(Calhoun, Ga.) -- In medical emergency situations, patients’ clothing may become soiled or need to be cut off, leaving the patient without proper clothing when they are discharged. Unfortunately, not all patients have friends or family they can call on to bring them clothing. This is why Gordon Hospital has made a promise that no patient will be discharged without the appropriate clothing they need.
Gordon County Board of Education was recognized at the annual Georgia School Boards Association (GSBA) Conference for exemplary performance in the areas of strategic planning, visioning, assessment, superintendent evaluation, training requirements, coaching and accreditation. This honor is the highest recognition a local board of education can earn and was given to only 38 other school districts state-wide.
Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston reports that at approximately 9 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 5 , deputy sheriffs and Sheriff’s detectives were dispatched to a private residence on Gillespie Road near Fairmount in unincorporated eastern Gordon County in response to a report of a rape.
According to Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston, at approximately 3:45 a.m. this morning, deputy sheriffs were dispatched to Martin’s Corner convenience store at Dews Pond in response to an alarm call.
Celebrate International Day at Calhoun-Gordon County Library on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. The event is a family activity and the public is invited to come sample foods from different countries and see what activities and materials are available for these countries.
The Belmont Baptist Handbell Choir will present a Christmas Concert at the GEM Theatre in downtown Calhoun on Monday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. Admission to the concert is a bag of groceries that will be distributed for those in need through the Blewer Food Center. Free tickets are available at the GEM box office and Belmont Baptist Church. More information is available at belmontbapitstchurch.org or call the church office at 706-629-2466.
Shortly after 2 a.m. this morning, officers with the Calhoun Police Department were dispatched to Kmart, located at 122 W.C. Bryant Parkway in Calhoun, to a report of an activation of a burglary alarm.
T’was just before Christmas and the Calhoun Little Theatre couldn’t rest… Instead of settling in for a quiet yuletide season, the CLT is hard at work on the hilarious, rollicking holiday production called Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!). With every intention of performing a traditional (but musty) version of the beloved holiday classic, Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol for the umpteenth time, the cast reconsiders at the last minute and launches into a tribute to every Christmas story ever told! Three actors (Mark Waters, Jesse Evans and Susan Powell), armed with a bazillion props and costumes, send up everything from Charles Dickens to Dr. Seuss, Jimmy Stewart to the Macy’s Parade, and even Rudolf (sort of) in a madcap romp through the holiday season!
The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) is participating in the 2016 Toys for Tots campaign. This is the eighth year Georgia State Troopers and officers with Capitol Police and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division have joined the United States Marine Corps Reserve to collect toys for needy children during the holiday season. Last year, DPS collected approximately 42,587 toys and $89,979 in monetary donations for Toys for Tots or similar charities.
Pouring rain did not dampen the spirits of the residents of Fairmount as they held their annual Fairmount Country Christmas Parade Saturday night complete with floats, bands, Christmas spirit and Santa Claus.
Shortly after Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston issued a lookout for a woman accused of beating her husband over the weekend, deputies apprehended her at the same Spring Valley residence she fled from.
My father, a lifelong resident of Gordon County, was 10 years old at the time. He is 85 now, but still remembers sirens blaring everywhere when news first reached our local area of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a treacherous strike which thrust America headlong into World War II. It was a Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941, exactly 75 years ago this week. While the attack commenced at 7:35 AM Hawaiian time, that translated to 1:35 PM EST here in Georgia. By mid-afternoon the news was sweeping the country. An otherwise quiet and unseasonably warm day, which had begun with many attending houses of worship and then settling into typically laid-back afternoon routines, was suddenly shattered with the news that would change our country forever.
CALHOUN, Ga. – GeorgiaDOT Maintenance crews will work the rest of this week on repairing the guardrail along Interstate 75 and State Route (SR) 53 in Gordon County. Work will proceed daily between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., weather permitting.
According to Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston, at about 2:45 a.m. on Friday morning, Dec. 3, deputy sheriffs were dispatched to a private residence in the Spring Valley neighborhood near Calhoun in response to a report of a domestic disturbance involving a serious injury.
The following arrests information was taken directly from Gordon County Jail records. Arrests were made by the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office except where otherwise indicated. Law enforcement officials are in compliance with Ga. Code 50-18-72 of the Open Records Act in releasing reports of arrests. People with similar names may not be the same as those listed in reports. All people are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development today announced that YANMAR America Corporation, a manufacturer of advanced performance diesel engines, equipment and gas engine based energy systems, will open a new training and customer experience facility in Cherokee County, creating 25 jobs and investing $20 million into the local community.
Russ Rogg, president and CEO of Metroflor Corporation, along with Harlan Stone, Halstead and Group CEO, announced the appointment of Rochelle Routman, LEED AP, O+M, as the first Chief Sustainability Officer for Metroflor and Halstead International. Chosen for her reputation as an alliance-building and forward-thinking professional, Routman will oversee product development, customer service and regulatory aspects in a collaborative fashion to define the greatest potential for environmental leadership. She will be based at the company’s Calhoun campus.
