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Judge approves sale of Rome News-Tribune; transfer effective Sunday

News Publishing Co., the owner of the Rome News-Tribune, will be sold to Times-Journal Inc. after the Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, approval of the deal by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge.

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Calhoun set for second McDonald's
Posted: January 24, 2015

A second McDonald’s fast food eatery is coming to Calhoun and Gordon County.

Mohawk to recruit manufacturing workers in Calhoun on Jan. 30
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 3:17 pm

The Georgia Department of Labor is set to help Mohawk Industries recruit 90 workers for the company’s manufacturing facilities in Gordon County.

Fast food restaurant set to reopen in new location
Posted: January 21, 2015

A fast food restaurant in Calhoun is set to reopen in a different location following its recent closure.

Education key to controlling pet population
Posted: January 20, 2015

For Calhoun resident Luree Echols, a member of the loosely connected group Helping Animals in Gordon County, education is the answer to controlling the pet population.

For sale: Former Resaca home now the oldest in Buckhead
Updated: January 19, 2015 - 1:41 pm

Buckhead, Ga., is home to an excess of fine dining, luxurious hotels and elegant motels. It is also now home to a little piece of Resaca.

What's happening in Calhoun, Gordon County
Posted: January 16, 2015

Now – January 30

Synovus files reimbursement plan outline, auction of NPCo is today in Carrollton
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 1:09 am

Synovus Bank, owed $860,628.17 by News Publishing Co., spells out in a Wednesday motion a reimbursement plan it hopes a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge will approve.

GNTC builds environmentally-friendly green home at Calhoun campus
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 1:32 pm

A year-long construction project designed to teach how to build homes in an Earth-friendly way reached completion November 19 on Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Gordon County Campus in Calhoun, Georgia. Leaders from across the region, participating vendors, and college administration were on hand for the ribbon-cutting of the new EarthCraft home built at the college.

New gas station, convenience store set to open
Posted: November 19, 2014

The new RaceTrac convenience store and gas station constructed in Calhoun is set to open next week.

Mohawk celebrates and supports veterans
Posted: November 17, 2014

Coming home from war should be one of the happiest days in a veteran’s life.

Mohawk expansion, Red Bud Fire Station discussed during Board of Commissioners meeting
Posted: November 08, 2014

Bill Thompson, representing the Development Authority of Gordon County, spoke on behalf of the Pilot Agreement for Mohawk Industries at Tuesday’s Gordon County Board of Commissioners meeting.

Holmes Clothing considered landmark in Cedartown
Updated: November 06, 2014 - 9:40 am

Holmes Clothing, located at 235 Main Street, will celebrate 120 years in 2015.

Chamber to hold business expo
Posted: October 09, 2014

The Gordon County Chamber of Commerce is set to present Expo 2014 on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Calhoun High School. More than 70 vendors are set to attend, with registration still open and several businesses claiming double booths to maximize their presence at the event.

New salon brings variety of services to downtown Calhoun
Posted: October 02, 2014

Roots Salon is a newly-renovated hair salon located in the historical district of downtown Calhoun at 200 S. Park Ave.

Cotton and Twine Boutique dresses Nashville singers
Posted: September 25, 2014

Cotton and Twine Boutique, located in the Downtown Business District on North Wall Street, is experiencing rapid growth at its Calhoun location.

Pokey’s makes hats for Chris Tucker comedy tour
Posted: September 21, 2014

Business has picked up throughout the summer for local sporting goods store Pokey’s, located on King Street in Calhoun.

Governor makes visit to Gordon County
Posted: September 20, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal spoke to members of the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission on Thursday, Sept. 18, to address the commission on ways the state has improved since he took governorship.

365 on Piedmont offers unique gifts, decor in downtown Calhoun
Posted: September 12, 2014

There is something for everyone at 365 on Piedmont. Opening in May of 2013, 365 has become a popular home decor store in the downtown Calhoun area.

Salon provides ‘fringe benefits’ for downtown Calhoun
Posted: September 04, 2014

For Yolanda Fuller, Fringe Salon in downtown Calhoun was part of her 10-year plan.

Biddy Boutique brings popular brands, high style downtown
Posted: August 27, 2014

While working out at Firehouse Gym one day, Jasmine Hyde told her friend, Angie Brown, that the popular downtown business Biddy Boutique was for sale.

Calhoun Chick-fil-A set for remodel
Posted: August 23, 2014

The Chick-fil-A restaurant in Calhoun is set to close Sept. 6 for a month of remodeling.

Man injured at Shaw plant in Calhoun
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 3:48 pm

A 45-year-old man was injured Wednesday at a Shaw Industries plant in Calhoun, according to police scanner traffic.

Previous The Fork owners use website to raise funds to pay restaurant debts
Posted: August 01, 2014

An owner and previous employee of Calhoun’s The Fork are asking for help to pay debts incurred by the restaurant prior to its appearance on Food Network’s “Restaurant Impossible.”

The Fork to change hands after ‘Restaurant Impossible’
Posted: July 25, 2014

When The Fork Casual Fine Dining was featured on Restaurant Impossible with viewing available at the eatery, it was less than crowded, with only 30 people in attendance and owners expecting less.

Dunkin Donuts, RaceTrac coming to Calhoun
Posted: July 25, 2014

Calhoun is set for a new donut shop and convenience store.

State to help Automation Personnel recruit workers in Rome next week
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 3:40 pm

ATLANTA --The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Automation Personnel fill more than 30 jobs in Calhoun and Adairsville with a light industrial manufacturer.

LG Hausys to build new auto parts factory in Calhoun; 50 jobs
Posted: July 23, 2014

South Korea’s largest provider of construction and building materials has announced it will build another facility in Gordon County, creating 50 jobs.

Surya employees, families help Habitat for Humanity in Calhoun
Updated: July 16, 2014 - 1:36 pm

Rug and home décor manufacturer Surya recently participated in Habitat for Humanity’s “Build Day.”

Axiom Laboratories acquires Metaugus Inc. in Cedartown
Updated: July 15, 2014 - 4:43 pm

Newnan, GA –  Axiom Laboratories, a subsidiary of Axiom Nutraceuticals, announced it has acquired Metaugus, Inc., a supplement manufacturing facility located in Cedartown.

CNH Industrial announces closure of plant in Calhoun
Posted: June 26, 2014

CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI) today announced that it will close its assembly plant in Calhoun, Ga., in the third quarter of 2015. The facility produces construction equipment for CNH Industrial’s brands.

Local Bon Worth not closing
Posted: June 09, 2014

National retail chain Bon Worth is being sold but the local store in the Calhoun Premium Outlets will continue to operate as usual, store manager Bonnie Hamrick said Thursday.

Waters district winner in Ga. Farm Bureau art contest
Posted: May 21, 2014

Zeke Waters was recently named a district winner in the 20th Annual Georgia Farm Bureau Federation Art Contest. Waters received a $100 cash prize for being the top winner from Georgia Farm Bureau’s 1st District, which consists of 15 counties in Northwest Georgia. He received $75.00 for being a Gordon County Farm Bureau winner. A junior at Sonoraville High School, Zeke is the son of Mark and Barbara Waters.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.