Gordon Life

I will never forget that day. I was at a function at my congregation and Britt, one of my friends there, pointed over to my truck and asked who it belonged to. The truck had a “We Buy Houses” wrap on the tailgate, and Britt had never seen the vehicle before because we normally show up to fun…

We’ve still got a couple of months left in 2018, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about some year-end investment moves that might benefit you. Here are a few possibilities (although not all will apply to your situation):

It’s not easy writing a political dialogue in today’s climate of hate and … well, hate. Republicans despise Democrats to the point that some wish all of them dead. And Democrats despise Republicans just about as much. It’s not a pretty world we live in for sure.

The Cherokee Nation accomplished a number of milestones before that great crime known to history as The Trail of Tears. Aside from societal upheaval brought on by the transition from a traditional family/clan structure to one based on a nuclear household, and from an economy based on hunting…

Last week’s column studied the vision commonly described as “the four horsemen of the Apocalypse” (Revelation 6:1-8).  We continue our study of Chapter 6 of Revelation by seeing Christ open the fifth seal (6:9-11), revealing a vision that gives another perspective to the severe persecution t…

The 2011 movie, The Big Year, is one of my favorites.  This comedy movie for many was a bust. It only grossed $7 million, but had a $41 million budget.  I guess I was in a minority of folks that enjoyed the movie. The main characters were played by Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black. 

As far back as I can remember, sports have been near and dear to my heart. I got this from my father who was the biggest sports fan I have ever known.

This year has been very strange as far as rentals go. First off, rent rates have skyrocketed. In 2018, we have seen two-bedroom, one-bath houses rent for as much as 3/2 floor plans were renting for just two years ago.

The beginning of the third decade of the 19th century was a busy time in New Echota, the capitol city of the Cherokee Nation. Between the manipulations and machinations of government agents, land speculators, fraudsters of various kinds, not to mention the general stress of running a governm…

Money played a role, apparently big, big money, and so did history, misconceptions, radicalization of the innocent and feminist anger for a guy named Trump. The story is that the Republicans lost the House and that the nation lost, too.

We had just finished ordering when Georgia opened its first drive against Florida. There my wife and I sat surrounded by Bulldog fans, the quiet before the storm. Because minutes later that all too familiar chatter I know so well began, the dialogue between diehard fans and an inanimate object.

“And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer,” Revelation 6:2.

Last week, I presented an article on protecting your plants for winter. I promise at some point we will experience cold weather for an extended period of time. Seems overall the late summer and early fall has been a little drier and warmer in the area.

If you spend a lot of time on the internet, you’re not just shopping or being entertained, or following the news or participating in an online community. You’re probably also dealing with accounts and information that eventually can become part of your digital “estate.” And if this estate is…

Well technically FiFa is not a four-letter word. It’s an abbreviation for the two Latin words Fieri Facias that translate to “you shall make happen,” which you’ll understand in a minute.

Voluntary Action Center Executive Director Stacy Long was the guest speaker at last week’s Calhoun Rotary Club meeting, being introduced by Program Chairman Doug Todd.

So, we recently had tenant applicants do some things that were new to us. One walked out of the lease-up, and the other called us rude. Let me explain what happened and why each instance was actually good.

What happened? I’m trying to wrap my brain around what has happened to this precious little town I moved to and settled in some 49 years ago. It has always had a sense of community … and a feeling of we’re all in this together, of civility, but something has changed and it’s not good.

Occasionally I tune into CNN, actually appreciate some of its news discussions and otherwise grin and bear it. The other day, though, I frowned and decided not to bear it because here was this hoity-toity guy telling us how freedom would be endangered with Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Cour…

I am really surprised that I have not received more calls on this invasive insect pest in 2018. At the Bowman home, we have not seen them in the house as much, but they have been problematic on and in the vehicles.  We actually arrived to my daughter’s high school softball game and our lawn …

Gordon Central High School students held a community showing for their One Act play at the Blue Box Theatre last week. The four performances were a preview of this year's selection -- "Working," based on a book by Studs Terkel, -- before students head to Model High School later this month fo…

The Gordon County Domestic Violence Outreach Office held the seventh annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event last week to raise awareness about the community impact of domestic violence on women, men and children. 

Hi y’all. It’s me. Yes me, Coleen Brooks. I’m back and happy to be here … here being writing a column once again in my favorite small-town newspaper, the Calhoun Times.

Calhoun Elementary third-graders had the exciting opportunity to participate in a walking tour around downtown Calhoun last week.

The Gordon County Division of Family and Children Services is seeking the community’s help in fulfilling the Christmas wished of children in foster care.

So, you bought a house that you plan to hold as a rental property. You did a great rehab and really have it looking nice. Now it’s time to put it on market and get the rent money coming in.

A total of 1,116 runners crossed the finish line in downtown Calhoun while another 72 children, ages 3 to 11, completed the AGC Pediatrics 1k Kid’s Run at Gordon Central High School on Sept. 25, making this the largest run in at least the last 15 years and maybe the largest ever. 

RNs Hannah Holland, Julie Wills and Nealey Baldridge have been named Gordon Hospital’s latest DAISY Award recipients. This award is part of the DAISY Foundation's program to recognize the super-human tasks nurses perform every day.

With October being Fire Safety Awareness Month, Fairmount Elementary School third-graders received a critical lesson in fire safety on Monday.

The Bartow History Museum is hosting a walk around the historic Eastview Cemetery in Adairsville on Oct. 20.

We’re officially in autumn — the season when we bring in what we planted in the spring. But the concept of planting and gathering isn’t confined to agriculture. In fact, it can be used in many walks of life, including investing. So what can you do to help work toward a successful investment …

On Saturday, Sept. 29, nearly 20 4-H'ers took part in a day of service and leadership.  In the morning, 11 youth and adult leaders participated in the annual Rivers Alive river clean-up. 

We bought a little three-bedroom mill house recently, that we had intended to keep. The problem was that we got so busy working on other projects that the house sat for a while. We kept rationalizing that since we got it at such a good deal, it was OK for it to sit. But after two months, we …

Gordon Hospital welcomed Gordon County leaders to its annual Booster Breakfast at the end of the last week, with hospital personnel presenting on new construction projects and orthopedic services.

“Only fear the Lord and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you,” 1 Samuel 12:24