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Qualifying in Calhoun got off to a quick start Monday, with all three city government incumbents signing up to run again, as well as three new candidates throwing their names in the proverbial hat to fill the seat of retiring school board member Tony Swink. 

Service Loan South held a special ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new Calhoun office on Monday, Aug. 19, with staff, local officials and community leaders. The new location marks Service Loan South’s 118th location in the southeast and its 42nd in the state.

AdventHealth Group is pleased to announce that Alison Bennett, WHNP-BC, has joined AdventHealth Medical Group OB/GYN at Curtis Parkway. She will also be practicing at AdventHealth Medical Group OB/GYN at Chatsworth.

The walls of the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office are decorated with photos of old employees, historic town buildings, artistic renderings of well wishes from the community, and now — thanks to a donation from local nonprofit Blake’s House of Independence — a handmade, wood pallet art piece de…

The first tiny house built by Tiny House Hand Up will be displayed in front of the Gem Theatre on Saturday during the organization’s fundraising concert, and Executive Director Cindy Tucker said it will be dedicated to the memory of founding board member Vickie Booker.

Calhoun Mayor Pro Tem George Crowley was welcomed as the latest member of the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission at its meeting on Thursday, filling the last vacant seat available for representatives from Gordon County.

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to City of Calhoun by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR), the organization announced on Friday. 

Local businessman Garrett Abdo just recently opened what he says is a one-of-a-kind store in Calhoun.

The Edna Owens Breast Center at AdventHealth Gordon utilizes state-of-the-art imaging technology to provide the women in the community with quality breast care. For mammograms, patients will have the opportunity to use Hologic’s SmartCurve Breast Stabilization System and receive high resolut…

Calhoun City Schools has been recognized as an exemplary district that is making a positive impact on all students, including students with disabilities in improving graduation rates. Calhoun’s graduation rate for students with disabilities is 95.2%, one of the highest in the state.

The Calhoun City Council approved tentative dates for the Calhoun High School and Gordon Central High School homecoming dates, pending approval from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).

Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) has named Selena Magnusson of Chickamauga the new vice president of Institutional Effectiveness and Student Success and Melissa (Lisa) Shaw of Chatsworth the new vice president of Adult Education.

At least one student at one of the Gordon County high schools was taken by ambulance to a local hospital while experiencing an illness after using a vaping device, Director of Student Services Mike Evelti told members of the Gordon County School Board during their monthly meeting Monday.

North Georgia Staffing will sponsor the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce Booster Lunch on Friday, Aug. 23 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Calhoun campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College. Georgia Commissioner of Labor Mark Butler will be the keynote speaker.

With many regular donors delaying giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start, the American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donations to help end a summer blood shortage.

When Rock Bridge Community Church first opened a campus in Calhoun in 2007, the congregation met at the old Piggly Wiggly building on Peters Street, known affectionately as the “Old Pig.” Now, the church will meet in its brand new community center at 905 Curtis Parkway.

“We are law enforcement off the pavement,” Game Warden Cpl. Shawn Elmore told the Calhoun Rotary Club at its meeting on Thursday. “Am I going to pull you over if I see you speeding and going 90 down the road? Probably, yeah, I’m going to stop you and make you a little late to where you’re tr…

Rita Hawkins went to AdventHealth Gordon for an ultrasound on a Tuesday and the medical professionals there discovered a mass on her kidney. By Friday she had gone through her pre-operation process, had the surgery on Monday and was back home and healthy once again by the following Tuesday.

Buses were out bright and early on Thursday morning to gather many of the more than 4,000 Calhoun City Schools students on the first day of the new school year.

Bill Witherspoon, geologist and co-author of "Roadside Geology of Georgia," will present a slide show illustrating three examples of how Georgia’s history connects to its geology on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m., for the Gordon County Historical Society at the Calhoun Depot, 109 S. King St.…

Both local superintendents pointed out strong gains by their students on the recently released Georgia Milestones test scores for the 2018-2019 school year, and both school chiefs said the data will be used as they continue to focus on growth in student achievement.

Both to ensure compliance with old regulations and to add clarity about how new technologies will be used ahead of the first day of classes, Calhoun City Schools have updated policies related to dress code and the use of school-provided Chromebooks. New bell and final exam schedules will als…

Leigh Brock-Barba, the executive director for the Red Cross in Northwest Georgia, was introduced to the Calhoun Rotary Club last week by Program Chair Jim Rosencrance. She took the position on June 3. Accompanying her were Julie Maloney, Disaster Program manager and Add Layson, chairman of t…

On Monday, Will Harrison, project manager with Mannington Mills, and Adrian Lyles, owner of Lyles Wealth Management, represented the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce as leaders of the Young Professionals Committee and presented Stacy Long, executive director of the Voluntary Action Center (…

AdventHealth Gordon is hosting a Living Well class featuring Julia Danforth, MD, on Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at AdventHealth Medical Group Family Medicine at Adairsville Health Park, located at 21 Commerce Parkway (next to the Food Lion shopping center).

Calhoun Rotary Club President BJ Robinson, who took over from outgoing club president Laura Braddy at the end of June, has big plans for the club. Some of them, like expanding membership and continuing the REACH Scholarship program, are short-term. Some of those goals, like the potential of …