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The Gordon County Chamber of Commerce began its annual sale of Keep It In The County sponsorships in November and twenty-four businesses already have claimed one of the thirty slots available for the coming year. The shop-local campaign will officially launch in January.

Two of Gordon County’s bridges made the top 40 list of the worst in Northwest Georgia in a new report released by TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit.

Georgia officials continued batting back claims of election fraud Monday as a second recount of the presidential election neared completion and President Donald Trump attacked one of his biggest supporters in the state, Gov. Brian Kemp.

Calhoun Times Managing Editor Daniel Bell tendered his resignation Monday and Catherine Edgemon at the Walker County Messenger has been named interim managing editor.

A recent court ruling awarding monetary damages to neighbors of a North Carolina industrial hog farm is stirring interest among Georgia agribusiness organizations in renewing a push to update the state’s Right to Farm Act.

Calhoun Animal Control Pals for Paws thrift store, located at 100 Peters St., Suite 11, will offer the community and their pets the opportunity to take photos with Santa Claus today and tomorrow, from noon to 4 p.m., and again on Dec. 5 and Dec. 6 during the same hours. The cost for the phot…

Calhoun and Gordon County residents are invited to help spread the magic of Christmas this holiday season by taking part in the Family Resource Center of Gordon County and Prevent Child Abuse Gordon County’s 31st annual Mother-Daughter Christmas Tea fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 2 until 4 p.m.

Capture the holiday spirit by creating your very own 18-inch evergreen Christmas wreath. The Gordon County Young Farmers and Calhoun Future Farmers of America are offering a class teaching the community how to make these wreaths using pine, ribbon and pinecones on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. a…

The legendary art of Norman Rockwell can generally be described with just a single word, America. Although the last of his more than 4,000 original pieces was painted well over 40 years ago, his work is still widely displayed and enjoyed all across the landscape of this nation.

Belmont Baptist Church’s Handbell Choir is set to ring a variety of secular Christmas songs and beloved carols at Downtown Calhoun’s GEM Theatre on Monday, Dec. 7, and Tuesday, Dec. 8, as part of the group’s tenth annual Christmas concert.

Students at W.L. Swain Elementary School have been practicing their STEAM skills and they recently created projects based on the book “Balloons Over Boadway” by Melissa Sweet, which tells the true story of Tony Sarg, a puppeteer who originally created the giant helium balloons of the Macy’s …

Officers with the Calhoun Police Department were called out to the Calhoun Recreation Department fields just off Highway 53 Spur on Sunday three separate times within just a few hours for multiple events, including a fight that left a woman unconscious and a gunshot that broke the window on …

After a bye last week, the Calhoun Yellow Jackets are back in action on Friday night as they travel south to take on the Lithia Springs Lions in the first round of the GHSA 5A state playoffs.

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CANTON, Ga. — Linda Satterfield, a 72-year-old retired trucking company owner, cast her ballot this year for President Donald Trump. As Georgia now faces twin runoff races that will determine whether Republicans retain control of the U.S. Senate, she is so angry about his defeat in her home state that she is questioning the point of voting. "Trump won Georgia," she insisted Friday after ...

Visitors should not be unsettled by the orange construction fencing visible inside the Chief Vann House. The two-story log cabin hosting the Vann kitchen/workhouse exhibit is receiving a full exterior restoration that includes new roofing shingles (cedar shakes), windowsills, faux chinking a…

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ATLANTA (AP) — After the Trump campaign requested a recount of the presidential ballots in Georgia, county election workers have just over a week to complete the new tally, a top elections official said Monday.

For Fairmount resident Gary Stewart, Christmas lights became part of his holiday celebration ritual nearly 40 years ago, and nowadays he’s approaching nearly 100,000 shining lights for his annual display, more than enough to draw drivers and their families past his property out in eastern Go…

If you count positive COVID-19 results from antigen tests along with those from PCR screenings — something that most states do — Saturday’s increase of COVID infections in Georgia topped 6,300 – a new single-day record.

Dr. Ed Ades works with consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton on its health team. Ades, who lives in Atlanta, previously was with the CDC for more than 30 years, leading development and implementation of successful projects and programs in infectious disease prevention. He has extensive experie…