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  • Jon Mitchell, Minister Calhoun Church of Christ
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“Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.” Ecclesiastes 11:9

  • Randy Muse, Youth Minister Antioch Baptist Church
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The ability to work with students is a huge blessing in my life. It’s also a great challenge. Sometimes, you have moments when you see evidence of the Holy Spirit working in student’s lives. In these moments, God gives you assurance that what you’re doing is not in vain.

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…

  • Greg Bowman Gordon County Extension Agent
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I remember several years ago being at an extension meeting at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center. It was a training event and we were staying at The Founders Lodge across the lake. A small group was visiting on the back porch where they have a nice flower bed beside a rock wall. I was sitting on the …

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ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced today that the state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate decreased for the fifth consecutive month to 4.8 percent in June, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 4.9 percent in May. The last time the state recorded a jobless r…

  • Donnie Hudgens Community Correspondent
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Jesse Miller lay in a dry river bed under the scorching Philippine sun, paralyzed from the waist down. His basic Army medical training enabled him to understand that he was dying. Languishing as a prisoner of war under brutal Japanese captors, he recognized that he was suffering from both be…

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Gordon County Finance Department Director Al Leonard was recognized at the Tuesday, July 18 meeting of the Gordon County Board of Commissioners for receiving the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States a…

  • Tim Street 4-H Program Assistant
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The 27th Annual Georgia Beef Futurity took place on July 13-15, 2017 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry. The Georgia Junior Beef Futurity is hosted cooperatively between Georgia FFA and Georgia 4-H.

At the Calhoun Rotary Club meeting held on Thursday, July 13, 2017, Rotary President John King recognized Milton Stewart for his 50th year as a Rotarian.

A brand new festival is being launched in North Georgia this coming Saturday, July 22 in Lee Newton Park in Jasper. The event begins at 2 p.m. and will continue until dark. It will feature six live bands, various Christian drama groups, local art and loads of fun for children and youth.

  • Rebecca Pass 4-H Program Assistant
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Last Monday, July 10, forty-three Gordon County 5th and 6th grade youth, along with a certified adult volunteer, three certified teen leaders and three UGA staff members, left Calhoun and traveled to Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia for a week long residential camp.

Cartersville, GA. – On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, the GBI’s Commercial Gambling Unit and the Bartow-Cartersville Drug Task Force, in cooperation with the Georgia Lottery Corporation and the Georgia Department of Revenue, executed five search warrants in Bartow County for violations of Georgia…

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 f…

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…

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Graduates of Booneford Bible College. PH.D Degree: Joel Garland, John Halliday. Doctorate Degree: Bobby Banks, Diann Quarles, Kevin Talley.-Master Degree Martha Buttrum, Bradley Stewart. Bachelor Degree: Tammy Halliday, Margaret Jones, Matthew McAbee. Three year study certificate: Michael Du…

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CAC Pals for Paws, Inc., a local nonprofit charity that opened in 2015, is holding a special Back-to-School Sale on Sunday, July 23, from 1 - 5 p.m. The event will be held in the CAC Pals for Paws Thrift Store, located at 100 Peters Street, Suite 17 in Gordon Hills Shopping Center.

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Several family members of the Calhoun Rotary brought their children and grandchildren to the annual Rotary Summer Picnic, hosted by Jim Lay at his home, held on June 29, 2017. The club was pleased to see the younger generation at the gathering, as a particular emphasis of Rotary is on suppor…

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Calhoun City Schools Superintendent Dr. Michele Taylor was recognized this week at the Georgia Association of Educational Leaders 43rd Annual Summer Conference for her service as President of the Georgia School Superintendent’s Association during the 2016-2017 school year. She was also recog…

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According to the Georgia State Patrol, three were injured, one transported by LifeForce to Erlanger Medical in Chattanooga and two transported by Gordon EMS to Gordon Hospital, as a result of an accident on GA-53 East near Blackwood Springs Baptist Church.

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The 32nd year of the WJTH Farmer’s Market is in full swing, serving the public every Wednesday and Saturday morning beginning at 6 a.m. and running until the produce sells out or the temperatures get too hot!

  • Brandi Owczarz, Managing Editor BOwczarz@CalhounTimes.com
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The Gordon County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for REACT AutoGlass on Thursday, July 13 at their located at 194 Newtown Road NE in Calhoun.

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Junior Mayor of Calhoun-Gordon County Campbell Govignon visited the Gordon County Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, July 11.

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Gordon County School's received an official letter of resignation from Board member Ricky E. Smith on Monday, July 10, several days after Smith's bond was revoked from an August 2016 incident where he is facing various felony financial transaction card theft, identity fraud and theft by taki…

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According to Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston, at about 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, a deputy sheriff on patrol near the intersection of State Route 53 and Lovers Lane in Calhoun stopped a car bearing a Tennessee license plate for a number of traffic violations. The car pulled into the …

  • Greg Bowman Gordon County Extension Agent
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One great thing about living in the country is seeing an abundance of wildlife. At times on our farm, you see a variety of critters so much you can take these natural resources for granted. Most people like the outdoors and will either hike, camp, canoe or hunt and fish, for example, where y…

  • Jon Mitchell, Minister Calhoun Church of Christ
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“...You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. And should you not have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?” Matthew 18:32-33

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…

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Gordon County Superior Court Judge David K. Smith on Thursday revoked the bond of Gordon County Board of Education member Ricky E. Smith, 45, returning him to jail.

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