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Blood Assurance is critically low on O-positive, B-negative and A-negative blood and is also in urgent need of platelets, officials said Wednesday. Blood Assurance needs five day’s supply of each blood type to ensure every patient has what they need.

The Gordon County Division of Family and Children Services hosted a training session to educate the public on the child sex trafficking crisis that, despite common belief, exists within Gordon County.

Local veterans, members of Georgian American Legion Posts and related associations gathered together on Saturday to participate in the third annual RIDE 4 LIFE in Cartersville, an event hosted by the Combat Veteran's Association and Harley Davidson Southern Devil that raises money for local …

Every year for the past 20 or so years, Gordon County has hosted a Star-Spangled Celebration – and this year is no different. The 2019 Celebration will be held July 4 at the Cherokee Capital Fairgrounds.

Gordon County’s business leaders gathered for a Gordon County Chamber of Commerce Booster Lunch last week sponsored by AdventHealth Gordon. Pete Weber, president and CEO of AdventHealth Gordon, was the program speaker and updated the community on the construction projects that have been taki…

The Calhoun City Council approved next year’s budget on Monday night, including the utilities operating budget, the government annual budget and the Calhoun City Schools’ budget. The board also separately approved the Calhoun Utility Rate Resolution, which was included in the overall budget.

When the Annie E. Casey Foundation released the first-ever annual Kids Count Data Book in 1990, Georgia ranked 48th in the nation for child and family well-being. According to the 30th edition of the Data Book, released this week, Georgia ranks 38th.

The following information concerning recent felony arrests was taken directly from Gordon County Jail records. Arrests were made by the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office except where otherwise indicated. All people are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. The Calhoun Times only runs …

Family Connection of Gordon County is just one part of a 159-county network called Georgia Family Connection Collaborative, the only statewide network of its kind, and that collaboration is key, coordinator Vickie McEntire told members of the Calhoun Rotary Club recently.

Members of the Georgia National Guard’s 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team returned stateside Monday with a welcome from the governor at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah.

The central office building for Calhoun City Schools on South Wall Street is almost completed, with a team from Momon Construction finishing up the almost seven-month long project. At the last Board of Education meeting, Director of Facilities and Operations Tom Griffith said he predicts the…

Sonja and Ronald Fuquea, of Calhoun, will be among the more than 330 people participating in Georgia River Network’s Paddle Georgia 2019 set for June 15-21 on the Withlacoochee and Suwannee rivers.

Over the course of a year the Gordon County Senior Center has numerous volunteers and donors serving the senior citizens of the community. But on Wednesday, seniors from the Center decided to give back to those who have helped them.

The following information concerning recent felony arrests was taken directly from Gordon County Jail records. Arrests were made by the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office except where otherwise indicated. All people are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. The Calhoun Times only runs …

A Dollar General is currently in the midst of being constructed and is expected to be completed sometime in July, said City of Calhoun Building Official Don McGinnis.

Utility rates might be increasing, as was suggested by the city’s Utility Department, and the proposed budget for the City of Calhoun, including the budget for Calhoun City Schools, was read for the second time.

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Kim Fraker, who was officially named the new superintendent of Gordon County Schools during the Board of Education meeting on Monday, was welcomed to Gordon County by district staff, parents and community members. She will transition into the role this summer, as the current superintendent, …

In an effort to improve service to Calhoun and Gordon County residences that have family members with mental or physical impairments such as Autism, Alzheimer’s Disease, Down Syndrome and other special conditions, the Calhoun Police Department has initiated the Special Needs 911 Registry Program.

Keep Calhoun-Gordon Beautiful put on their first annual golf tournament Wednesday afternoon at Fields Ferry Golf Course to celebrate World Environment Day. The purpose of the tournament was to help fund litter clean up days, improve recycling efforts and work with local schools, groups and c…

During the public hearing on the Gordon County budget for 2020, a resident expressed complaints regarding Animal Control funds and asked why spay/neuter services were not offered at the facility.

Over 50 sites have begun to serve free meals for all children 18 and younger, continuing the pattern of feeding youth during summer months.

Typically, the Voluntary Action Center hosts public meals only during lunchtime, but they have been recently considering also serving dinners. So when a group of volunteers offered to help, VAC workers asked decided to see how a dinner event would go over.

After a Dewy Rose woman didn’t pull over when a Calhoun officer turned on his blue lights behind her, police were led on a chase from Wall Street onto Interstate 75 into Bartow County, where the chase ended in her arrest Wednesday, reports stated.

As a 20-year-old, Shannon Terry was already a business owner, operating his own barber shop in Dalton. But for all of the success he found in pursuing his passion for cutting hair at an early age, he still found himself surrounded by negative influences.

Gordon County Board of Commissioners are to renew their Cigna Health Care contract, which County Administrator Jim Ledbetter said will benefit county employees and set aside more money for health purposes.

The following information concerning recent felony arrests was taken directly from Gordon County Jail records. Arrests were made by the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office except where otherwise indicated. All people are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. The Calhoun Times only runs …

Charity Muse is a therapist, a life coach and the co-founder of her private practice. But she is also a mother, a wife, a daughter, a native of Tennessee and the product of a Pentecostal family.

For those who know anything at all about the Second World War, it’s almost certain that they will have at least some awareness of D-Day. If World War II was the defining episode of the 20th century, and who could possibly argue that it was not, then D-Day is unquestionably the iconic symbol …

Mobile health coaches from Chattanooga’s CHI Memorial Hospital will be coming to Gordon County this week to provide mammography screenings for Gordon County women.

Craig Dunn, vice president for operations of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Georgia, spoke to Calhoun Rotary on Thursday, updating Rotarians on all the the clubs have been involved in.

The following information concerning recent felony arrests was taken directly from Gordon County Jail records. Arrests were made by the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office except where otherwise indicated. All people are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. The Calhoun Times only runs …

On Friday morning, Gov. Brian Kemp announced four new appointees to superior courts across the state, appointing Jeffrey A. Watkins to serve on the Cherokee Judicial Circuit.

On Thursday morning, a truck traveling north on U.S. 41 veered into the opposite lane, striking a southbound motorcycle head-on and killing the motorcycle driver, according to the Georgia State Patrol.