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(Calhoun, Ga.) — August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month. This health observance was created to promote and empower women to commit to breastfeeding their babies. Research shows that babies who are exclusively breastfed for six months are less likely to get ear infections, diarrhea,…

Before I begin with our topic, I would like to give a plug for other media educational opportunities with our office. Last year, we started an agricultural based electronic newsletter. The newsletter is monthly and will highlight local and state based educational topics. All you have to do i…

And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, sayi…

The following arrests information was taken directly from Gordon County Jail records. Arrests were made by the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office except where otherwise indicated. Law enforcement officials are in compliance with Ga. Code 50-18-72 of the Open Records Act in releasing reports of a…

At the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary meeting held on Wednesday July, 25, 2018, students who attended the Girls and Boys State each gave orientations regarding their week stay at Georgia Southern University the week of June 10-15, 2018.

Boy Scout Troop 22 went “underground” recently by going on the Wild Cave Expedition Tour at Raccoon Mountain Caverns in Chattanooga, Tenn. They were accompanied by siblings, parents and leaders. The Wild Cave Expedition Tour, also known as the ‘get muddy’ tour, requires physical exertion suc…

The Voluntary Action Center Thrift Store will hold Shopper Appreciation Day on Friday, Aug. 24 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. The event is a 75% off sale. Hot dogs and door prizes from 4 - 6 p.m. Monthly Discount Cards: The first 50 to spend $5 get a 50% Off card; the first 25 to spend $10 (from 4 - 6…

DALTON, Ga. – John Norman, MD, and Michael Wilson, MD, both orthopedic surgeons, will speak on osteoarthritis and total joint replacement for a free Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) Joint Moves event on Thursday, Aug. 23. The presentation will be held at 6 p.m. in the Youth Center at First Bapt…

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Once a week, at Rome coffee shop Swift & Finch, boxes are lined up against walls and on shelves for pickup. The boxes are full of vegetables and fruits planted and grown by Rise ‘N Shine Organic Farm, found  30 minutes north of Rome alongside John’s Creek close to Calhoun.

An organizational meeting for girls and parents to find out more about joining Girl Scouts in the Calhoun-Gordon county area this year is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Calhoun Recreation Center, located on River Street. For more information, call Rachel Barker​, Senior …

On Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, Judge Scott Smith, of the Cherokee Judicial Circuit Court spoke to Calhoun Rotary. Judge Smith was introduced by Program Chair BJ Robinson.

The following arrests information was taken directly from Gordon County Jail records. Arrests were made by the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office except where otherwise indicated. Law enforcement officials are in compliance with Ga. Code 50-18-72 of the Open Records Act in releasing reports of a…

According to the Gordon County Sheriff's Office, detectives are investigating a report of an alleged assault involving students on a Gordon County school bus on Tuesday, Aug. 7. The Sheriff's Office is coordinating with the Gordon County School System in this matter. Detectives are reviewing…

According to Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston, on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspected child molestation from a local health care provider. The report involved a preschool-aged child. Detectives responded to Gordon Hospital and initiated an investiga…

(Calhoun, Ga.) — Gordon Urgent Care has extended clinic hours to accommodate more patients and to offer convenient services during more hours of the day. The new hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Members of Boy Scout Troop 22 met with Johnny Dobson at the Harris Arts Center recently to complete their Pottery merit badge. The Scouts had worked on the Pottery merit badge during summer camp and needed to learn how a kiln operates and how to start one to ‘fire’ their works; if using that…

Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Barnsley Resort is filled with adventure for both travelers and their four-legged friends. During the month of August, pups of all sizes are encouraged to join their human companions at the resort-meets-playground to revel in the Dog Days…

Wanting to brighten their resident assistants’ days, the residents of Morning Pointe of Calhoun (GA) decided to plant flowers on the front porch of the senior living community. Once the flowers have bloomed, the residents plan to give them away to the resident assistants in order to show the…

Calhoun City Schools kicked off the new school year with all staff focused on building bridges to excellence. Flip Flippen, CEO and founder of the Flippen Group offered a keynote stressing the importance of relationships with students. “If you have a child’s heart, you have a child’s mind,” …

David J. Lance, President and CEO of Greater Community Bank is pleased to announce that Kristy S. Brown, Director of Retail Banking, has earned certification as an Adult Crime Tactics (ACT) Specialist through the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services. Credentials ar…

The following arrests information was taken directly from Gordon County Jail records. Arrests were made by the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office except where otherwise indicated. Law enforcement officials are in compliance with Ga. Code 50-18-72 of the Open Records Act in releasing reports of a…