The following arrests information was taken directly from Gordon County Jail records. Arrests were made by the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office except where otherwise indicated. Law enforcement officials are in compliance with Ga. Code 50-18-72 of the Open Records Act in releasing reports of arrests. People with similar names may not be the same as those listed in reports. All people are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.
Monday, Sept. 26
Bahr-Orellana, Ada Alicia, 42, 203 Wilson St., Calhoun, arrested by CPD and charged with public drunkenness.
Cole, Ashley Erin, 32, 460 Langston Dr., Calhoun, arrested and charged with probation violation.
Fonseca, Melissa, 20, 200 S. Line St. Apt. 318, Calhoun, arrested and charged with failure to appear.
Gladney, Lloyd David, 53, 104 River Meadow Dr., Calhoun, arrested for bench warrant.
Long, Monty Jerome, 50, 129 Francis Court SE, Calhoun, arrested and charged with probation violation.
Lorthridge, Tinsha Ann, 35, 1783 Glen View Way, Hampton, arrested and charged with driving while license suspended or revoked, maximum limits.
Payne, Anna Marie, 20, 912 Santa Maria, Madison, TN, arrested and charged with driving on divided highways, driving on roadways laned for traffic, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving while license suspended or revoked, drugs to be kept in original container, fleeing or attempting to elude police officer, following too closely, improper lane change, maximum limits 125 in a 70, possession of marijuana, purchase/possession/control schedule 2 drug, reckless driving, removing or affixing license plate with intent to conceal.
Slaton, Jr. Guy Patrick, 36, 340 Keeter Rd., Dalton, arrested and charged with disorderly conduct/harassing calls, loitering or prowling, public indecency.
Bohannon, Anthony Garrett, 20, 1316 Shope Lake Rd., Rydal, arrested and charged with driving on roadways laned for traffic, possession of marijuana, theft by taking.
Tuesday, Sept. 27
Baker, Stephen Michael, 62, 441 Owens Chapel Rd., Calhoun, arrested and charged with probation violation.
Cochran, Wendell Troy, 26, 1140 Clearcreek, Adairsville, arrested and charged with obstruction of LEO.
Jones, Jarvis Mikel, 38, 640 MLK Blvd., Calhoun, arrested and here for court.
Spires, Christopher Mitchell, 28, 180 Crestview Dr., Calhoun, arrested and charged with probation violation.
Dennis, Shane Anthony, 32, 1865 Rome Rd Apt. 6, Calhoun, arrested by CPD and charged with driving on suspended license, expired tag, failure to maintain lane.
Wednesday, Sept. 28
Califf, Tammy Jane, 47, 2094 Pleasant Hill, Ranger, arrested and charged with probation violation.
Guzman, Miguel Angel, 23, 689 Mauldin Rd., Calhoun, arrested and charged with probation violation.
Hall, Patricia Amber, 22, 4952 Fairmount Hwy, Calhoun, arrested and charged with manufacture/sell/dispense/distribute meth
Holbert, Isidora Elizabeth, 17, 272 Blackwood Pl., Calhoun, arrested by CPD and charged with cruelty to children, simple battery.
Manter, Chad Russell, 49, 1104 N. Wall St., Ranger, arrested by CPD for prebook probation warrant.
Ownbey, Miranda Marie, 27, 148 Devonwood Dr., Calhoun, arrested by CPD and charged with simple battery.
Smith, Jared Heath, 32, 102 Meadow Ln., Calhoun, arrested by CPD and charged with failure to appear, probation violation.
Stone, Matthew Brice, 19, 298 Columbus Cir., Calhoun, arrested and housed for RPD.
Several former local football standouts have gone on to the next level to play college football and many are making an impact for their teams this season.
More than 30 players that graduated from either Calhoun, Gordon Central or Sonoraville can be found on college football rosters throughout the nation, and several of those saw action in their team’s most recent game.
Here’s a roundup of the former local players who appeared in the box score and how they did last week:
TAYLOR LAMB, Appalachian State, Calhoun
Lamb had a big day through the air with 280 yards and three touchdowns on 22-of-30 passing in the Mountaineers’ 45-38 win at Akron on Saturday. The redshirt-junior quarterback also had 23 rushing yards, including a one-yard touchdown run.
