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Experience proved beneficial for the University of North Georgia’s Ranger Challenge team in the 2019 Sandhurst Military Skills Competition, which Gordon Central graduate Nicholas Nesbitt competed at for the first time.

In 2002, Roberta Warmack discovered a need in Calhoun-Gordon County – for someone to speak for and help the Hispanic community. Later that year, she founded a nonprofit that continues to bring both Spanish- and English-speakers together.

On April 2, we returned to the Capitol for Legislative Day 40 before we adjourned Sine Die for the 2019 legislative session.

During the month of March, Nathan Leatherwood, a Calhoun City Schools pre-K teacher and previous Georgia Pre-K Teacher of the Year, participated in the Promoting High-Quality Pre-Kindergarten Network Meeting in Washington, D.C., serving on the Practitioner’s Advisory Board for the project wi…

The Calhoun Police Department in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is handing out tickets to drivers who violate Georgia’s Hands Free law during April, which is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Calhoun’s officers are participating in a nationwide effort with one goa…

The following information concerning recent felony arrests was taken directly from Gordon County Jail records. Arrests were made by the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office except where otherwise indicated. All people are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. The Calhoun Times only runs …

In mid-February, Calhoun resident Joe Norman was beside his mother at a Rome hospital — a place he had frequently been since she was admitted on Dec. 11 — when he got the call. The person on the other line was extending the opportunity of a lifetime, a chance to join a camel caravan crossing…

Chariman Charlie Walraven of the Gordon County Board of Education says the board is hoping to begin interviewing candidates to replace Superintendent Susan Remillard by the middle of May, aiming for a start date of July 1.

During the 2019 General Assembly session, significant improvements were made for Georgia school systems, including teachers’ raises and an increased focus on school safety, said Rep. Rick Jasperse.

Gordon County Schools has named Betsy Martin as the district’s new director of school nutrition after the previous director, Diane Yarbrough, accepted a position with the Georgia Department of Education.

Gordon County Saddle Club members will be hosting the annual Ride for a Cure event on April 27 at Dry Creek Trails in Armuchee to help support the American Cancer Society.

On Tuesday afternoon, executive personnel of Dirty Dog’s Car Wash in Calhoun hosted a cookout for members of the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office jail staff in appreciation for their service.

The following information concerning recent felony arrests was taken directly from Gordon County Jail records. Arrests were made by the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office except where otherwise indicated. All people are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. The Calhoun Times only runs …

The Gordon County Chamber of Commerce and its Drugs Don’t Work Taskforce will present a Lunch and Learn Event on Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Calhoun Depot, 109 S. King St.

National Volunteer Week ends today, but businesses across America have taken that opportunity to recognize and thank the volunteers who lend their time, talents and voices to make a difference in their communities.

A small airplane which crashed in Gordon County, killing the single occupant, last month was a “prototype of an airplane kit that was planned for mass production” and was on a test flight when it went down, after it “struggled to maintain airspeed or a nose-up attitude,” according to a Natio…

In light of the city postponing cardboard baling operations, the program’s volunteer coordinator, Judy Peterson, has announced her resignation. The city also announced they will halt cardboard pickups May 1, a month prior to their original date of June 1.

The television and film industry is one of the hottest economic drivers in Georgia today. Lee Cuthbert, a location specialist for the film division within the Georgia Department of Economic Development, told participants at the Rome Floyd Chamber Confluence Conference on Thursday that in 200…

It’s been 11 years now since the first time a bull came tearing out of the chute under the lights of the Gunby Equine Center arena on Berry College’s Mountain Campus. Each year, for one night, the college welcomes cowboys ready to try their luck on bulls from the 4L & Diamond S stock con…

An annexation request and two rezoning requests were approved by the City Council this week, as well as April 14-20 being proclaimed by the council as National Telecommunicator’s Week.

Calhoun has a relatively small Latino population, but they contribute to our community and economy. In an effort to help us learn more about our Latino neighbors Calhoun Rotary Program Chair Kyle Johnson invited Belen Reyes to speak at a recent meeting.

The Southeastern Lactation Consultant Association Board of Directors recently presented Kathy Kerce, director of the Lactation Consultant program at Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Gordon County campus, with the Friend of SELCA Award.

The Gordon County Chamber of Commerce recently conducted a complete audit and reorganization of its Convention & Visitors Bureau’s brochure inventory inside the Chamber building and created a new display at the Tom B. David Airport. More than half of the nearly 200 brochures were replace…

Calhoun High School graduates and friends from the late 1940s and early 1950s will hold their annual reunion May 4 at 1 p.m. at the Calhoun Historical Society on South Wall Street. Graduates, families and friends from this era are invited to attend.

AgGeorgia Farm Credit, a Georgia-based agricultural lending cooperative, has announced that dividends totaling $13,572,002 have been declared by its Board of Directors, with receipt by members anticipated the first week of April. Over $1,273,000 of this total is going to members in Gordon Co…

Alex Addington, a sophomore at Gordon Central High, is one of several students who are a part of the “Apple Peer Mentor Program” at the Gordon County College and Career Academy, the only public school in Georgia to offer this program to students.

Nine months after a destructive fire halted the restaurant’s operations, construction for Calhoun’s Taco Bell is back underway, and according to the Michigan-based contractor, the building should be completed by the end of May.

After a 12-hour day on Tuesday, Georgia lawmakers concluded a legislative session that has caught the attention of the entire state. One bill passed by the General Assembly permitted medicinal marijuana production within state borders.

Calhoun High School’s performing arts program was nominated for 10 Shuler awards following their production of “Peter Pan: The Musical,” including notable student nominations.