Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) announced he will serve as Republican Leader of the new Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. Graves will join Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06), Chairman, and 10 other Members of the House who are tasked with studying, investigating and suggesting modernization procedures to the 116th Congress.
Paulding Judicial Circuit Drug Court Program hosted its fourth graduation since it was launched in January 2016. There were five graduates, bringing the total number of Paulding Drug Court graduates to seventeen. These graduates participated in the program for a minimum of eighteen months, although some took much longer to work their way through the program. They will now begin six months of aftercare.
Deputies were able to locate and safely take the male juvenile suspect into custody in Dallas. Deputies and Detectives were also able to recover the gun from the incident. The victim, who is identified as Kaileb Chance Ellison (B/M, 18 YOA) of Douglas County, died as a result of his injuries, at an Atlanta area hospital. As a result of the victim’s death and the severity of the incident, authorities have decided to charge the 15-year-old male juvenile as an adult.
Greetings from under the Gold Dome! Last Wednesday, brought to a close legislative day seven of 40. Despite Winter Storm warnings for all of metro-Atlanta, we convened our daily session as scheduled. It was an exciting week under the gold dome. This week focused on organizational committee meetings which are gearing up for the busy days ahead. I am pleased to report that we have made progress on one of our top priorities- rural broadband access.
Last week we completed our third week under the Gold Dome, legislative days 5-7. Downtown Atlanta was hectic as city and local leaders prepared to host the Super Bowl. Last week, we also began attending our respective committee meetings, which will continue to increase the further we move into the 40-day session.
Earlier today, around 12:28 PM, the City of Hiram Police Department responded to a missing child/possible abduction call at the Academy Sports and Outdoors store in Hiram, Georgia. Soon after the call came out, the child was located at the Walmart store which is directly across the street from Academy Sports. The child is fine and was in good condition when he was located.
ATLANTA, GA – Monday, January 28, 2019; State House Representative Rep. Kimberly Alexander (D-66), along with Carolyn Hugley (D-136), Sen. Nan Orrock (D- 36), Rep. Sam Park (D-101), Rep. David Dreyer (D-59), and Sen. Ed Harbison (D-15) launched the new Georgia Legislative Voting Rights Caucus. Rep. Hugley will serve as Chair for the caucus. The Voting Rights Caucus will serve to support the goal of enhancing voting rights in Georgia, recognizing that voting is the cornerstone of democracy.
Paulding E-911 received a 911 call reference a shooting that had just occurred at 37 Mill Lane Dallas, GA 30157 (Powder Mill Subdivision). While Deputies were en route, an alert Trooper with the Georgia State Patrol, observed a dark in color truck which was driving erratically. The truck then failed to stop at the traffic signal at the aforementioned intersection.
Monday, January 14, I was sworn in to represent the values we hold dear in West Georgia. I want to sincerely thank the citizens of House District 67 for the incredible honor of serving you and your families. I am humbled by the continued support of so many of my friends, supporters, and family members in both Douglas and Paulding Counties. I am honored by your support and ask for your steadfast prayers as we work together on behalf of our home community and our beloved Georgia.
One major road renovation project coming to Dallas and targeted for completion in 2021 will involve two intersections that have a tendency to pile up with traffic during peak commute hours. Department of Transportation project will relieve some traffic issues that have needed attention in Dallas at the intersections of Bobo/Macland and Mt. Tabor Church Roads.
The House Appropriations Committee today announced that Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) will serve as Republican Leader of the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee for the 116th Congress. The influential subcommittee writes the annual bill funding the Department of the Treasury, the Judiciary, the Executive Office of the President and more than 20 Independent Agencies.
Rockmart Cultural Arts Center is proud to announce the winners of the Juried Art Competition. The Reception and Awards Ceremony was held on Sunday, January 13, 2019, from 1-3 pm. Associate Professor of Fine Art at Berry College was the judge for our exhibit. We originally had 121 entries. He picked 50 from the entries and came back after our wonderful volunteer crew hung all the artwork to do the final judging.
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Commissioner Judy Fitzgerald, presents a diploma to Dena Payne, director of intellectual and developmental disability services at Highland Rivers Health, upon her completion of the DBHDD Management Academy last month.
The Paulding Retired Educators met on January 8th at the First Baptist Church in Dallas. Dr. Joe Tanner, a Silver Sneakers instructor, spoke about the benefits of exercise for seniors.