Dallas Parks and Recreation once again for the 4th year in a role hosted a Georgia District Dizzy Dean Baseball Tournament at Sara Babb Park, the week was filled with some very talented Baseball Teams.
A retirement reception was held in honor of Sergeant Dwayne Cox in the Jail conference room where he was surrounded by his friends, family, and co-workers. Sergeant Cox began his career in law enforcement with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office on June 4, 2002, and officially retired on June 7, 2019.
The FAA hosted its first aviation career education academy for metro high school students during last week at Paulding County’s Northwest Atlanta Airport. The academy, which ran Monday through Friday, is intended to become an annual event, according to Ricky Flores, an FAA safety inspector, who is a STEM Asset Program representative.
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 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.
Recently the Paulding County Emergency Management Agency held its third Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training Course with 21 new members successfully completing the training requirements and application process to hold a position on the team.
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.
Richland Creek reservoir site engineers conducted the second round of tours of the water treatment plant (WTP), intake, and Dam last week. A tentative third round of tours is planned for this fall as the reservoir begins the process of drawing water, a prescribed process that will take about a year to bring to full pool, Comstock said, but water will begin coming into the treatment plant sooner than that.
Paulding County Farm Bureau had the honor of hosting the 4th Annual 1st Responder Appreciation Day. In attendance, were members of agencies within our county including Dallas City Police, Hiram City Police, Paulding Co Sheriff's Department, Paulding Co Fire and Rescue, Paulding 911, Metro EMT's, Department of Natural Resources, Paulding Marshall's Service and officers from Georgia State Patrol Post 29.
Congratulations to Brady Rhodes who was awarded the 9th annual Zachary Williamson Memorial Scholarship. Brady is a senior graduating this year from North Paulding High Schools Class of 2019 in Paulding County, GA.