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Saturday 06/28/2014
Things to do in Gordon/Calhoun
Posted: June 28, 2014

Now - July 1

Thursday 06/26/2014
Chickamauga’s Rags to Riches Band winning over fans with unique rock, blues sound
Updated: June 26, 2014 - 12:44 pm

There are some old school tunes mixed with a new school sound coming from a Chickamauga basement these days, and the group creating the music is quickly gaining a following around the area with its innovate take on blues and rock, as well as energetic shows at local venues.

Wednesday 06/25/2014
Profiles in Faith: Clark Bunch
Posted: June 25, 2014

Calhoun is full of great talent and home to many great writers. Author Clark Bunch has lived in Calhoun most of his life. He graduated from Calhoun High School in 1994 and Shorter College in 1998. “I studied geometry with Coach Jerry Smith, wrote poetry and edited a magazine for Dr. Linn and was on Sandra Silvers’ debate team for four years,” says Bunch. “I also competed in the National Debate Tournament in 1994.”

Tuesday 06/24/2014
Youth Success Academy is now taking applications
Posted: June 24, 2014

The Youth Success Academy (YSA) on the Floyd and Walker County Campuses of Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is currently accepting applications and conducting testing from now until June 27.

Georgia Chamber hosts 2014 regional lunch in Gordon County
Posted: June 24, 2014

More than 100 Georgia business leaders from across Gordon and the surrounding counties gathered at the Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Calhoun for today’s Georgia Chamber Regional Power Lunch.

Monday 06/23/2014
GCSC benefit trail ride raises $1,700 for the ACS
Posted: June 23, 2014

Fighting back against cancer is not about giving up or giving in, the Gordon County Saddle Club was determined to keep going, despite the rain showers to host their annual Riding for a Cure benefit trail ride event which took place Saturday, May 17th @ Dry Creek Horse Trails in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest.

Oak Hill Gift Shop sale with Berry College Student Enterprises this weekend
Posted: June 23, 2014

ROME, Ga. -- The Oak Hill Gift Shop will sponsor a Berry College Student Enterprise event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday (June 27) and Saturday (June 28.)

Sunday 06/15/2014
Local teens tame triathlons
Posted: June 15, 2014

What were young doing at age 12? How about 14?

Saturday 06/14/2014
Putting a stamp on Hayes’s legacy
Posted: June 14, 2014

In 1992, the Roland Hayes Museum Committee began pushing for the United States Postal Service to honor Roland Hayes, a pioneer for African-American entertainers, with a commemorative stamp. The effort continues to this day.

Friday 06/13/2014
Bonnaroo features mini-British Invasion in 2014
Posted: June 13, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jake Bugg isn't the only British star headed for the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this week. There's a mini-British Invasion of sorts going on Thursday through Sunday in Manchester, Tennessee — and we're not just talking about Elton John's headlining performance.

What's going on in Gordon?
Posted: June 13, 2014

Now - July 1

Friday 06/06/2014
What to do in Calhoun and Gordon County
Posted: June 06, 2014


Thursday 06/05/2014
Bands wanted to apply for State Mutual Insurance Battle of the Bands, benefits Cancer Navigators
Posted: June 05, 2014

Musicians around the region are once again invited to showcase their talent while helping cancer patients at the same time as 95.7 FM The Ridge partners with State Mutual Insurance, the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation, Wings Over North Georgia Air Show and Cancer Navigators for its 5th annual State Mutual Insurance Battle of the Bands contest.

Tuesday 06/03/2014
Sonoraville High FBLA hosts awards banquet
Posted: June 03, 2014

The Sonoraville High School Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Annual Awards Banquet was held on May 12, 2014 to recognize several individuals for their outstanding contributions to this dynamic youth organization. Among those recognized were active Business Advisory Committee members, Big Phoenix, Little Phoenix, members who received their business achievement awards, the region and state competitors, and winners of various business events, Who’s Who in FBLA in the state and a national qualifier to compete and represent SHS FBLA in Nashville. The Sonoraville chapter was recently named third best chapter overall in the entire state of Georgia for the second year in a row and this was another celebrated honor and accomplishment.

Local vets standing on 'New Foundations'
Posted: June 03, 2014

Pictured are just a few of the happy Gordon/Bartow County Veterans, who have received much needed home rehabilitation with the help of New Foundations Development, Inc., which was created by the Calhoun Housing Authority to perform activities within Gordon County to upgrade and expand the local housing inventory.

Friday 05/30/2014
Mark you calendars for upcoming events in Calhoun/Gordon
Posted: May 30, 2014

Now - May 30

Thursday 05/29/2014
Youtube video features country star Swindell at Rome River Jam
Posted: May 29, 2014

A Youtube video featuring country star Cole Swindell and filmed in Rome is racking up hits on the Internet.

Wednesday 05/28/2014
Harris Arts Center displays Harris Potters exhibit
Posted: May 28, 2014

Works from the Harris Potters are being exhibited this month at the Harris Arts Center.

Jones to teach piano at Harris Arts Center
Posted: May 28, 2014

The Harris Arts Center is proud to announce that Reagan Jones will now be accepting beginner piano students. Reagan, a high-school student and lifelong resident of Gordon County, is excited to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for piano with a new generation of up-and-coming musicians.

Cook of the Week: Aaron Arango
Posted: May 28, 2014

Aaron Arango has been cooking on his own since he was 12-years-old.