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Family raises money for mother's cancer treatments

When Amanda Mitchell began having pain and discomfort in her abdomen early last year, she would have never imagined trips to the doctor to find the cause would change her life in numerous ways. The 34-year-old mother of two is now undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy to fight Stage 4 a colo-rectal cancer with lung metastasis.

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Friday 01/16/2015
The Carter Project promotes homelessness awareness, helps provide shelter during single-digit weather
Posted: January 16, 2015

The Carter Project is a new organization with the goal of helping to feed, cloth and provide assistance to the homeless of Calhoun. Tiffany Barringer, a stay-at-home mom, started the project after learning that her estranged father had been homeless the last six years of his life. 

Thursday 01/15/2015
Gordon leads in chicken house permits
Posted: January 15, 2015

Last year Gordon County issued 42 permits for chicken houses, the previous year 58 were issued. At a Gordon County Board of Commissioners meeting on Jan. 6, leaders addressed the high number.

Sunday 01/11/2015
Calhoun’s Dancing with the Stars tickets go fast
Posted: January 11, 2015

Only 100 tickets are left for one performance of Calhoun’s Dancing with the Stars, which is set for March.

Tuesday 12/30/2014
Calhoun man, ‘The Great Moodini,’ set for comedy tour
Posted: December 30, 2014

Michael Mooney, “The Great Moodini,” a Calhoun resident who has recently appeared on television shows such as Comedy Central’s “Tosh.O” and “Not Safe for Work” on TruTv, was at Pokey’s Sporting Goods on Thursday, Dec. 18, with former World Championship Wrestling’s Joey Thurman and “Chico” from Discovery Channel’s show “Moonshiners.” Mooney is a magician whose tricks and stunt shows have been featured on television and social media, including an Atlanta Motor Speedway stunt that went terribly wrong.

Monday 12/29/2014
Tickets for Calhoun’s Dancing with the Stars on sale for the first time Jan. 4
Posted: December 29, 2014

Mohawk Presents Calhoun’s Dancing with the Stars continues to spark community interest and consistently beats its own fundraising records in Gordon County. This year, the contest will feature nine two-member dance teams representing a variety of business interests in Calhoun.

Friday 12/26/2014
Director of the Boys & Girls Club discusses producing leaders
Posted: December 26, 2014

Ask any of the kids at the Boys & Girls Club what they like most about being there and you’re sure to hear about the great staff.

Thursday 12/25/2014
First responders help 50 needy children shop for Christmas
Posted: December 25, 2014

The Gordon County Fire Department hosted its annual Santa in Uniform program on Monday, Dec 22. Calhoun City Fire Department, Gordon County Emergency Medical Services, Gordon County Sheriff’s Office and Calhoun City Police Department and Georgia State Patrol officers accompanied them in participating.

Sunday 12/21/2014
Voluntary Action Center distributes Christmas donations to needy families
Posted: December 21, 2014

The Voluntary Action Center distributed Tuesday the clothing, food and toys it has collected to be donated for Christmas. The distribution began at 8 a.m., with a line that reached all the way into Dub’s High on the Hog’s rear parking area.

Thursday 12/18/2014
Shop with a Phoenix pairs high school students and needy children
Updated: December 22, 2014 - 10:08 am

Sonoraville High School had its annual Shop with a Phoenix on Saturday, Dec. 13.

‘Toys speak louder than words’
Posted: December 18, 2014

Brothers Andrew and Trey Bentley, of the popular band The Van Lears, will perform Saturday, Dec. 20, in the second-annual Dana Patterson Memorial Christmas Concert at the GEM Theatre in Calhoun. The brothers asked the community to donate toys for tickets instead of buying them and have exceeded the amount of donations that they could have anticipated.

Wednesday 12/17/2014
What's happening in Calhoun, Gordon County
Posted: December 17, 2014

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Family honors loved one by giving back to his hometown
Posted: December 17, 2014

The Boys and Girls Club of Gordon County looked a lot like a scene from a Christmas movie on Saturday.

Sunday 12/14/2014
First Polar Bear Plunge set for Gordon County
Posted: December 14, 2014

A local nonprofit organization is organizing the first Polar Be

Friday 12/12/2014
Jacket Fever at Calhoun City Schools Complex
Updated: December 12, 2014 - 11:49 am

The Calhoun City Schools Complex has Jacket Fever!

What's happening in Calhoun, Gordon County
Posted: December 12, 2014

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Tuesday 12/09/2014
‘Night Before Christmas Carol’ set for Sunday at GEM Theatre
Posted: December 09, 2014

Calhoun’s downtown GEM Theatre is set to play host a production of “Night Before Christmas Carol” on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m.

Calhoun Times wants to put you in the news
Posted: December 09, 2014

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Monday 12/08/2014
Woman makes more than 100 blankets for Head Start program
Updated: December 08, 2014 - 4:28 pm

Avanelle Holbert, 88, presented the Tallatoona Head Start program and preschool students with nearly 120 hand-stitched, fleece blankets on Wednesday.

Sunday 12/07/2014
Men commit to improvement of county football program
Posted: December 07, 2014

Most residents of Gordon County have one thing in common: they love to support their football programs. Friday night kick-off is a much anticipated moment and fans are filling the stands at all three of our high schools.

Saturday 12/06/2014
Local school choruses, Atlanta Vocal Project set for concert
Posted: December 06, 2014

The Gordon Central High School’s A Cappella group, Tonal Combustion, and the Wildfire Jazz Ensemble from Sonoraville High School are set to join the Atlanta Vocal Project for a second-annual show on Friday, Dec. 12.