Early voting began Monday for the Special Election that will determine whether the current 1-cent Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for local schools will be extended through June 2027.
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…
The Georgia Department of Transportation recently added additional safety measures to the Fairmount Highway intersection with Highway 53 near the Farmville community. Rumble strips, larger stop signs, and more signage were added, according to GDOT.
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…
Ester Lopez, Prevention/Intervention Division Manager of The Council on Alcohol and Drugs, announced that the Gordon Prevention Initiative has been awarded the Drug-Free Communities grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
With 76.6 new confirmed coronavirus cases per 100,000 residents, Calhoun reported the greatest number of new cases, relative to its population, of any metro area in the nation over the last two weeks.
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…
The Gordon County Commission approved four rezoning applications at Tuesday night's regularly scheduled meeting at the GEM Theatre, 114 N. Wall St., including three large industrial sites off Highway 41.
Four Georgia Northwestern Technical College students received The Governor Nathan Deal Technical Education Scholarship, an award of up to $2,500 for academic achievement for students enrolled in an industrial program at the Whitfield Murray Campus.
The total number of deaths reported in Gordon County since the start of the coronavirus pandemic reached 91 this week after an additional five locals passed away as a result of the deadly illness.
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
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.
Members of the community were lined up early at the Calhoun Recreation Department gym, 601 S. River St., Saturday morning for this year's Arbor Day tree seedling giveaway.
A case involving a local elected official has been referred to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, according to law enforcement officials.
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…
The Georgia Northwestern Technical College Foundation is establishing an Alumni Advisory Board to allow graduates the chance to provide feedback and make an impact on the college.
Business partners Andy Baxter and Hanna Dean recently announced April 30 as the official date for the 2021 Baxter Dean Runway Show fundraiser.
The total number of deaths reported in Gordon County since the start of the pandemic reached 86 this week after yet another local resident passed away as a result of the coronavirus.
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…
The Gordon County Superior Court convened on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 9 a.m. with the Honorable Suzanne H. Smith, judge, Superior Courts, Cherokee Circuit presiding.
DALTON — A Texas fugitive who shot a Georgia deputy during a traffic stop last year, prompting a massive manhunt in the woods, has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
To further advance the whole-person care offered at AdventHealth Gordon, the hospital recently upgraded its current robotic surgery system to the da Vinci Xi robotic-assisted surgery system.
A bill that would create review panels to study Georgia’s tax and revenue structure — and draft legislation to rein in wasteful spending or tax breaks — advanced in the Georgia Senate on Wednesday.
Former Calhoun City Administrator Eddie Peterson, 70, passed away Tuesday morning at his home, according to current City Administrator Paul Worley and Mayor Jimmy Palmer.
A constant grin, a witty comment and a readiness to do a flip-turn into business discussion: these are the qualities that have made Billy Steele a welcome presence in Calhoun’s retail establishments for years.
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.
One new death resulting from COVID-19 has been reported in Gordon County since last Thursday, bringing the total number of deaths in the county since the pandemic began to 85.
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.
Big Tiny Entertainment’s Give Burns The Boot benefit concert raised $911 for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation earlier this month at Downtown Calhoun’s GEM Theatre.
A suspect in a Sandy Springs double homicide investigation was arrested over the weekend in Calhoun, according to Calhoun Police Chief Tony Pyle.
Community spread of COVID-19 varies widely among Northwest Georgia counties, with Walker, Gordon and Bartow reporting significantly higher rates.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A day after former President Donald Trump won his second Senate impeachment trial, bipartisan support appeared to be growing for an independent Sept. 11-style commission into the deadly insurrection that took place at the U.S. Capitol.
CALHOUN — An armed standoff at a home in Calhoun between a 64-year-old man and police ended peacefully after a crisis negotiator arrived at the scene Saturday afternoon. Deputies were dispatched to the area of Craigtown Road and U.S. Highway 41 north of Calhoun in response to multiple report…