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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.

Authorities are searching for a 21-year-old man who has been reported missing by family members after last being seen at about 2 a.m. Thursday at a truck stop in Resaca. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 …

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…