Education

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…

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 …

When Enrique (Kiki) Camarena decided to join the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, family and friends warned him not to. Yet he was dedicated to making a difference.

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.

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…

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…

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.

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, 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.

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.

“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.

A combination of brutal early morning practices, a dedicated team of students that always arrive willing to learn and an enthusiastic, knowledgeable coach has transformed the Gordon Central automotive tech program into not only one of the best high school engine building programs in the coun…

The Gordon Central Performing Arts Alliance, under the direction of Dr. Kim Watters, is celebrating the first-place win of Gordon Central High School’s One Act Play, “Godspell,” in Region 7-AA competition held at Model High School on Thursday, Oct. 27. In addition to the first place win, fou…

A new Fishing/Outdoorsman class introduced this year at Calhoun High School is trading textbooks for bait, pencils for reels and computer screens for compasses in order to take students from brick buildings into the great outdoors.

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