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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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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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