City of Calhoun Recreation Department, Gordon County Recreation Department and local schools have worked together to form Star Sports League.
The Carter Project is a new organization with the goal of helping to feed, cloth and provide assistance to the homeless of Calhoun. Tiffany Barringer, a stay-at-home mom, started the project after learning that her estranged father had been homeless the last six years of his life.
Last year Gordon County issued 42 permits for chicken houses, the previous year 58 were issued. At a Gordon County Board of Commissioners meeting on Jan. 6, leaders addressed the high number.
Only 100 tickets are left for one performance of Calhoun’s Dancing with the Stars, which is set for March.
Rome, Ga. — Shorter University Art Department faculty members have joined forces with their students to present a collaborative exhibit currently on view at the Harris Arts Center at 212 South Wall St. in Calhoun, Ga. The exhibit runs through Jan. 30, and admission is free and open to everyone. The public is invited to attend a reception on Sunday, Jan. 18 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. to view the exhibit and meet many of the artists.
Michael Mooney, “The Great Moodini,” a Calhoun resident who has recently appeared on television shows such as Comedy Central’s “Tosh.O” and “Not Safe for Work” on TruTv, was at Pokey’s Sporting Goods on Thursday, Dec. 18, with former World Championship Wrestling’s Joey Thurman and “Chico” from Discovery Channel’s show “Moonshiners.” Mooney is a magician whose tricks and stunt shows have been featured on television and social media, including an Atlanta Motor Speedway stunt that went terribly wrong.
Mohawk Presents Calhoun’s Dancing with the Stars continues to spark community interest and consistently beats its own fundraising records in Gordon County. This year, the contest will feature nine two-member dance teams representing a variety of business interests in Calhoun.
Ask any of the kids at the Boys & Girls Club what they like most about being there and you’re sure to hear about the great staff.
The Gordon County Fire Department hosted its annual Santa in Uniform program on Monday, Dec 22. Calhoun City Fire Department, Gordon County Emergency Medical Services, Gordon County Sheriff’s Office and Calhoun City Police Department and Georgia State Patrol officers accompanied them in participating.
The Voluntary Action Center distributed Tuesday the clothing, food and toys it has collected to be donated for Christmas. The distribution began at 8 a.m., with a line that reached all the way into Dub’s High on the Hog’s rear parking area.
NEW YORK (AP) — Up for a good long listen? Check out the Associated Press' top albums of 2014 list:
1. "In the Lonely Hour," Sam Smith: Sam Smith's album was an emotional roller coaster — a ride you couldn't get off of even if you tried. The songs, anchored by his piercing voice, had the power to make you cry, smile, shiver and even dance. Tracks like the radio hit, "Stay With Me," and "Leave Your Lover" are intense and emotional, making for an honest, beautiful album that soothes the soul. There can only be only reply when he sings, "Oh, won't you stay with me?" That would be a resounding, "Yes."
2. "2014 Forest Hills Drive," J. Cole: J. Cole: Another honest man: J. Cole. The insanely talented rapper captures so much on his third album, tackling various topics from losing his virginity to growing up in Fayetteville, North Carolina to contemporary rappers, who should take note. His rhymes are smart, and he is a powerful storyteller that, at times, echoes rap king Nas.
3. "LP1," FKA twigs: FKA twigs' ethereal and eerie album is heavenly. The English singer's soft vocals layered over weird beats make this 10-track set a must listen, thanks to addictive tracks like "Two Weeks," ''Numbers" and "Lights On."
4. "Sucker," Charli XCX: Let's boom clap for Charli XCX and her top notch album, "Sucker." The mix of rock and pop songs are confident and catchy, and prove that although Charli XCX was the side chick on songs like Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" and Icona Pop's "I Love It," she's the real leading lady.
5. "Aquarius," Tinashe: Tinashe, who is also part of the alternative R&B movement, delivered an album that moved the needle this year. Though she had a huge hit with the addictive "2 On," the singer proves she's much more than a one-hit wonder on "Aquarius." Her whispery vocals glide over the songs' beats so nicely you'll constantly hit repeat. "Just Like Vegas" is only one of the many standouts.
6. "Evergreen," Broods: The parents of brother and sister duo Broods should be proud. The New Zealand group's album, "Evergreen," is a winner with instrumentalist Caleb Nott shining on the eclectic, alternative production, giving Georgia Nott a platform to showcase her calming vocals, especially on "Killing You" and "Mother & Father."
7. "My Everything," Ariana Grande: Ariana Grande has already launched four Top 10 hits from her second album, but there's so much more that bangs beyond "Bang Bang" on "My Everything." The powerful vocalist nails it with a cool blend of R&B and pop songs that's almost as good as her revering 2013 debut.
8. "Montevallo," Sam Hunt: Props to singer-songwriter Sam Hunt for blending country music with elements of R&B, electronica and hip-hop. It might sound wild, but it works on his debut album, mainly thanks to Hunt's swagger and sexy sing-talk vocal delivery. Sam Smith isn't the only Sam stealing hearts.
9. "Do It Again," Robyn and Royksopp: Swedish singer Robyn and Norwegian duo Royksopp 5-song dance EP is oh so good, and a tease. Full album please?
10. "1000 Forms of Fear," Sia: From "Chandelier" to "Elastic Heart" to "Eye of the Needle," Sia's latest album is just another laudable effort in her rich catalog, which is worth exploring if you've just discovered the gem this year.
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Sonoraville High School had its annual Shop with a Phoenix on Saturday, Dec. 13.
Brothers Andrew and Trey Bentley, of the popular band The Van Lears, will perform Saturday, Dec. 20, in the second-annual Dana Patterson Memorial Christmas Concert at the GEM Theatre in Calhoun. The brothers asked the community to donate toys for tickets instead of buying them and have exceeded the amount of donations that they could have anticipated.
The Boys and Girls Club of Gordon County looked a lot like a scene from a Christmas movie on Saturday.
A local nonprofit organization is organizing the first Polar Be
Sunday, December 14
Calhoun’s downtown GEM Theatre is set to play host a production of “Night Before Christmas Carol” on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m.
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Avanelle Holbert, 88, presented the Tallatoona Head Start program and preschool students with nearly 120 hand-stitched, fleece blankets on Wednesday.