Opinion

  • Greg Bowman Gordon County Extension Agent
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One great thing about living in the country is seeing an abundance of wildlife. At times on our farm, you see a variety of critters so much you can take these natural resources for granted. Most people like the outdoors and will either hike, camp, canoe or hunt and fish, for example, where y…

  • Jon Mitchell, Minister Calhoun Church of Christ
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“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2-4

  • Greg Bowman, Gordon County Extension Agent
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This week will be a little different for the weekly article. I am going to try to hit various points and give reminders on upcoming events.

  • Jon Mitchell, Minister Calhoun Church of Christ
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“Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.” Ecclesiastes 11:9

  • Randy Muse, Youth Minister Antioch Baptist Church
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The ability to work with students is a huge blessing in my life. It’s also a great challenge. Sometimes, you have moments when you see evidence of the Holy Spirit working in student’s lives. In these moments, God gives you assurance that what you’re doing is not in vain.

  • Greg Bowman Gordon County Extension Agent
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I remember several years ago being at an extension meeting at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center. It was a training event and we were staying at The Founders Lodge across the lake. A small group was visiting on the back porch where they have a nice flower bed beside a rock wall. I was sitting on the …

  • Donnie Hudgens Community Correspondent
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Jesse Miller lay in a dry river bed under the scorching Philippine sun, paralyzed from the waist down. His basic Army medical training enabled him to understand that he was dying. Languishing as a prisoner of war under brutal Japanese captors, he recognized that he was suffering from both be…

  • Greg Bowman Gordon County Extension Agent
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One great thing about living in the country is seeing an abundance of wildlife. At times on our farm, you see a variety of critters so much you can take these natural resources for granted. Most people like the outdoors and will either hike, camp, canoe or hunt and fish, for example, where y…

  • Jon Mitchell, Minister Calhoun Church of Christ
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“...You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. And should you not have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?” Matthew 18:32-33

  • Donnie Hudgens, Community Correspondent
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Her very name is brimming with historical significance for the American people. She was sunk by the Japanese during World War II, 75 years ago this June, in the otherwise miraculous U.S. victory in the Battle of Midway. She had been named in honor of a place synonymous with America’s war for…

  • Greg Bowman Gordon County Extension Agent
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For starters, we are still in a drought. I know it has been raining, but we still have dry soils. We need the rainfall, but this can cause some disease issues with our vegetable gardening efforts. This current weather of wet and warm temperatures is a good environment for some disease issues…

  • Jon Mitchell, Minister Calhoun Church of Christ
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“...I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying His voice and holding fast to Him...” ~Deuteronomy 30:19-20

  • Randy Muse, Youth Minister Antioch Baptist Church
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Its summertime and kids all over will be watching movies, movies and more movies. One of their favorites is “Despicable Me,” in which the main characters are Minions. According to Wikipedia, Minions are small, yellow creatures who have existed since the beginning of time, evolving from singl…

  • U.S. Senator David Perdue
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The women and men in the United States military truly represent the very best of our country and on Memorial Day, we honor the soldiers who gave their lives in service to protect our rights and freedoms as Americans.  

  • Lt. Governor Casey Cagle
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Internet connectivity has disconnected our communities. Contradictory – I know. But, as cities and counties in metro Atlanta and other metro areas enjoy high-speed internet, and can even choose between numerous providers, our rural communities either completely lack access or find a lack of …

  • Jon Mitchell, Minister Calhoun Church of Christ
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“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

  • Staff Reports
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Congratulations to Ashworth Middle School eighth grader, Wyatt York, who recently clinched the state championship in Bull Riding as well as Bareback Riding for the Georgia Junior High Rodeo Association. Wyatt has been involved with rodeo for the past four years. He is coached by his uncle an…

  • Jon Mitchell, Minister Calhoun Church of Christ
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“O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king.” Daniel 3:16-17

  • Staff Reports
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Calhoun, GA: Lisa Crowder, RN, nurse manager for the Gordon County Health Department and acting nurse manager for the Catoosa County Health Department, was recognized at the Georgia Public Health Association’s 88th Annual Meeting & Conference held April 11-12, in Atlanta. Crowder receive…

