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Jail Adds Net Based Video Visitation Option

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Monday, October 11, 2021 Jail Adds Net Based Video Visitation Option  Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: Today, October 11, internet-based  video visitation will be available to jail inmates and family/friends wishing to have contact with them....

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Deputies Recognized For Work in Meth Trafficking Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Sheriff Recognizes Deputies for Their Work in Meth Trafficking Investigation Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: Sheriff Mitch Ralston officially recognized the excellent investigative work of a group of deputies and...

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Pursuit of Stolen Car Initiated on Rome Road Ends in Calhoun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Monday, September 13, 2021 Pursuit of Stolen Car Initiated on Rome Road Ends in Calhoun Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: At about 2:30 p.m. this afternoon, a deputy sheriff on patrol observed a suspicious vehicle loitering in a church parking...

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Sheriff Addresses COVID 19 Resurgence

URGENT SPECIAL PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Friday, August 27, 2021 Sheriff Urges Gordon County Citizens to Consider COVID 19 Vaccination From Sheriff Mitch Ralston: "As Sheriff of Gordon County, the physical safety of each and every person in our community is, and...

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Sheriff Reinstates COVID 19 Precautions Due to Resurgence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Tuesday, August 24, 2021 Sheriff Reinstates COVID Precautions Due to Resurgence Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: Effective immediately, the Sheriff's Office is reinstating certain precautions designed to reduce the danger of the spread of the...

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Camp New Adventure Participants Visit Sheriff’s Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Tuesday, July 27, 2021 Camp New Adventure Participants Visit Sheriff's Office Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: On Friday, July 23, participants from Camp New Adventure, which is affiliated with the City Recreation Department, visited the...

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Sheriff Recognizes Jail Staff Officers For Life Saving Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Monday, May 24, 2021 Sheriff Recognizes Jail Staff Officers For Life Saving Events Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: Today, Sheriff Mitch Ralston recognized three jail staff members for saving the lives of two jail inmates, in two separate...

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Missing Man Found Safe Off Beamer Circle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Thursday, April 22, 2021 Missing Man Found Safe Off Beamer Circle Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: At approximately 2:15 p.m. today, Mr. David Lawrence Jenkins, age 87, was reported missing from his residence off Beamer Circle. Elements of...

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Sheriff’s Office Honors Slain Texas Trooper Today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Thursday, April 1, 2021 Sheriff's Office Honors Slain Texas Trooper Today Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: Friday evening, March 26, Texas Trooper Chad Walker was shot in a roadside ambush near Mexia, Texas. Trooper Walker succumbed to his...

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Update on Road Conditions Following Flash Flooding

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT... Friday, March 26th, 2021 Update on Road Conditions Following Night of Flash Flooding Sheriff Mitch Ralston Announces: A severe storm system passed through Northwest Georgia yesterday evening through last night. The primary impact of this...

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Severe Weather Predicted for Northwest Georgia

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT... Wednesday, March 25, 2021 Severe Weather Predicted for Northwest Georgia Sheriff Mitch Ralston Announces: "For the second time in as many weeks, Northwest Georgia is under the threat of severe weather. The National Weather Service (NWS)...

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Dangerous Weather Predicted for Gordon County Today / Tonight

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT... 11:45am Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Dangerous Weather Predicted for Gordon County Today / Tonight Sheriff Mitch Ralston Announces: "The National Weather Service (NWS) has predicted severe weather, including the possibility of strong...

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Sheriff’s K9 Nabs Fugitive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Sheriff's K9 Nabs Fugitive Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: At about 5pm yesterday (March 8) a deputy sheriff attempted to stop a motorcycle for a traffic violation on Brownlee Mountain Road. The driver of the motorcycle...

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Inmate Roadway Work Details to Resume

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT... Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Inmate Roadway Work Details to Resume, Jail Lobby Reopened Sheriff Mitch Ralston Announces: As everyone is aware, we have been in the grip of the COVID 19 pandemic for a year. In fighting the pandemic, we initiated...

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Sheriff and GBI Investigating Shooting Death on Self Lake Road

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Thursday, February 25, 2021 Sheriff and GBI Investigating Shooting Death on Self Lake Road Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: At about 11: 50 a.m. yesterday (February 24), deputy sheriffs and other emergency personnel were dispatched to 1815 Self...

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Sheriff Warns of Telephone Scams as Tax Season Approaches

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Sheriff Warns of Telephone Scams Again Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: As tax season approaches, telephone scammers are redoubling their efforts to deceive and swindle innocent people. These thieves, often located...

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Armed Standoff Ends Peacefully With Arrest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Saturday, February 13, 2021 Armed Standoff Ends Peacefully With Arrest Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: At about 2pm today (February 13), deputy sheriffs were dispatched to the vicinity of Craigtown Road / US Highway 41 north of Calhoun in...

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Sheriff Recognizes Longest Serving Deputy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Sheriff Recognizes Longest Serving Deputy Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: Today, Sheriff Mitch Ralston recognized the Gordon County Sheriff's Office's longest serving deputy sheriff. Sergeant First Class James L....

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Veteran Sheriff’s Captain Passes Away

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Sunday, January 24, 2021 Veteran Sheriff's Captain Passes Away Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: "I am heartbroken today to inform the people of Calhoun and Gordon County that we have lost a great man and a wonderful public servant. Captain...

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Jail Inmate Death, Foul Play Not Suspected

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Jail Inmate Death, Foul Play Not Suspected Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: At approximately 6:30 a.m. this morning (January 13), jail staff discovered a female jail inmate in an unresponsive condition in her cell....

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Sheriff Retires Veteran K9, “Swears In” New K9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Friday, December 18th, 2020 Sheriff Retires Veteran K9, "Swears In" New K9 Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: Sheriff Ralston announced that today marked the last day of service for GCSO veteran K9 'EROS', a specially trained canine asset at the...

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Vehicular Pursuit Ends in Arrest of Calhoun Man

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Vehicular Pursuit Ends in Arrest of Calhoun Man Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: Yesterday afternoon (December 7), a deputy sheriff attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle on Interstate 75 in southern Gordon County. The...

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PSA Tropical Storm ZETA

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT... Tropical Storm ZETA Arrives Packing Heavy Rain and High Winds 5:45am Thursday, October 29, 2020 Sheriff Mitch Ralston Advises: The first rain bands of Tropical Storm ZETA arrived in Northern Georgia around 2:am this morning. As of...

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Deputies Investigate Death

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Thursday, October 8, 2020 Deputies Investigate Death Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: At about 7:50 a,m, this morning (October 8), deputy sheriffs were dispatched to a private residence on Dews Pond Road near Calhoun in response to a report of a...

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