ADAM GRIFFITH, Alabama, Calhoun
Griffith made two field goals on Saturday, from 28 and 48 yards, in the Crimson Tide’s 48-0 home victory over Kent State. The redshirt-senior kicker was also 4-for-4 on extra points and handled six kickoffs with an average distance of 63 yards with three touchbacks. He was named Special Teams Player of the Week along with two teammates by the coaching staff.
JIREH WILSON, Wofford, Calhoun
Wilson, a freshman linebacker, tied for the team lead on Saturday with four tackles (two solo, two assists) in the Terriers’ 31-0 home win over East Tennessee State.
BLAINE ANDERSON, Shorter, Calhoun
Anderson, a freshman defensive lineman, had three assisted tackles in the Hawks’ 47-7 loss at Delta State on Saturday.
MATT EDGAR, Lindsey Wilson, Sonoraville
Edgar, a senior kicker, made one PAT and successfully held on 11 other extra-point attempts in the Blue Raiders’ 84-0 win over Cincinnati Christian at home.
DJ PRATHER, Chattanooga, Gordon Central
Prather, a redshirt-junior defensive lineman, had one solo tackle, which was a tackle for loss, in the Mocs’ 41-21 home win over Samford on Saturday.
CARTER EDWARDS, Berry, Calhoun
Edwards, a senior defensive back, had one solo tackle in the Vikings’ 41-3 home win over Sewanee on Saturday.
TRISTAN FULLER, Sewanee, Calhoun
Fuller had one solo and three assisted tackles for a total of four in the Tigers’ 41-3 loss at Berry on Saturday. The sophomore linebacker also fielded a kickoff and returned it 12 yards.
KOLBY REYNOLDS, Mississippi College, Calhoun
The freshman defensive back Reynolds had one assisted tackle on Saturday in the Choctaws’ 27-26 home win over Cumberland.
THOMAS LESTER, West Georgia, Calhoun
The sophomore receiver Lester had two catches for 27 yards with a long of 22 in West Georgia’s 27-23 road win at Albany State on Saturday.
MARCUS (MJ) REYNOLDS, Lane College, Gordon Central
Reynolds, a sophomore quarterback, had 66 yards passing on 8-of-17 throws with one touchdown as well as five yards on the ground in the Dragons’ 38-7 loss at Tuskegee on Saturday.
GABE FREEMAN, West Georgia, Calhoun
Freeman, a senior linebacker, participated in the Wolves’ 27-23 win at Albany State on Saturday but didn’t record any stats.
DREW McCRACKEN, Kennesaw State, Calhoun
McCracken, a sophomore long snapper, saw action in the Owls’ 36-28 win at Duquesne but didn’t record any stats.
TRENT FRIX, Georgia, Calhoun
Frix, a junior long snapper, participated in the Bulldogs’ 45-14 loss at Ole Miss on Saturday but didn’t record any stats.
NOTE: If there is a former local player getting on the field for their college football team and we left them out, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Representative John Meadows will join children and teachers at Calhoun City Schools Pre-K on Oct. 3, 2016 to show support for early childhood education during Georgia Pre-K Week Oct. 3-7. Representative John Meadows plans to read a favorite children’s book for fun, and to demonstrate how important it is to expose children to reading and to high quality interactions with peers and adults.
Launched six years ago, Pre-K Week is organized each year by Voices for Georgia’s Children, a policy and advocacy non-profit organization, and supported by more than 15 child-focused partner organizations. Support from government, business and community leaders has proven key to Georgia’s success in leading the nation in early learning policies and practices.
In addition to countless local mayors, city council members, public safety employees, and professionals from all walks of life, nearly three out of every four state legislators has participated, as well as various state commissioners, many members of Georgia’s Congressional delegation, and Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal.
I’m eager to visit Calhoun City Schools Pre-K and show our children that state leaders care about their education,” said Representative Meadows. “Georgia’s future depends on a strong educational foundation that begins with high-quality early learning programs like Georgia’s Pre-K. It’s part of our job as a community to make sure that each and every one of these little ones has the best chance possible to fulfill his or her potential.”
