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  • Brandi Owczarz, Managing Editor BOwczarz@CalhounTimes
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UPDATE: According to investigators with the Calhoun Police Department, the contents of the package left for President Donald Trump on Friday, Sept. 15 included three blank notebooks, several picture frames with stock photographs and other papers, described as trash by an officer.

Before I get into the topic of the day, I wanted to promote an upcoming Lunch and Learn class to be held at the Calhoun-Gordon County Library on Sept. 19 from 12 noon to 1 p.m. I will be giving a presentation on composting and mulching. Composting is a great way to turn landscape debris into…

  • Jon Mitchell, Minister Calhoun Church of Christ
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“The leprous person who has the disease shall wear torn clothes and let the hair of his head hang loose, and he shall cover his upper lip and cry out, ‘Unclean, unclean.’ He shall remain unclean as long as he has the disease. He is unclean. He shall live alone. His dwelling shall be outside …

My late pastor, Dr. Woody Lee, stated once: “being in a church wouldn’t make you a Christian any more than being in a garage would make you a car.” He sure was right, but the Bible does tell us, as Christians, to be in church. The Bible warns us not to forsake the assembling of ourselves tog…

Gordon County 4-H will be hosting an Open House on Monday, Sept. 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This Open House will showcase all of the programs offered in 4-H, along with all of the staff members, volunteers, teen leaders and current 4-H’ers in the programs. Youth will meet new friends, play games…

CALHOUN, GA: Brilliant vocal harmonies, an inspired lyrical creativity and powerful, uncompromising testimonies pervade an evening with the award-winning Heritage Singers. The concert will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Calhoun Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 1411 Ro…

The following arrests information was taken directly from Gordon County Jail records. Arrests were made by the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office except where otherwise indicated. Law enforcement officials are in compliance with Ga. Code 50-18-72 of the Open Records Act in releasing reports of a…

The grading system used by the Gordon County Health Department is: A: for food-safety excellence and applied to a 90 – 100 numerical score B: for satisfactory compliance and applied to a 80 – 89 numerical score C: for marginal compliance and applied to a 70 – 79 numerical score U: for unsati…

ATLANTA, GA - The recent data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, has exposed the personal information of over 143 million Americans and approximately 5 million Georgians. Even if your information was not compromised in this particular hack, data bre…

The Last Five Years, an award winning play written and composed by Jason Robert Brown will be presented by The Calhoun Little Theater on Sept. 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23 at 7 p.m. at the Harris Arts Center in Calhoun, Georgia. It is directed by Jeri Dunn with musical direction by David Smith. Th…

(Calhoun, Ga.) -- Wednesday, Sept. 13, is World Sepsis Day, which brings awareness to one of the most prevalent but misdiagnosed, deadly diseases. It is the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals, and as many as 80 percent of sepsis deaths could be prevented with rapid diagnosis and treatment.

Calhoun Primary School is extremely proud to announce Tracie Nesbitt as their Teacher of the Year for 2018-19. Nesbitt is a Kindergarten teacher, and has served in that role since joining the staff of Calhoun Primary in 2006. She has played a pivotal role on the Kindergarten team and has bee…

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The popular men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and violence, Walk a Mile In Her Shoes, is set for Friday, Oct. 6 with registration beginning at 11 a.m. at BB&T Park, located at 215 North Wall Street in downtown Calhoun. The walk begins at 12 noon.

The Calhoun Police Department, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Health and the Mountain Area Traffic Enforcement Network, will conduct a car seat check on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the Wal-Mart parking lot, located at 450 West Belmont Drive in Calhoun.

Atlanta – Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said his office stands ready to assist Georgia residents with any claims arising from Hurricane Irma, including a toll-free claims assistance line and plans to have insurance experts in the area in the event of a storm.

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Sept. 12, 2017 – What should Georgians with damage do after Irma?  As soon as safe to do so, contact your agent or insurance company to get the recovery process started. To report your claim, contact your State Farm agent.  

The following arrests information was taken directly from Gordon County Jail records. Arrests were made by the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office except where otherwise indicated. Law enforcement officials are in compliance with Ga. Code 50-18-72 of the Open Records Act in releasing reports of a…

Calhoun City Schools has been blessed with tremendous support from the community to provide facilities conducive to learning. The system is moving full STEAM ahead to provide access to one renovated and one newly constructed facility to provide greater opportunities in Science, Technology, E…

  • Tyler Serritt, Staff Writer TSerritt@CalhounTimes.com
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Local golf enthusiasts will have the opportunity to showcase their driving, chipping and putting skills for a good cause at the 24th Annual Gordon County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Fields Ferry Golf Club.

  • Allie Griner 4-H Gordon County Extension Agent
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On Saturday, September 9, Georgia 4-H will be holding its annual Food Showcase. Composed of four different contests, the event will be held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center and 4-H’ers may compete in one of the three morning contests consisting of Egg Preparation Demonstration (Junior and Senior 4-H…

Brian Hawkins has been named Chief Financial Officer of Greater Community Bank. “Brian brings an impressive eighteen years of financial and operational experience to our team,” said David J. Lance, President and CEO. “I am confident that his expertise will be an asset to the bank.”

  • Allie Griner 4-H Gordon County Extension Agent
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Gordon County Extension/4-H, in conjunction with the Northwest Georgia Regional Fair, coordinates six livestock shows throughout fair week. 4-H and FFA members will display their respective species for premiums and bragging rights.

Calhoun High School football coach Hal Lamb visited today to give an update on the school’s football program. CHS’s football team ranks as the 8th winningest program in the state and is comprised of 118 students from grades 9 - 12.

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