Level 1 Drought declaration for Georgia

Due to the persistent drought, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD} has revised the current drought response to a Level 1 Drought declaration for Georgia (see Map). No additional watering restrictions have been issued above those already in place for the past several years. The City of Calhoun Water System does not have any type of water supply shortage!

Outdoor watering as per the existing guidelines may continue under the Level 1 declaration. The existing outdoor restrictions are as follows:

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Are you looking for ways to help your community?

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring temporary positions for the 2020 Census in our area.  All 2020 Census jobs are temporary. The largest number of positions available are for census takers. Pay rates vary by area.

By working for the Census Bureau, our community has a special opportunity to help make the 2020 Census an accurate and complete count. There are so many reasons our nation needs to be counted completely and accurately. The count happens every 10 years with the decennial census, which influences how more than $675 billion from more than 100 federal programs are distributed to states and localities each year. Here’s some of what the census numbers effect:

  1. Medicaid.
  2. School lunch programs.
  3. Community development grants.
  4. Road and school construction.
  5. Medical services.
  6. Business locations.

If you’re interested in a job, please visit the Census Bureau job site to apply. You’ll also be able to see descriptions and frequently asked questions at https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.html.

Night Shift Operator – Water Treatment Plant

The City of Calhoun is now accepting applications for a night shift operator for the water treatment plant.

Qualifications are high school diploma or equivalent, Strong math background and computer skills a plus; must have a valid Georgia driver’s license.  If not a state certified operator must have ability to attend training classes and pass state certification exam within six months of hire.

This position works 12 hour shifts 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., rotating days including weekends and holidays.

Applications are available at City Hall, 226 South Wall Street during normal business hours or online at www.cityofcalhoun-ga.com.

Application for Employment


General Election Qualifying

November 5, 2019
General Election Qualifying

Mayor James (Jimmy) Palmer, Incumbent
City Council Post 1: Jackie Palazzolo, Incumbent
City Council Post 2: Al Edwards, Incumbent
Judy Peterson
School Board Post 4: Eddie Reeves, Incumbent
School Board Post 5: Becky Gilbert George
Don Hood


Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with O.C.G.A. 21-2-132 and O.C.G.A. 21-2-9 (b) a municipal general election will be held for the City of Calhoun on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at the Calhoun Recreation Department located at 601 River Street, Calhoun, Georgia from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Qualifying for the municipal general election shall be held at the Calhoun City Hall located at 226 S. Wall Street, Calhoun, Georgia, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 19, 2019 and ending at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.  Those positions that are up for election are:

Mayor-Incumbent, James F. Palmer-Qualifying Fee $432.00

Council Post #1-Incumbent, Jackie Palazzolo-Qualifying Fee $252.00
Council Post #2-Incumbent, Al Edwards-Qualifying Fee $252.00

School Board Post #4-Incumbent, Eddie Reeves-Qualifying Fee $1.00
School Board Post #5-Incumbent, Tony Swink-Qualifying Fee $1.00

Early voting will begin and absentee ballots will be available at the Gordon County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Office on Monday, October 14, 2019.  Office hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  The last day to cast your ballot early or to request an absentee ballot is Friday, November 1, 2019.  The Gordon County Board of Elections Office is located in the Gordon County Government Plaza, 215 N. Wall Street, Calhoun, Georgia. 

The last day to register to vote for the municipal general election is Monday, October 7, 2019.  Registration is available at the Gordon County Board of Elections Office, City Hall or other locations as required by Georgia Law.

Submitted by:
Shea Hicks
Municipal Elections Superintendent

2019 City Council Amended Meeting Schedule

The city council meeting schedule for 2019 has been amended as follows:

  • May 20th
  • June 10th
  • June 17th
  • July 1st
  • July 22nd
  • August 12th
  • August 26th
  • September 9th
  • September 23rd
  • October 14th
  • October 28th
  • November 11th
  • November 25th
  • December 9th
  • December 23rd

All meetings will be held at 7:00 PM.

For more information, please contact Sharon Nelson, City Clerk at (706) 629-0151.

2019 Qualifying Candidate Information

Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 21-2-131(1)(A), the following qualifying fees were set by the City of Calhoun City Council during the regular City Council meeting of January 14th, 2019.  

Municipal Office Qualifying Fee
Mayor $432.00    
City Council Member- Post 1, Post 2 $252.00    
School Board Member- Post 4, Post 5 $1.00    

Qualifying for the offices listed above will be held at City Hall located at 226 South Wall Street, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 19, 2019 and will end at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2019.  The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. 

Qualifying packets are also available at City Hall.

New Emergency Notification System

Gordon County Emergency Management is moving from CodeRed Emergency Notifications to Hyper-Reach Emergency Notifications.

Even if your mobile phone is already registered for the CodeRed system you must sign up again as these numbers will not transfer over. Residents and people who work in Gordon County are encouraged to enroll now either by calling 706-659-9320 or going to the website https://signup.hyper-reach.com/hyper_reach/sign_up_page_2/?id=82822.

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