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Antioch Baptist Youth to hold annual Indoor Yard Sale beginning Feb. 16

The third-annual Antioch Baptist Youth Indoor Yard Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16-17, 2018. The tentative time is 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturday at Antioch Baptist Church's Christian Life Center, located at 2666 Dews Pond Road in Calhoun.

The youth group is currently accepting new, clean and gently used donations for the event, which they use as a fundraiser to help local students in need in the community. All donations are tax deductible.

According to Antioch's Youth Minister Randy Muse, last year's event raised $3000 to pay for things such as camp and mission opportunities for local teens. "The purpose of this annual event is to help provide for, and make life changing events such as camps and mission opportunities - locally, nationally and abroad - possible for our students," said Muse. "We, at Antioch, believe in the Biblical model that missions begin in our hometown, then extends out from there."

This year's fundraising goal is $3500.

In addition to the usual yard sale items such as clothing, electronics and toys, there will also be food and concessions available for purchase.

For more information, contact Randy Muse at 770-877-0346 or the church office at 706-625-3866.

County approves rezoning and surplus property at latest meeting

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners and County Attorney praised Emergency Management, E-911 and county residents for how smoothly the county handled last weeks inclement weather.

"Courtney Taylor (Director of EMS) and Debbie (Vance, Director of E-911) kept us up to date on the situation," said James Ledbetter, county attorney. "The road department was able to keep the roads navigable and we appreciate everyone's cooperation during the event."

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday, making up a general session that was cancelled due to the inclement weather.

In other Board news:

The Board approved rezoning requests from CHAM Real Estate, LLC to rezone property at 1400 U.S. Highway 41 South in Calhoun from A-1 to CG. The site was the former Belwood Nursery.

The Board also approved a rezoning request from Bryan Wright to rezone property at 1000 South Wall St. from A-1 to O-1. The property is located next to Rite Aid.

The Board approved a contract with Gordon Hospital to continue ambulance service.

"We came up with a reasonable contract, including a segment of putting together a review committee to review their progress on a quarterly basis. They have asked for time to review the requirements," M.L. "Bud" Owens said.

"They have a been a valuable partner for the county. This is an opportunity to make it better," said Ledbetter.

The Board declared a 2006 Lexus 4S VIN#58628 as surplus for the Sheriff's Department. This was a seized vehicle currently being used in the Detective Division, but has high mileage and some mechanical issues. Money from its sale would be used to buy additional equipment. They also declared surplus a lot of more than 200 miscellaneous rifles, shotguns, revolvers, handguns, other miscellaneous associated scopes, magazines and holsters. Under Georgia law, these must be auctioned off by a federal firearms dealer and sold to a federal firearms dealer. American Auctioneers is contracted with the county to conduct the auction. Revenue from the sell goes back to the general fund.

The next meeting of the Gordon County Board of Commissioners will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 at the County Administration Building at 201 North Wall Street in downtown Calhoun.

Rising Osteopathic holds ribbon cutting

The Rising Osteopathic Family Medicine, located at 464 Red Bud Road in Calhoun, recently held a grand opening and ribbon cutting sponsored by the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce.

Rising Osteopathic Family Medicine is a direct pay practice specializing in osteopathic medicine, which is a form of medical care founded on the philosophy that all body systems are interrelated and dependent upon one another for good health.

Rising Osteopathic offers both a Medical Practice and Medical Spa. In their medical practice, they offer labs, injections, lesion biopsies, lesion removal, laceration repairs, rapid screening for flu, strep, mono, IV fluids and house calls for an additional charge.

The medical spa practice offers microdermabrasion, chemical peels, Skinpen Microneedlinig, Ultherapy and many other spa services.

For more information on appointments and membership, visit or call 706-383-8384. You can also find them on Facebook by searching Rising Osteopathic Family Medicine.