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For more than a decade Murray County has been represented by a multi-person delegation in the Georgia House of Representatives. But after lawmakers got done last year redrawing district lines, the … more
Gov. Brian Kemp gave a 20-plus minute campaign speech in Chatsworth last week.He listed many of his accomplishments as governor, including his decision “to keep Georgia open” during the … more
Brad Tallent, 45, is challenging Conrad Puryear, 59, in the Republican Primary on May 24 for the District X (City) seat on the Murray County Board of Education. Puryear was appointed to the seat in … more
A teacher at Bagley Middle school has been charged with two counts of sexual battery on a child under 16 following an incident which allegedly happened at the school in January.Superintendent Steve … more
A pair of Dalton men are running for the GOP nomination for State Senate Seat 54, which represents all of Whitfield and Murray and a portion of Gordon County. No Democrats are running for the … more
Nora Humphreys Sampler of Ramhurst had strong opinions about cornbread and she wasn’t afraid to make them known.So, in 1945 when she read in the Atlanta Constitution a quote from a Texas man … more
ATLANTA - Democratic Party leaders exhorted their members to work hard to turn out voters in November in Georgia at the party’s state dinner in downtown Atlanta on Friday night. Democratic … more
ATLANTA - Primary challengers to Georgia's last two sitting Republican governors' reelection bids didn't fare well.Ray McBerry garnered only 11.6% of the vote against then-Gov. Sonny Perdue in 2006. … more
DEAR PAW'S CORNER: When I first adopted my Collie mix "Sara," I went to the dog park near my apartment every morning. I thought it would be a great place for a year-old puppy to socialize with other … more
Vacation Bible School is a big deal at many churches during the summer months, but VBS is an extra special event at Smyrna Baptist Church –and has been for decades. Several generations of some … more
The Department of Veterans Affairs has published its plan for starting up a pilot program for the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers for Veterans Therapy Act. In the PAWS Act, the VA will do a … more
ATLANTA - Gov. Brian Kemp signed a $30.2 billion state budget Thursday that includes pay raises for teachers and state employees.The fiscal 2023 spending plan, which takes effect July 1, is just shy … more
It was only a few months ago that Kelli Reed and William “Sparky” Roberts were serving together on the Murray County Board of Education. Now, Roberts is trying to unseat Reed for the … more
ETON– Area residents and passersby now have a new place to grab a bite to eat in Eton.Jack’s opened for business on Wednesday following a ribbon cutting ceremony involving area leaders. … more
The Murray County High School Alumni Association is now taking nominations for the MCHS Hall of Fame 2022 Induction.The time is approaching for the selection and induction of worthy individuals into … more
As of Tuesday morning, 28 voters had cast ballots in early voting in the special election in Chatsworth.Residents are being asked to decide if the City will allow the sale of packaged distilled … more
Gov. Brian Kemp will  be in Chatsworth at 8 a.m. on Thursday. The governor will meet the public at Venue 208 (208 N. Third Ave.)  For more information, visit www.briankemp2022.com/events more
The Department of Veterans Affairs investigative arm has been busy. Thanks to the VA's Office of Inspector General, a group of Georgia men have been convicted of stealing monthly Social Security and … more
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