Dallas, Ga. – Congratulations to Dallas Elementary School’s “Venture Soil Detectives,” taught by Stephanie Atkinson, for winning the fifth-grade division of the Soil Health Explorers STEM Challenge held last spring.
In the early morning hours of Friday, September 10, 2021, Deputies with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office were requested to assist a Georgia State Patrol Trooper on a traffic stop. The Trooper advised that he had an uncooperative male and that he needed assistance quickly.
East Paulding’s DECA program is back for another successful year. We are the 5th largest chapter in the state of Georgia and we are accepting offers from businesses and professionals to assist with our student mentoring efforts. DECA advisor, Halie Bissell, says that” local business partners are a cornerstone of our success.
In partnership with Drug-Free Paulding, DeAnne Turner and Dodie Callison will host Paulding County’s first annual International Drug Overdose Awareness Day on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at 7 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Park Gazebo, 280 Constitution Blvd., Dallas, Georgia 30132.
The Paulding Rotary welcomed Joe Brannen of the Georgia Bankers Association. Mr. Brannen gave a presentation concerning the community banking industry. In addition, Mr. Brannen presented a plaque, from the Ga Bankers Association, honoring Mr. Ken Thigpen's 50+years in banking.
Deputies with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle accident on Laird Road to assist the Georgia State Patrol. The driver, later identified as Kelley Marie Faulkner, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of her injuries which occurred during the accident. During the accident investigation and subsequent inventory of her vehicle, 10 fraudulent driver’s licenses and 62 fraudulent checks were located inside her car.
Former Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long was announced as the 2021 Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Commodity Award during the GFB Commodity Conference held Aug. 12 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus. The GFB Commodity Award, one of the organization’s highest honors, is given to individuals who have supported and promoted Georgia agriculture.
The Georgia Press Association held its annual meeting on Jekyll Island, Georgia, culminating in its Awards Banquet and presentation of the Georgia Newspaper Hall of Fame inductees. This year, two newspapermen were inducted to join the previous ninety inductees. The 2021 honorees are Joseph Stewart “Joe” Parker, Sr., of The Dallas New Era, (Dallas), and Samuel “Sam” Marvin Griffin, Jr., of The Post-Searchlight (Bainbridge). Both were inducted posthumously, and both represented at least three generations of their families in the newspaper business.
The Rotary Club of Paulding County hosted its annual Pigskin Preview on August 10 at the Dallas Civic Center. The Rotary Club started the Pigskin Preview to help showcase the high school coaches and players' hard work each day.