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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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Sheriff’s Auxiliary Buys Body Armor for K9 ‘Lolly’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Sheriff's Auxiliary Buys Body Armor for K9 'Lolly' Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: The Sheriff's Auxiliary recently purchased body armor ('bulletproof vest') for GCSO K9 'Lolly'. 'Lolly' is trained to sniff out...

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Sheriff Warns of Recurring Telephone Scams

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Monday, August 24, 2020 Sheriff Warns of Recurring Telephone Scams Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: Several Gordon County residents have reported telephone contacts from callers posing as deputies attempting to collect bogus fines and fees. The...

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COVID 19 Cases Among Jail Staff and Inmate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Monday Morning, August 3, 2020 COVID 19 Cases Among Jail Staff and Inmate Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: A jail inmate has tested positive for COVID 19. This inmate had been sent for medical treatment for an unrelated condition. This inmate is...

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Missing/Runaway Juvenile Located

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Tuesday, July 8, 2020 UPDATE: Missing/Runaway Juvenile Located Friday, July 10, 2020 Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: On Monday, July 7, 2020, Sierra Leann Brunner, age 16, was reported missing to the Gordon County Sheriff's Office. She was last...

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Missing Man LOCATED SAFE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Sunday, June 21, 2020 Sheriff's Office Seeks Public's Health Locating Missing Man UPDATE: 3pm Sunday, June 21, MISSING MAN LOCATED SAFE Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: Friday night, June 19, Charles David Bagley,  age 62, of Resaca, Georgia,...

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Sheriff Warns of Telephone Scammers Posing as Deputy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Saturday, June 6, 2020 Sheriff Warns of Telephone Scammers Posing as Deputy Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: The Gordon County Sheriff's Office has received reports of local citizens receiving telephone calls from a person who claims to be a...

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Local Business Provides Meals to Sheriff’s Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Thursday, June 4, 2020 Local Business Provides Meals to Sheriff's Staff Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: John and Carol Grooms, of Country Financial Insurance donated meals for the entire Sheriff's Office staff today. Mr. and Mrs. Grooms said...

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Barricaded Suspect Arrested After Stand Off at Local Motel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Barricaded Suspect Arrested After Stand-Off at Local Motel Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: At about 2:15 p.m.today, deputy sheriffs were dispatched to the Express Inn on State Route 225 near Interstate 75 in response to a...

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Child Reported Missing FOUND SAFE.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2020 Child Reported Missing FOUND SAFE. Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: At approximately 6 p.m. this evening, deputy sheriffs and other public safety officials were dispatched to a private residence on Big Springs...

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Mohawk Industries Donate Face Shields to Sheriff’s Office

Thursday, April 9, 2020... Sheriff Mitch Ralston wishes to extend a sincere 'thank you' to Mohawk Industries here in Calhoun for their gracious donation of face shields to the Sheriff's Office. The shields will be used by deputies as a protection against possible...

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Jerusalem Grill Donates Meals for Sheriff’s Staff

"We'd like to sincerely thank the staff and owner of Jerusalem Grill here in Calhoun for their gracious donation of meals for our staff. This gesture is very considerate, and goes a long way in making the day easier for the people who risk their own health and safety...

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Sheriff Addresses Governor’s ‘Shelter-In-Place’ Order

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE...  PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT... Friday, April 3, 2020 Sheriff Addresses Governor's 'Shelter-In-Place' Order Sheriff Mitch Ralston Announces: "Yesterday, Governor Brian Kemp issued Executive Order 04.02.20.01 requiring certain measures to be...

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Missing Gordon County Man’s Body Found in Emerson, Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Friday, March 20, 2020 Sheriff Seeks Public's Help in Locating MISSING MAN Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: The Sheriff's Office needs the public's assistance in locating a missing man. On Thursday morning, March 19, ROBERT SHANE REEVES, age 56,...

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Sheriff Announces Measures in Response to Coronavirus / COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT...FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT...FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... URGENT                                        URGENT                                       URGENT 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 13th, 2020...

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Public Service Announcement: Weather Related Road Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Saturday, February 8, 2020 PSA: Weather Related Road Hazards Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: A winter storm front is moving across Northwest Georgia this morning and is impacting roads here in Gordon County. The National Weather Service (NWS)...

