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Ribbon Cutting ceremony held to officially open new Family Resource Center facility

A Ribbon Cutting ceremony and open house was held Tuesday afternoon at the Family Resource Center of Gordon County's new facility, located at 320 North River Street, beside the Gordon County Health Department. The event was sponsored by United Way of Gordon County's Young Leaders Society.

Those in attendance enjoyed tours of the new facility, along with refreshments.

The Family Resource Center of Gordon County works to strengthen families for the betterment and wellbeing of children. The Family Resource Center is an affiliate agency of Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, chartered in 1986 and is a United Way Agency.

The Family Resource Center of Gordon County offers several programs, including: The First Steps Program at Gordon Hospital; Parents as Teachers Program; Step Up! program for fathers; Active Parents course; 1,2,3,4 Parents Course; Family Ties monthly group; Child Advocacy Center; Circle of Hope; and Stewards of Children.

For more information on Family Resource Center of Gordon County, visit their Facebook page PreventChildAbuseGordonCounty or visit their website

Update from latest meeting of Calhoun City Council

The Calhoun City Council had an abbreviated meeting on Monday night, which was the second regularly scheduled meeting for February.

The Council heard a second reading of a beer and wine package license for Fred's Stores #1213 on Curtis Parkway. The request is eligible for a public hearing on March 12.

A second reading was held for a beer, distilled spirits and wine pouring license for Guacamole Bar & Grill on Outlet Center Drive. The request is eligible for a public hearing on March 12.

In new business, a first reading of a beer and wine package license for Rainbow #2, located on Oothcalooga Street, was held. The request is eligible for a public hearing on March 26.

The Council approved a construction contract agreement with Mayan Pools & Sports Construction for work on the pool deck of the Calhoun Recreation Department. The price of the project is around $125,000 and needs to be completed for the pool to open to the public this year.

The Council also approved the Calhoun Police Department to purchase components for a HD Network Camera System at a cost of $1,737. The funds will come from the Asset Forfeiture Account.

The next meeting of the Calhoun City Council will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 12 at the downtown Depot.

Commissioners say goodbye to longtime chaplain

At the Tuesday night meeting of the Gordon County Board of Commissioners, the Board said goodbye to longtime chaplain Dr. John Allen, who is retiring after many years of volunteering his services to the County at the bi-monthly meetings.

"We appreciate everything Dr. Allen has done for our County and for his service during our meetings," said Board Chair Becky Hood.

County Administrator Jim Ledbetter gave an updated report to the Board:

SPLOST and LOST revenue collections for January were $665,066.93 and $461,2243.54 respectively, both up 9.87 percent over this time last year.

Gordon County has received the 85 percent complete design plans for the Gordon County Courthouse renovations and are being reviewed by various stakeholders.

Site preparation is underway for the new Gordon County Animal Shelter.

The Gordon County Health Department SPLOST project funds will be fully collected in May; the County is now in the preliminary planning phase of this project.

The next meeting of the Gordon County Board of Commissioners will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6 at the Administration building in downtown Calhoun.

What's Going on in Gordon

March 6 & 28

Gordon County Extension Free Lunch & Learns: 12 p.m. at Gordon County Ag Center. Topics include: March 6 - "Landscape Trees 101" learn how to identify common trees in Northwest Georgia landscapes, March 28 - "Composting & Mulching" recycle natural materials to use on your property. Be sure to bring your own lunch and drink. To Register & For More Info: (706) 629-8685 or

Friday, Saturday & Sunday, March 2-4, 9 & 10

Calhoun Little Theatre presents "Driving Miss Daisy": Fridays & Saturdays at 7 p.m. & Sunday at 3 p.m. at Harris Arts Center. See this poignant comedy written by Alfred Uhry live on the HAC stage. The play is directed by Susan Powell and produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services. Tickets are $15 General Admission, $12 Seniors/Students, $10 HAC Members. For Tickets & More Info: or (706) 629-2599

Saturday, March 3

Coulter Hampton Family Fun Day: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Sonoraville Rec. Have fun and raise money for a great cause! $10 all day play arm bands are available for purchase and include 14 inflatables putt-putt golf, train ride and battleballs. There will also be a silent auction, garage sale, cake walk, balloon release, stuffed animal adoption, performance by local children, face painting, and cruise in for cars & motorcycles. More Info:

Saturday, March 3

Motown and More Concert: 7:30 p.m. at GEM Theatre. Relive the glory days of Motown music and beyond! Tickets are $25 - $30. For Tickets & More Info: or (706) 625-3132

March 5 - 27

Harris Arts Center Spring Fling Basket Fundraiser: Featuring a variety of specialty gift baskets available for auction. More Info: or (706) 629-2599

Tuesdays, March 6 - 27

Children's Theater Mini Camp with Abby Wright: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. at Harris Arts Center. For children in grades 1 - 8, this is a "mini" version of HAC's popular summer camp. Students will learn the fundamentals of theater with a culminating performance. The cost is $100 non-HAC members and $90 members. Registration required. To Register: (706) 629-2599

Coming Soon:

March 9 - Toddler Friday at HAC

March 10 - Babe's Bayou High Cotton: An Alabama Tribute at GEM

March 17 - 2nd Annual UW YLS Color Run at Calhoun Recreation Dept.

March 17 - Casino Night at HAC

March 17 - Calhoun Elkettes Bingo Night at Elks Lodge

April 27 & 28

Annual BBQ Boogie & Blues -