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Daisy is a female Labrador mix. She is approximately three years old and weighs 57 pounds. She is currently available for adoption at the Gordon County Animal Control Animal Shelter.

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This year’s W.L. Swain Elementary Young Georgia Author competition winners are second grader Amaya Garcia , front row from left, Kindergartner Jace Revette and first grader Xavier Gutierrez, as well as fourth grader Will Schmitz, back row from left, third grader Ryder Lanham and fifth grader…

Gordon Central’s Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition winners are ninth grader Kaylin Reid, from left, 11th grader Elaina Richardson, 12th grader Holli Kile and 10th grader Alexandria Rampley (not pictured). Winning entries will now move on to the system-level writing contest, and if ch…

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Less than a week after Calhoun was reported to have the greatest number of new COVID-19 cases of any metro area in the nation, Gordon County reported 113 new cases of the virus. One new death was also reported.

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The Voluntary Action Center is now seeking volunteers to help serve lunch and dinner in the coming months as part of its Community Kitchen program, which provided more than 30,000 hot meals to community members in need in 2019.

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This year’s system level Young Georgia Author Winners for Red Bud Elementary School are first grader Gisele Lewis and third grader Marynell McLendon. Their writing pieces won first place in the system level competition for the Young Georgia Author writing contest. We wish them the best of lu…

Blood Assurance is urging all eligible type O donors to make an appointment to donate blood this week to prepare for traumas, natural disasters, and regularly scheduled transfusions to help patients in need. The need for blood never stops but over the last few months, donor turnout has been …

Tolbert Elementary’s Avery Wiley was recently named the county level Young Georgia Authors Writing Competition winner for second grade. Avery will now move to the RESA level competition.

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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…

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…