Walnut Street To Be Closed Thursday And Friday For Construction

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Walnut Street, between East 2nd Street and East 3rd Street, will be closed from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday for a construction project.  Detours will be posted.

Norfolk Southern Promotes Public Safety In Dalton, Whitfield County, Ga.

To save lives and heighten public awareness of rail safety, Norfolk Southern and the Dalton Police Department will conduct an education and enforcement program, Norfolk Southern Trespass Abatement Program, in Dalton on Wednesday, March 4 and Thursday, March 5, 10 a.m. at Dalton Police Department, 301 Jones St. The goal will be to reduce the number of deaths and ... (click for more)

MACC Sponsors Hoedown Fundraiser On March 13

The Mountain Arts Community Center will host a fundraising event on March 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  "The whole family can enjoy a high stepping, knee slapping, toe-tapping ‘Hoedown in the Town.’  Don your Western wear and enjoy a couple of hours of energetic family dancing featuring caller Jason Rorex," organizers said. “We are thrilled about this event,” said Barb ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Placed Under Winter Storm Watch

Hamilton County has been placed under a Winter Storm Watch with a prediction of freezing rain, sleet and snow for Thursday. The new wintry mix is slated to begin around midnight on Wednesday and continue through 4 p.m. on Thursday. There could be up to two inches of snow following up on last week's eight inches.  Here is the Winter Storm Watch: ...WINTER STORM ... (click for more)

Henry Hopes To Bring E-Filing To Clerk's Office This Year; Saving Almost $222,000 On Personnel

Circuit Court Clerk Larry Henry said he hopes to E-Filing of documents and other court papers to the clerk’s office this year.   He said at first it appeared it might take much longer, but that progress is being made to the online program. Mr. Henry told members of the Pachyderm Club that attorneys, litigants and members of the public would be able to go online to view ... (click for more)

Tennessee Deserves Better Health Reform - And Response

Tennessee needs health care reform. Expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," was not the best solution for Tennesseans. That is why the vast majority of Tennessee legislators never publicly supported the plan defeated in a special legislative session in February.   It is important to distinguish health care from health insurance. As one physician ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Insult To Israel

I am deeply saddened that over two dozen members of Congress – all Democrats – will be boycotting a speech by Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, when he speaks in Washington tonight. I am also offended that the President of the United States will not receive Netanyahu prior to the speech – a customary gesture on such occasions – because he claims it is too close to ... (click for more)