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DALTON, Ga. — Spring cleaning this year is intense at the Dalton Public Schools’ central office.

DALTON, Ga. — Summer at Prater’s Mill will be filled with family reunions, company picnics and visitors fishing and canoeing, said Judy Alderman, president of the Prater’s Mill Foundation.

DALTON, Ga. — After eighth-grader Victor Cervantes studied the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, he decided to exercise his right to petition and persuade city officials to build a skate park.

CHATSWORTH, Ga. -- Officials hope that reducing the planned Spring Place bypass from four to two lanes will move the 15-year-old project forward.

CALHOUN, Ga. -- County officials learned last week they'll receive stimulus funds to start a solar farm at an old landfill here.

DALTON, Ga. -- Three stops along the 54-mile Cohutta-Chattahoochee Scenic Byway soon will be dressed up for visitors.

DALTON, Ga. -- Officials are working to mitigate flooding and pollution caused by stormwater runoff and to develop a system to pay for stormwater projects.

DALTON, Ga. -- Patty Scoggins was the first to sign up for the Dalton half marathon, and she's hopeful many others will join her.

DALTON, Ga. -- It's coming down to the wire for a business tax package its sponsor says is aimed at growing jobs and businesses in Georgia.

DALTON, Ga. -- Moving goods more efficiently through Whitfield County and mitigating the impact of traffic from new companies in Tennessee are among key goals for the Greater Dalton Metropolitan Planning Organization.

DALTON, Ga. -- County commissioners agreed Monday night to fund some capital projects at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center, but plans to expand the facility's kitchen are on hold for at least a year.

VARNELL, Ga. — Varnell leaders and business owners say adding a short sewer line onto Cleveland Highway from Highway 2 would foster economic development in northern Whitfield County.

Officials are investigating two recent poaching cases in which female black bears were killed while denning with their cubs.

DALTON, Ga. -- The Dalton Fire Department has determined that a fatal apartment fire last year was human-caused and didn't start from a natural gas explosion.

DALTON, Ga. -- Starting in the 1990s, Adopt-a-Mile volunteers kept as many as 50 miles in Whitfield County clean. But now, far fewer roads have doting volunteers.

DALTON, Ga. -- Two property owners near the new Carbondale Business Park say Whitfield County isn't offering a fair price for their land.

DALTON, Ga. -- Margie Painter said the City Council's plans to enforce cemetery rules will return dignity to where many of her friends and family members are buried.

DALTON, Ga. -- County commissioners tabled discussion of fast-tracking freeport exemptions Monday night.

DALTON, Ga. -- Georgia's Democratic candidates hope blue will outshine red in the 2010 elections.

DALTON, Ga. -- About 400 Whitfield business properties could have more choices in property tax appeals under a bill that passed the Georgia Senate this week.

DALTON, Ga. -- Jan Everts' favorite books are mysteries by writers such as Vince Flynn and Phillip Margolin.

DALTON, Ga. — Higher-education tuition increases resulting from state funding cuts could help college revenues but strain students’ wallets, officials and students say.

DALTON, Ga. -- City Councilman Charlie Bethel said he soon will resign to run for the state House of Representatives.

DALTON, Ga. -- Changes in the Georgia Senate to a proposed property tax reform bill would drop a requirement for year-round appeals, but local officials say the changes still would boost local governments' costs.

TUNNEL HILL, Ga. -- Visiting a barber shop Monday, congressional candidate Bill Stephens said one thing he's focused on is "out-of-control spending" in Washington, D.C. "I'd love to see us do a spending freeze," he said.

CALHOUN, Ga. -- An old landfill here could soon find new life as a solar farm.

DALTON, Ga. — Some North Georgia leaders say they may not help fund a study to connect Atlanta and Chattanooga via high-speed rail.

DALTON, Ga. -- The Governor's Office of Workforce Development launched Hire Work Ready this month -- a program providing money to small businesses that hire people with Work Ready certificates.

DALTON, Ga. -- Dalton State College students lobbied lawmakers in the state Capitol Wednesday before rallying outside, chanting "No cuts, no layoffs; cut from the top!"

CHATSWORTH, Ga. -- A Dollar General store has replaced the old Murray County Courthouse on Highway 225 in Spring Place, but residents and visitors can see an image of the courthouse as it looked when it was built in 1885.

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal announced Monday he'll resign from Congress to focus on his campaign for Georgia governor, changing the game for U.S. 9th Congressional District candidates vying to replace him.

DALTON, Ga. -- Russell Jones logged 434 miles last fall and walked across all 159 counties in Georgia.

DALTON, Ga. -- Dalton State College faces even larger state funding cuts than expected and could be forced to cap enrollment and cut programs, officials say.

Dalton State College officials are grappling with unexpected budget cuts that threaten to cut entire programs and jobs, according to an e-mail from college President Dr. John Schwenn.

DALTON, Ga. -- Vivian Raitz decorated her husband's grave at the city-owned West Hill Cemetery with a golf putting green, flagpole and flag bearing No. 15, symbolizing the couple's June 15 wedding anniversary.

Online: Hear Lloyd Frasier talk about possible ARC funding and Lori McDaniel talk about the Dalton Utilities project. See Dalton Utilities application for ARC funding. View a list of all projects approved to receive ARC funding in the state. Read previous

CHATSWORTH, Ga. — Murray County voters will decide in November whether the county will grant a tax break for some business inventories.

DALTON, Ga. -- Three local medical professionals who recently volunteered in Haiti say that weeks after the earthquake health care remains chaotic and unorganized.

DALTON, Ga. -- Residents and visitors soon may have the ability to canoe a four-hour stretch of the Conasauga River.

DALTON, Ga. -- The Dalton-Whitfield Joint Development Authority may issue industrial development bonds to help a carpet company expand here.

CALHOUN, Ga. -- Members of the Gordon County Historic Preservation Committee are mapping graves so their stories aren't lost to future generations.

DALTON, Ga. -- Area nonprofit agencies that provide shelter and food services are getting a chunk of supplemental funding that includes $82,000 for Whitfield County.

Snowfall that stopped almost as soon as it began prompted several North Georgia school systems to close early Monday afternoon.

DALTON, Ga. -- City school board members agreed Monday night to increase tuition for out-of-district students, but the new fees won't be as high as some they had discussed.

DALTON, Ga. — Dalton State College officials are working to complete public, on-campus hiking trails that one day could tie into the Pinhoti Trail.

DALTON, Ga. -- The city's historic Fort Hill tells a unique story from the Civil War that will soon be commemorated with an interpretive sign.

DALTON, Ga. -- Proposed property tax reform would give residents more say in their home's assessed value, but implementing it would hit local governments in the wallet, local leaders say.

DALTON, Ga. -- John Hooie already is taking an architecture class, but after spending a day at Carlson-Jones Architects, he knows what an architect's workday really is like.

DALTON, Ga. -- The City Council passed a resolution Monday night to raise the hotel/motel tax to 7 percent.

DALTON, Ga. — Many in the Tilton area of Whitfield County believe the new Carbondale Business Park will have a positive effect, bringing jobs and growth.

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