Whitfield Public Works Completes Repaving At Dalton Convention Center

Monday, June 10, 2019 - by Mitch Talley
- photo by Mitch Talley

Visitors to the Dalton Convention Center may have noticed a fresher look and a smoother ride, thanks to the efforts of the Whitfield County Public Works paving crew over the past several weeks.

Workers Bo Evans and Clyde Williams just finished paving nearly the entire parking lot in mid-May, and Phillip White then used a new machine to apply striping for parking spots.

Officials expect the new pavement to last for at least 15 to 20 years.  Meanwhile, the old pavement, which had been ground off using the county’s milling machine, continues to serve a purpose, too, as crews spread the remnants on overflow parking lots at the center.

- photo by Mitch Talley

Passageways 2.0 Honored At Americans For The Arts Annual Convention In Minneapolis

Scenic City Friends Have Host Of Fun Activities

MainStreet Cruise-In Is Saturday At Cleveland, Tn.


Americans for the Arts honored Passageways 2.0’s City Thread among 50 outstanding public arts projects created in 2018 through the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national ... (click for more)

Scenic City Friends, a 50+ group of men and women volunteering at Parkridge Hospital, enjoysfellowship several times monthly. Travel with the travel coordinator includes day trips to Harrah’s ... (click for more)

The Mainstreet Cruise-In rolls into downtown on Saturday from 1-6 p.m. and fills the streets surrounding the Courthouse Square. Car enthusiasts show off their vehicles as all types of cars are ... (click for more)


Happenings

Passageways 2.0 Honored At Americans For The Arts Annual Convention In Minneapolis

Americans for the Arts honored Passageways 2.0’s City Thread among 50 outstanding public arts projects created in 2018 through the Public Art Network Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. Chosen by public art experts, the roster of selected projects was unveiled on Friday at the Americans for the Arts’ Annual ... (click for more)

Scenic City Friends Have Host Of Fun Activities

Scenic City Friends, a 50+ group of men and women volunteering at Parkridge Hospital, enjoysfellowship several times monthly. Travel with the travel coordinator includes day trips to Harrah’s Casino and Cumberland Playhouse in Crossville and overnight bus trips all over the United States. The group meets and plays cards twice monthly. Lunch Bunch and Supper Club groups ... (click for more)

Breaking News

City Council Expanding Some Territory For Short Term Vacation Rentals; Approves No-Tax-Increase Budget

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Opinion

Why I Support Funding The Proposed Budget - And Response

Dear Commissioners of Hamilton County, I attended the District 3 community meeting with Commissioner Greg Martin and School Board Chairman Joe Wingate, who was filling in for District 3 Rep. Joe Smith. Commissioner Martin stated he had not made up his mind on how to vote for the tax increase at that time. He requested thoughtful input on why the citizens of his district wanted ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: VW Needs Big Repairs

The banner headline on Monday morning read, “Gov. Lee, top Republicans celebrate failed UAW bid to unionize Volkswagen,” and that’s the second-worst thing that the headline could have said. The worst, of course, is if the UAW had won, and the Detroit-based union that lost 35,000 members last year would be revived -- breaking a hole into the tight wall of foreign-owned auto assembly ... (click for more)