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While local business owners, government employees and chamber staff enjoyed the meal provided at the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce’s Booster Breakfast, local officials presented reports from the past year and future plans for both the county and the city.

Two children with special needs were presented with customized bikes on Valentine’s Day at Advance for Kids, where they were able to immediately start riding as friends, family and their AFK physical therapists watched on.

The Gordon County Chamber of Commerce will present its annual State of the City and State of the County Booster Breakfast sponsored by the Development Authority of Gordon County on Friday morning at Belmont Baptist Church.

“We’re running out of landfill space. At which point do you contaminate all of the ground?” Calhoun Middle School teacher Donny Robertson asked. “At what point do we say enough’s enough?”

On Friday morning, complimentary Dunkin’ Donuts coffee and doughtnuts were provided for the growing line of customers waiting for the new Bargain Hunt to officially open its doors.

We completed our fifth week of the 2019 legislative session. My, has it been busy! This week I was glad to welcome Matt Barton to the House of Representatives.

Gustav Dalsgaard, a participant in the Georgia Rotary Student Program, was the guest speaker at the latest Calhoun Rotary Club meeting, talking about his native Denmark and his path to Calhoun.

The Council of Alcohol and Drugs in Gordon County is hosting a statewide Substance Abuse Prevention Advocacy Day that will be held Thursday in Atlanta to raise awareness on drug and alcohol abuse and how it’s especially dangerous for adolescent youth.

Following a traffic stop due to having one missing headlight, an Adairsville man was arrested for reportedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

A man was arrested following a standard traffic stop when an officer found the passenger to be in possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, reports stated.

On Monday mornings at Calhoun High School, the upper level video production students arrive to school early to record the morning announcements prior to homeroom. In fact, these students arrive at school early every day for this very reason.

A concert and reception will be held at the Harris Arts Center this weekend in honor of Roland Hayes and his career as a musician from Gordon County, with Indra Thomas and Timothy Miller performing as musical guests.

The time of year that young parents plan for all year is almost upon us. Three well-known area consignment sales will once again gear up to offer gently used clothing, toys and household items to the public.

On Tuesday, two Morning Pointe residents were thrown a party to celebrate their 70th anniversary. Their children, siblings and relatives attended, bringing gifts for the couple and enjoying refreshments provided by family.

A new mobile app announced by state officials this week offers youth free access to services for mental illness, substance-use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Ashworth Middle School teacher Rebecca Owen recently was announced as the recipient of the 2019 School Improvement Dissertation of the Year Award from the University of West Georgia.

Zeke Waters and his team of college friends were declared as first place winners after competing against teams from across the country during the 2019 Walt Disney Imaginations Design Competition, which took place last week.

The international Tim Tebow Foundation sponsored a dance in Calhoun for individuals with special needs on Friday night, where guests and their families found a community ready to celebrate them through the night’s festivities.

At the Gordon County Board of Education meeting, members voted to follow surrounding counties in replacing snow days with online lesson plans posted by teachers. Moving forward, in the case of canceled school for emergency weather, students will be given online assignments and be able to com…

“You can’t dream about what you don’t know and you can’t want to be something you don’t know about,” said W.L. Swain’s Elementary STEAM teacher Nikki Hampton. “I’m the one who takes the kids’ learning and turns it into an actual, physical thing they can do.”

A Plainville man reported to have trespassed was later stopped by Calhoun police and found to have been driving under the influence of alcohol, reports stated.

A woman from Texas was staying with a previous co-worker until she was asked to leave, after which she was reported to try to break into the apartment with throwing knives and was found carrying drugs, reports stated.

A Calhoun man is charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana after a traffic stop by Calhoun police led to the discovery of a bag of the drug under the floor mat of the man’s vehicle, reports stated.

A CPD officer caught three minors on the roof of a Red Bud Road building; the three are reported to have been in possession of alcohol and spray paint, reports stated.

Partnering with the Calhoun Woman’s Club to bring back the Sequoyah Ball, the Harris Arts Center is happy to host Calhoun’s Quick Draw Art Auction, a free event celebrating the arts.

Come Fly to Neverland with Calhoun High School as they “Never Grow Up” in their performance of “Peter Pan: The Musical” from March 7-11 in the Calhoun Performing Arts Center.

Calhoun native Harmony Petty took fourth place and won $2,500 for her business — Harmony’s Crafty Creations — during a Berry College pitch competition earlier this month.

The Gordon County Chamber of Commerce honored AdventHealth Gordon, formerly known as Gordon Hospital, the City of Calhoun, Starr-Mathews Insurance and Synovus, formerly known as Georgia Bank & Trust, with Keep It In The County Legacy Awards.

Since 2012, the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Committee has presented an Amazing Race Event in downtown Calhoun at the end of April, when the BBQ Boogie & Blues Street Festival takes place.

Hamilton Medical Center was recently named a top hospital by Georgia Trend Magazine, a regional business publication offering business analysis to more than 50,000 subscribers.

The Partnership for Health and Accountability presented its prestigious Quality and Patient Safety Award to Hamilton Medical Center for its project that increased sepsis awareness and education.

North Georgia EMC is warning consumers to be aware of utility scams, sharing reminders about how employees contact customers to disconnect power or collect payments.

It’s getting busy under the Gold Dome in Atlanta, and the pace of the session is picking up.

A team from W.L. Swain Elementary School placed first in the Northwest Georgia Region Competition for the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl on Saturday.

Hal Lamb, legendary and decorated head coach of the Calhoun Yellow Jacket football team, announced at a press conference on Thursday afternoon that he has decided to retire from coaching after 21 seasons at the helm for the Jackets. Longtime Calhoun assistant coach Clay Stephenson was named …