

Dalton Daily Citizen

Fletcher's songs bring Great Locomotive Chase to life

Many Whitfield County residents know Glenn Fletcher as a retired teacher and former assistant football coach at Northwest Whitfield High School.

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Related Topix: Dalton, GA, Tunnel Hill, GA, Ringgold, GA

Dalton Daily Citizen

Graffiti hits Prater's Mill, nearby bridge

Ronald Tavares was appalled when he discovered someone had painted graffiti in several locations at Prater's Mill, the landmark near Varnell that is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Related Topix: Varnell, GA

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Dalton Daily Citizen

Lt. Azbill named Whitfield County Employee of Month for February

The hallway in James Spence Higgins Jr.'s apartment is lined with hundreds of photos.

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Related Topix: Dalton, GA, Fire

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Dalton Daily Citizen

Bandy Center offers Civil War battlefield bus tour

Dalton State College's Bandy Heritage Center for Northwest Georgia is sponsoring a Civil War battlefield tour titled "Trading Space for Time: Gen.

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Related Topix: Dalton State College, Theater, Arts, Dalton, GA, Resaca, GA

Dalton Daily Citizen

Dalton man wins on sentence appeal

Whitfield County resident Todd Christopher McNair was found guilty by a Whitfield County jury in May 2010 and sentenced to five years in prison plus five years on probation after prosecutors said he went on a $1,000 shopping spree at Walnut Square Mall with a stolen credit card.

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Related Topix: Dalton, GA

Wed Apr 02, 2014

Dalton Daily Citizen

Flood insurance premiums swamp some homeowners

It was enough money that the retired widow applied for a bank loan to cover the bill for insuring her 1,400-square-foot Cape Cod-style house on Blythe Island just west of Brunswick.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Flood, Home Listing, Home, Glynn County, GA, Brunswick, GA, Georgia

Tue Apr 01, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

Program on Gen. Joseph E. Johnston and Atlanta Campaign is April 19

Dalton State College's Bandy Heritage Center for Northwest Georgia is sponsoring a Civil War battlefield tour entitled "Trading Space for Time: General Joseph E. Johnston and the Atlanta Campaign" Saturday April 19 from 8 am to 6:30 pm.

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Related Topix: Dalton State College, Georgia, Dalton, GA, Resaca, GA

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