By WRCB Staff

DALTON, WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -- It's looking more and more like the City of Dalton and Whitfield County will merge.

Both entities agreed, in separate meetings, to ask the General Assembly to create a study commission.

That commission would create a charter for the combined government.

It would also study the cost savings to tax payers.

Voters would still have to approve the measure.

The new charter could be placed on the November 2012 ballot.