A retirement reception was held in honor of Detention Officer Mike McKinney at the Paulding County Detention Center where he was surrounded by his friends, family, and coworkers.
The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office would like to recognize the newest members of the K-9 Division. Deputy Roy Key and K-9 Rex join the three other teams who comprise the K-9 Division at the Sheriff’s Office.
The Paulding County Board Of Elections is issuing a call for a Special election for the city of Dallas to be held in conjunction with the November 6, 2018, General Election. This election will authorize the voters to decide approval of a Freeport exemption.
The Paulding County Board Of Elections is issuing a call for a special election to be held in conjunction with the November 6, 2018, general election. This election will authorize the voters to decide to expand the hours of alcohol sales on Sunday to include 11:00a.m.-12:30p.m. For the sale of distilled spirits or alcoholic beverages.
Paulding Republican Party held its grand opening and ribbon cutting of their new Campaign Headquarters located at 8492 Hiram Acworth Highway, Suite 213 in Dallas. Chairman Nancy Hollingshed welcomed everyone and introduced the elected officials present, District Attorney Dick Donovan and Post 3 Commissioner Vernon Collett.
A retirement reception was held in honor of Rick Parson at the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office conference room where he was surrounded by his friends, family, and coworkers. Rick began his career with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office on June 5, 1992, and officially retired on July 27, 2018.
Michael Peter Marrero stood in front of Paulding Superior Court Chief Judge Tony Beavers and pled guilty to 61 counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children (possession of child pornography). The plea was non-negotiated and Judge Beavers sentenced Marrero to 40 years where he would serve 20 years in state prison.
The GreyStone Power Foundation Scholarship is a $3,000 scholarship that was created as a means to give back to exceptional students who contribute to their community. This year, after evaluating dozens of applicants, Auburn Merritt of Dallas, Emmanuel Eziakor of Cobb, Jake Strickland of Dallas, Jordan Houle of Hiram and Jaden Lamar of Douglasville were chosen by Foundation board members as recipients of these scholarships.
Volunteers at WellStar Douglas and WellStar Paulding Hospitals recently presented the WellStar Foundation with a combined donation of $130,000. A total of 154 individuals volunteered more than 28,000 hours to support both hospitals. Donated funds were raised through gift shop sales, personal contributions and special fundraisers hosted throughout the year.
Chattahoochee Technical College’s Department of Public Safety has named Alfredrick Campbell, of Cobb County, as the college’s new Chief of Police. Campbell, who was originally hired as a campus police officer, was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police in December of 2015.
Paulding County Board of Commissioners voted to approve an Intergovernmental Agreement between the county, the school district, and the Sheriff's Office providing for the utilization of school resource officers in Paulding County schools.
Paulding’s Elections and Registration staff have been seeing a good showing of early voters for the July 24th Run-off Election. According to Deidre Holden, supervisor, Paulding County Elections, and Registration, early voting is going well leading into Run-off week. Ms. Holden updated Paulding commissioners during last week’s morning session.
This was the second graduation of the Paulding Judicial Circuit Drug Court Program. Together with the four participants who graduated in January, this brings the total number of program graduates to eight. These graduates have been in the program for approximately two years. The program lasts a minimum of eighteen months, but it takes some graduates considerably longer to complete it.
Chattahoochee Technical College’s Paulding Engagement Committee volunteered recently to help with the YMCA Summer Lunch Break Program. This volunteer effort marks the third year in a row that this group has helped with this initiative.