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Missing Person(s) Cases Update

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Thursday, February 6, 2020 Missing Person(s) Cases Update Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: The Sheriff's Office routinely investigates reports of missing persons. Fortunately, most such cases are resolved rapidly and successfully with the...

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Missing Person Reported

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Thursday, January 16, 2020 Missing Person Reported Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: CALEB NATHANIEL SMITH, a white/male age 21, was reported MISSING to the Sheriff's Office at approximately 5 p.m. today by family members. SMITH was last seen at...

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Fugitive Arrested in Connection With Missing Person Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Fugitive Arrested in Connection With Missing Person Case Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: On Monday morning, January 13, Kayla Silvers was reported missing by a family member who told deputies she'd last been seen on...

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Update: Missing Person LOCATED SAFE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Monday, January 13, 2020 Sheriff Seeks Public's Assistance in Locating Missing Person UPDATE...UPDATE...UPDATE  4:30 p.m. KAYLA BROOK SILVERS has been located and is SAFE Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: The Gordon County Sheriff's Office is...

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Calhoun Man Arrested For Rape, Child Molestation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Thursday, January 9, 2020 Calhoun Man Arrested For Rape, Child Molestation Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: On Tuesday, January 7 (2020), Sheriff's detectives initiated an investigation into a report of a sexual assault involving a 15 year old...

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Couple Arrested For Meth Trafficking, Firearms Offenses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Thursday, January 9, 2020 Couple Arrested For Meth Trafficking, Firearms Offenses Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: Yesterday (January 8), acting on information from community members, Sheriff's detectives and officers from the Georgia Department...

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Fugitive Arrested After Foot Pursuit; Additional Charges Filed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Thursday, January 2, 2020 Fugitive Arrested After Foot Pursuit; Additional Charges Filed Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: Yesterday morning, January 1st (2020), deputy sheriffs attempted to arrest a man wanted pursuant to a warrant for (felony)...

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Sheriff Recognizes Deputies for Bravery, Outstanding Service

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Thursday, January 2, 2020 Sheriff Recognizes Deputies for Bravery, Outstanding Service Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: On Tuesday, December 31st (2019) Sheriff Mitch Ralston formally recognized several deputies for bravery and outstanding...

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Jail Inmate Death

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Saturday, September 21, 2019     8 a.m. Jail Inmate Death Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: At about 3:50 a.m. this morning (Sept 21), jail officers responded to an inmate experiencing a medical emergency in the county jail. Fire/Rescue and EMS...

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Woman Killed, Standoff ends With Suspect in Custody

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Thursday, September 12, 2019 Woman Killed, Standoff Ends With Suspect in Custody Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: Shortly after midnight (September 12), deputies responded to a domestic disturbance on Mt Zion Road which resulted in the death of...

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Fugitive Apprehended

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Sheriff Seeks Public's Help Locating Fugitive August 20, 2019  1:45 p.m. Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: The Sheriff's Office needs the public's help in locating RUSSELL C. STEVENS. Stevens is wanted in connection with a felony assault/burglary...

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Woman Arrested For Fraud, Elder Abuse, Theft

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Monday, August 19, 2019 Woman Arrested for Fraud, Elder Abuse, Theft Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: On August 15th, Patricia Hannah, age 48, of 2129 Moores Ferry Road, Plainville, was arrested for numerous counts of Theft, Fraud, Forgery, and...

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Sheriff Asks Motorists to Be Mindful of Start of Schools

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT... Thursday, August 1, 2019 From Sheriff Mitch Ralston: "As our children return to school at the end of the summer holidays, I want to remind everyone in Calhoun and Gordon County to exercise caution on the roadways. This is particularly...

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Woman Dies of Self Inflicted Gunshot After Standoff

For Immediate Release... Sunday, July 21, 2019 Woman Dies of Self Inflicted Gunshot After Standoff Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: At about 8 a.m. this morning (July 21st), deputy sheriffs were dispatched to a private residence on Thor Avenue near Calhoun in response...

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Man Jumps From Moving Automobile, Seriously Injured

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE... Sunday, July 21, 2019 Man Jumps From Moving Automobile, Seriously Injured Sheriff Mitch Ralston Reports: At about 11:30 a.m. Saturday (July 20) deputy sheriffs and other emergency personnel were dispatched to the Pine Chapel community in...

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