Mandy Maloney, a partnership specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau’s Atlanta Regional Census Center, listed off Thursday some of the various things the census being conducted this year will impact: government representation, district determinations, state and federal funding, grant consider…
The Gordon County Schools Board of Education approved a new calendar for the 2020-2021 academic year and decided to move forward with work on two potential Education Local Option Sales Tax (ELOST) projects, including the development of a Sonoraville High School baseball field and repaving at…
ATLANTA - Gov. Brian Kemp unveiled a $28.1 billion budget proposal Thursday that would set a new record for state spending in fiscal 2021 despite the air of fiscal uncertainty surrounding this year’s General Assembly session.
A Silver Creek man linked to the white nationalist terrorist organization The Base was arrested the day before three men from the same group were taken into custody by the FBI in Maryland.
Calhoun City Schools hosted its first meeting of the year on Tuesday to discuss the system’s 2020-2025 Five Year Strategic Plan, and Superintendent Michele Taylor explained that feedback from the participants of the event will be used to further shape the plan that was discussed.
Four Georgia Northwestern Technical College students have been selected as the college’s semi-finalists for the Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership, according to Trish Wiggins, coordinator for the college’s GOAL program.
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp vowed Thursday to give Georgia teachers the second installment of a $5,000 pay raise, despite what promises to be a tight budget year.
ATLANTA – A compromise bill to collect taxes on online sales overseen by large retailers like Amazon, plus the ride-share companies Uber and Lyft, was hashed out Thursday morning by a group of Georgia House and Senate lawmakers.
Each month students at Fairmount Elementary School are recognized for displaying positive character traits through the Character Ed Chick-fil-A Core Essentials Program.
The Gordon County of Chamber presented its first ribbon cutting of the year on Tuesday, Jan. 7, when the Ambassador Committee welcomed Burger King to its new location at 1081 Belwood Road, at the Love's Travel Stop. The store number is 706-383-1437.
ATLANTA - Gov. Brian Kemp decided no news is good news Wednesday, breaking from the tradition of governors announcing a new initiative or two at the annual Eggs and Issues breakfast.
The famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will be making a stop at the Kroger on Turner McCall Boulevard this upcoming Sunday morning as part of their “coast to coast wienie roast” tour.
Calhoun Elementary recognized the Huddle House “Write to Win” recipients for January this week. Students whose writing was selected will earn free meals at Huddle House for a month and their writing will be on display in the restaurant for patrons to enjoy while dining. School officials said…
Georgia House Democrats want the state’s largest energy provider to clean up its coal ash, the toxic byproduct of burning coal at several power plants in the state.
Kristi Langham, school nurse at Red Bud Middle School, has been named the GCS 2nd Mile Award winner for the month of December. Langham was nominated by a number of her coworkers at Red Bud Middle School, including her principal, Amy Stewart.
Gordon County Schools' Community Connection Award for January was recently awarded to Rosellen Burns. Burns was nominated by the district's student services staff for her work throughout the community with children in need.
ATLANTA - Georgia Senate leaders cast the prospects for new legalized gambling in doubt Monday on the first day of the 2020 legislative session.
A Calhoun man already wanted on warrants was arrested on multiple charges after deputies say he held a woman against her will and then forced an armed standoff when they surrounded his home.
The Gordon County Board of Education named a new director of Human Resources and two new district instructional coordinators during its meeting on Monday, Jan. 13.
The Gordon County Chamber of Commerce celebrated 2019 and turn its attention to 2020 as hundreds attended the organization’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday at Belmont Baptist Church.
The Gordon County Chamber of Commerce acknowledged the 24 sponsors of Keep It In The County 2019 and launched the 2020 campaign at its 60th Annual Meeting on Tuesday at Belmont Baptist Church. Exactly 22 sponsors of the shop-local initiative were announced, with additional sponsorships available.
The Calhoun City Council on Monday evening let three requests from two local business partners related to their proposal for an electronic billboard die without a vote.
The Gordon County School System is currently looking for 24 mentors to work with first grade students on sight words and other literacy efforts as part of its new reading program, GET READING. Literacy Liaison Brooke Stone said three training sessions remain for potential volunteers looking …
Neurosurgeon and Rome resident John Cowan announced on Monday his intent to run for the United State Congressional District 14 seat.
A handful of community “celebrities” tried their best to guide a variety of farm animals around the ring at the Gordon County Livestock Pavilion on Friday night after a quick lesson from members of the Gordon County Young Farmers.
ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers took time on the opening day of the 2020 General Assembly session Monday to honor two colleagues who died late last year.
Red Bud Middle School hosted its annual spelling bee on Thursday Jan. 9, with 36 participants. In the end, the winner of the spelling bee was seventh-grader Maleigha Cochran.
ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers got some good news on tax revenues Monday but not enough to avoid painful cuts in state spending as the 2020 General Assembly session unfolds.
Dan McEntire, businessman and former Chatsworth mayor announced on Monday his intent to run for the Georgia State Senate in District 54. That district, which includes the eastern half of Gordon County, is currently represented by Sen. Chuck Payne, R-Dalton.
Charlotte “Lee” Williamson, founder and leader of the group Pickens Seniors for Change, officially announced on Sunday her intent to run for the Georgia House of Representatives, District 11. That seat, currently held by Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, includes eastern Gordon County.
Kayla Brook Silvers, who had been reported missing as of Monday morning, has now been located and is safe, according to Gordon County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Robert Paris.
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp launched a website Monday aimed at training state workers and the general public in how to detect and respond to warning signs of human trafficking.
Georgia Rep. Matt Barton, R-Calhoun, was the Calhoun Rotary Club's inaugural speaker for 2020. Barton, who represents District 5, updated Rotarians on issues pending in this year's session of the state legislature. He also said he welcomes personal contacts from his constituents regarding th…
ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp made going after criminal gangs and human traffickers key planks in his 2018 campaign platform, and he made initial forays in those areas during his first year in office.
Sonia Clark, RN, has been named AdventHealth Gordon’s latest DAISY Award recipient. This award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human tasks nurses perform every day.
ATLANTA — Georgia’s generous film tax credit is generating less economic impact for the state than its backers have reported, according to a newly released state audit.
Christmas 2019 has now come and gone. However, it’s not too late, during the early winter days of this new year, to remember two moving Christmas stories that took place during the holiday season of 1944, during World War II, 75 years ago.
A traffic stop for speeding on Interstate 75 on Wednesday resulted in the arrests of three people on methamphetamine charges for Gordon County Sheriff’s Office deputies, including the arrest of one individual who was already wanted on warrants.
Gordon County Emergency Management Director Courtney Taylor said Friday after a briefing with the National Weather Service that Gordon County is under a "slight risk" of severe weather during the weekend.
ATLANTA — Georgia House Republicans will push for the second installment of a state income tax cut during this year’s legislative session, despite sluggish tax collections that have prompted Gov. Brian Kemp to order spending reductions.
The Calhoun Police Department was awarded a 2020 Car Seat Mini-Grant from the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Injury Prevention Program, the local police department announced this week.
AdventHealth Gordon has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for the Joint Program Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe…
Gordon County Sheriff’s Office deputies turned a tip into a pair of felony arrests this week as detectives and officers from the Georgia Department of Community Supervision conducted a probation search at a home on Artesian Well Road near Sugar Valley.