Through diligent investigative action that ultimately led to a search warrant of Mitchell’s Dallas, Georgia home, Detectives of the Criminal Investigations Division were able to obtain criminal warrants and arrest Mitchell on October 12, 2017. The vehicle he fled in, the gun he used, and even the clothing he wore the night of the robbery were identified and located by Detectives. Once convicted, Paulding County Superior Court Judge Dean Bucci sentenced Mitchell to 25 years where he will serve 13 incarcerated in the Georgia Department of Corrections prison system with the remainder to be served on probation.
Junior Brevard College Baseball standout Ryan Roon was announced as an All-State Second Team infielder selection by the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) on Monday afternoon. Roon was a key contributed for the Tornados throughout the 2019 campaign, helping his squad reach double-digit wins while leading BC in numerous offensive statistical categories. The junior second baseman led his team in hits (47) and batting average (.333) while racking up 12 runs, 18 RBIs, three doubles, and his first collegiate home run.
June 2019 A teacher at C.A. Roberts Elementary School will have something to share with her students when she returns to school after the summer break, thanks to a scholarship Tammy Shiflett won to participate in Paddle Georgia 2019, a week-long, 92-mile journey down the Withlacoochee and Suwannee rivers.
Carroll EMC received national recognition at the 2019 Spotlight on Excellence National Awards program during May, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators (CREC) and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). The cooperative received a Silver Award for its extensive communication of storm preparedness summer of 2018.
Paulding County residents, Tish, and Steve Bennett are attempting to purchase a specially trained dog for their 13-year-old child, Rylee, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (formerly known as Juvenile Diabetes) when she was 10 years old.
The Georgia Highlands College nursing program has been ranked number two in the nation for paramedics looking to expand their careers by becoming a registered nurse. RegisteredNursing.org, an organization based out of California, awarded GHC’s program the second-place spot in its 2019 Best Paramedic to RN Programs list.
The Paulding County Veterans Monument was rededicated at its new location in Veterans Park on Memorial Day. The monument was recently moved from a small park behind the Winn Building where it has been located for the past twenty-five years. The local American Legion, Post 111 in Dallas, requested that the monument be moved from their property to a more visible location in Veterans Park.
Paulding County plays a significant part in Diane McAdams Gladow’s third nonfiction book, A Journey of Voices: The Builders. As in her first two books in the A Journey of Voices series, this book tells the story of a family over many generations, how the members of the family change and how they stay the same and, most importantly, how they interact with the great historical events of their time.
WellStar Paulding Hospital hosted its first ever Cancer Survivor Day celebration. It was said the event catered to 106 cancer survivors and their family members for a day in honor of their survival.