Early voting for the General Primary Runoff Election begins Tuesday, July 5 and runs through Friday, July 22. Registered voters can vote early at the Gordon County Courthouse Annex, located on Piedmont Street behind the Gordon County Courthouse, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. All precincts will be open on Tuesday, July 26 for the General Primary Runoff Election from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. The only race in the runoff is for Chief Magistrate of Gordon County and is between incumbent Ricky Silvers and challenger Pat Rasbury.
At the second-annual Charter System Foundation Awards Luncheon this week, hosted by Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, Calhoun City Schools received the Charter System of the Year Award and was awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000 by the Georgia Association of Realtors. The luncheon is held to recognize the achievements of Georgia Charter Systems.
Mohawk Presents The Star Spangled Celebration, the annual celebration of Independence Day, will be held on Monday, July 4 at the Northwest Georgia Regional Fairgrounds on Highway 53/Rome Road in Calhoun. Gates open at 5 p.m. with concerts and activities beginning at 6 p.m. What is being hailed as the “Biggest and Best Fireworks Show Ever” will begin at 10 p.m. Mohawk and other local sponsors bring the annual event to the community.
Cheeseburger Bobby’s, the chain restaurant known for their gourmet burger and “Build Your Own Burger Bar” will be opening their new restaurant in Calhoun on Monday, June 27. The store is located on Highway 53 in the Big Apple Shopping Center.
According to the Gordon County Sheriff's Office, during the first week of June, Sheriff’s detectives initiated investigations into thefts and burglaries in and about the Resaca community in northern Gordon County. Acting on a lead developed from a citizen’s description of two suspicious white males in a suspicious car, detectives rapidly identified and arrested three persons: Brandon William Lee Hobgood,age 24, of 4228 US Highway 41 NW, Resaca,Patrick William McAfee,age 32, of Apt 37, 107 New Town Road, andAngel Lee Byrd,age 24, of 100 Springdale Drive Apt 68, Calhoun. All three are charged with thee counts each of burglary, as well as one count each of theft. Hobgoodand McAfeeare both charged with additional counts of burglary, and entering an auto to commit theft. All three remain in jail pending bond. The stolen items included lawnmowers, power tools, copper wire, and air conditioning appliances.
BIG Shots Fireworks, located at 976 Hwy. 53 WSW in Calhoun, will donate $10 for every sell of a firework called One Spark. The donation will go to the Santa in Uniform, a program to help raise money for local children at Christmas.
Members of the Cherokee Capital Amateur Radio Society/Gordon County Amateur Radio Emergency Service will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 25 – 26, at the Gordon County Agricultural Center located at 1282 Hwy 53 Spur in Calhoun. The club invites the public to come by and visit from 2 – 7 p.m. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.
The annual summer feeding programs for both the Calhoun City School System and Gordon County School System are underway, and over 2700 meals are being provided each day to students from both school systems.
For a non-profit that has worked tirelessly with organizations like Shaw Industries, Mohawk, and the United Way in Gordon and surrounding counties, there are still a surprising number of people who don’t know much about what George Chambers Resource Center does.
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 arrests. People with similar names may not be the same as those listed in reports. All people are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
The Summer Reading Program Zumba class was held on Tuesday, June 7. There were several brave beginners who wanted to check out what Zumba was all about. Tennille Aker, from Fitness First, led the class. Zumba is a Latin dance-inspired fitness workout that aims to help you get fit and have fun at the same time. The music and the choreographed steps were easy to follow and the workout, even though intense for those out of shape, was very beneficial. Exercise gets the blood pumping through your body and gets the mind ready for reading and learning. Thank you Fitness First for supporting the library.
Participants at the Calhoun-Gordon County Library had a good workout with the Summer Reading Program Yoga class on Thursday. They learned about deep breathing and stretching our bodies. After the class was over, participants felt calm, yet energized. Yoga is good for the fact that the poses allow for the blood to flow to the outer extremities and then back to the heart. It opens the mind and body for health and healing.
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.
The Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development announces Gordon County graduates from the 2016 Region One Multi-Day Training Program. Class participants represented a number of professional and non-professional 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.
The grading system used by the Gordon County Health Department is: A: for food-safety excellence and applied to a 90 – 100 numerical score B: for satisfactory compliance and applied to a 80 – 89 numerical score C: for marginal compliance and applied to a 70 – 79 numerical score U: for unsatisfactory and applied to a 69-or-below numerical score If a food-service facility receives a C or U rating as a result of a routine inspection, environmental health staff will conduct a follow-up inspection to insure compliance. All routine inspections are unannounced and held twice a year. Consumers in Gordon County may contact the Environmental Health office of the Gordon County Health Department at 706-624-1444 for more information.
Josh Scott, a Gordon Central High School alumnus and an alumnus of the IO Theater and current student in The Second City Conservatory in Chicago, Ill., will be offering a free three-day Improv Workshop this summer. According to Scott, the workshop will be held July 5-7 from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Gordon Central Media Center.
(Calhoun, Ga.) -- Gordon Hospital, a member of Adventist Health System, is pleased to announce that Gordon Home Care has received a five-star rating in quality of patient care and in patient surveys from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This designation places Gordon Home Care number one in Georgia.
After what Gordon Central High School Automotive Technology Instructor Tim Watkins deemed a year of “many growing pains,” the GCHS Automotive Engine Build Team overcame the obstacles to qualify for national competition at The Lane Automotive Car Show in Watervliet, Mich. on Saturday, May 28.
Jeffrey Putnam from the American Red Cross was the featured speaker at the weekly Kiwanis Club meeting at the Greater Community Bank. Putnam gave a summary presentation of all of the services that Red Cross provides locally and all over the world. They bring relief and offer hope in times of crisis, educate others in important areas such as CPR, water, and fire safety, and support military families worldwide. The Red Cross needs support and, they need volunteers. You can get more information through the website www.redcross.org/nwga or facebook.com/nwgaredcross.
In late April of this year, the members of Calhoun Rotary met with Daryl Roberts, founder of Orphan Aid Liberia in 2008. His cousin, Suzanne Roberts, a Rotarian and who is also the Director of the Main Street Partnership, introduced Daryl to the club.
(Calhoun, Ga.) -- Gordon Hospital, a member of Adventist Health System, is pleased to announce that current employee Brendan Nieto will now serve as associate vice president (AVP) of finance for physician services at Gordon and revenue cycle for the Southeast region.
The State Board of Education approved the first Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for social studies yesterday, which will be implemented during the 2017-18 school year following a full year of teacher training. The new standards were developed based on public feedback from teachers, parents and families, students, post-secondary institutions, business and industry representatives, and community members, who shared their input through survey opportunities and committee participation.
In relation to a civil suit filed last month in Gilmer County Superior Court, an answer and counterclaim by defendants Fields Chapman and his parents, Kent and Julie Chapman, were filed by their attorney, George Weaver, on Thursday, June 9 in response to claims in the suit filed on May 10 by a former Calhoun High School student related to an alleged rape that happened at a after-prom party over the weekend of May 10, 2014 in Gilmer County.