• Four arrested after high speed chase through Gordon


    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

    resaca cemetery vandalized

      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


    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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  • Gordon County 2020 General Primary Election Returns

    GORDON COUNTY, Ga – The polls have closed for the June 9 General Primary. To review the unofficial election returns for your local races, see below. Please remember all the results are unofficial until certified by the Secretary of State. United States President Republican Donald J. Trump (I) presumptive winner Democrat Michael Bennet Joseph R. […]

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  • Georgia 14th candidates talk about immigration

    One issue that voters in the Northwestern Georgia district feel passionately about is immigration. Here is what the candidates for Georgia’s 14th Congressional seat have to say about immigration and securing our border. The following snap-shot is compiled from candidate interviews and their websites. Kevin Cooke Kevin Cooke said the wall is a compete federal […]

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  • Georgia’s 14th Congressional candidates talk hot topics


    Georgis’a 14th Congressional race is now in the hands of voters as early voting begins today. The candidates were unable to hit the traditional campaign trail due the global pandemic and guidelines that crippled gathering in large crowds, making hand-to-hand contact ill-advised and face masks all the fashion rage. Still, candidates found ways to connect, including […]

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  • Burn ban takes effect in seven counties on June 1

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    Seven counties, including Gordon, face a burn ban beginning June 1, 2020. The ban will begin June 1 in Banks, Catoosa, Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon, Upson, and Walker  counties, which were given extra time to clear vegetative debris from April storms. The burn ban for other Georgia counties began May 1. Typically, the ban prohibits citizens […]

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  • Gordon County considers keeping same budget numbers

    CALHOUN, Ga.-Creating a budget is underway in Gordon County amid the uncertainty created by the global pandemic. “We’re recommending the same budget as last year without creating additional expenditures,” said James Ledbetter, Gordon County Attorney and Administrator. Ledbettter said the general fund expenditures came to $37,919,220, which is a 1.74-percent increase of $647, 037. The […]

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  • UPDATE: 6/3: Gordon Covid-19 cases up slightly

    CALHOUN, Ga.–Gordon has 166 cases, including 16 deaths:  a 69-year-old man, a 70-year-old woman, an 85-year old woman, 89-year-old woman,  86-year old man, 85-year-old woman, 89-year-old, a 66-year-old woman, a 77-year-old man, 79-year-old man, a 74-year-old man, a 91-year-old woman, 70-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man, a 63-year-old man, and a 78-year-old man with underlying health issues. A […]

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