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Gordon County Veterans, Inc. makes flag donation to Calhoun Rec

Gordon County Veterans, Inc. this week presented an American Flag to the Calhoun Recreation Department, located on River Street in Calhoun.

The flag is for the flag pole that was installed by Bryant Mathis as an Eagle Scout project in August 2014.

Gordon County Veterans, Inc. representatives Barry Roberts and Britt Gates presented the flag to Calhoun Recreation Director Kim Townsend.

"Calhoun Recreation Department greatly appreciates the men and women that make up the Gordon County Veterans, Inc. and their service to our country," said Townsend.

Gordon County Veterans, Incorporated officially opened their doors at 1219 B US 41 North in July. The bar for veterans offers theme nights such as Bike Nights, Ladies Night and Karaoke night. They also perform community service projects such as item donations for hurricane relief.

For more information on Gordon County Veterans, Inc., visit their Facebook page at Gordon-County-Veterans.

Rotary Golf Tournament to be held Oct. 4

For those seeking an exhilarating day on the links coupled with an opportunity to give to a worthy cause, the Calhoun Rotary Club is holding the Calhoun Rotary Golf Tournament at Fields Ferry Golf Course on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Registration for the event includes 18 holes of golf and lunch for each player. To enter, it costs $400 to register a team, and $100 to register as an individual. Hole sponsorships are available.

Prizes and competitions include claiming first or second place, two flights, par 3, closest to pin and longest drive.

A $1000 One Shot Giveaway will also take place at the event, and it is included in the entry fee. Each player that enters the tournament will have a chance to earn $1000. As each group passes the putting green during each round, players will have the chance to sink a 10 foot putt. Each player that makes the putt qualifies to take aim from the 100-yard marker on the 18th hole once all teams have completed a round. The player that gets closest to the hole gets $1000.

Registration time for the event begins at 11 a.m., with a box lunch served shortly after.

Proceeds from the event will be utilized in support of the Calhoun Rotary's efforts in helping the youth of Calhoun and Gordon County.

Entry forms are available at the Fields Ferry Golf Course. Those interested can also send an email to or give Jim Rosencrance a call at 706-263-6631.

Gordon Physicians Group welcomes Gordon Ear, Nose & Throat and Dr. Bradley Goff

(Calhoun, Ga.) -- Gordon Hospital, a member of Adventist Health System, is pleased to announce the addition of Gordon Ear, Nose & Throat and Bradley Goff, MD.

"We are thrilled to have Gordon Ear, Nose & Throat and Dr. Goff join Gordon Physicians Group," said Brendan Nieto, associate vice president of physician services at Gordon Hospital. "We believe this new service line will greatly benefit our community."

Gordon Ear, Nose & Throat offers a comprehensive approach to combat ear, nose, and throat conditions and provides a wide range of treatment options. With a team of committed healthcare professionals, Gordon Physicians Group's newest service line will provide the community with access to a broader scope of healthcare.

Dr. Goff received his Bachelor of Arts in biology from Wabash College and earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. Board-certified in otolaryngology, Dr. Goff brings with him more than 30 years of experience. He is also a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Rhinologic Society.

Gordon Ear, Nose & Throat is located at 110 Hospital Drive in Calhoun. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday. The practice is now open and is accepting calls at 706.602.3104.

About Gordon Hospital

Founded in 1935, Gordon Hospital is proud to be a member of Adventist Health System. With 45 hospital campuses and more than 8,300 licensed beds in nine states, Adventist Health System is a faith-based healthcare organization headquartered in Altamonte Springs, Florida. A national leader in quality, safety, and patient satisfaction, Adventist Health System's more than 80,000 employees maintain a tradition of whole-person health by caring for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of every patient. Each Adventist Health System facility operates independently in delivering care and services to best meet the needs of the local communities they serve. While each entity is unique, all remain united in one mission of extending the healing ministry of Christ.

What's Happening in Gordon County

Thursday - Saturday, Sept. 21-23

Calhoun Little Theatre presents "The Last Five Years": 7 p.m. at the Harris Arts Center. This contemporary winning musical is an emotionally powerful and intimate theatre experience about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in, and out, of love. Due to the mature subject matter and language, this show is rated PG-13. Tickets are $15 general admission/$12 seniors & students/$10 HAC members. More Info: or (706) 629-2599

Tuesday, Sept. 26

24th Annual Unity Run: 1K Kid's Run at 5 p.m./5K Run-Walk at 6:30 p.m. Starts at Gordon Central & Ends in Downtown Calhoun. More Info:

Saturday, Sept. 30

Copper Creek Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Fest Opens: More Info:

Saturday, Sept. 30

Community Meet & Greet: A Free day of fun for all ages! 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at The Church of God of the Union Assembly.

Sunday, Oct. 1

Lighting of The ROCK Garden: 7 p.m. at The ROCK Garden (located behind the Calhoun Seventh-day Adventist Church). More Info: thegardencalhoun

Friday, Oct. 6

Walk A Mile In Her Shoes: 11 a.m. Registration/12 p.m. Walk at BB&T City Park.

Month of October

Pumpkin Patch: Calhoun First Presbyterian Church

Update from latest Gordon County meeting

For the second time, the Gordon County Board of Commissioners denied an application from Zahid Rashid for RNR, Calhoun, Inc. to sell alcohol from his store near the Sonoraville Recreation Department due to the proximity of the property to the recreation department.

At the heart of the issue was how the ordinance was interpreted. Although the survey showed more than a 1,000 feet from door to door, other measurements indicated less than 1,000 feet between different areas of the properties, including the skate park and ball fields. Because the ball fields are routinely used by Gordon County Schools, the Board maintained their earlier ruling.

In other Board news, the Board approved:

An agreement with Sugar Valley Baptist Church for a voting precinct.

A declaration of surplus property from the landfill for 2003 Dresser TD20H Dozer and a 2001 Komatsu D61EX.

An application from Crane Eater Community Church for a 5k and 10k road race.

The next meetings of the Gordon County Board of Commissioners will be:

Special called meeting to set the millage rate on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 at 6 p.m.

Regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017 at 6 p.m.

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners meet in the County Administration Building, located on North Wall Street in downtown Calhoun.