The Paulding County Mental Health Court is an 18-month program that offers a less costly, more effective alternative to incarceration. It improves the response to individuals with mental illnesses who have come in contact with the criminal justice system. The first graduation was held on July 23rd, 2020, to celebrate the first graduate of the program.
Chattahoochee Technical College students are stepping directly from the college’s welding classes into the community’s skilled workforce at Lane Mechanical Inc. Based in Paulding County, Lane Mechanical Inc. designs, engineers and manufactures commercial kitchen and foodservice equipment for customers worldwide, including restaurants, hotels, government facilities, schools, and corporate kitchens.
Dallas, Georgia, July 28, 2020. Ten Paulding County Firefighters, as well as several Sheriff’s Deputies and 911 Center Communication Officers, received commendations for their act of heroism during a recent house fire.
Paulding Deputies were dispatched to 195 Hillside Drive Dallas, GA to assist the Paulding County Fire Department with a residential structure fire where there was a person trapped inside the burning home. Multiple Deputies responded to the scene to assist Firefighters. Deputies immediately sprang into action to assist Firefighters who were already inside the burning home. Deputies began helping to facilitate an escape route for the Firefighters and the victim.
Paulding Boys and Girls Club may be forced to shut down after receiving an ultimatum from the organization on July 6th that will require the local chapter to do some fundraising to avoid closing. The club has until October 1st to meet certain criteria and raise about $200,000 in order to be allowed to continue.
Paulding County Board of Commissioners approved grants for the two accountability courts last week. One for Paulding’s Felony Drug Court and another for the more recently established court geared to defendants with mental health issues.
Beginning August 3, 2020, Tallatoona will begin accepting appointments for the LIHEAP CARES Cooling Assistance Program for the General Public. All households that did not receive LIHEAP CARES Cooling Assistance during the month of July 2020 are eligible to apply for assistance with their electric bill.
State Farm agents know first-hand the trauma a family faces following a devastating house fire. That's one reason why the state's largest home insurer is taking a proactive approach to working with local fire departments to help communities reduce house fires. Dallas State Farm agent Suzanne Whitworth is donating a fire prevention kit to the Paulding Fire Department ahead of the National Fire Protection Association Fire Prevention Week.
Congratulations to Jamiah Mott who was awarded the 10th annual Zachary Williamson Memorial Scholarship. Jamiah graduated this year from North Paulding High Schools Class of 2020 in Paulding County, GA.
Paulding County Schools starting back Monday, August 3, 2020, the Paulding County Sheriff's Office is reminding drivers to remain alert when driving in school zones or adjacent to school buses to ensure the safety of our children who are being transported on Paulding County roadways. Paulding County Sheriff Gary Gulledge reminds motorists that Deputies will be patrolling school zones as part of their daily operations and that they will also be watching for drivers that fail to stop for school buses that are loading or unloading passengers.
The Paulding Judicial Circuit Drug Court Program celebrated its eighth graduation on Friday, July 10, 2020. Since its creation in January 2016, the program has inducted ninety-seven participants, forty- two of whom have now graduated. Given Covid-19 concerns, the graduation was semi-virtual. Only the six graduates and a limited number of supporters, including the Drug Court Team, attended in person. Other participants and community members tuned in remotely via Zoom. Masks were worn but were removed for photographs.
Paulding County’s Richland Creek Reservoir (RCR) is now – incrementally – in the process of taking in water and has reached the one-third level by the start of July. By 2021 the RCR will begin to function as the county’s primary water source far into the future.
Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative has selected eight local individuals as the 2020 recipients of the Lineman School Scholarships. Carl Cooke, Wynston Denney, Zeb Hand, Jake Harrod, Brystol Phillips, Caden Raines, Benjamin Ranger, and Nathan Urquhart were awarded scholarships to attend a lineman school in Georgia.
Michelin Raceway’s 12-turn track will be a challenge for MotoAmerica’s top competitors as they battle it out at speeds of up to 190 mph. Alongside five competitive classes of racing, attendees will enjoy stunt shows and bike displays, plus the chance to get autographs and see participating riders, teams, and motorcycles at the open paddock. To ensure the safety of riders and spectators, government-sanctioned safety protocols and social distancing measures will be enforced.