First flooring industry leader to be presented with nation’s most prestigious entrepreneurial award
DALTON, Ga. (June 24, 2016) — As EY celebrated the 30th anniversary of its unique entrepreneurial awards program, Mohawk Industries’ Chairman and CEO Jeff Lorberbaum became the first flooring industry leader honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in the Southeast U.S. Region.
Lorberbaum joined Mohawk Industries in 1994 after the company merged with Aladdin Mills, the carpet and rug company his parents founded in Dalton, Ga. Under his leadership as first CEO and then Chairman and CEO, Mohawk has grown to become the world’s largest flooring company with 2015 sales of more than $8 billion and more than 34,000 employees worldwide.
“I began my career in a small family business, which has grown into a large public company, and the success of both depended on talented, dedicated people,” Lorberbaum said. “I’m here tonight because of thousands of individuals who create, sell and deliver innovative flooring products to our customers around the globe.”
The EY awards honor entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The awards are selected by a panel of independent judges, most of whom are past Regional Entrepreneur of the Year award winners.
EY, the world’s third largest professional services firm, pioneered the concept of recognizing entrepreneurs in 1986 when the company spotlighted business leaders in the Midwest U.S. The awards program is now global in scope, and during the past three decades more than 10,000 emerging entrepreneurs have been recognized within 60 countries. The Lifetime Achievement Awards more selectively honor those individuals who have delivered extraordinary success in the field of business.
Past Southeast Regional lifetime achievement honorees include CNN founder Ted Turner, Spanx founder Sara Blakeley, Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathey and Home Depot co-founder Arthur Blank. Lorberbaum will be one of the finalists for EY’s national Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
The black-tie award ceremony was June 23 in Nashville’s award-winning Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and attracted an audience of several hundred business leaders from across the region.
In his remarks, Lorberbaum explained that his success was an extension of the important work of many people within Mohawk’s business. Even with the dramatic growth of Mohawk’s business, Lorberbaum expressed that part of what drives his entrepreneurial perspective is viewing success as being “halfway there.”
“Mohawk has become a successful business through the exceptional work of many people, but we remain dissatisfied with the status quo,” Lorberbaum said. “For us, entrepreneurship is not about celebrating what we did yesterday; it’s the excitement about what we can achieve tomorrow.”
Lorberbaum expressed his gratitude for the EY honor but reinforced that the Lifetime Achievement Award only served as further motivation to continue the good work that has led to Mohawk’s growth and that has benefited the company’s customers around the world.
“All of us at Mohawk are proud of our past, but we’re more excited about our future,” Lorberbaum said. “We continue to invest in the business at record levels, to drive innovation in all product categories and to develop programs and services that help our customers succeed. We’ve made great progress, but we’re still only halfway there.”
Lorberbaum concluded his remarks by thanking Mohawk’s employees for their commitment to excellence, the company’s thousands of customers for their trust and support and his family for their encouragement.
Winners of EY’s national Entrepreneur of the Year awards will be announced in November during the firm’s strategic conference in Palm Springs, Calif.
Mohawk Industries is the leading global flooring manufacturer, creating products that enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Bigelow, Daltile, Durkan, IVC, Karastan, Lees, Marazzi, Mohawk, Pergo, Quick-Step and Unilin. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.
EY Entrepreneur of the Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur of the Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services EY delivers helps build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. EY develops outstanding leaders who team to deliver on the firm’s promises to all stakeholders. In so doing, EY plays a critical role in building a better working world for its people, for its clients and for its communities.
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ATLANTA (AP) — State officials say that UnitedHealthcare will not offer any health plans on Georgia's state health exchange next year.
The state insurance department announced Friday that United is currently the only insurer that has notified the state that it will not participate on the state's health insurance marketplace in 2017.
More than 500,000 Georgia residents purchased plans on the exchange this year, which is one of the key features of the federal Affordable Care Act.
Georgia State University health services professor Bill Custer tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://on-ajc.com/1Xq1L5F) that the Minnesota-based insurance giant had already told investors that their exchange plans have been losing money.
Custer says the insurance marketplace is a new model and companies are still working to understand the market and develop the infrastructure they need to compete.
(Calhoun, Ga.) It’s no secret that Mohawk Industries’ success in becoming the world’s largest flooring manufacturer is the result of a commitment to exceptional quality, service and value from employees throughout the enterprise.
Gas prices should slip lower this week after the price of oil hit its lowest settlement since August. Gasoline prices nationwide are averaging $2.17, after slipping 5 cents last week. Motorists are now saving an average of $11 for a full tank of gas.
The start date for this year’s Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which is administered by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, will be delayed by one month, according to their press release, which was issued on September 22, 2015. The program will begin December 1, 2015 for senior households 65 and older and homebound households. The program will open for the general public on January 1, 2016.