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City presents master plan for new park

Interested Calhoun residents Thursday got their first look at a master plan of new additions to the park adjacent to the city’s existing Recreation Department facility and Memorial Park.

  • icon Posted: November 26

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Tuesday 11/25/2014
Catoosa County house catches fire from deep-frying Thanksgiving turkey; family of five escapes unharmed
Posted: November 25, 2014

A Catoosa County family of five escaped their house fire without injury Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 25, after a cooking mishap demolished their Keith Road residence.

GNTC student earns GED, honors and becomes business owner
Posted: November 25, 2014

When Michael Johns began pursuing his GED diploma at Georgia Northwestern Technical College he was just doing it for himself. In the process he became the statewide EAGLE representative for the State of Georgia and then went on to earn a scholarship as a Construction Management major at GNTC. Today, he owns his own construction business in Calhoun.

Ongoing, upcoming events in Calhoun, Gordon County
Posted: November 25, 2014

Events happening now and coming up in Calhoun and Gordon County, according to the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce, include:

Grand jury won't indict Ferguson cop in shooting
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 1:06 am

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial tensions between many African-Americans and police.

Violence in Ferguson includes smashed windows, gun shots, fires
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 1:34 am

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters smashed windows out of police cars and businesses, several of which were later set ablaze, and officers lobbed tear gas from inside armored vehicles to disperse crowds Monday as violence overtook protests in Ferguson.

Monday 11/24/2014
Red Cross of Northwest Georgia has a new, toll-free number
Posted: November 24, 2014

Now, no matter where you live in 14-county northwest Georgia, contacting the Red Cross is a toll-free call. Effective immediately, residents of Bartow, Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Fannin, Floyd, Gilmer, Gordon, Murray, Pickens, Polk, Union, Walker and Whitfield Counties can dial 844-536-6226 to speak to a local Red Cross representative, or 706-728-3446 to send a FAX.

Body retrieved from swimming pool confirmed as missing Lookout Mountain man
Updated: November 25, 2014 - 9:05 am

The body of a 73-year-old Lookout Mountain, Ga., man who went missing this weekend was found in a swimming pool at the 100 block of Brow Road in Chattooga County in Cloudland on Sunday.

GSP troopers stepping up patrols on Thanksgiving holiday travel period
Posted: November 24, 2014

ATLANTA—Georgia State troopers are anticipating a busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period.

GNTC builds environmentally-friendly green home at Calhoun campus
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 1:32 pm

A year-long construction project designed to teach how to build homes in an Earth-friendly way reached completion November 19 on Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s Gordon County Campus in Calhoun, Georgia. Leaders from across the region, participating vendors, and college administration were on hand for the ribbon-cutting of the new EarthCraft home built at the college.

Cedartown's Sam Hunt releases new single, plays tonight on Letterman’s “Late Show”
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 3:18 pm

Make sure to check out Cedartown’s Sam Hunt on late night television tonight.

AAA forecasts cheapest Thanksgiving gasoline prices in 5 years - prices keep dropping locally
Posted: November 24, 2014

When 41.3 million Americans load-up the family vehicle for a Thanksgiving road trip, they are likely to find the cheapest gasoline in five years. The national average price for a gallon of regular unleaded was $2.82 Sunday, 46 cents cheaper than the price on Thanksgiving Day 2013.

Ga. lawmaker wants schools to go digital by 2020
Posted: November 24, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Nearly 30 eighth graders bend over laptops during Karen Farnsworth's Thursday morning math class, raising their hands for help as the teacher moves around pointing to their screens or providing video links. In the second row, 13-year-old Yocelin Rodriguez glances at a question about finding the height of a shape before grabbing her pencil and making calculations on a sheet of paper.

Vehicle of missing Lookout Mountain man found in swimming pool with body inside
Updated: November 24, 2014 - 10:45 am

The mini-van belonging to a 73-year-old missing Lookout Mountain, Ga., man was discovered Sunday night, Nov. 23, submerged in a swimming pool with a body inside in Chattooga County.

Sunday 11/23/2014
Calhoun firefighters give students lesson in Fire Safety
Posted: November 23, 2014

Gordon Central High School students Wednesday got an education in Fire Safety from the Calhoun Fire Department.

Saturday 11/22/2014
Gas prices around Northwest Georgia remain on slow slide, cheapest prices in Chattanooga, Ringgold
Posted: November 22, 2014

Gas prices around Northwest Georgia continue their slow slide downward, but remain higher than prices in communities near the Tennessee-Georgia border, according to GasBuddy.com.

Local authorities stress importance of having pets vaccinated for rabies after recent case
Posted: November 22, 2014

Local authorities report a recent case of rabies in the wild animal population of Gordon County after an attack on a pet in Ranger.

Alleged drunk driver indicted in deadly car-pedestrian crash
Posted: November 22, 2014

The Gordon County grand jury has issued an indictment against a Calhoun woman accused of driving drunk, which resulted in the death a woman who was at a mailbox.

Voices from the front lines: How nurses feel about Ebola
Posted: November 22, 2014

When the first Ebola patient to be treated in the United States was headed for Emory University Hospital this past summer, two of the hospital’s nurses canceled their vacations to be there.

Friday 11/21/2014
Collision on interstate in Gordon County leads to drug, counterfeiting charges for Atlanta man
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 3:59 pm

Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports:

Rock City begins 20th anniversary of Enchanted Garden of Lights
Updated: November 21, 2014 - 4:26 pm

Rock City’s annual Enchanted Garden of Lights prepares to shine bright for its 20th anniversary season beginning Friday, Nov. 21. Beautiful enhancements and new characters await guests nightly from 6-9 p.m. through Saturday, Jan. 3.

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