Press Releases

Deputies Host Camp New Adventure Attendees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Monday, June 27, 2022 Deputies Host Camp New Adventure Attendees Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: On Thursday, June 23rd, Sheriff's deputies and detectives hosted attendees from Camp New Adventure at the Sheriff's Office. The campers were...

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Pursuit Ends in Crash, Fatality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Monday, June 12, 2022 Pursuit Ends in Crash, Fatality Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: At approximately 11 p.m. last night (Sunday), deputy sheriffs who'd responded to an alarm call at a local business in the Scottsville Community on State Route...

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Sheriff Recognizes Good Samaritan Citizen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Thursday, May 19, 2022 Sheriff Recognizes Good Samaritan Citizen... Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: On Wednesday (May 18), Sheriff Mitch Ralston recognized a Lindale resident who is employed here in Gordon County, for locating a lost/runaway...

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Major Burglary Case Solved With Public’s Help

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Monday, May 9, 2022... UPDATED W UPDATE: Burglary Suspects Identified, One Arrest Made, One Still at Large Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: Sheriff's detectives need help in identifying two men recorded on video at the scene of a major theft...

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Pursuit / Deputy – Involved Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Tuesday, April 19, 2022 Pursuit / Deputy-Involved Shooting Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: At about 1 a.m. this morning, Gordon County Sheriff's deputies were involved in a high speed, multi-jurisdictional automobile pursuit on Interstate 75...

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Sheriff’s Detective Commended by FBI

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Monday, April 18, 2022 Sheriff's Detective Receives Award from FBI Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: On Thursday, Sheriff's Detective Kenneth Hollaran received an official commendation from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for his work on a...

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Longtime Sheriff’s K9 Passes Away

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Tuesday, April 5, 2022 Longtime Sheriff's K9 Passes Away Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: Sheriff Mitch Ralston regrets to announce that longtime K9 'deputy' "Eros" has passed away. Eros, a German Shepherd, retired from service in December, 2020...

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Deputy Visits Calhoun Elementary School

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Monday, April 4th, 2022 Deputy Visits Calhoun Elementary School Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: Sheriff's Sergeant Chad Phillips was a guest speaker today at Calhoun Elementary School. Sergeant Phillips spoke to the 4th grade about law...

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Calhoun Man Arrested For Large Amount of Child Pornography

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Monday, March 14, 2022 Calhoun Man Arrested For Large Amount of Child Pornography Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: On March 7th, Gordon County Sheriff's Detectives participating in the 'Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force'...

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Longtime Jail Minister Celebrates 28 Years of Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Friday, March 11, 2022 Longtime Jail Minister Celebrates 28 Years of Service Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: Longtime Jail minister, pastor, and Gordon County resident Joe Hall reached an impressive milestone recently. He is celebrating his...

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Jailors Recognized for Life Saving Actions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Monday, February 7, 2022 Jailors Recognized for Life Saving Actions Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: On Friday, February 4th, Sheriff Mitch Ralston recognized two Sheriff's Office Jailors, J.L. Fleming and C.L. Cox for life saving. The officers...

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STRONG STORMS EXPECTED TO IMPACT GORDON COUNTY TONIGHT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Saturday, January 1st, 2022     1:30p.m. Strong Storms Expected to Impact Gordon County Tonight Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: A large, strong weather system moving toward North Georgia from the west is expected to impact Gordon County within...

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School Resource Deputy Recognized For Distinguished Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Friday, December 17, 2021 School Resource Deputy Recognized For Distinguished Service Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: Today (December 17) Deputy Sheriff Adriana Medina was honored by Sheriff Mitch Ralston with a 'Distinguished Service Award' in...

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Sheriff’s K9 ‘Deputies’ Recognized For Outstanding Work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 Sheriff's K9 'Deputies' Recognized For Outstanding Work Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: Sheriff's K9 "Deputies" 'Lolli' and 'Czek' were recognized Tuesday with an official commendation from Sheriff Mitch Ralston...

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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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