Recent Phone Scam Targeting Calhoun Utilities Customers

To our Calhoun Utility Customers,

The Utility has recently become the target of a fraudulent phone “scam”. The scam is designed to threaten customers with “service disconnect” or “cut-off” of utilities unless immediate payment through the use of a pre-loaded debit card (found in local retail stores) is paid to a “pay power” phone payment process.

Please note that the Calhoun Utilities only accepts payment at our local billing and customer service office or on Calhoun Utilities On-line, secure, payment site on the City of Calhoun web-site using a customer identification number found on the customer’s bill.

Calhoun Utilities does notify consumers of late payment and disconnect possibility by phone and letter but never makes threatening statements nor solicits immediate on-line or phone payment.

For any questions, contact 706-602-5678 or go to:

Local office:
700 West Line St.
Calhoun Utilities
Calhoun, Ga. 30701

Calhoun Utilities Customer Service

Tower Rescue Class

Reposted from Gordon County Government

In conjunction with OSHA “Safety Stand Down Day”, Midland Communications hosted the Georgia Search and Rescue (GSAR) Taskforce 6 for a joint training session on communications tower emergencies and rescue procedures at Midland Communication’s site on School House Rd in Gordon County. GSAR Taskforce 6 had twenty members from five agencies including: Gordon County Fire Rescue, Calhoun Fire Department, Dalton Fire Department, Bartow County Fire Department, and Bremen Fire Department. After a brief classroom discussion of the hazards associated with climbing towers, equipment needed to perform tower rescues, and procedures to take in the event of a tower emergency, both Midland Communications and GSAR TF-6 moved to the tower to practice the skills, procedures, and with the equipment each agency would utilize in the event of an emergency. The day was concluded with personnel climbing the tower for familiarization and performing several rescue scenarios to test what they had learned during the day.

GSAR Taskforce 6 would like to extend their gratitude to Midland Communications and their staff for their willingness to share their knowledge and time with the taskforce members.