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GHC expands tobacco-free policy

In accordance with the University System of Georgia’s new policy regarding the use of tobacco products on its campuses, Georgia Highlands College broadened its existing prohibitive policy. The new Tobacco and Smoke Free Campus Policy begins Oct. 1.

  • icon Posted: September 30

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Saturday 09/27/2014
Walk a Mile in Her Shoes set for Oct. 3
Posted: September 27, 2014

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. This year, Gordon County Domestic Violence Outreach will host the third-annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes on Friday, Oct. 3, at the ReMax Allied office located at 301 S. Wall St. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the walk will be held at 12 p.m.

Preliminary hearing set for four accused in homicide
Updated: September 29, 2014 - 1:51 pm

A preliminary hearing for four people accused of wrongdoing in the death of a Calhoun man is set for Oct. 10 at 9 a.m.

Friday 09/26/2014
Student airlifted from Red Bud Middle School football game
Updated: September 26, 2014 - 1:14 pm

A Murray County Schools student Thursday evening was airlifted from a football game at Red Bud Middle School.

Thursday 09/25/2014
GCSO busts ‘major meth distribution conspiracy’ in Eastern Gordon County
Updated: September 25, 2014 - 5:03 pm

Following a month long investigation, Gordon County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two women and issued warrants for a third person in a “major methamphetamine conspiracy, trafficking operation in eastern Gordon County,” Sheriff Mitch Ralston said in a press release.

CPD offers handgun familiarization, safety course
Posted: September 25, 2014

The Calhoun Police Department and Chief Garry Moss are set to present a public service course and training, Firearms Familiarization and Safety, according to a press release.

Cotton and Twine Boutique dresses Nashville singers
Posted: September 25, 2014

Cotton and Twine Boutique, located in the Downtown Business District on North Wall Street, is experiencing rapid growth at its Calhoun location.

Wednesday 09/24/2014
National Public Lands Day is fee free at Little River Canyon National Preserve
Posted: September 24, 2014

Activities for National Public Lands Day are scheduled for Saturday September 27, 2014 at Little River Canyon National Preserve. Beginning at 9 a.m., staff at the Little River Canyon Center will meet volunteers to make work assignments to pick up litter.

GHC and KSU join to create new degree pathway
Posted: September 24, 2014

Residents living in northwest Georgia have a new opportunity to pursue post-secondary learning. GHC and Kennesaw State University partnered to offer the 2+2 program, which enables students to complete two years and an associates degree with GHC followed by two years at KSU earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting, at GHC’s Paulding campus.

Georgia seeks one-year flexibility from consequences of student growth on teacher and leader evaluation
Posted: September 24, 2014

Georgia will seek flexibility from its Elementary and Secondary Education waiver in order to delay, for one year, the high-stakes consequences related to the use of student growth measures in new teacher and leader evaluation systems, Superintendent Dr. John Barge announced today.

Calhoun woman wins 108 ribbons at fair
Updated: September 24, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Calhoun resident Doris Blaylock beat her personal best ribbon count of 97 from last year at the Northwest Georgia Regional Fair this year by bringing in 108 first- and second-place ribbons, including the coveted Best in Show.

Calhoun increases Freeport tax exemption
Posted: September 24, 2014

The city of Calhoun took a step Monday night toward attracting industry and jobs.

GNTC has most dual enrollment students in Ga. for second year in a row
Posted: September 24, 2014

For the second consecutive year, Georgia Northwestern Technical College has the largest number of dual enrollment students out of all of the technical colleges in the state of Georgia according to the 2014 End of Year Enrollment Report issued by the Technical College System of Georgia.

Tuesday 09/23/2014
As leaves begin to turn in the mountains - where are the best places to watch fall colors
Posted: September 23, 2014

It’s that time of year when tens of thousands of Georgians flock to the North Georgia Mountains to watch the changing of the colors.  The big questions they ask is when will the leaves change?

What's happening in Calhoun, Gordon County
Posted: September 23, 2014

Now - Oct. 24

Monday 09/22/2014
AAA: Gas prices slide for the seventh consecutive week - prices could fall below $3 a gallon by years end
Posted: September 22, 2014

Motorists continue to enjoy a discount at the pump, as gas prices fall to their lowest point since February. Nationally, the price of gas fell 6 cents in the past week, marking a seven week decline in gasoline prices.

Sunday 09/21/2014
Pokey’s makes hats for Chris Tucker comedy tour
Posted: September 21, 2014

Business has picked up throughout the summer for local sporting goods store Pokey’s, located on King Street in Calhoun.

Dog park, trails, fields ideas for new park in Calhoun
Posted: September 21, 2014

About 10 people attended a meeting the city of Calhoun held Tuesday night to gather public input on the development of a park on 58 acres of land on McDaniel Station Road.

Saturday 09/20/2014
Healing Hands Clinic set for dedication ceremony for new location
Posted: September 20, 2014

The Healing Hands Clinic of Gordon County has recently moved from 216 Newtown Road to 440 Red Bud Road. The clinic is now conveniently located in the Sequoyah Shopping Center to better serve the community.

Car seat, straw lead to arrests of man, woman on burglary charges
Posted: September 20, 2014

A car seat that had been moved and a piece of straw on a man’s pants led to the arrests of a Dalton man and woman accused of burglary.

Governor makes visit to Gordon County
Posted: September 20, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal spoke to members of the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission on Thursday, Sept. 18, to address the commission on ways the state has improved since he took governorship.

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