Gordon Life

Members of the American Heritage Girls Troop GA 0771 recently made their annual mission trip to Owsley County, Kentucky, and trooper leader Mary King says she and her scouts all feel blessed for the opportunity.

Georgia 4-H Clovers & Co. was founded in 1981 to provide an opportunity for 4-H youth to promote and share the talent evident in Georgia 4-H. This elite group of musicians, vocalists and dancers is in need of several additional members of its production crew.

The following local residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University. The online, nonprofit university held three commencement ceremonies this year to celebrate the graduation of more than 22,000 students from across the country.

This year’s edition of Georgia River Network and Flint Riverkeeper’s Paddle Georgia Fall Float on the Flint canoe/kayak adventure will give participants the opportunity to not only enjoy the beauty of the Flint River but also to taste the bounty that the river helps provide.

Downtown Calhoun will get a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll next month as the southern rock band The Steel Woods takes the stage at the Gem Theatre on Aug. 2.

The following announcements were submitted by the respective schools:

“You know how there’s something in the back of your mind that if you do it, it’ll be a really good experience?” Brandi Rose Dixon said. “Yoga was that thing for me, but it took going through something horrible to get there.”

When all the toes had tapped and the music stopped, Haylea Graham and Aavyn Lee were crowned winners of the Calhoun’s Dancing with the Stars Gets Schooled fundraising event recently.

The Red Cross of Georgia has named Leigh Brock-Barba as executive director for the American Red Cross of Northwest Georgia. Brock-Barba will lead a team of talented staff and volunteers in providing Red Cross services to 800,000 people across 14 counties.

AdventHealth Gordon is hosting a maternity fair on Sunday, July 21, for those who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or parents of an infant. The event will be held in Conference Room E (enter through the North Entrance) from 2 to 4 p.m.

Kade and Abby Wright say they are excited to be returning as co-directors at the Harris Arts Center for their third consecutive year of summer musical theater camp.

Shorter University has announced students named to the dean’s list during the spring semester of 2019. To achieve this honor, students must have been enrolled full time and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term.

When Patti Surdi was growing up in Long Island, New York, she was encouraged by her father to explore the world of art. And after a career as a kindergarten teacher, Surdi is finally getting back to her first love of painting – and is making a profit from it.

This weekend we were in Cooperstown, N.Y. It is a small town known for having the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.

When I first heard of Rachel Held Evans, first heard her name and first heard her speak, it was on the Liturgist podcast, where she was being featured for an episode. For a theologian, her voice was so personable and her form of communicating was so relatable. She felt like a friend I hadn’t…

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about meditation in general, and spoke about its benefits. As I said then, there are different kinds of meditation. The biggest “thing” going right now with meditation, is called mindfulness meditation, and even it can be done in different ways.

Georgia 4-H Project SAFE uses the shooting sports to teach many valuable life skills. Project SAFE (Shooting Awareness, Fun and Education) provides youth a place to develop a sense of belonging, learn teamwork in a safe environment and increase concentration skills. Safety and the responsibl…

Georgia Northwestern Technical College recently announced the students on the president’s list and dean’s list for the 2019 spring semester.

“We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him,” 1 John 5:18.

I’m a people person. I like people. I am also a card-carrying optimist. I truly believe that people are inherently good. That being noted, let’s face it y’all, some people are just not good people, never have been, never will be. No amount of making excuses for them, painting pretty pictures…

If you own a business, you’ve always got plenty to think about: sales, marketing, employees, competition, industry trends, consumer preferences – the list goes on and on. It’s easy to get so caught up in your work that you might not take time to think about retirement. But if and when that d…

Last week, we made an analogy between how you protected yourself from the elements as a kid when you played in the snow and how you should use that same logic to protect your assets. Both should be done in layers.

In the Bible, a lawyer asked Jesus about loving someone. Jesus always told a story to illustrate His message.