Paulding Chamber of Commerce continued its tradition of honoring local public safety officials for their outstanding service at the Georgia Power Luncheon last week in Dallas.
An agreement was reached per an FAA directive for a joint corrective plan, between the Paulding County Airport Authority (PCAA) and the Board of Commissioners. Chairman Carmichael said he feels the relationship between the airport co-sponsors is improving with new insights gained from the FAA.
Paulding Meadows has been a Paulding County tradition for 38 years now. This year, 2017, likely broke last year's record turnout. Despite the news of extreme weather on the way Paulding County residents turned out in record numbers for this year's Paulding Meadows Festival.
In addition to local storm preparations, several Paulding County Fire & Rescue personnel are part of the multi-agency Georgia Search and Rescue team (GSAR-6). GSAR was activated Sunday afternoon and deployed to a staging area in Central Georgia where they currently await further orders.
Chief Scott L. Halter retired from the City of Dallas Police Department on August 31st, 2017 after 28 years of dedicated service. The City of Dallas would like to thank him for his many years of dedicated service and wish him well on his future endeavors.
August 31, 2017. Sarah Dowdy was sentenced to twenty years, with ten years to be served in confinement. Miss Dowdy was taken into custody immediately after the verdict was returned. Paulding Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s office personnel who worked tirelessly to bring justice to these victims.
State Rep. Micah Gravley, R-Douglasville, was named Legislator of the Year for the second consecutive year by the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs and the Georgia State Firefighter Association at the annual 2017 Georgia Fire Service Conference held in Athens, GA.
Dallas resident Larry Key is celebrating thirty years of teaching self-defense skills at the Martial Arts school he runs with his wife, Linda Key. Pil Sung Do Martial Arts located in the Citizen’s Square Shopping Center at 4075 Charles Hardy Parkway in Dallas. A black belt school, for both children and adults, Pil Sung Do is a Korean art form based on street self-defense.
On Monday, September 11, 2017, the Paulding County Sheriff's Office and the Paulding County Fire Department will hold a ceremony at Mt. Tabor Park (at the 9-11 memorial site) honoring the men and women who gave their lives to help others on one unforgettable day, 9/11/2001.
Paulding County Fire & Rescue recently received a 9/11 memorial flag framed with the names of the first responders on it. Ms. Nancy O’Marra of Dallas, Georgia donated the flag to the fire department to honor her husband and the fallen responders of September 11th.
Detectives with the Dallas Police Department took Lowe Deontae Payne (B/M, 23 YOA) into custody without incident. Payne turned himself into Detectives at the Dallas Police Department reference charges that were taken against him in regards to the murder that took place in the Vista Lake Subdivision earlier this week.
Dallas council members qualified for the Ward 1 and 3 seats and one of two At-Large seats. Incumbents in those seats include Chris Carter, Griffin White and Nancy Arnold. Carter will face a challenge from Terry David Johnson, while both Arnold and White are unopposed in the election.
Paulding commissioners approved the $1.7 million purchase of the former SunTrust Bank building at 3844 Atlanta Hwy. in Dallas for a new Paulding County Water System administration building.
Robert Reynolds began on July 27 as Executive Director of the Industrial Building Authority. Plans for the future of Paulding’s Economic Development Organization, of which Reynolds is director, were not yet known.