Downtown Development & Main Street Program

Historic Downtown

The Downtown Calhoun website has all the information you need to know about our downtown.  It has event listings, business directories, access to our Facebook & Instagram links and much more. Visit downtowncalhounga.com today!

The Downtown Development Authority works throughout the year to promote Downtown Calhoun as a great place to do business, be entertained, dine or simply relax in our beautifully maintained downtown.  The DDA supports downtown businesses with various types of marketing and advertising throughout the year.  The DDA is a Fast Lane sponsor of the Keep It in the County campaign that promotes shopping locally.

A DDA FACADE Grant Program is also available to businesses in the downtown district, which offers matching financial assistance for renovations to downtown buildings.

The DDA sponsors events at the newly renovated GEM Theatre and the Harris Arts Center to allow the community to enjoy professional entertainment at a reasonable cost.

Events such as BBQ Boogie & Blues in the spring to Harvest Fest in the fall are available to the community at no cost.  The Historic Preservation Commission has succeeded in obtaining National Registry status for the entire Historic Downtown Business District.  The HPC will continue to strive to preserve our rich heritage.

Downtown Development Authority
Suzanne Hutchinson-Smith, Chairperson
Al Edwards
David Burton
Lorene Potts
Andrea Brumlow
Derrick Williams
Brian Ruddell

The Downtown Development Authority is a voluntary position appointed by the Mayor and City Council.  Please contact Suzanne Roberts at 706-602-5570 for more information if you are interested in serving on this board when future opportunities arise.

Historic Preservation Commission
Jim Lay, Chairperson
Sue Haney, Vice Chairperson
Jane Weldon
Suzanne Hutchinson-Smith
Ed Weldon

The Historic Preservation Commission is a voluntary position appointed by the Mayor and City Council.  Members are City residents and persons who have demonstrated special interest, experience, or education in history, architecture, or the preservation of historic resources.  Please contact Suzanne Roberts at 706-602-5570 for more information if you are interested in serving on this board when future opportunities arise.

5 hours ago

Downtown Calhoun

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas in July! Shop ‘til you drop now until Saturday at Cheyenne’s Boutique, The Rusty Zipper, Cotton & Twine Boutique and Tot Roost in Downtown Calhoun! ... See MoreSee Less

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13 hours ago

Downtown Calhoun

Building Bridges to Excellence - Student Safety
New Chief of Police Tony Pyle announced that he will designate one of his officers as a School Resource Officer at the Calhoun Primary and Elementary School complex for the upcoming school year. Officer Adam Kilgore will join Officer Mark Waycaster to support the PreK, Primary / Elementary Complex and Middle / High Campus. "We are so excited to continue the strong partnership with Calhoun's Police Department. The Mayor and Council have shared the cost of our present SRO for the past several years and recognize that we are in need of additional support. We are extremely appreciative of this partnership. We have also designated each site as a Calhoun Police Precinct to offer additional support and visibility of our community's local law enforcement. School safety is a shared responsibility by all of us. We appreciate our students, parents, teachers, administrators and community members all serving as a team to help keep our children safe.
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2 days ago

Downtown Calhoun

Don’t miss out on the last movie of the Free Summer Movie series hosted by The Mohawk Carpet Foundation at the GEM Theatre this Thursday. A Bug’s Life will start at 10am! bit.ly/2KbgO3b ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

Downtown Calhoun

Calling all fashionistas! From dresses, to shoes, to accessories, Cheyenne’s Boutique has all the latest in women’s fashion. They even have a line of men’s t-shirts and hats too! Visit their store located in the historic district of Downtown Calhoun! bit.ly/2tkAGKw ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

Downtown Calhoun

Check out Sam’s Treehouse, an unusual multi-level living quarters owned and built by Sam Edwards, former aide to President Carter! It features a submarine prop from an Elvis Presley movie, a helicopter an airplane and more! bit.ly/2MMSO8c: ... See MoreSee Less

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Historic Downtown Calhoun
Historic Downtown Calhoun