MARIETTA - U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., doubled down Monday on criticism of the Black Lives Matter protest movement, calling it a political organization promoting “violence and anti-Semitism” as she seeks to win her seat in a crowded Nov. 3 special election.
A federal judge Monday blocked a Georgia law from taking effect that would ban most abortions after a heartbeat is detected, marking a pivotal decision in a case that has enflamed passions in the state for more than a year.
The 3 p.m. report released Monday by the Department of Public Health showed a total of 120,569 positive cases of COVID-19 in Georgia, with 13,476 hospitalizations and 3,026 deaths.
State Rep. Matt Barton, R-Calhoun, currently hospitalized in Floyd County following a seizure on Thursday, was able to come off a ventilator Monday morning, according to family friend Eddie Hall.
The Faith, Fellowship and Fun Sunday school class at Meadowdale Baptist Church, with help of the local Dairy Queen, is sponsoring a “Six Buck Lunch” for law enforcement officers at DQ on Highway 53 beginning Monday.
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’s citizen’s arrest law has a history of racism and encourages civilians lacking law enforcement training to take the law into their own hands, civil- and human-rights advocates said Monday.
The U.S. House Committee on Appropriations passed a number of funding bills last week that included provisions drafted and championed by Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger.
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.
The 3 p.m. report released Sunday by the Department of Public Health showed a total of 116,926 positive cases of COVID-19 in Georgia, with 13,259 hospitalizations and 3,001 deaths.
Georgia tax collections fell in June for the third month in a row but not as precipitously as the previous two months, the state Department of Revenue reported late Friday.
A landmark court ruling has led to nearly half of Georgia’s most high-risk sex offenders being released from their ankle monitors over the past year, marking a legal quandary that state lawmakers fell short in addressing during the 2020 legislative session.
State Rep. Matt Barton, R-Calhoun, is currently hospitalized in Floyd County following a seizure on Thursday, according to family friend Eddie Hall.
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.
The 3 p.m. report released Friday by the Department of Public Health showed a total of 111,211 positive cases of COVID-19 in Georgia, with 12,606 hospitalizations and 2,930 deaths.
A Calhoun man was sentenced to two years on probation after pleading guilty to two counts of second-degree vehicular homicide, resulting from a three-vehicle wreck on I-75 near Walnut Avenue in July 2018, according to District Attorney Bert Poston.
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 3 p.m. report released Thursday by the Department of Public Health showed a total of 106,727 positive cases of COVID-19 in Georgia, with 12,606 hospitalizations and 2,930 deaths.
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…
Deciding whether to rename buildings or academic colleges on the 26 University System of Georgia campuses will be a complicated process fraught with emotion, system Chancellor Steve Wrigley warned Thursday.
Shaw Industries announced this week the recipients of its 2020 Associate Dependent Scholarship, including Calhoun residents Aurora Lopez and Joshua Tolson.
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.
The 3 p.m. report released Wednesday by the Department of Public Health showed a total of 103,890 positive cases of COVID-19 in Georgia, with 12,500 hospitalizations and 2,922 deaths.
“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.
An entity called Yellowstone LLC is seeking to have property on Rock Fence Road between Adairsville and Barnsley Resort rezoned for future mining purposes.
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.
Georgia’s energy regulating board voted narrowly Tuesday to let Georgia Power Co. recover from customers $7.7 million in costs associated with its response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 3 p.m. report released Tuesday by the Department of Public Health showed a total of 100,470 positive cases of COVID-19 in Georgia, with 12,226 hospitalizations and 2,899 deaths.
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.
The U.S. Forrest Service is proposing work in the area of the Johns Mountain Wildlife Management Area to create four new wildlife openings and reroute a portion of the Pinhoti Trail.
Floyd County prosecutors revealed evidence Thursday that three jail inmates who are reported members of The Base — a white supremacist group with international ties — have been communicating with a “racially motivated violent extremist” out of Boston.
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.
The 3 p.m. report released Monday by the Department of Public Health showed a total of 97,064 positive cases of COVID-19 in Georgia, with 11,919 hospitalizations and 2,878 deaths.
Kevin Van Ausdal is the Democratic nominee for the 14th Congressional District seat. He works in the financial technology industry. Learn more at kevinvanausdal.com.
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.
Marjorie Taylor Greene is vying in the Aug, 11 runoff to be the Republican nominee in the 14th Congressional District. She owns a construction company. Learn more at greene2020.com.
The 3 p.m. report released Sunday by the Department of Public Health showed a total of 95,516 positive cases of COVID-19 in Georgia, with 11,775 hospitalizations and 2,860 deaths.
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.
The 3 p.m. report released Saturday by the Department of Public Health showed a total of 93,319 positive cases of COVID-19 in Georgia, with 2,857 deaths.