Master Gardener Extension Volunteers welcomed 11 new members into their ranks. This training class took part in 50 hours of online course work including basic Horticulture, Edible Gardening, Ornamentals, and Volunteerism.
During the month of May and June 2021, Paulding County EMA recognized Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers Sid Kelly, Ruth Leber, Matthew Gray, and Anita Morgan for their dedication and commitment exemplified through perfect attendance for 2020.
Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative’s Communications and Corporate Events Coordinator, Kelly Hester, was named this year’s recipient of the Michael Graznak Award from the Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA). The prestigious award is given annually to a young professional who demonstrates both expertise and promise in cooperative communications.
Detention Officer Etta Arnold retired from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office. Detention Officer Arnold began her career at the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office on October 19, 1996, in the Jail. During her nearly 25 year career, she served under two different sheriffs.
On June 10th, 2021, with many elected officials, members of the criminal justice system, and citizens in attendance, Superior Court Judge T. David Lyles graduated two participants from his 18 months Paulding County Mental Health Court Program. These individuals completed dozens of evidence-based classes and individual treatment sessions.
On Thursday, June 3, 2021, at approximately 6:26 PM a 911 call was placed to Paulding E-911 regarding a domestic dispute at 10116 Buchanan Highway Temple, GA 30179. The complainant advised that she and her husband had gotten into a verbal/physical argument that had gotten extremely heated. The argument continued as she and her three children retreated from the home. As the female was leaving the home, the male fired multiple shots at her and the children as they ran up the driveway toward Buchanan Highway.
GreyStone Power Corporation recently received recognition in the national 2021 Spotlight on Excellence Awards program, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators (CREC) and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).
Great American Cookie named as the Paulding Chamber’s Small Business of the Month for June 2021. Great American Cookies and Marble Slab Creamery Hiram is just the place to go when you need cookies, ice cream, cookie cakes, ice cream cakes, a shake OR, the newly added service of Wedding Cakes!
After the pandemic put a damper on marketing and fund-raising efforts in the business community for most of 2020, some of that activity has slowly begun to make its way back.
In honor of the high-quality care given to thousands of people with COVID-19 at Wellstar Paulding Hospital, the Georgia Women's Legislative Caucus recognized one of the hospital’s leaders. Georgia Rep. Kimberly Alexander of District 66 presented the Nikki T. Randall Servant Leadership Award to Vicky Hogue, vice president of Patient Services & chief nursing officer.
The Paulding Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee and Croft & Associates and Ansley Atlanta sponsored a Tiny House Challenge for 4th graders throughout the Paulding County School District. Every student who participated was allowed to win a $25 gift card for Best Design and People’s Choice award as the local winners from their school.
May 20, 2021, two Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Jailers were arrested on sexual assault charges. The charges stemmed from incidents that involved inappropriate sexual contact between the jailers and multiple female inmates at the Paulding County Jail.
Paulding Judicial Circuit Drug Court Program celebrated its tenth graduation. The graduation was semi-virtual, with a limited number of people personally in attendance due to Covid-related restrictions. There were seven graduates, which brings the total number of graduates to fifty-four since the program was started in January 2016.
Chattahoochee Technical College honored its graduates with a drive-through graduation ceremony held Thursday, May 13, at the college’s North Metro Campus.