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Food City in Calhoun recently held a “Friends for Hunger” food drive where the store sold bags of food and accepted scan card donations. The store donated $3,923 to Blewer Food Bank/Gordon Memorial Baptist Association at the store Thursday morning. Pictured is Executive Vice President of Ope…

Calhoun Elementary School conducted their annual Spelling Bee Wednesday. Jacob Bateman emerged as the Spelling Bee champion and Anthony Alvarez finished in second place. Other participants included Whit Queen, Addie Grace Hoblitzell, Dilan Lopez, Marley Roach, Mallie Reece, Jacob Bateman, Ka…

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The City of Calhoun's first Black police officer was recognized this week by the department. Preston Aker Sr. began with the Calhoun Police Department in 1960, according to the letter. "It required great courage for a person of color to come into law enforcement prior to the Civil Rights Act…

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Members of the Calhoun City Council approved a pair of special event permits for upcoming events downtown at their regularly scheduled meeting Monday night at the Depot, 109 S. King St.

United Way of Gordon County would like to thank Calhoun High School’s construction trades class for building a new thermometer board for our campaign goal announcement! United Way is currently at 82% of our $750,000 goal. If you would like to make a donation, visit our website at

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Bandit is a male Pug/Chihuahua mix who is currently available for adoption at the Gordon County Animal Control Animal Shelter. He is approximately four years old and weighs 11 pounds.

Bryson Burnette is with Boy Scout Troop 22, sponsored through Calhoun First United Methodist Church. For his Eagle project, Bryson wanted to do something special for the younger students at the Calhoun Primary/Elementary School. He designed sets of Calhoun Yellow Jacket cornhole boards to be…

Red Bud Middle School grade-level Gordon County School System winners of the Young Georgia Authors Competition. Winners are sixth grader Carden Sampson, left, with “The World Wide Pandemic” and seventh grader Morgan Guyton, right, with “The Voyagers.” These exceptional students and their wri…

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The BBQ, Boogie and Blues festival, a popular downtown event that brings food and live entertainment to the community each year, will return for the ninth time on Sept. 24-25 in compliance with health and safety recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Gove…

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Rome, held a town hall meeting at the GEM Theatre downtown Tuesday night. Registration and attendance was limited to constituents only who had signed up online beforehand and were given the event's location Tuesday afternoon.

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Tito is a male Mastiff mix who will be available for adoption at the Gordon County Animal Control Animal Shelter on Friday. He is approximately three years old and weighs 84 pounds.