  • Greg Bowman, Gordon County Extension Agent
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This will not be a glamorous article, but one that is important for the spring and summer season. This is a great time for outdoor activities. There has been a lot of sunshine and the temperatures for the most part have been mild. You may be planning several cookouts, hiking or camping trips…

One childhood memory I have is the days of putting up corn on the family farm. One benefit of having a family that either lives close or on the family farm is that you can have extra hands on work days. When the corn in the family garden was ready it was all hands on deck. My Granny would ha…

  • Donnie Hudgens, Community Correspondent
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By the eighth day of April in 1942, exactly 75 years ago, the United States Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) had essentially ceased to exist as a fighting force.  Comprised initially of some 12,000 American and almost 70,000 Filipino soldiers, under the overall command of General Douglas…

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Don’t miss an exciting night of music with Ronnie McDowell and special guest, Cole Sitzlar in concert at the beautiful Colonnade Theater in Ringgold, Ga. on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

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Annese Blockley and George Seddon are holding a car wash fundraiser at Dairy Queen on Saturday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., The fundraiser will be donation only, with all funds raised going towards raising money for a mission trip to Guatemala City, Guatemala, which Blockley and Seddon wi…

  • Jon Mitchell, Minister Calhoun Church of Christ
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“In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ, having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the …

  • Randy Muse, Youth Pastor Antioch Baptist Church
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There’s so many things that happen in this life that don’t make sense to us. Many of these won’t matter, still many do. Although every verse of scripture is true, sometimes even those truths leave us wondering. There’s so much in the scriptures that we will never fully understand. However, h…

  • Jon Mitchell, Minister Calhoun Church of Christ
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“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, …

  • Billy Davis, Contributor
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I’m ashamed to say it, but I was a drug addict for 10 years. My drug was the deadliest drug known to man. It is responsible for the death of millions of people throughout the world. Many of my friends were using this drug. I started out innocently enough. I started using it occasionally when…

  • Jerry Smith, Contributor
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Introduction: Not too many weeks ago, this column set forth the sentiment that we are in a fight. One column was titled “A battle worth winning.” Events and observations of recent days have only amplified that position. This fight isn’t one with guns, tanks, bullets or planes. The fight is f…

  • Greg Bowman Gordon County Extension Agent gbowman@uga.edu
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One favorite hobby of many Gordon County residents is vegetable gardening. Vegetable gardening can be a fun and rewarding activity. In addition, gardening can also be a healthy chore by getting folks outdoors and activity. The rewarding part is when you can provide fresh vegetables for your …

  • John Mitchell Minister, Calhoun Church of Christ calhounchurchofchrist@gmail.com
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“If you love me, you will keep my commandments...Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him...If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we w…

  • Randy Muse, Columnist
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I love to read church marquis signs. We have a lady at Antioch who changes ours. I’m very observant about what she puts on the sign, but she doesn’t know that unless she’s reading this article, lol. The message she leaves is always encouraging for the most part. Some of the messages are shor…

  • Ken Herron, Columnist Calhoun Times
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Christmas has past. New Year’s celebrations are passed. School has started back and work has started up again. It happens like this every year. It is like a breath of fresh air. We will all make mistakes writing down the year for a week or so. Most folks will breathe a sigh of relief that it…

Dogwood trees are one of the more popular ornamental trees in Georgia, but can be one of the most mismanaged landscape items. I remember as a younger agent going on a home visit to look at a dogwood for a client. When I arrived, the problem was very clear to see. The dogwood was planted, fir…

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A couple of months ago, I went to my doctor due to some extreme pain issues in the chest area. Because of all the stress I incur with this job, I knew without a shadow of a doubt I was having a heart attack, or I had developed some kind of deadly illness where I would have to immediately upd…

The following arrests information was taken directly from Gordon County Jail records. Arrests were made by the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office except where otherwise indicated. Law enforcement officials are in compliance with Ga. Code 50-18-72 of the Open Records Act in releasing reports of a…

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