Category Archives: Announcements

Free Public Wi-Fi Access

The City of Calhoun is proud to announce free public Wi-Fi access is now available at the Downtown Calhoun City Park, Calhoun Recreation Department’s tennis facility, swimming pool, football field, the new baseball/softball complex, the yellow playground, and the Mauldin Road soccer complex.

The free public Wi-Fi will be available between the hours of 6:00 AM and 11:00 PM.

The Wi-Fi network name is CalhounWiFi and the password is Hometown

Some devices may initially prompt a log in page, but no personal information or account setup will be required for login.  Instructional signs will be posted this week in the areas with public Wi-Fi access.  You may submit user feedback to

We would like to thank Brad Carrick and the staff at Calnet for making this opportunity possible.  The equipment was purchased utilizing the Federal Government’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to help implement the goal of additional broadband deployment for the public.  Additional locations are under review and consideration, so stay tuned!

Promotion Recognition – Calhoun Fire Department

All of us here at The Calhoun Fire Department would like to take the time to Congratulate and recognize the following employees on their promotions this week within our department.


Billy has been a full-time employee of the CFD for the past 16 years and has been serving the department as a Lieutenant/Intermediate EMT. Following his promotion, he will now hold the title of “Battalion Chief”.

Brett has been a full-time employee with the CFD for the past 11 years serving as a Firefighter/Intermediate EMT. Following his promotion, he will now hold the title of “Lieutenant”.

Jesse has been a full-time employee with the CFD for the past 6 years serving as a Firefighter/Advanced EMT. Following his promotion, he also will now hold the title of “Lieutenant”.

Congratulations” to each of you on your accomplishments, along with these well-deserved promotions. All of your hard work and dedication is very much appreciated and we wish each of you all the best as a new chapter of your journey begins.

Information Regarding City of Calhoun 2023 Alcohol License Renewals

The Department of Revenue will be performing a system upgrade over Labor Day weekend. The Georgia Tax Center (GTC) will be unavailable beginning Friday, September 2 at 8 pm through Monday, September 5 at 8pm. Upon completion of the new upgrade local government alcohol renewal applications will need to be completed via the Georgia Tax Center in conjunction with the renewal of your State alcohol license. The Department of Revenue has provided a pdf entitled “Read more about what to expect after the GTC upgrade” which is available on the GTC website.
All licensees holding a pouring license will be required to complete the “Annual Report – Alcohol Pouring” report in addition to the other required renewal documents. These documents will be available for download through the GTC application process. If you would like to review the Annual Report-Alcohol Pouring form and other required forms you may do so by following this link:

Please remember, all licensees under this article are required to renew their licenses annually and in a timely manner on or before January 1st each year, and requiring approval by Mayor and Council at a regular scheduled meeting. For this reason, we are requesting renewals be submitted on or before November 15th to allow for timely processing of your application. Once the GTC portal opens on September 6th, local alcohol licensees may begin the renewal process.

O.C.G.A § 3-2-7.1 requires the Department of Revenue to develop and
implement a state-wide centralized application process for initial
applications and renewals of retail licenses. The centralized licensing
process provides a way for retail licensees to simultaneously apply for such
licenses and renewals online. The license types included in the centralized
licensing process are retail (beer/wine), retail package, consumption on
premises (includes distilled spirits), and special events.

If you have any questions, please contact Judy Craig, Business License Clerk at 706-602-5631 or Sharon Nelson, City Clerk at 706-602-5501.

The City of Calhoun’s Educational Solar Array is online and producing electricity.

The City of Calhoun’s Educational Solar Array is online and producing electricity. You can monitor the results here:

A partnership between Calhoun Utilities, Calhoun City Schools and the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) installed a Solar Array at the Calhoun’s Utilities offices – 700 West Line Street. On sunny days the 48 kW Array produces enough energy to power about 6 typical homes.

Calhoun Electric Department Receives National Commendation for Electric Restoration Efforts in Abbeville, LA in Response to Hurricane Delta

The Calhoun Electric Department has received a national commendation from the American Public Power Association for its support in electric power restoration efforts in Abbeville, LA.

In October, Calhoun Electric Department sent crews to assist Abbeville, which suffered widespread outages as a result of Hurricane Delta.

Calhoun Electric Department participates in the American Public Power Association’s Mutual Aid Network, which coordinates with utilities and authorities during widespread power outages.

For more information on Calhoun Electric and its commitment to mutual aid, visit or