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The Calhoun City Council announced last week that the city will observe Halloween on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 9 p.m. for children 12 and younger. Downtown merchants and businesses will host Trick or Treat in Downtown Calhoun on that day from 4 to 6 p.m.

More than 150 members of the Gordon County community came out on Friday to participate in the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Cookout on the Corner event in downtown Calhoun. The celebration ran from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and served as a way for the Chamber to thank its members …

Gordon County 4-H is already in full swing of in-school programming for 4th-8th grade students, and next week Gordon County 4-H will begin its extracurricular club programming for those students not seen during in-school programs, as well as a monthly countywide meeting open to all K-12th gr…

More than 300 students from Calhoun Middle School and dozens of Calhoun High School students participated in the annual CTAE/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Fair on Thursday, through which older students teach future high schoolers about the electives and clubs that will be offered to them in nin…

Fairmount Elementary School had their monthly “Character Counts” breakfast recently. School officials would like to thank Chick-fil-A for sponsoring the breakfast and providing every Gordon County Elementary School with the Character Education program, Core Essentials.

One of the hallmark programs of Georgia Rotary Club is the Georgia Rotary Scholarship Program. Begun in 1946 as a way to lead to international harmony and understanding after the horror of WWII, the GRSP had four scholars the first year.

More than 200 student athletes from schools across the county will gather at Gordon Central High School later this month, weather permitting, for a day of laughing, playing, and competing in the annual fall Special Olympics.

The Gordon County Board of Education set out timelines for developing its 2020-2025 Strategic Plan and 2020-2023 school calendar at its meeting on Monday night. The board also discussed online learning in the event of inclement weather and ways the district is working to improve this service…

Floyd Physical Therapy & Rehab and Floyd Primary Care will partner to sponsor the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce Booster Lunch on Friday, Oct. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Georgia Northwestern Technical College in Calhoun.

Just over two weeks ago, a new prepared meal service opened its doors on downtown Calhoun’s West Line Street. Ideal Meals’ new location marks the first physical expansion of a business that began in Rome three years ago and has since won three consecutive Rome News-Tribune “Best of” awards f…

Denny Desimone has been named AdventHealth Gordon’s latest SonShine Award recipient. This award was established by AdventHealth Gordon in 2017 to honor the hard work and dedication of its employees. Quarterly awards provide opportunities for employees, patients and visitors to recognize and …

Morning Pointe of Calhoun resident Sue Moyer showed off her latest masterpiece during the assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care community’s regular craft hour recently. “One of our housekeepers told me about a simple painting technique that creates a great marbling effect, and I decide…

Every era of American history has had its own music, its own legendary songs that reveal so much about the uniqueness of their time. The Revolutionary War period had its “Yankee Doodle,” while the War of 1812 is remembered by the “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Early voting begins Monday for the City of Calhoun, Town of Resaca, City of Fairmount and City of Plainville Municipal General Elections.

The Calhoun Rotary Club recently welcomed guests representing Gordon County Schools, including guest speaker and fellow Rotarian Kimberly Fraker, superintendent, Charles Walraven, chairman of the Gordon County Board of Education, and Amy Parker, director of communications and CEO of the Coll…

The Gordon County Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassador Committee will be hosting its annual Cookout on the Corner on Friday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is free to chamber members and their guests and is hosted each year as a way of thanking members for their participation.

Musicians David Bell, Charlsey Etheridge, Jeremy Guider and Philip Hare are ready to rock the Acoustic Cafe stage on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. Inspired by Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, the showcase gives local singers and songwriters to show off their skills in a relaxed and welcoming setting.

Nyala Edwards and Elizabeth Howard, the branch manager and assistant branch manager, respectively, of the Calhoun-Gordon County Library, said recently that the on-going renovations, robust program offerings, and a calendar full of activities for people of all ages are just part of their effo…

Business and community leaders were given the chance to mingle and share a cup of coffee on Wednesday as part of the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce’s second-ever ‘Have a Cup of Joe’ event.

Volunteers are invited to pull on their oldest, most mud-friendly shoes and grab a garbage bag this Saturday, Oct. 12, as part of Calhoun’s fall Rivers Alive clean-up. The day will kick off at 9 a.m. at the Calhoun City Recreation Department’s Ratner Pavillion, located at 601 S. River St., a…

The Gordon County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) hosted a Regional Visitors Information Centers (RVIC) Meeting in Calhoun recently. The event was coordinated by CVB Director Sarah Ostuw and Ontaria Finch, manager of the Georgia Visitor Information Center in Ringgold, one of Georgia’s 1…