Representative John Meadows will be at Calhoun City Schools Pre-K from approximately 9:30 a.m. until about 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 3 at 380 Barrett Rd. Calhoun, GA 30701. In addition to reading, Representative Meadows will tour the facility, meet the staff, and get an up-close look at how the center is supporting early learning in his district.
The Gordon Central Warriors welcomes students to Celebration Island this week, in celebration of Homecoming 2016.
Students are participating in dress-up theme days this week. On Monday, students celebrated Castaway Day, dressing as if stranded on an island. Students celebrated Islander / Camo Day on Tuesday, dressing in attire from their favorite island. Surfing USA, “Cowabunga Dude,” is today’s theme, where students are wearing their best surf style. Tomorrow, students will dress in Pirates of the Caribbean theme and on Friday, the school will celebrate Blue Crush Spirit Day.
This year’s Homecoming Court nominees included: freshmen Jaky Alverez, Madison Reyes, Lily Glass; sophomores Wyatt Bishop, Morgan Frank, Emilie Moser, Emily Land; juniors Jabresha Evans, Karen Cervantes, Dayla Brock, Cassidy Tinch; and seniors Sammy Tomasello, Valentin Avalos, Grant Thomas, Louis Olivares, Colyn Nix, Cayla Turley, Beyda Martiniz, Yesenia Jacobo, Kathryn Hill and Leah Coats.
On Thursday, Sept. 29, Gordon Central will hold their Homecoming Parade at 3:30 p.m. in downtown Calhoun.
This Friday, Gordon Central hosts Dade County at 7:30 p.m. for their Homecoming game, where the Homecoming Queen will be crowned during the halftime ceremony.
On Saturday, the Gordon Central Homecoming King will be crowned at the annual Homecoming Dance.
For the past eight years, the lighting at The Garden, a popular attraction located at 1411 Rome Road behind the Seventh-day Adventist Church, has fascinated hundreds of people looking to experience the “peaceful, healing place to meet with God and other people.” Visitors call the annual lighting “quite magical” and “peaceful.”
Surrounded by hand built stone castles, beautiful foliage and a stream, The Garden will be lit during the annual event this Sunday, Oct. 2, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
According to organizers, at least 300 visitors each year visit the annual lighting. Candles will be provided at the ceremony to place along the pathways and in the miniature stone buildings in The Garden.
Organizer Old Dog Boyd told the Calhoun Times last year that The Garden was originally built as a place to play a game.
“Many years ago, when I had little kids, we invented a game where everybody has a clay person that you talk for,” Boyd said.
Boyd said the child would talk for their clay person and that allowed them take on an alternative personality
“When I moved to Georgia, I wanted a place for my family to play this game with me,” he said. “It was always traditional at the end of the game to light it up with candles, and so once a year, to honor that tradition, we light up The Garden with candles.”
The garden, which is owned by the Calhoun Seventh-day Adventist Church, began after Boyd first moved to Calhoun and began attending the church; he talked to a groundskeeper and asked to make the garden, which he has worked on since.
Boyd, an artist by trade, said he gave himself the name Old Dog because an old dog is as devoted to his master as he is to God.
“The name gives me the opportunity, whenever it comes up, to tell people how much the Lord has done for me,” he said.
The event is free to the public. For more information call 706-263-1937.
The Local Emergency Planning Committee will be hosting the annual Health & Safety Fair at the Home Depot, located on Curtis Parkway in Calhoun, this Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. – noon.
The LEPC will be giving away Home Depot buckets to the first 200 families, along with instructions on how to begin your own Emergency Preparedness Kit.
Various emergency service agencies will provide health and safety tips to children visiting, including the Calhoun Fire Department, Calhoun Police Department, Georgia Forestry Commission, Georgia National Guard, Gordon County 911, Gordon County Child Fatality Review, Gordon County EMA, Gordon County EMS, Gordon County Fire & Rescue, Gordon County Sheriff’s Office, Gordon Hospital and the U.S. Forest Service.
There will be a free Home Depot Kids Workshop, popcorn, slushies balloons and other freebies throughout the day.