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Tuesday 05/13/2014
Chickamauga's Crystal Springs mill is coming down
Updated: May 13, 2014 - 3:40 pm

Crystal Springs Print Works, the oldest business in Chickamauga and one of Walker County’s most venerable manufacturing facilities, is destined to exist only in memory.

GDOL to help Roper recruit workers for Walker County plant
Updated: May 13, 2014 - 12:25 pm

The Georgia Department of Labor is conducting an on-going recruitment to help Roper Corporation, a division of GE, fill 80 manufacturing jobs at its facility in LaFayette.

Wednesday 04/16/2014
Local company observes 25 years
Updated: April 16, 2014 - 9:20 am

CIMS announces that 2014 marks its 25th year in operation.

Saturday 04/12/2014
Northside appoints new CEO, two board members
Posted: April 12, 2014

The board of directors of NorthSide Bank announced today that Larry Flowers has been named CEO and president of NorthSide Bank.

Friday 04/11/2014
Surya named Curtin vice president of sales for national accounts
Updated: April 11, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Surya recently announced the appointment of Jim Curtin as vice president of sales, national accounts. In his new role, Curtin will oversee the development and growth of the rug and home accessories brand’s national accounts strategy across its multiple product lines, as well as lead the expansion of Surya’s sales initiatives within the floor covering segment.

Tuesday 04/08/2014
GNTC to offer workplace safety and OSHA compliance training
Posted: April 08, 2014

Georgia Northwestern Technical College will offer two Occupational Safety and Health Administration compliance training opportunities with a lunchtime discussion on Friday, April 25, and a seminar on Thursday, May 1, at the Gordon County Campus.

Monday 04/07/2014
Northside bank appoints Larry Flowers as CEO and president
Updated: April 07, 2014 - 3:35 pm

The board of directors of NorthSide Bank announced today that Larry Flowers has been named CEO and president of NorthSide Bank.

Saturday 04/05/2014
ERA team advantage expands ranks; four associates join firm
Posted: April 05, 2014

ERA Team Advantage recently announced the addition of four new associates, Shannon Engel, Shirley Morrison, Jeff Crowe and Linda Dillard-Victor, to its team of real estate sales professionals serving consumers in the Gordon County area.

SHS band receives over $5K
Posted: April 05, 2014

On Saturday, March 29, Prater Ford Hosted a test drive fundraiser, which raised money for Sonoraville High School’s band.

Friday 04/04/2014
Starr Mathews Agency named top producer
Posted: April 04, 2014

NORTHBROOK, Ill., — Starr Mathews Agency, Inc. has been named to the Encompass Insurance Circle of Success. This honor is awarded to the company’s top-producing agencies.

Thursday 04/03/2014
Greater Rome Bank to change name to Greater Community Bank, effective May 15
Posted: April 03, 2014

Greater Rome Bank has decided unify its brands in Rome and Calhoun under the name of Greater Community Bank.

Monday 03/31/2014
Tellus welcomes CES as its one-millionth visitor
Posted: March 31, 2014

January marked Tellus Science Museum’s five-year anniversary and today, they welcomed their one millionth visitor.

Federal program to help with mortgage
Posted: March 31, 2014

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs is now offering a program that would provide mortgage assistance for homeowners in this area struggling to pay their mortgage due to unemployment or underemployment.

Committee plans spring events, cleaning up county
Updated: May 07, 2014 - 5:18 pm

BBQ, Boogie and Blues, 150th anniversary of the Battle of Resaca and cleaning up exit 312, as well as Gordon County, were topics of discussion at a recent tourism committee meeting.

Sunday 03/30/2014
CPS partners with Huddle House
Posted: March 30, 2014

Students at Calhoun Primary were selected to display their creative writing at Huddle House in Calhoun. Patrons who dine at Huddle House will enjoy reading their stories and will get to write comments to encourage these young authors. The winning writers also get to dine free through the month. The Calhoun City Schools appreciates the support Huddle House gives to our students by promoting literacy through writing.

Hiring to win; Chamber committee host seminar on hiring the right person for the right job
Posted: March 30, 2014

The Gordon County Chamber of Commerce Marketing and Business Development Committee hosted a “Hiring to Win” seminar presented by the Small Business Development Center on Friday, March 21. More than forty professionals from Gordon and surrounding counties attended the event. Guest speakers were Cynthia Samuels and Natalie Teuton.

Unemployment lowest since September 2008
Updated: May 07, 2014 - 5:17 pm

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in Gordon County dropped below eight percent.

Saturday 03/29/2014
United Way of Gordon County surpasses its fundraising goal
Posted: March 29, 2014

Members of the United Way board stand next to the thermometer showing the final totals benefiting the United Way of Gordon County and the GEM Theatre. Vickie Spence, Clint Hayes Autumn Lester, Tracy Farriba, Chris Tarpley, Cheryl Hollis. Back Row: Pam Stephens, Tucker Mosteller, Aaron Walkover, Thermometer, Clint Thomas, Jim Clark, Robert Mathews. Not Pictured: Todd Harrison, Debbie King, Jennifer Palmer, Jane Belden, Crissy Davis, Will Ostuw, John Robbins, Kyle Smith III, Will Taylor and Justin Timms.

Friday 03/28/2014
Calhoun approves Chick-Fil-A race route
Updated: March 28, 2014 - 1:49 pm

The City of Calhoun has approved the first 10K race for Calhoun since the 1980s, according to Calhoun Administrator Eddie Peterson.

Healing Hands Ministry: Clinic is a dream come true
Posted: March 28, 2014

Healthcare is a hot topic in the news today. It is always a hot topic for Dr. Cindy Brown. The Hartwell native is dedicating her life to caring for people’s medical needs here in Calhoun regardless of social or economic situation.