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Monday 09/15/2014
AAA: 3 out of 4 carseats installed incorrectly - straps too loose or too low
Posted: September 15, 2014

As part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, AAA – The Auto Club Group joins organizations nationwide to encourage parents and caregivers to make sure their children are riding in a safe seat.

Sunday 09/14/2014
Gordon selected as Early Education Empowerment Zone
Posted: September 14, 2014

Gordon County, in partnership with Whitfield, Catoosa, Gilmer and Murray counties, was selected Wednesday as one of Georgia’s four Early Education Empowerment Zones and will participate in a community commitment ceremony at 3 p.m., Oct. 3.

Saturday 09/13/2014
Job fair set for Wednesday at Voluntary Action Center
Posted: September 13, 2014

Goodwill of North Georgia is partnering with the Voluntary Action Center in Calhoun to host an employment and community resource fair. The event will bring together area employers seeking to fill open positions.

Gordon County BOE gets update on JROTC obstacle course at meeting
Posted: September 13, 2014

The Gordon County Board of Education held its monthly meeting Monday, Sept. 8, and was given updates on Gordon Central High School’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps unit and a trip for professional learning.

Public input meeting set Tuesday for new park in Calhoun
Posted: September 13, 2014

The city of Calhoun is set for a meeting to gather public input on its master plan for development of a park on 58 acres of land on McDaniel Station Road.

Friday 09/12/2014
Gordon County K9 team sniffs out 40 pounds of marijuana
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 10:57 am

A Gordon County Sheriff’s Office deputy and his K9 partner found an suspected 40 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop.

Ga. rockcress plant listed as endangered species
Posted: September 12, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal wildlife officials say a perennial herb found in Georgia and Alabama has been declared as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

Officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service say the Georgia rockcress will be considered an endangered species beginning Oct. 14.

Georgia rockcress generally live on steep river bluffs with shallow soil on rock or with exposed rock outcroppings. The white flowers typically grow to be about three feet tall.

Officials say the Wildlife Service is also designating about 732 acres of Georgia river bluff habitat in Gordon, Floyd, Harris, Muscogee, and Clay Counties as critical to the plant's survival. In Alabama, critical habitat areas are in Bibb, Dallas, Elmore, Monroe, Sumter and Wilcox Counties.

Federal officials say only about 5,000 individual plants still exist.

Calhoun teen arrested for underage drinking at football game
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 8:57 am

A Calhoun High School assistant principal notified Calhoun police and student at the Friday football game was drinking.

Police: Calhoun man disobeyed officer by crossing street
Updated: September 12, 2014 - 8:57 am

Calhoun police arrested a teen Monday after he allegedly disobeyed an officer by crossing a street.

365 on Piedmont offers unique gifts, decor in downtown Calhoun
Posted: September 12, 2014

There is something for everyone at 365 on Piedmont. Opening in May of 2013, 365 has become a popular home decor store in the downtown Calhoun area.

Thursday 09/11/2014
Tickets for Kris Allen concert in Calhoun still available
Updated: September 11, 2014 - 12:36 pm

Tickets are still available for the Kris Allen concert in Calhoun.

New season awaits deer hunters: archers can take to the woods on Saturday, Sept. 13
Posted: September 11, 2014

As the seasons transition from summer to autumn, it is time to prepare for a favorite time of year for many hunters.

Study: Exercise emphasis making students healthier
Posted: September 11, 2014

Georgia’s prescription of more daily physical activity for students has led to improved health results, state officials say.

Northwest Georgia Regional Fair starts Friday
Posted: September 11, 2014

The Northwest Georgia Regional Fair starts Friday, Sept. 12, and continues through Saturday, Sept. 20. The 42nd-annual event produced by a local nonprofit and its volunteers takes place at the fairgrounds on Ga. Highway 53 or Rome Road in Calhoun.

Wednesday 09/10/2014
Chickamauga cat hoarders releasing rest of their cats to animal shelter
Updated: September 10, 2014 - 7:06 pm

Two Chickamaugans, a woman and her mother-in-law, who last week were found to be hoarding well over 100 cats on Wednesday, Sept. 10, informed Walker County animal control officers that they will surrender the remaining 55 cats to the shelter.

Commentary requested by Ranger service regarding Keown Falls trail reconstruction
Updated: September 10, 2014 - 1:22 pm

The U.S. Forest Service is accepting comments from the public on the project. Comments received, including names, become part of the project record and are available for public review. Comments will be received until October 10.

Has rare enterovirus strain arrived in Georgia?
Posted: September 10, 2014

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is reporting an unusual surge of respiratory illnesses in children, according to Georgia Health News. Public health officials say it’s not yet known whether a rare enterovirus that has struck elsewhere is to blame.

Ambassador named for March of Dimes
Updated: September 10, 2014 - 11:45 am

May 1, 2009, was more than a blessing for Brooke Logan and her husband, Jeremy. After several attempts to conceive, the couple received news that they were expecting a child.

What's happening in Calhoun, Gordon County
Posted: September 10, 2014

Regional Art Show at Harris Arts Center

Georgia archers may begin pursuing deer Saturday
Posted: September 10, 2014

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (AP) — Georgia wildlife officials say archers throughout the state may begin hunting deer this weekend.

Officials from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources say hunters may begin pursuing deer with archery equipment on Saturday.

Officials say more than 118,200 archery hunters harvested 74,490 deer throughout the state last year.

Wildlife officials say hunters are allowed a season bag limit of 10 antlerless deer and two antlered deer. Hunters must have valid licenses and current deer harvest records. Licenses may be purchased online.

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