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GNTC offering free GED practice tests

Georgia Northwestern Technical College is offering free practice tests from January 26 to February 28, 2015 to all current or potential adult students at one of the local Adult Education Learning Centers in GNTC’s nine county service area. The free practice test must be taken at a GNTC Learning Center.

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Saturday 01/24/2015
Calhoun set for second McDonald's
Posted: January 24, 2015

A second McDonald’s fast food eatery is coming to Calhoun and Gordon County.

Chorus teacher impacting lives one note at a time
Posted: January 24, 2015

As a little girl Kim Watters wanted to be a veterinarian, but after losing a dog at a young age and grieving for three weeks, those plans changed. “I was just miserable,” she said. “And my parents said, ‘You can’t be a vet.’”

Friday 01/23/2015
Public help needed in recent break ins
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 3:46 pm

The Gordon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating incidents involving unlawful entries into five automobiles in a local neighborhood.

According to a press release, the incidents happened at three private residents on Walraven Road in the Red Bud community.

The break-ins are believed to have occurred on Jan. 21 between 7:30 p.m. and January 22 at 7:30 a.m., most likely after dark. All the entries were made into unlocked vehicles, one of which was a school bus. Some of the items reported stolen include a GPS device, cell phone charger, set of keys and $5 in cash. A resident of the Corley Manor subdivision said he’s happy to have some information.

“It seems these incidents have went unnoticed to the public for some reason," he said.

Anyone with any information regarding the thefts is urged to call the Gordon County Sheriff’s Detective Division at 706-629-1244.

Police: Man steps into oncoming traffic
Posted: January 23, 2015

Calhoun Police Chief Garry Moss said in a press release that officers are investigating an accident on Red Bud Road involving a pedestrian and a motor vehicle.

Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest set for Sunday
Posted: January 23, 2015

The Elks Club is gearing up to give local children an opportunity to “Compete, Connect and Succeed.”

GNTC names semi-finalists for GOAL award
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 7:53 pm

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

Mohawk to recruit manufacturing workers in Calhoun on Jan. 30
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 3:17 pm

The Georgia Department of Labor is set to help Mohawk Industries recruit 90 workers for the company’s manufacturing facilities in Gordon County.

Gas prices remain steady below $2 mark in Northwest Georgia
Posted: January 23, 2015

Here are the prices of the lowest regular unleaded for cities in our area according to Gasbuddy.com:

Calhoun singer-songwriter set to audition for NBC’s ‘The Voice’ after CD release party
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 9:30 am

Audi Burchett, a Calhoun native, has stayed busy the past two years with her music career. She has been playing shows, recording demos and is now scheduled for an audition in Atlanta for NBC’s show, “The Voice,” on Feb. 15. She will be holding a CD release party on Thursday, Jan. 22, at Papa J’s and Mama T’s Opi’s Roadhouse.

Thursday 01/22/2015
State gets poor grades on fight against smoking
Posted: January 22, 2015

An American Lung Association report released Wednesday gives Georgia failing grades on curbing tobacco use.

Work begins on Ga. 225 bridges
Posted: January 22, 2015

Work has begun on replacing the two bridges on Ga. Highway 225 over New Town Creek and the Coosawattee River in Gordon County.

Wednesday 01/21/2015
First ice plays a factor in accidents
Posted: January 21, 2015

Three drivers were ticketed for driving too fast for conditions Friday after minor accidents occurred during the city’s first taste of icy roads.

Fast food restaurant set to reopen in new location
Posted: January 21, 2015

A fast food restaurant in Calhoun is set to reopen in a different location following its recent closure.

Large crowd turns out for Walmart Neighborhood Market opening in Fort Oglethorpe
Posted: January 21, 2015

Walmart on Wednesday opened the doors to its Neighborhood Market in Fort Oglethorpe, with more than 200 attending the ribbon-cutting and grand opening.

Police: Man struck by van stepped into oncoming traffic
Posted: January 21, 2015

Calhoun police chief Garry Moss said in a press release that officers are investigating an accident on Red Bud Road involving a pedestrian and a motor vehicle.

Job fair set today at Voluntary Action Center
Posted: January 21, 2015

The Goodwill Career Center is set to host a job fair at the Voluntary Action Center, 343 S. Wall St. in Calhoun, on Wednesday, Jan. 21, from 9 to 11 a.m., in the Training Room.

Ga. agency seeks to eliminate health insurance coverage for 'non-certificated' school personnel
Posted: January 21, 2015

The state agency that oversees the health care of almost 2.5 million Georgians has drawn sharp questioning over a budget proposal involving a small fraction of them.

Walmart Neighborhood Market opens in Fort Oglethorpe
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 9:45 am

A new Walmart Neighborhood Market opened this morning following a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is located at 1155 Battlefield Parkway (near Home Depot) and will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. (Catoosa News photos/Natasha Colbaugh)

Tuesday 01/20/2015
Northwest Georgia Rep. Tom Graves responds to State of the Union
Updated: January 21, 2015 - 12:00 am

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, posted a YouTube video response to President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday.

Private day care — The emerging option for Alzheimer’s patients
Posted: January 20, 2015

It’s possible the deaths of famous people bring as much attention to Alzheimer’s disease as all the purple ribbons of November. The most recent such celebrity death was that of Tom Magliozzi, 77, co-star of National Public Radio’s “Car Talk.”

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