Young Man Ran Toward Freight Train In Dalton; Investigators Having Trouble Identifying Body

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Cap that was worn by train victim
Cap that was worn by train victim

A young man who was killed by a freight train at Dalton ran toward the train before he was hit, authorities said. Authorities are having trouble identifying the victim.

Clothing the victim had on included a black cap with a green "M" on the cap (Monster Energy Drink) and a Fox Racing emblem. He had on black Nike tennis shoes and had been wearing a blue Nike T-shirt (size large) with the sleeves cut off.

The victim is believed to possibly be in his 20s. He had short hair, and a trimmed narrow beard, with a goatee.

The body has been transported to the crime lab for an autopsy. Anyone with information is requested to contact the sheriff's office at 706-278-1233.

The incident occurred Monday around 10:30 p.m. on South Dug Gap Road in the southern part of Whitfield County.

A Norfolk Southern train conductor and witness from the train both reported seeing a man jump up on the tracks and intentionally run toward the train. The train was traveling approximately 40 mph when it struck the victim. The man was discovered deceased underneath the train.


Uses For Discarded Glass To Be One Of Focuses Of Green/Spaces City Recycling Grant

Finding possible uses for discarded glass will be one of the focuses for Green/Spaces under a $40,000 grant from the city related to recycling. Justin Holland, city public works director, said glass is "the most challenging" aspect in recycling at this time due to the lack of markets for recycled glass. Green/Spaces is "to launch an expansive educational marketing campaign ... (click for more)

Corker Votes To Override Obama Veto Of Justice Against Sponsors Of Terrorism Act

Senator Bob Corker delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor before voting to override President Barack Obama’s veto of S. 2040, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA): “Mr. President, I have met over the course of the last several days with the victims of 9/11 – like many people in this body have – and I don't think I've ever met a more gracious, genuine, ... (click for more)

Something Beautiful Happened Monday Night - Not The Debate

Monday, Sept. 26, our first presidential debate happened; no minds were changed.  Yet something beautiful and important happened.  The Atlanta Falcons, my team, played the New Orleans Saints.  Instead of some irrelevant, broad based, screw America protest, the opposing teams locked arms in unity. I was impressed. I have been a Falcon Fan since 1971 when WMOC AM ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our 2.0 Embarrassment

Let’s pretend you are coming to a new and exciting world. You are on the jolly good ship “Mayflower” when some Miles Standish-type of a guy (he was the Pilgrim’s first cop) calls you into is presence and says, “Within two hours we are expected to stand on Plymouth Rock. Please come up with ten primary goals we should have in our public schools.” I believe you could do it within ... (click for more)

Smart Running: Vradenburgh, Boyd Win Again

There’s a lesson to be learned for those young folks who choose cross country as their sport in the fall:  It’s impossible to win a race in the first mile, but you can surely lose one in that same space. As anyone with much running experience can verify, the fastest person doesn’t always win.  Running smart and using a tactical approach with planned pacing often produces ... (click for more)

Signal Mountain Wins 7-AA After Beating Notre Dame

The Signal Mountain Lady Eagles took care of business at home Tuesday night as they swept visiting Notre Dame by scores of 25-15, 25-19 and 25-19 to claim first place in District 7-AA with a 10-0 district mark and 30-8 overall. Audrie Johnson had 11 kills while Kate Barry added 17 digs and 11 assists.  Nicole Terfloth finished with 18 digs and three aces for the winners ... (click for more)