• COVID task force encourages residents not to be complacent

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    COVID task force: Not the time to be complacent The Gordon County COVID-19 task force is encouraging people to continue following safety guidelines. COVID-19 cases in Gordon County rose to 240 over the last two weeks, compared to 170 in the two weeks prior. The task force released the following statement: “Over the last couple […]

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  • GC High School and Sonoraville High move to hybrid amid spike in COVID cases

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    Gordon County Schools has found it necessary to move to hybrid instructional model, as outlined in the district’s Back to School guidance in August, for both Gordon Central High School and Sonoraville High School beginning Monday, October 19.  The tentative return date to full-time, in-person instruction will be Monday, November 30, 2020. The decision to […]

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  • UPDATE: Council approves Felker Construction for new police station

    The Calhoun City Council approved Felker Construction Company for building the new Calhoun Police Department station, vehicle service building, and a new recreation parks maintenance building. Felker Construction had the lowest bid at $4,802,490 out of 11 total bids. Funding for the project will come from the 2018 SPLOST funds. The new police station would […]

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  • Gordon County receives $89K in miscoded sales tax

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    Audit finds SPLOST and LOST funds for Gordon County Gordon County saw a 67-percent increase in Special Local Option Sales Tax, or SPLOST, and a 76-percent in LOST in September 2020 from September 2021. While it wasn’t exactly a mass shopping spree in Gordon County, it was the result of a sales tax coded wrong […]

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  • Gordon County schools roll back millage rate in split decision

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    In a split decision, the Gordon County Board of Education approved a millage rate of 19.053, a 0.119 drop from 19.172 in 2019 and a 0.947 drop from 2016’s rate of 20. But some board members felt the rollback wasn’t enough. “How much is enough in the bank?” asked Eddie Hall, board member. According to […]

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  • “Freedom is why” Marjorie Green speaks to Whitfield GOP

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    Protecting all freedoms, from faith to press, was Marjorie Taylor Greene’ told Whitfield County Republicans to cherish their freedom at Tuesday’s GOP meeting. Green is the Republican candidate for the 14th Congressional district. “Freedom is why we have so many people trying to come into America illegally,” she said. “It’s not for socialism.” She told […]

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  • Protest in support of Kyle Rittenhouse in Gordon County peaceful

    A peaceful protest supporting Kyle Rittenhouse brought out about 20 men and a few women to the Gordon County Courthouse Saturday afternoon. Kyle Rittenhouse was arrested and charged with murder after shooting three rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, sparking worse rioting and have divided the nation into those who view the incident as self-defense and those […]

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  • Commissioners agree to 10-year tax abatement for CFL

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    The Gordon County Board of Commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding for payment in lieu of taxes for CFL Flooring , which is building a new facility in Gordon County at their meeting on Monday. “This is a major investment into Gordon County,” said Jim Ledbetter, county administrator. CFL Flooring Solutions will spend about $70 […]

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  • GCHS closes amid teacher shortage due to COVID

    A case of COVID-19 and the effects of contract tracing has led to Gordon Central High School closing through September 1 so the school can disinfect and hopefully, resume in-person learning. School started Friday for the students. One student and four teachers tested positive according to Brian Hall, principal, but the contact tracing exposure, within […]

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  • Noise ordinance, CARES relief top at commissioner’s meeting

    The Gordon County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday in their regular meeting to discuss a noise ordinance, filling a vacant park and recreation position, and hear about a CARES Act Relief update. Noise Ordinance update Jim Ledbetter, County Administrator, told the board that if the county decided to adopt a comprehensive noise ordinance, the enforcement […]

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  • Kidnapping and assault suspects out on bond

    Four people arrested on kidnapping charges are out on bond. Dylan Lee Lamar Deas, Stanford Manuel Deas, Vanessa Elizabeth Harden, and William Gage Deas face charges ranging from aggravated assault to kidnapping in a case that happened over July 4 at the Love Travel Station off of Union Grove Road in Calhoun. According to the […]

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  • Gordon County inmate, jail staff test positive for COVID 19.

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    Two members of the Gordon County jail staff and one inmate has tested positive of COVID 19, according to a press release from the Gordon County Sheriff’s office. The inmate had been receiving treatment for an unrelated condition when he tested positive. He remains hospitalized in a regional facility for the original medical issue. Other […]

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  • Four arrested after high speed chase through Gordon

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    The names of four people arrested following a high speed chase have been released by the Georgia State Patrol. Quanesha Church, 20, female of St. Petersburg, Fla. Charges:Fleeing and attempting to elude; Hit and Run (2 counts); Reckless driving; Driving in emergency lane (non-emergency); Speeding; Following too closely; Driver to exercise due care; Improper lane […]

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  • Resaca Confederate Cemetery vandalized

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      Resaca Confederate Cemetery was recently vandalized amid growing tensions between those wanting to remove all reminders of slavery and those who want to preserve history. No arrests have been made but the incident is under investigation by the Gordon County Sheriff’s Department. According to the report made by Deputy E.L. Kirby with the Gordon […]

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  • Gordon County Commissioners pass $56 million budget

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    Chairman says they will revisit the budget in December The Gordon County Board of Commissioners passed a $56.03 million budget at their regular meeting Tuesday night. The budget passed unanimously but with the condition to review revenues and make possible changes in December. One of those changes could mean hiring an assistant Emergency Management Director. […]

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  • Animal Control and leash law gets some bite with its bark

    The Gordon County Board of Commissioners heard the first reading of a policy amendment that would put some bite behind the leash law’s bark. The move, if passed, will give animal control more authority over owners whose dogs and cats roam. The amendment would allow the county to fine owners up to $1,000 and/or up […]

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