Pope completes Modern Woodmen training
Calhoun City Schools Superintendent Michele Taylor attended last week’s legislative advocacy conference held in Washington, D.C., to talk to lawmakers about her concerns regarding the future of public education.
Kimberly Fraker has been named the finalist for the Gordon County Schools superintendent search as of Thursday. Fraker has previously served Bartow County Schools as chief of leadership and learning.
Alex Addington, a sophomore at Gordon Central High, is one of several students who are a part of the “Apple Peer Mentor Program” at the Gordon County College and Career Academy, the only public school in Georgia to offer this program to students.
While Calhoun City Schools has historically excelled in athletics, they also have a different kind of state champion in their midst, as of last month — the school’s literary team won the state title at the Class 3A literary competition on March 16.
Two local students came away with first-place finishes at the Northwest Georgia RESA Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition, earning the right to advance to the state competition later this month.
“Mohawk Presents Calhoun’s Dancing with the Stars Gets Schooled!” will put twenty local high school students onstage at the Calhoun Performing Arts Center for a Student Show on May 30 and a Grand Finale on May 31, with the curtain dropping at 7 p.m. both nights.
Despite detrimental weather threatening the timeline of production, Calhoun City School’s construction of the new Central Office building is still on schedule to be completed by the summer, as per the original plan.
The FCC has found that more than 24 million people living in the U.S., including 19 million living in rural communities, do not have access to broadband internet, an essential service in today’s economy.
Every year, Gordon County Special Olympics hosts three main events: basketball, track and field, and bowling. and according to one athlete’s mother, her son doesn’t care if he wins or misses a shot. He just loves being there.
In the Georgia House, a new bill has been introduced, which would allow school teachers and administrators to utilize discipline in schools without having it negatively impact their school’s climate ratings.
The Georgia Senate recently passed Senate Bill 48, which would require the State Board of Education to test students within public schools to positively identify students with dyslexia at younger ages.
Broad Street’s own Swift & Finch coffee shop will be reaching across county lines to help Calhoun High School in their fundraising efforts to send a group of students to Italy.
Prior to Calhoun High School's homecoming football game Friday night at The Reeve, Justin Lindsey, a teacher at the middle school, was announced as the 2019 Teacher of the Year.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College President Pete McDonald has tapped Stephanie Scearce of Woodstock to serve as the school’s vice president of Economic Development. Prior to assuming her new duties Nov. 1, Scearce served as the regional project manager of the Georgia Department of Econo…
The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Conference Center was bustling with eighth-grade students from both county and city schools on Friday.
Before members of the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission Council, Joe Gavalis held up an iTunes card, the main instrument used by scammers to defraud seniors, he said. When he purchased the card from Walmart, the cashier even commented on how she tries to tell people about their use in sc…
The goal of Governor Nathan Deal’s Complete College Georgia initiative is to graduate an additional 250,000 college students by 2020 with relevant postsecondary degrees for an ever-changing workforce. One of the programs created to help achieve that goal is Realizing Educational Achievement …
Despite threatening weather, the 12th annual Gordon County Antique Engine and Tractor Show brought out numerous hit-and-miss engines and vintage tractors. Hosted at the Cherokee Capital Fairgrounds, the event had local vendors, live music and activities for children.
For as long as Alecia Segursky can remember, Special Olympics has been a part of the Gordon County community. She became involved in 1995, and has been working with the organization ever since.
Calhoun resident Heather Seger is heading off to Vienna, Austria, next month for the Nuclear Safeguards Symposium, where she and her fellow graduate student will take part in discussions with experts after having their paper accepted by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
As Hurricane Michael came ashore last week, members of the Calhoun and Gordon County fire departments were already in South Georgia with the Region Six Georgia Search and Rescue Task Force.
Anna Trantham has been in Girl Scouts ever since kindergarten. Now the Sonoraville High School senior is preparing to complete her final task as one, reaching the pinnacle of her time in scouts with her Gold Award project.
On Wednesday night, as Calhoun High School’s Phil Reeve stadium was slowly filling up, Fellowship of Christian Athletes leaders were preparing for Fields of Faith, an annual event that always brings out a good crowd. The night is dedicated to gathering the community in one place to worship a…
On Tuesday night, the Gordon County Courthouse was full of not only the County Board of Commissioners and involved citizens for the bi-monthly meeting, but there were also 42 local high school seniors sitting in the courtroom. Each of the students present were a part of Calhoun-Gordon County…
An annexation notice from Shaw Industries Group Inc. to bring property on Union Grove Road into the city was brought before the Gordon County Board of Commissioners earlier this week.
Editor’s note: This report is part one in a two-part series concerning homeless students in Calhoun and Gordon County schools and the community resources which continue to aid in supporting them and their families. The names of the students in this story have been withheld so they could shar…
In recognition of Manufacturing Day on Oct. 5, six Calhoun High School teachers had the opportunity to participate in a Teachers in Industry Externship.
Resurfacing the track at Sonoraville High School is on the top of the list of athletic facilities needs for Gordon County Schools, while also carrying the biggest price tag of the projects with cost estimates.
American Legion Paul Gwin Post #47, located at 401 West Line Street in Calhoun, will be having a Fish Fry on Saturday, April 29, beginning at 12 p.m. Plates are $8; selections of cat fish, shrimp, frog legs, hush puppies, french fries, potato wedges and slaw.
Gordon Central High School's Performing Arts presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast, beginning tomorrow, April 27, and running through Sunday, May 7. The shows will be held at Gordon Central's Blue Box Theatre on campus.
For the second year in a row, a Calhoun Elementary School team clinched the Odyssey of the Mind state championship in Columbus, Georgia on April 1 and will be heading to the World Finals competition.
Tony Rios, a junior at Gordon Central High School and a member of the National Honor Society, has been accepted into the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America summer program hosted on the campus of Princeton University. LEDA is a national, nonprofit program dedicated to developing the …
Calhoun City Schools was recently invited by Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle to the State Capitol to be recognized in the Senate Chambers for being the 2016 State Charter System of the Year.
Calhoun, GA - When school starts in the fall of 2017, current seventh grade students at Red Bud Middle School (RBMS) will remain in their current facility for another year. Following feedback from several groups of stakeholders, including local school governance team members, teachers, admin…
During its regularly-schedule meeting on Jan. 9, the Gordon County Board of Education unanimously elected Board member Chris Johnson as Chairman of the Board. Bobby Hall was chosen to serve as Vice-Chair, following a non-contested nomination.
Eric Taylor, Contract Specialist for Shaw Industries, got involved with Junior Achievement at Sonoraville High School and ended up teaching a course. The course, JA Titan, was a computer-based business simulation. He met with the students once a week for seven weeks teaching them about vario…
The Calhoun Middle and High School Dramatic Arts Department will present the popular musical Hairspray at the CHS Blackbox Theatre on Friday, Dec. 9; Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11.
Members of Calhoun Rotary Club were treated to a performance by students from Calhoun Middle and Calhoun High’s Drama and Performing Arts Programs.
“Godspell,” the popular Broadway musical that the Gordon Central Performing Arts Alliance performed this fall under the direction of Dr. Kim Watters, won the AA State Championship One Act Play title on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Baldwin High School in Milledgeville.
In honor of Veterans Day, friends remember Gordon Central High School graduate Cody Warren, who lost his life 10 years ago this week while stationed in Iraq serving in the United States Marine Corps.