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.
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.
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.
Only 100 tickets are left for one performance of Calhoun’s Dancing with the Stars, which is set for March.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sonoraville High School had its annual Shop with a Phoenix on Saturday, Dec. 13.
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.
The Boys and Girls Club of Gordon County looked a lot like a scene from a Christmas movie on Saturday.
A local nonprofit organization is organizing the first Polar Be
Sunday, December 14
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.
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Avanelle Holbert, 88, presented the Tallatoona Head Start program and preschool students with nearly 120 hand-stitched, fleece blankets on Wednesday.
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.
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.