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Voluntary Action Center distributes Christmas donations to needy families

The Voluntary Action Center distributed Tuesday the clothing, food and toys it has collected to be donated for Christmas. The distribution began at 8 a.m., with a line that reached all the way into Dub’s High on the Hog’s rear parking area.

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Friday 12/19/2014
Report faults Ga., other states on fighting disease
Posted: December 19, 2014

Half the states — including Georgia — scored a 5 or lower on 10 key indicators for preventing, detecting and responding to disease outbreaks, according to a new report.

Police say Calhoun man with pill resisted arrest
Updated: December 20, 2014 - 1:09 am

A Calhoun man found with a suspected prescription pill and who then resisted arrest remained in jail Friday on unrelated warrants from another county, Floyd County Jail reports state.

Thursday 12/18/2014
Some gas prices still below $2 at select stations in Northwest Georgia, Chattanooga
Posted: December 18, 2014

Gas prices continue their decline along with the price of oil, and some gas stations remain below the $2 mark in Northwest Georgia and into the Southeast Tennessee area around Chattanooga.

Lottery officials identify local winner
Updated: December 19, 2014 - 1:17 am

Fay Holden of Lindale is in holiday bliss, having won a Fantasy 5 jackpot prize from the Georgia Lottery. Holden, 75, is one of two players each to win a $65,651 jackpot prize from matching all five numbers from the Dec. 16 Fantasy 5 drawing.

How court rules on ACA will affect many Georgians
Posted: December 18, 2014

Georgia would have the fourth-highest number of people affected if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against the current implementation of the Affordable Care Act, a study has found.

GNTC announces 2015 GOAL nominees
Posted: December 18, 2014

Eighteen Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) students have been selected as the college’s nominees for the 2015 Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership (GOAL), according to Dione Waddington, coordinator for the college’s GOAL program.

Shop with a Phoenix pairs high school students and needy children
Posted: December 18, 2014

Sonoarville High School had its annual Shop with a Phoenix on Saturday, Dec. 13.

‘Toys speak louder than words’
Posted: December 18, 2014

Brothers Andrew and Trey Bentley, of the popular band The Van Lears, will perform Saturday, Dec. 20, in the second-annual Dana Patterson Memorial Christmas Concert at the GEM Theatre in Calhoun. The brothers asked the community to donate toys for tickets instead of buying them and have exceeded the amount of donations that they could have anticipated.

Wednesday 12/17/2014
What's happening in Calhoun, Gordon County
Posted: December 17, 2014

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Family honors loved one by giving back to his hometown
Posted: December 17, 2014

The Boys and Girls Club of Gordon County looked a lot like a scene from a Christmas movie on Saturday.

Court proceedings on hold in murder, sexual battery cases
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 3:59 pm

There are no major developments in four criminal cases that have rocked Gordon County in 2014.

Man says he was robbed at gunpoint outside apartment
Posted: December 17, 2014

A Calhoun man said two men robbed him at gunpoint early Tuesday morning.

Euharlee police investigating drive by shooting
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 4:01 pm

Euharlee police are investigating a drive-by shooting in a middle-class neighborhood that occurred last weekend.

Tuesday 12/16/2014
Even in Southwest Georgia, ACA signups find momentum
Posted: December 16, 2014

Alice Jaye has not had health insurance for years.

Christmas vacation to start early in Polk County because of sickness
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 12:38 am

An outbreak of the flu, or illnesses with flu-like symptoms, is prompting the Polk School District to release students from classes earlier than they expected for the winter break.

Shorter University senior speaks at state education conference
Posted: December 16, 2014

Rome, Ga. — When 300 Georgia educators gathered at the 2014 Professional Standards Commission’s edTPA Technical Assistance Conference to learn about a new teacher certification assessment program, Shorter University senior education major Kaitlynn Cantrell was the one teaching the lesson.

Polk County 6-year-old awarded for saving family from fire
Updated: December 16, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Students thought they were coming to see slimy snakes and lizards at Young’s Grove Elementary in a late week treat. However before the activities started, administrators at the school had a special award to give out.

Monday 12/15/2014
Gas prices continue steady decline - lowest price $2.10 in Chattanooga
Posted: December 15, 2014

Gas prices continue to slowly drop ahead of the Christmas travel season. Here are some of the lowest regular unleaded prices in our area according to Gasbuddy.com:

Sunday 12/14/2014
First Polar Bear Plunge set for Gordon County
Posted: December 14, 2014

A local nonprofit organization is organizing the first Polar Be

Saturday 12/13/2014
School construction set to finish, weather permitting
Posted: December 13, 2014

The last of a three-phase project at Calhoun Middle and High schools is underway to completion.

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