Dalton High School Placed On Precautionary Lockdown After Rumored Threat

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Dalton High School has received the all clear from the Dalton Police Department following a precautionary lockdown Tuesday morning. Students and staff are all safe and classes have resumed on their normal schedule.

Whitfield County 911 received an anonymous call regarding a rumored threat Tuesday, just before 10 a.m. The Dalton Police Department was dispatched to the school to investigate.

Students and staff remained in classrooms with no one allowed in or out of the school until 11:50 a.m., when law enforcement determined the school was safe and the threat was not credible. The lockdown was considered a precautionary measure. The Dalton Police Department continues the investigation.

“Our students and staff did an excellent job of responding seriously to the lockdown,” said Steve Bartoo, principal at Dalton High. ”Our first priority is always the safety and security of all students and staff in our building and we take any type of threat seriously and respond accordingly.”

“I want to thank the Dalton Police Department for their immediate response this morning,” said Dr. Jim Hawkins, superintendent of Dalton Public Schools. “Because of our longstanding partnership, the Dalton officers are very familiar with our schools and are able to respond quickly and appropriately to any situation within our schools. I’d also like to thank Dalton High administration, staff and students for their cooperation during the situation.”


Pair Charged With Beating Man With Stick, Taking His Wallet

Two men are charged with beating a man with a large stick while he slept on the steps of a downtown church, then taking his wallet. Jerry Quincy Allen, 45, and James Leo Boas, 40, both of 727 E. 11th St., are charged with aggravated robbery. In the incident on Wednesday, Bradley Casehart said he and a friend were asleep at Tompkin Chapel Church on Palmetto Street. He ... (click for more)

Fort Oglethorpe Arrest Report For Dec. 12-18

Here is the Fort Oglethorpe arrest report for Dec. 12-18: Marshall George Wilson, 53, of 75 Pineridge Drive, Rossville was arrested December 17 on charges of child molestation, rape and aggravated sodomy.   Stephon Q. Bishop, 19, of 122 Lilac Lane, Fort Oglethorpe was arrested December 12 on a probation violation. Anthony Lynn Duckett, 32, of 92 Breezy Trail, ... (click for more)

Please Don't Close The Piccadilly Cafeteria At Hamilton Place - And Response

Oh, no. The Piccadilly Cafeteria at Hamilton Place is closing.  Its last day is Christmas Eve.  I will miss the great food they have there but most of all I will miss their servers, cashiers and waitresses.  They are all so friendly and accommodating.  They make it like it’s a home-style restaurant. I sure wish there was some way that Hamilton Place and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: God Bless Cathy & Co.

The secret to the whole thing is not getting caught but somebody at the Toys R Us store in Framingham, Mass., had a camera when Cathy O’Grady was very quietly paying off all the layaway balances at the popular location last week. The picture snaked its way onto social media sites and her friends quickly recognized the area’s most famous “layaway angel.” Then somebody in nearby ... (click for more)

Lewis Leads Silverdale Girls Past Boyd-Buchanan

Thursday   was a day of celebration for the Silverdale Lady Seahawks and junior sharp-shooter Megan Lewis. It took an overtime period, but the home-standing Lady Seahawks pulled out a heart-stopping 45-44 victory over the Lady Bucs in a battle for first place in District 5-A.  Lewis scored the game winner with two seconds to play after scoring her 1,000th point on ... (click for more)

Twins Name Doug Mientkiewicz Manager Of 2015 Lookouts

The Minnesota Twins have announced the 2015 coaching staff for the Chattanooga Lookouts. Former Minnesota Twin Doug Mientkiewicz will manage the team alongside hitting coach Chad Allen and pitching coach Stu Cliburn. An article in  The Chattanoogan  on November 20 revealed that  Mientkiewicz was being considered for the position of Chattanooga's manager. ... (click for more)