(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.
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.
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.
Friday, Sept. 25 Gordon Central High School Agriculture students, with the help of their instructor and coordinator, Trish Williams, welcomed fourth grade students from W.L. Swain, Tolbert and Belwood and helped to teach them the importance of Agriculture. The high school students and other businesses and individuals from the community had stations set up for the elementary students, enabling them to rotate and learn something new at each station.
The November 3, 2015 Municipal General Election and Special Election is quickly approaching. As the Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office prepares for this upcoming election, they encourage every voter in Gordon County to prepare for Election Day as well.
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.