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.
The community is invited to come out and support the Red Bud Middle School Athletic Booster Club in a muddy race at RBMS- the 2016 Mud at the Bud, which will be held this Tuesday, May 24. Two races will be held that day: a race for middle and high school students, which begins at 4 p.m. and a race for 3rd - 5th grade students, which will start at 6 p.m. Adults are invited to participate and can join either race.
Al Leonard, the finance director of Gordon County, was presented the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting at the latest meeting of the Gordon County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night. The award, given by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by the Gordon County government and its management.
May is National Foster Care Awareness Month, and Gordon County Board of Commissioners Chair Becky Hood recently signed a proclamation recognizing the importance of foster awareness in Gordon County on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, as a small crowd gathered on the steps of the Gordon County Courthouse to witness the signing.
The long awaited opening of the Resaca Battlefield Historic Site happened on Friday, May 13, hosted by the Friends of Resaca Battlefield and the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau. Many dignitaries and special guests were on hand for the grand opening, recognizing the hard work of many who made the site a possibility. The Gordon County Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard posted the Colors to open the ceremony.
Calhoun Middle School student Abbie Chambers is not only a die hard Calhoun Yellow Jackets fan, but also a caring young woman who has began collecting stuffed animals to deliver to children who, like her, have faced many health problems and frightening surgeries.
(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.
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.
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.
(Calhoun, Ga.) — J. Brent Box, MD, chief hospitalist and chief medical officer for Gordon Hospital has been selected to serve as senior medical director for hospital medicine for Adventist Health System (AHS) in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Gordon Hospital is a member of the 44 hospital system.
A special ribbon cutting by the Gordon County Board of Commissioners officially opened the new Red Bud Road Fire Station 6, located at the corner of Cash Road and Red Bud Road, at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
Back in the fall, my grandfather, A.D. Bowman, passed away. I was blessed to have a grandfather that taught me very valuable skills that have stuck with me till this day. First, he was the one that took the training wheels off my bicycle and sent me down the road as a child. He also was the one that showed me how to operate a tractor so I could assist with some of the chores on the farm. I don’t ride a bicycle very often now, but I use our farm tractor four to five times per week. Without the tractor, hay could not be taken to all of the cows needing that supplemental feed. Today, I am going to share information on an opportunity for our ladies that wish to be an active part of their farming operation. The class is called Southern Women in Agriculture and is a UGA hands-on basic training for ladies wishing to learn skills in a variety of topic areas. The training will be held at the NW Georgia Livestock Pavilion in Calhoun on March 1, 2016.
Driver’s Education courses offered through the Gordon County Schools Driver Education Program were recently announced for winter and spring of 2016. The GCS Driver’s Education Program is a Georgia Department of Driver Services certified program, including 30 hours of classroom, and six-hours of behind the wheel, instruction.
The Antioch Youth Indoor Yard Sale will be held from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29 and from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30 at Antioch Baptist Church’s Christian Life Center, located at 2666 Dews Pond Road in Calhoun.
It has been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For Amy Atkinson, breakfast is more than starting the day with nutrition; it’s the first opportunity for her family to gather around the table to share a meal.
Nationally touring stand-up comedian and actor Jon Reep is scheduled to appear at the historic Calhoun GEM Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. The PG-13 show offers high-energy jokes, clever punch lines, and an authentic point of view from the North Carolina native.
Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston, Gordon County Fire and Rescue Chief Doug Ralston and Gordon EMS Director Courtney Taylor are all pleased to announce a new initiative on behalf of their respective agencies in the event of natural and/or weather emergencies.
The Baxter|Dean Junior Runway Show, a fundraising event for the Mohawk Presents Calhoun’s Dancing with the Stars event, was held on Sunday, Jan. 10 at Calhoun’s historic GEM Theatre. The event featured 63 local, elementary-age students and raised more than $15,000 for DWTS.
With Powerball now breaking records for the largest lottery jackpot in history, Better Business Bureau is warning consumers that scammers will be taking advantage of the situation to trick people into thinking they are winners.
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 from the Gordon County Superior Court Clerk’s Office.
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. Tickets went on sale for the show January 3, 2016 and all the finale seats sold out almost immediately, but tickets for Friday night and the Velo Vineyard remotes are still available.
The community is invited to the annual Calhoun-Gordon County Community Celebration for Martin Luther King, Jr., which will be held this Sunday, Jan. 17, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church, located at 452 West Line Street in Calhoun.