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ATLANTA  – Kroger is joining forces with the United Service Organization (USO) from June 25 – July 8 to “Round Up” support for American troops and their families by giving customers the opportunity to round up their store purchases to the nearest dollar.

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CARTERSVILLE, Ga. – Bartow County is on the northern edge of the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area, now one of the 10 largest metro areas in the United States. But in 1937, it was a farming community like just about everywhere else in Georgia, and it served as the jumping-off point for w…

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The National FFA organization awarded a $1000 Built Ford Tough scholarship to Caleb Carr of the Sonoraville FFA. The scholarship is sponsored by Prater Ford, Inc. of Calhoun. Carr plans to use the funds to pursue a degree in Agriculture Law and Policies. He will attend Fort Scott Community C…

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Mohawk Presents The Star Spangled Celebration, the annual celebration of Independence Day, will be held on Tuesday, July 4 at the Northwest Georgia Regional Fairgrounds on Highway 53/Rome Road in Calhoun. Gates open at 5 p.m. with concerts and activities beginning at 6 p.m.

On Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10, thirteen members of the Gordon County 4-H Livestock Judging team participated in a clinic for experienced livestock evaluators. Brett Crow, Mississippi State University livestock judging team coach, conducted the clinic at the Gordon County Agricultur…

Five Gordon County 4-H’ers attended 4-H Junior Camp at Camp Jekyll the week of June 12-16.  The camp was exclusively for students that had just completed 7th-8th grade, and nearly 200 4-H’ers from across the state participated in the camp.  The five 4-H’ers attending from Gordon County were …

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Calhoun High students Chaney Bearden and Lauryn Falkenstein will begin their incoming Senior year with a new title: Academic All Americans. The National Speech & Debate Association recently awarded the prestigious title, which is annually earned by only the top half of one-percent of all…

Noah Riley takes part in balloon storytelling with performer Laurel Alford on June 15. Stop by the Calhoun-Gordon County Library to see a calendar full of more fun, free programs this summer!

Information found in Gordon Record has been supplied to the Calhoun Times by various institutions and public offices. Reports taken from public records contain information as it appears on documents involved. Marriage licenses are from the Probate Court office and Real Estate Transfers are f…

Melinda Sams is currently presiding at the National Convention of the Kappa Kappa Iota National Teachers’ Organization held in Asheville, North Carolina, June 19-23, 2017. She has served as the 2016-2017 National President. Melinda’s theme this past year has been “Flutters of Inspiration: Sp…

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(Calhoun, Ga.) -- Adventist Health System (AHS), which includes Gordon Hospital, has been named a 2017 Gallup Great Workplace Award winner. This marks the seventh consecutive year that AHS and its facilities have received the award, which recognizes organizations for their extraordinary abil…

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Nashville’s Rachel Baiman, known for her work with 10 String Symphony and for playing fiddle for artists like Kacey Musgraves, will perform at the Harris Arts Center on Friday, June 30, at 7 p.m. The concert is generously sponsored by Gordon Hospital and Calhoun Drug Company.

From June 23, 2017 thru July 5, 2017, the Calhoun Police Department will join the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety’s “OPERATION ZERO-TOLERANCE: YOU DRINK & DRIVE. YOU LOSE” sobriety checkpoint program – the nationwide law enforcement crackdown on alcohol and drug-impaired driv…

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Many local veterans, current military members, Gordon County Sheriff’s Office employees and other citizens gathered in front of the Sheriff’s Office and Justice Center headquarters to participate in the annual Flag Day ceremony hosted by the Calhoun Elks Lodge and Sheriff Mitch Ralston on We…

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New Foundations Development, Inc. (NFD) (an Instrumentality of the Calhoun Housing Authority) held a Public Meeting on June 7, 2017 to announce it is the recipient of an award of $308,000 in CHIP funds. The grant funds will be used to perform rehab work on six homes. Each home owner will rec…

Information found in Gordon Record has been supplied to the Calhoun Times by various institutions and public offices. Reports taken from public records contain information as it appears on documents involved. Marriage licenses are from the Probate Court office and Real Estate Transfers are f…

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Members of Boy Scout Troop 22 travelled to Camp Sidney Dew for their annual Boy Scout Summer Camp the week of June 4. While there, each boy participated in his swim rank test, worked on new merit badges, and learned new outdoor experiences and skills. On Friday evening, June 9, the Scouts en…

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Ariel Brown, rising senior at Gordon Central High School, will be attending Georgia Girls State this week at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro. Georgia Girls State is a week-long government education program sponsored by the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. Every year, the Women’s …

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(Calhoun, Ga.) -- Each year during National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, Gordon EMS hosts a cook-out celebration to show their appreciation to all local public safety personnel and to present special awards, including the Kathy Cox Guardian Angel Award.

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Clark Bunch has been appointed by the Plainville City Council to fill the vacancy left in Post #2. He took the oath of office during the regular May council meeting. Clark is a graduate of Calhoun High School and holds a degree in history and political science from Shorter College. He was ca…

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While the students, teachers and faculty of Tolbert Elementary School are utilizing the summer break to relax and recharge, a renovation and reconstruction process is underway in order to give Tolbert’s facilities a fresh start heading into the next round of classes.

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For starters, we are still in a drought. I know it has been raining, but we still have dry soils. We need the rainfall, but this can cause some disease issues with our vegetable gardening efforts. This current weather of wet and warm temperatures is a good environment for some disease issues…

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“...I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying His voice and holding fast to Him...” ~Deuteronomy 30:19-20

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Its summertime and kids all over will be watching movies, movies and more movies. One of their favorites is “Despicable Me,” in which the main characters are Minions. According to Wikipedia, Minions are small, yellow creatures who have existed since the beginning of time, evolving from singl…

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A Community Yard Sale and Farmers Market will be held this Saturday, June 10, at the Plainville Recreation Department and City Park located at 610 School Street SW in Plainville. Begins at 8 a.m. Concessions for sale and restrooms will be open. A city official said that anyone from Plainvill…

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ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division (GDEcD) today announced the release of the 2017 state culinary guide, Georgia Eats. Georgia Tourism’s third annual culinary guide features the wildly popular “100 Plates Locals Love,” 10 flavor tours, inspiring featu…

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Sears Holdings confirmed with the Calhoun Times on Wednesday that they will be shutting the doors of Kmart, located on WC Bryant Parkway in Calhoun, in early September.

CALHOUN, Ga. -- Morning Pointe of Calhoun welcomed Coble Elementary students for an end-of-the-school-year chorale performance. The kids enjoyed singing, sharing snacks and spending time with the seniors at the assisted living and memory care community through Morning Pointe’s intergeneratio…

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New Echota United Methodist Church utilized the Sunday morning worship service on May 28 to take time to remember some very special people. Tens of thousands of military men and women from across this United States have given the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe and our country free. NEUMC…

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The AARP Smart Driver Course will be offered at the Fairmount Community Center on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Community Center is located at 11921 Fairmount Highway SE in Fairmount.

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