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Before I started working for the Calhoun Times, I started freelancing with an Atlanta nonprofit called WildArk, an organization that focuses on reflecting positive stories regarding environmental care. Back in October, through this partnership, I was able to interview Andrea Sanders, also kn…

I try early each year to remind clients about the opportunity to soil sample through the University of Georgia Soil Test Lab.

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“As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy,” 1 Peter 1:14-16.

The Calhoun Little Theatre and Harris Arts Center are excited to bring “Mafia Murders,” the third annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, to the HAC stage.

More than 170 students from city and county middle and high schools have their art on display in the Middle and High School Art Show at the Harris Arts Center.

The matriarchal nature of the Cherokee clan system is often a topic of discussion among historians and others with an interest in Southern history.

It all started with our honeymoon in Florida. We were in the throes of true love. We’d do anything for each other. One day while we were at a big warehouse type clothes store, Bill and I thought it would be a great idea to dress alike and go out that evening looking like twins.

Think about your loved ones. What will their future be like? Can you picture them living in your house many years from now? Can you picture your children going to college? Can you picture your spouse or partner enjoying a comfortable retirement? These are all pleasant visions – but what if y…

Ashley and I just got back from a mastermind meeting in Dallas, Texas. It was made up of real estate investors from all over the U.S. who are seeking to build better businesses by developing their systems and processes. Ya’ll, it was phenomenal!

My friend Andy ran the Walt Disney World marathon this week. It was his first marathon. Congratulations Andy.

Ashworth Middle School recognized Students of the Month on Friday. Students and their families enjoyed a hot breakfast during the reception.

Tina Moore, a registered nurse, has been named the latest DAISY Award recipient for AdventHealth Gordon. This award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the super-human tasks nurses perform every day.

AdventHealth Gordon is proud to announce that Wesley Fetner, the director of patient experience and operational excellence, is a certified patient experience professional (CPXP) and is one of the first in health care with this certification.

One of Calhoun High School’s top students in Cole Pelfrey was recently recognized as the Youth of the Month.

Crape myrtles are one of my favorite landscape items because of their variety in flower color plus their ability to handle drought.

My senior year at Berry College, we had a dilemma on campus, and I’m sure many administrative staff members viewed it as a PR nightmare.

“For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ,” Galatians 3:27.

On Tuesday, Gordon County 4-H will be hosting its annual skating party at the B&B Skating Palace in Calhoun. 

For many years, employees of companies that offered 401(k) plans only faced a couple of key decisions – how much to contribute and how to allocate their dollars among the various investment options in their plan. But in recent years, a third choice has emerged: the traditional versus Roth 40…

Before you answer that question, you need to know what Faith is. You need a definition of the word. It is a word that has many areas of thought. Believing is faith in action.

My friend Joni Harbin wrote about being the bacon in someone’s life because bacon makes everything better. This gave me an idea of what to write. 

There were several festivals on the ancient Cherokee calendar which had religious or spiritual significance. Some have been studied to great extent by colonial writers such as Adair and Timberlake, others less so. Indeed, some are still practiced by traditional Cherokees today in some communities.

If you’re like most investors, you have a renewed perspective on your business right now. That’s because you’ve just analyzed all your rentals, done an inventory of your cash flow and have gotten things ready to send to your CPA. We call this process our end-of-year review.

The residents of Morning Pointe of Calhoun received a special treat when students from Georgia-Cumberland Academy paid a visit to the assisted living community. The students sang some of the residents’ favorite hymns, passed out cards, and spent time chatting with and getting to know the residents.

Those who know me may be aware of the fact that music is a very important part of my life. I don’t play any instruments, except I’m mediocre at the ukulele thanks to YouTube videos and I played the violin for a hot second in fourth-grade, which doesn’t count. So it’s a bit strange that I’m a…

The Baby Place at AdventHealth Gordon welcomed its first baby of 2019 at 7:37 p.m. on Wednesday. Rob Dyar, MD, delivered Jaxson Pickard, who arrived weighing 8 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 21.5 inches long.

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ …,” 2 Peter 3:18.

Several 4-H teams that have competitions in the spring have practices beginning this week.  Livestock judging, LifeSmarts and BB gun are taking registrations this week for participants in each of these team competitions. 

As we move into 2019, I would like to give some reminders on programming resources that our local UGA Extension office in Gordon County will offer.

Happy New Year, y’all. Yesterday, 2019 came about at exactly midnight on Dec. 31, 2018. I know. I know. But let’s face it, no matter what, according to the Gregorian calendar, 2019 was born when the clock struck twelve … at least here in the eastern United States, and the big ball at Times S…

There was recently an all-day Star Warsathone on TNT. Google says it takes at least 15 hours to watch all seven movies. I wasn’t prepared to spend 15 hours in front of the TV, but periodically, I’d switch it on to see what the Skywalkers were up to.

Even in an era of rapid and radical change, the year 1808 stands out in the history of Cherokee government and governance. It was in the fall of that year that the “Chiefs and Warriors in a National Council Assembled …,” met at a place called Broom Town and passed the first written law in Ch…

A favorite saying is to tell someone to look up. The announcers were saying that the quarterback should be looking up, meaning that they should be looking down field. And after a good play, you see the player point up.

How can you assess your investment portfolio’s performance in 2018? The year was full of wild swings in the financial markets, so your own results may well have bounced around quite a bit, too. But you can still get a clear picture of how you did if you keep your investments’ returns in the …

“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life,” 1 John 5:13.

This week, I will put on my animal science hat for a while and discuss factors that come into play when calving difficulty or dystocia is an issue.

The beginning of a new year is a very popular time for making New Year’s resolutions to get healthier, reduce stress, improve our mood, give back to the community, travel more or spend more time with family. 

Last week, I had the pleasure of talking with Calhoun native Meggan Kaiser, who has seen much of the world and recently wrote a book on how to travel for free. I was able to talk to her a bit about how she thinks traveling is important, why she thinks everyone should travel, and how she’s en…

Most people are familiar with the story of the great visionary Sequoyah, and his inestimable gift to the Cherokee people. Today, Sequoyah is almost universally recognized as a great man, a great visionary and a towering intellect. But this was not always the case.

We recently welcomed a business consultant by the name of Gary Harper into our office. Gary is with Sharper Business Solutions, and he and his wonderful wife, Susan, helped us with a number of things ranging from writing out a vision for our company to properly defining all of our departments.

Some years are more momentous than other … like 1970 1974, 1977, 1979, 1983. These years are the years I married (1970) and the consequent years were the births of our children.

Winter is here again — which may make you wish you were somewhere else. You might be thinking how pleasant it would be to become a snowbird and move to a warmer climate for the season. Of course, your stage of life will help determine if you are prepared to be a snowbird now or if you’re jus…