The following information was provided by the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce:
If you stop by to visit the Gordon Memorial Baptist Association, you will be greeted by warm smiles from Ann Dooley and Doug Ledford.
Rug and home décor manufacturer Surya recently participated in Habitat for Humanity’s “Build Day.”
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Now - July 1
Calhoun is full of great talent and home to many great writers. Author Clark Bunch has lived in Calhoun most of his life. He graduated from Calhoun High School in 1994 and Shorter College in 1998. “I studied geometry with Coach Jerry Smith, wrote poetry and edited a magazine for Dr. Linn and was on Sandra Silvers’ debate team for four years,” says Bunch. “I also competed in the National Debate Tournament in 1994.”
The Youth Success Academy (YSA) on the Floyd and Walker County Campuses of Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is currently accepting applications and conducting testing from now until June 27.
More than 100 Georgia business leaders from across Gordon and the surrounding counties gathered at the Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Calhoun for today’s Georgia Chamber Regional Power Lunch.
Fighting back against cancer is not about giving up or giving in, the Gordon County Saddle Club was determined to keep going, despite the rain showers to host their annual Riding for a Cure benefit trail ride event which took place Saturday, May 17th @ Dry Creek Horse Trails in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest.
What were young doing at age 12? How about 14?
In 1992, the Roland Hayes Museum Committee began pushing for the United States Postal Service to honor Roland Hayes, a pioneer for African-American entertainers, with a commemorative stamp. The effort continues to this day.
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The Sonoraville High School Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Annual Awards Banquet was held on May 12, 2014 to recognize several individuals for their outstanding contributions to this dynamic youth organization. Among those recognized were active Business Advisory Committee members, Big Phoenix, Little Phoenix, members who received their business achievement awards, the region and state competitors, and winners of various business events, Who’s Who in FBLA in the state and a national qualifier to compete and represent SHS FBLA in Nashville. The Sonoraville chapter was recently named third best chapter overall in the entire state of Georgia for the second year in a row and this was another celebrated honor and accomplishment.
Pictured are just a few of the happy Gordon/Bartow County Veterans, who have received much needed home rehabilitation with the help of New Foundations Development, Inc., which was created by the Calhoun Housing Authority to perform activities within Gordon County to upgrade and expand the local housing inventory.
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Works from the Harris Potters are being exhibited this month at the Harris Arts Center.
The Harris Arts Center is proud to announce that Reagan Jones will now be accepting beginner piano students. Reagan, a high-school student and lifelong resident of Gordon County, is excited to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for piano with a new generation of up-and-coming musicians.
Aaron Arango has been cooking on his own since he was 12-years-old.
The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces Gordon County graduates from the 2014 Region 1 Multiday Training Program. Class participants represented a number of professional and nonprofessional economic development fields, including elected officials, public servants, business leaders, educators, and social service providers from 12 counties in Northwest Georgia. The Academy provided each of the graduates an opportunity to gain a unique understanding of the complexities of economic and community development on the local, regional, and state levels.
Calhoun Middle School conducted our second annual STEAM (Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Academy during the last week of school. All students were engaged in meaningful theme-related activities that crossed all subject areas. Activities required students to problem solve, plan, calculate, research, and communicate.