Janet McMahan figured it out five years ago — just before her son Ben was diagnosed with cancer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Gordon County Sheriff’s Office deputy and his K9 partner found an suspected 40 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop.
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.
A Calhoun High School assistant principal notified Calhoun police and student at the Friday football game was drinking.
Calhoun police arrested a teen Monday after he allegedly disobeyed an officer by crossing a street.
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.
As the seasons transition from summer to autumn, it is time to prepare for a favorite time of year for many hunters.
Georgia’s prescription of more daily physical activity for students has led to improved health results, state officials say.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Regional Art Show at Harris Arts Center
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.