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A state House committee probing issues that occurred during the June 9 primary elections in Georgia released a report Thursday outlining stumbles with absentee ballots and the state’s new voting machines that prompted long lines and steep concerns ahead of the Nov. 3 general election.

A new pet services business in Calhoun offering everything from daycare to boarding opened its doors at the end of August. Hollie Stewart, the owner of Furbabies Pet Services, promises she and her employees will engage with, protect and care for the pets that come into the shop as if they we…

The Gordon County Board of Commissioners approved by a 4-0 vote Tuesday evening a proposal to reduce the current millage rate for property taxes to 9.5970 mills for fiscal year 2020-2021 (Commissioner Bud Owens was not present for the meeting). The current rate is 9.631 mills.

Over the next two weekends, Downtown Calhoun’s GEM Theatre will play host to End of the Line: A Tribute to the Allman Brothers Band and Derek Andrew, a country music artist who has opened for some of the genre’s most recognized artists, including Luke Combs and Collin Raye.

Members of the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce took off their masks and met on the porch for a brief check presentation this week, donating the proceeds from the annual Amazing Race event. From left to right are B.J. Robinson, Georgia Farm Bureau; Barry Blevins, Synovus; Kathy Johnson, Gor…

Brightway, The Kacee Smith Agency, has relocated to 330 S. Wall St., Suite 2, in Calhoun (across the street from Calhoun Fire Station No. 1), the company announced in a press release on Thursday.

The 27th annual Gordon County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Fields Ferry Golf Club, beginning with a catered lunch at 11 a.m.

Your bones provide a solid structure. Your muscles power you through your days. And then there are the connections — ligaments and joints — that offer you the flexibility and agility you need to live life to its fullest. But when pain, injury or illness affect your musculoskeletal system, ac…

The Gordon County Young Farmers is set to host a Cow Patty Bingo Benefit for Connor Luke Hayes, a Sonoraville Elementary School student diagnosed with Neuroblastoma and End Stage Renal Disease earlier this year, on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m. at Sonoraville High School.

Calhoun Mayor Jimmy Palmer and members of the city council paid tribute to the city’s first mayor and founder of the longest continually occupied church building in town during their meeting Monday, declaring the year the 2020 William Laurens Hillhouse Centenary Memorial Year.

Torrential rain from Sally — up to 24 inches — will likely unleash a significant flooding event over a portion of the southern United States during the middle to latter part of this week, according to information released by multiple weather agencies on Monday.

Most Georgians believe parents should receive small federal grant funds to help pay for school supplies, child care and other expenses while their children are taking online classes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a poll released this week.

AdventHealth Gordon recently hosted free health screenings on Sept. 8 and 10 for local Gordon County, City of Calhoun and Georgia State Patrol police officers and administrative employees. Screenings offered included a cardiac assessment, cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose screening, low…

While it largely develops in older men, prostate cancer can happen at any age. In fact, it’s the second cause of cancer death among men. Although that’s a startling statistic, the good news is that most men diagnosed with prostate cancer, especially in its early stages, can survive it.

Harbin Clinic, Georgia’s largest physician-owned multi-specialty clinic, announcd its chief information officer, Andrew Goodwin, has been named a GeorgiaCIO ORBIE Award 2020 Finalist.