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Enterprises 600x314Lighthouse Pantry is a local, Christian outreach ministry, that helps others in time of need. Lighthouse Pantry’s heart and soul is Pastor Charlie Dobbs and his wife Darlene. Their vision of helping others has turned into a full-time ministry that has touched the community and made a lasting impression of showing the love of God.

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Magistrate 600x314The Judicial Council of Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts presented the Paulding County Magistrate Court with a 2017 Clearance Rate Excellence Award. The Standing Committee on Judicial Workload Assessment measured the number of cases received versus the number of cases cleared to determine which courts qualified for the award.

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maxwell 600x314Over the last 17 years, public safety has been a primary debate under the gold dome, and the 2017-2018 legislative session was no exception. In addition to our standing committee discussions taking place over the 40-day session, we also have study committees assigned to further debate proposed measures, outside of our allotted time on Capitol Hill. Below, you will find bills passed over the last couple of years to strengthen safety on the state level.

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Richland 600x314The Richland Creek Reservoir project remains on track with its projected $215 million total budget, according to Brown and Caldwell's' Kelly Comstock, a managing consultant on Paulding’s Richland Creek reservoir project, updated the Paulding Board of Commissioners last week on RCR progress and noted some recent construction issues identified at the site. The RCR project continues on time and remains on track with its projected $215 million total budget.

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CriticalSecurity600x314Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) today voted for and the House passed the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act (H.R. 6157). The bill provides annual funding for the Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Labor and Department of Education. The bill will now head to President Trump’s desk.

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Convicted 600x314Dec.of 2017 the Paulding Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Children Division was alerted to a possible child molestation situation that occurred in Paulding County. On Sept.8, 2018 Daniel Allen Martin pled guilty in Paulding County Superior Court two counts of Aggravated Child Molestation and one count of Possession of Child Pornography. Martin received a life sentence for his conviction.

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miss 600x314Congratulations to Dallas resident, Fallon Robinson, who was crowned Miss Stone Mountain 2019 on Saturday, September 8th, 2018. Fallon competed in Interview, On-Stage Question, Lifestyle, and Fitness, Evening Wear and Talent.

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star 2award 600x314Paulding County launched its drug court program in January 2016. Our Circuit was one of the “hold-outs.” Some in the county did not like the idea of an accountability court. Deputy sheriff, Clint Barker was on the front lines of that skepticism. He took the questions, and sometimes the ridicule, from others. Clint welcomed this as his opportunity to change minds, and change minds he has.

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k9 600x314Paulding County Sheriff’s Office held an official retirement ceremony for K-9 Major where he was surrounded by friends, family, and co-workers. K-9 Major began his career as a dual purpose law enforcement canine with Lieutenant Billy Hurst in September of 2009. He officially retired on September 1, 2018, with nine years of service.

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art show 600x314The Paulding Fine Arts Association held the reception and awards presentation for the 2018 Juried Art Show this past Sunday, September 16th. Our judge this year was Ms. Allison Frink, the Education Director at the Marietta/Cobb Art Museum. Ms. Frink had a difficult task in selecting the winners from the 78 submissions presented by 30 local artists.

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