The Paulding Chamber of Commerce announces a community partnership to provide face shields to medical personnel at Wellstar Paulding Hospital during the COVID- 19 pandemic.
Without a doubt, the Medical Technologist is more than receiving a blood sample. They are the health professionals who, through laboratory techniques, provide important scientific information to the doctor for use in the diagnosis, treatment, control or prevention of diseases.
Any Northwest Georgian with symptoms of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), such as fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath, may receive free testing provided by public health at one of four sites in Bartow, Floyd, Paulding, and Walker counties.
After 32 years of dedicated service, Firefighter Apparatus Operator (FAO) & EMT Don Copeland retired today, (April 3, 2020). Beginning in 1988, even before Paulding County organized its Fire Department, Copeland served as a volunteer. In 1997 he was hired as one of PCFD’s first full-time firefighters and has dedicated his entire career to Paulding County Fire & Rescue ever since.
I am a Girl Scout in Paulding County and I am conducting a school supply project to earn my Gold Award. My project will target low-income students in Paulding County and impoverished children in parts of Africa. The goal is to provide supplies to 100 students in our area so teachers don't have to.
Paulding County Fire & Rescue (PCFD) has been named the 2020 “EMS Service of the Year” by the State of Georgia Office of EMS & Trauma - Region I. PCFD is the first-ever agency licensed at the first responder level to win this prestigious award.
Paulding County’s police, emergency services, and coroner’s office are now aided by the addition of something they haven’t had until now – a county morgue. Situated in a secure location on the Watson Government campus behind the courthouse, the facility has officially opened.
The National Geographic Society has held an annual Geography Bee for students in grades 4-8 for the past 31 yrs. (since 1989). Alex Trebek hosted the partially televised national level "Nat GeoBee" for 25 yrs., then Soledad O'Brien, and since 2016 the host has been Mo Rocca. Students compete first at the school/regional level, then each school's 1st place winner takes a 70 question state qualifying test.
Chairman David Carmichael signed the attached Ordinance 20-03 “A Declaration of a State of Emergency in Paulding County” arising because of COVID-19. This Ordinance outlines the immediate emergency measures for Paulding County through the Chairman’s Emergency Authority.
Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT) responded to the scene and immediately launched their investigation. Troopers believe that the victim, who was later identified as Aaron Quarterman, (B/M, 24 YOA), was struck as he walked down the side of Dallas Acworth Highway.
The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office is taking steps to ensure the wellness and safety of our employees, citizens, and inmates. With that being said, Sheriff Gary Gulledge announced today that several changes to our internal policy and procedures will occur to help maintain a safe and healthy environment at the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office. The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office and Jail will be closed to the public until further notice. The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office will continue to respond to all emergency calls for service and will still operate our Jail. If you need to file a non-emergency report, please contact the Paulding E-911 non-emergency line at (770) 445-2117 and a Deputy will contact you back to take your report over the telephone.
Hiram Police Department officers were dispatched to the Sam’s Club (4798 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway) within the city limits of Hiram in reference to an assault in progress. Several officers arrived on the scene within minutes to discover two males with injuries, and a small crowd gathered around the incident location. Paulding County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded as well to the initial call in order to assist Hiram Police Department officers.
The Kennesaw State Paulding Site will partner with the University’s College of Professional Education’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to bring new courses to the Paulding County community.
Sergeant Fred Berke, who works in the Juvenile Division at the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, was awarded the Paulding County Board of Commissioner’s Public Safety Award. Sergeant Berke was awarded the Commissioner’s Public Safety Award for his exemplary service to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office.