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Blood Assurance, a community non-profit blood center, is collecting plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 donors to be used as an investigational treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients. As the demand for this treatment increases in hospitals across their service area, Blood Assuranc…

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston is living up to his pledge to consider moving criminal justice reform beyond the hate crimes bill the General Assembly passed last month.

Gov. Brian Kemp is poised to reopen the Georgia World Congress Center for standby hospital beds and medical equipment amid a recent increase in COVID-19 positive cases and hospitalizations in the state.

There are lots of things to love about summer. If you’re a fan of picnics, popsicles, swimming pools and being on the opposite end of the calendar from the frigid bite of winter, then it’s probably your favorite time of the year.

Keep Calhoun-Gordon Beautiful, a local nonprofit dedicated to promoting a “cleaner, greener place to live, work and play” in Gordon County, recently applied for affiliation with Keep America Beautiful, a national organization dedicated to developing and promoting a national cleanliness ethic.

The Voluntary Action Center will move forward with plans to expand its Community Kitchen Meal Program this year after raising $25,000 in the span of three months. The funds are being matched by an anonymous donor and will go toward expanding the Hunger and Homeless Outreach programs, specifi…

While initial unemployment claims in Georgia continued to decline last week, the state paid out an all-time record of more than $857 million in state and federal jobless benefits.

Gordon County residents who repeatedly let their animals wander free could face a fine of as much as $1,000 and/or up to 60 days in jail after the Board of Commissioners approved an amendment to the county’s leash laws this week.

Calhoun’s Apache Mills was one the biggest of the early beneficiaries of the small business lending program aimed at minimizing layoffs during the coronavirus pandemic, with the company receiving between $5 and $10 million, according to information released this week.

The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District is changing testing hours at its ten Northwest Georgia drive-up COVID-19 testing locations. Beginning Monday, July 13, free testing will be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Chattooga, Catoosa, Dade…

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signaled Wednesday she will place Georgia’s capital city under a mandatory mask order amid the COVID-19 pandemic, joining Athens and Savannah on a list of Georgia cities where masking is now required.

“Mohawk Presents Calhoun’s Dancing with the Stars Gets Schooled!” will put 18 local high school students onstage for back-to-back shows at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Calhoun Performing Arts Center. Nine dance teams will vie for trophies, bragging rights and college schola…

A free concert planned for Saturday at BB&T Park in Downtown Calhoun is intended as a sort of benefit event for regional performers who haven’t had nearly as many as opportunities to play their music since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, said organizer Roy Payne.

Keep Calhoun-Gordon Beautiful will host its second annual “Love the Earth” golf tournament at Fields Ferry Golf Club on Aug. 26. Proceeds from the event will go toward promoting a “cleaner, greener place to live, work and play” in Gordon County, according to organizers.

Gov. Brian Kemp’s office has launched a marketing campaign for Georgia businesses to show they are keeping up good social distancing, sanitizing and masking practices amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Candidates Dr. John Cowan and Marjorie Taylor Green will be the options in the Republican runoff election for the 14th District U.S. representative seat, set for Aug. 11. The winner will take on Democratic nominee Kevin Van Ausdal in November.

Gov. Brian Kemp placed Georgia under a state of emergency Monday afternoon following a pair of fatal shootings near a burned-down Wendy’s in Atlanta that has been a focal point for recent protests against police brutality and racial injustice.

John Cowan in vying in the Aug. 11 runoff to be the Republican nominee in the 14th Congressional District race. He is a neurosurgeon. Learn more at cowanforcongress.com.

Tucked quietly behind Calhoun Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Rome Road lies Calhoun’s Rock Garden, well-known among locall for its beautifully detailed, miniature cathedrals and landmarks.