Two New Dalton Police Officers Sworn In

Monday, June 16, 2014
Officers Clinton Travis (left) and Samuel Rosiles (center) are sworn in as DPD officers by Judge Jim Wilbanks at the Dalton Police Services Center
Officers Clinton Travis (left) and Samuel Rosiles (center) are sworn in as DPD officers by Judge Jim Wilbanks at the Dalton Police Services Center

The Dalton Police Department welcomed two new officers to the ranks with a ceremony Monday morning at the Police Services Center.  Officers Samuel Rosiles and Clinton Travis both received their badges from Chief Jason Parker before taking their oath of office in front of a gathering of family and fellow officers.

Officer Rosiles is a 2010 graduate of Gilmer County High School in Ellijay where he lived for 21 years.  He also graduated from the Universal Technical Institute in Orlando, Florida in 2012.

  He recently completed his training at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center’s Regional Police Academy in Forsyth.

Officer Travis graduated from Chattanooga’s Central High School in 2001. The Tennessee native has called Ringgold home for the past five years.  He graduated from Chattanooga State in 2010 with an associate’s degree in criminal justice and from Dalton State College in 2012 with an associate’s degree in psychology. 

Officers Rosiles and Travis are taking part in the Dalton Police Department’s “Mini-Academy” this week before hitting the road with training officers to begin the Field Training Program. 

River Gallery Has New December Exhibit

The December exhibit at the River Gallery will feature Jodi Harvey, Judith Paul and Emily Shane.  There will be an opening reception with the artists on Thursday, Dec. 3, from 6:30-8 p.m.  The event is free and open to the pubic.  (click for more)

Chabad Of Chattanooga Honor Injured Officer At #Chanugastrong On Ice

To celebrate the 2015 Chanukah season, Chabad of Chattanooga will be carving a giant ice Menorah at the Ice on the Landing rink. The Menorah, standing seven feet tall, will be constructed entirely of ice blocks. On Dec. 10, Chabad of Chattanooga, an organization dedicated to spreading Jewish awareness and education, will host this unique candle lighting ceremony to promote ... (click for more)

Fire Breaks Out At McKee Bakery Plant 2; Damages Listed At $15,000; Propane Tanks Were Near Blaze

Fire broke out at a McKee Food plant at Collegedale on Saturday night. At 6:45 p.m. , an employee at McKee Foods called 911 call reporting a fire at McKee Foods Plant 2 located at 10260 McKee Dr. Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department responded and arrived on the scene reporting flames 15 feet high at one end of the building of Plant 2. According to fire officials, ... (click for more)

Woman Shot Saturday Night Near O'Rear Street

A woman was shot while driving on Saturday night. Just after  9 p.m.  the Chattanooga Police Department responded to reports of a person shot. Once on scene, police located a female victim near the 2500 block of O'Rear Street suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound to the face. The victim was driving a vehicle when the vehicle was struck by gunfire. She  ... (click for more)

Lung Cancer, The Deadliest Cancer In The United States

This time of year, I remember to give thanks for my faith, my family and friends and my health. Recently, I learned that lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer in the United States; in fact, more Americans die each year from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. One in 13 men and one in 16 women will develop the disease in their lifetime. It’s important to learn about ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Trouble With Chicago

On “Black Friday” night, I saw television footage of what was said to be about 2,000 people marching in protest in Chicago. The very vocal mob descended on the toniest street – Michigan Avenue – to spew its rage over a police officer who shot and killed a 17-year-old, this over a year ago in October of 2014. The just-released tapes of the incident embroiled the blacks who insist ... (click for more)