Various pieces of artwork created by students from Ashworth Middle School were on display at the Harris Arts Center on Thursday, February 4. The display included a special painting on canvas by student Allison Albritton, who, with the help and support of an inventive teacher and her family, has overcome some incredible obstacles to enjoy expressing herself through the arts.
(Northwest Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is helping you take the “leap” towards your GED® diploma on February’s extra day this year’s extra day. On Monday, Feb. 29, any student or potential student may take any of the GED practice tests free of charge. Call one of the centers listed above to schedule an appointment.
Gordon County Schools Pre-K application process for the 2016-2017 school year opens on March 1, 2016. Application packets will be available at all Gordon County Elementary Schools and may be picked up at the front office at each location. You must complete an application for each child you want to enroll in Pre-K and return the completed application packet to one of the Gordon County Elementary Schools no later than 3 p.m. on March 29, 2016 to be eligible for the Pre-K lottery drawing.
The Georgia Municipal Association is proud to announce the City of Fairmount received a Safety Grant check in the amount of $1045.97 and a Liability Grant check in the amount of $6000 for the purchase of a metal detector with walk-thru scanner, nightstick safety traffic lights, a body camera system, a car camera system, body armor and HiVis clothing. Steve Durden, Deputy Director, Marketing, stated, “This program allows each city to stretch their budget dollars and provide a safer work environment for their employees.”
“The call came from a foster care supervisor at 4:30 p.m. ‘We have a 2-day old baby girl who needs a home. Mom is in prison and no family will take her; would you and your husband be interested in taking her?’ We said yes.”
The Chick-fil-A Restaurant in Calhoun invites the community to register for the 2nd Annual Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series of Calhoun, taking place on Saturday, May 21, 2016. All proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Gordon County.
Calhoun Gordon County Retired Educators Association, a local non-profit organization of retired educators, is currently asking for donations to be auctioned off at their upcoming fundraising auction. The organization is holding the auction on March 9 at the Harris Arts Center from 9 until 11 a.m. in order to begin growing a recently founded endowment fund for its annual scholarships.
James Cornelius Printup is a 29-year-old native of Calhoun who is experiencing National Heart Month from a slightly different perspective this year. At the age of 14, it was discovered that Printup was born with a heart valve that didn’t seal properly as his body grew.
The Calhoun-Gordon County Library is full of love this month and has many exciting things happening in February, including an upcoming appearance by storyteller Joanna Maddox of the Kuumba Storytellers of Georgia.
(Calhoun, Ga.) -- Shaw Industries presented a check to the Harris Radiation Therapy Center at Gordon Hospital. Shaw’s Gordon County plants raised more than $2,600 from selling breast cancer awareness t-shirts to their associates.
NORFOLK (Jan. 28, 2016) Damage Controlman 3rd Class Cassandra Burchett, from Calhoun, reports a simulated electrical fire during a general quarters drill aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). Washington is homeported in Norfolk after serving seven years in Yokosuka, Japan, as the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anna E. Van Nuys/Released)
Run for God began more than six years ago by a runner who wanted to be sure that running did not become the most important thing is his life. Although Mitchell Hollis knew that running was a healthy activity for his body, he recognized through the help of a dear friend, that it could become unhealthy to your spirituality if taken too far. And so, through a series of events that were surely divinely inspired, Run for God was started to introduce non-runners to the sport of running.
Some Atlanta Division Kroger customers are spending as little as one cent per gallon to fill up their tanks due to the combination of current low prices of retail fuel and the supermarket chain’s fuel points, according to a recent press release from the retail grocery store. The return of Kroger’s #FuelPointsSweeps giveaway gives customers the chance to win free fuel for a month.
According to Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston, in late November 2015, Sheriff’s detectives initiated an investigation into a number of automobile break-ins reported in the Dews Pond and Red Bud communities. The perpetrators targeted passenger automobiles, usually late at night, often unlocked, and stole money, credit cards, clothing and electronic devices.
A matter regarding a homestead exemption for a veteran, along with a resolution to accept the Right of Occupancy and Use of the Resaca Battlefield site were some of the items discussed at the recent meeting of the Gordon County Board of Commissioners.
Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal visited Calhoun on Thursday, to read a story to two Pre-K classes at Brighter Tomorrows Child Care Center, a one-star Quality Rated child care program, located at 197 Professional Court in Calhoun.
Mohawk Presents Calhoun’s Dancing with the Stars is gearing up for its fifth anniversary as United Way of Gordon County and GEM Theatre administrators--the target beneficiaries--prepare for the newest version of Calhoun’s wildly popular fundraiser. Sponsors are stepping up to support the ten teams already in place and twenty contestants are rolling up their sleeves as they choose songs, hire choreographers, order their costumes and get ready to topple the bar one more time. Additional layers of entertainment have been incorporated into the competition, allowing previous performers to take the floor as repeat contestants or members of the Boot Troupe and several new preliminary fundraisers feeding the event are in place, with more being planned.
Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Cosmetology program on the Floyd County Campus recently volunteered their time and talent to the William S. Davies Homeless Shelter in Rome.
Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston, along with the Sheriff’s Office, was recently recognized for their contributions to the Sonoraville Phoenix 2015 Football Season. Left to right are: Sonoraville Head Football coach Jim Kremer, Assistant Coach Chance Hicks, Sheriff Mitch Ralston, Deputy Sheriff Robert Paris and Sonoraville High School Principal Bruce Potts.
As you walk into the children’s section of the Calhoun-Gordon County Library, Mark Drexler can often be found on one of the many aisles of illustrated books and imaginative stories. This is where the long-time librarian enjoys spending his time, introducing children to new characters, telling stories and sharing experiences. Drexler joined the library before suffering from heart problems in June 2013, when he underwent a heart valve replacement procedure and an extensive recovery.
Chrissy Bryant, Director of Customer Operations at Tai Ping Carpets Americas, Inc., was installed as the 2016 Chair of the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors at the first board meeting of the year on Jan. 14, 2016.
The Calhoun Times recently received a letter from Lisa Niemeyer, teacher and assistant principal of Aviston Elementary, and her fourth grade class, requesting assistance from local readers of the newspaper. Niemeyer is requesting the Gordon County community’s help with the annual ‘Mail Project.’
During the Family Resource Center’s recent board meeting, held on Wednesday, Jan. 27, Junior Mayor-elect Marley Gentry was inaugurated as the 2016 Junior Mayor of Calhoun and Gordon County. Calhoun Mayor Jimmy Palmer and former Junior Mayor Tripp Morrison joined the board and signed the proclamation.
(Dalton, GA) In one of the most significant initiatives in its 95-year history, Hamilton Medical Center announces plans to build a $30 million comprehensive community cancer institute to bring the most advanced technology and cancer services to the region.
A recent press release from the GED Testing Service announced that the passing score for high school equivalency had been recalibrated from 150 to 145. Two additional performance levels, described as GED College Ready and GED College Ready + Credit, have also been added to signify readiness for college courses or to qualify for college credits. The recalibration will affect any student that has tested since Jan. 1, 2014. This is expected to impact nearly 1900 students in Georgia.
On Monday, Dec. 28, the employees and members of the Calhoun Moose Lodge #1974 delivered 115 gift cards, in the amount of $20 each, and boxes of chocolate covered cherries to the residents of the Calhoun Housing Authority. The Lodge, located at 329 Prater Lake Road NE, also sponsored three families in need during the holiday season.
Prevent Child Abuse Gordon invites the community to enjoy An Evening of Love and Laughter, presented by Dale and Joan Bentley, on Saturday, Feb. 6. The elegant fifth annual event will be held at the Harris Arts Center and will feature entertainment, a live auction, door prizes, a raffle, food and fun.
Four Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) students have been selected as the college’s semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Dione Waddington, coordinator for the college’s GOAL program.
(Calhoun, Georgia) – You’ve seen the videos on the Internet and your television. Videos of what appear to be law enforcement officers using what some call, “excessive force.” Some of the situations have turned fatal for officers and suspects, alike.
Calhoun’s Dancing with the Stars 2016 is sure to be another record-breaking fundraiser as organizers gear up for the fifth anniversary show, featuring ten teams that include former dancers and new competitors and a special performance by the Boot Troupe. As usual, a fast sellout is expected for tickets to the March 18 finale, but overflow guests will have an opportunity to purchase tickets for the March 17 opening as well as tickets for the Velo Vineyard live feed.
Three churches from the Fairmount community have recently banded together to help keep the community warm. Volunteers from Oakman Baptist Church, Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and First United Methodist Church of Fairmount have been collecting blankets, throws, jackets, socks and personal items to distribute to those in need in hopes of making a difference in the community. The volunteers have made these items available to anyone who may need them during the coming weeks, as temperatures continue to drop below freezing.
H&R block is putting the “fun” back in Refund Season. Cathy Matheson, a local winner of the H&R Block 1000 Win $1000 Daily Sweepstakes, celebrates at the H&R Block office at 114 W C Bryant Parkway and is presented with a giant check. From left, winner Cathy Matheson and Senior Tax Advisor, Dianne Parr.
Earlier this week, community members from the Calhoun and Gordon County area responded to an unexpected tragedy in a positive and constructive way while, as they often do, reaching out to support and honor a family suffering a terrible loss.
ATLANTA–– National School Choice Week begins today in Georgia and across the country. There are 419 events planned in the Peach State to raise awareness about K-12 school choice, and 16,140 events nationwide.
A display honoring service members and first responders has recently been completed in Resaca by veteran and retired schoolteacher Richard Rogers. The display is Rogers’ tribute to those who keep the country safe and protect the freedoms of United States citizens.