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Calhoun resident Heather Seger is heading off to Vienna, Austria, next month for the Nuclear Safeguards Symposium, where she and her fellow graduate student will take part in discussions with experts after having their paper accepted by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Anna Trantham has been in Girl Scouts ever since kindergarten. Now the Sonoraville High School senior is preparing to complete her final task as one, reaching the pinnacle of her time in scouts with her Gold Award project.

On Wednesday night, as Calhoun High School’s Phil Reeve stadium was slowly filling up, Fellowship of Christian Athletes leaders were preparing for Fields of Faith, an annual event that always brings out a good crowd. The night is dedicated to gathering the community in one place to worship a…

On Tuesday night, the Gordon County Courthouse was full of not only the County Board of Commissioners and involved citizens for the bi-monthly meeting, but there were also 42 local high school seniors sitting in the courtroom. Each of the students present were a part of Calhoun-Gordon County…

The GBI has been called on to investigate an officer-involved shooting in Bartow County which resulted in the death of a 27-year-old man after he allegedly fired three times at a Georgia State Patrol Trooper and was struck by return fire from two other Troopers. 

The Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration office at 215 N. Wall St. will be the only location for the early voting period, which runs from Monday through Friday through Nov. 2 — the hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will also be a Saturday opportunity for early voting f…

Only a small number of those participating in hunting are ever involved in a hunting incident, but as deer firearms season opens this weekend, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is calling for hunters to review the “Four Primary Rules of Firearms Safety”.

The firearms season for deer hunting in Georgia opens Saturday and will continue through Jan. 13, as hunters take to the fields and woods across the state in pursuit of a successful hunt.

A man and a woman are each facing a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine after a traffic stop near the intersection of Ga. 53 and Richardson Road resulted in police finding a bag with a white crystal substance inside the vehicle, reports stated.

As autumn temperatures arrive, a few noteworthy events will complement the change of the seasons. This weekend, both the 12th annual Gordon County Antique Engine and Tractor Show and the Resaca Fall Festival will be taking place.

The Friends of the Library book sale has been a local tradition for 20 years that helps to financially support the library. And Friends member Judith Langston thinks this book sale will be better than it has been in previous years.

The following information concerning recent 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.

Fields of Faith — a student-led gathering consisting of prayer, personal testimonies, worship and talks given by student leaders — will take place tonight at Calhoun High School’s Phil Reeve Stadium, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Editor’s note: This report is part one in a two-part series concerning homeless students in Calhoun and Gordon County schools and the community resources which continue to aid in supporting them and their families. The names of the students in this story have been withheld so they could shar…

Georgia 4-H inspires kids to do — to do community service, go to new places and to learn new skills. Georgians across the state are celebrating everything 4-H’ers do during National 4-H Week, Oct. 7-13. What started as a club for farm kids has grown into the nation’s largest youth leadership…

Two backpack blowers and two gas cans were reported stolen by an employee of a landscaping company while he was mowing at Home Depot earlier this week.

A Plainville man is facing multiple counts of felony financial transaction card fraud after being accused of using a bank card stolen from a person with a disability to make eight transactions at numerous businesses.

The following information concerning recent 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.

At Matthew Reynolds’ Shannon home there was a particular wreath that hung above the fireplace in the living room. And as the 17-year-old owner of The Flower Shop tells it, “That’s what started it all.”

The following information concerning recent 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.

Hospitals can receive Medicare penalties if too many of their patients are readmitted within a month of their discharge. And recently released federal data show that 85 percent of such facilities in Georgia are set to be penalized.

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Supercharged by abnormally warm waters in the Gulf of Mexico, Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with potentially catastrophic winds of 155 mph, the most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland in nearly 50 years.

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners denied a request to abandon a 1,213-foot section of Pearl Johnson Road in Ranger following a public hearing earlier this week, where one property owner said he would block the road if the action went forward.

The theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week, which starts Sunday, is “Look.Listen.Learn,” aimed at educating people on three basic points to cut down on the likelihood of a fire ever starting.

The following information concerning recent 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.

Update: The woman who died Wednesday night after being struck by a train has been identified as Misty Dawn York, 38, of Calhoun, according to Gordon County Deputy Coroner Heath Derryberry.