Carrollton, GA - Electric co-op line crews were in top form at the 2019 Georgia Lineman’s Rodeo held on Saturday, May 4, at the FFA Camp John Hope in Perry. Professional journeyman teams and apprentices with EMCs across the state, including Carroll EMC, competed with teams and apprentices from municipal electric systems across Georgia.
The Chattahoochee Tech Paulding Engagement Team supported the Paulding County Relay for Life event on Saturday, May 18, by giving out water to event participants. This year's event was held at the Watson Government Complex in Dallas and featured a Survivor/Caregiver Walk along with a luminaria ceremony.
Paulding County’s Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 last week to table until next month a request submitted from Airport Director Terry Tibbitts for $500,000 for the conversion of the large airport hangar, known as “Hangar One” to bring that facility up to full compliance with all current building and fire codes, which would also allow for more profitable use of the building, Tibbetts told Paulding commissioners during last week’s morning session.
There will be a Civil War Heritage Trail Marker dedication service in New Hope at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 25th at the Pocket Park located beside New Hope First Baptist Church, at the corner of Bobo Road and Dallas Acworth Highway 381.
The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, working in conjunction with the Atlanta Police Department Homicide Unit Cold Case Squad, the Paulding Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Gang Task Force would like to announce the arrest of Andrew John Shadrix in reference to a 2002 double murder that was later determined to have occurred in Paulding County.
A former Paulding County district attorney and Dallas City Council member will lead the state Insurance Department until Governor Brian Kemp appoints a successor to the recently suspended Commissioner Jim Beck. F.A. "Drew" Lane will perform the duties of the commissioner "as provided for by Georgia law" until Gov. Kemp appoints a successor, the state Insurance Department announced last week.
During the Braves homestand against the Arizona Diamondbacks at SunTrust Park, local Dallas resident, Taylor Duncan, was commemorated on field as the Braves’ first “Community Hero” of 2019 for his work in establishing and expanding Alternative Baseball; a baseball program providing an opportunity for teens (ages 15+) and adults with autism and other special needs to learn physical and social skills for every day life through the sport of baseball.
Paulding County workers last week moved the county's Veterans Memorial monument from downtown Dallas to a park facing the county courthouse on the campus of the Watson Government Complex. The new location is in Veterans Park adjacent to the county courthouse and county government office buildings, where all relocated in 2007.
GreyStone Power recently received recognition in the 2019 Spotlight on Excellence national awards program, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators (CREC) and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). The cooperative received the Spotlight program’s top honor, the Edgar F. Chesnutt Award for Best Total Communication Program, for the “Making Life Better” campaign.
May 1st, 2019 a search warrant was executed at 23 Greystone Way Hiram, Georgia in reference to possession and distribution of child pornography. Deputies from the Warrants Division, Juvenile Investigations Division were assisted by the Hiram Police Department in the execution of that search warrant.
According to Detectives, the residents initially thought someone was shooting fireworks outside of the home until they started seeing bullets flying through the walls. As a result of the shooting, one male received a non-life threating gunshot wound to the torso.
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan D. Warner graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Warner is the son of Wynn and Carol Warner of Acworth, Georgia. He is a 2001 graduate of Carl J. Harrison High School, Kennesaw, Georgia.
DALLAS, GEORGIA, May 1, 2019 - The Drug-Free Paulding is hosting a community-wide Marijuana and Vaping Summit on Monday, May 6, 2019, 7-8:30 p.m. at Hiram High School Auditorium, 702 Virgie Ballentine Drive, Hiram, Georgia 30141. Presenters will highlight the dangers of marijuana and vaping to youth brain development as well as the misconceptions that youth and adults have regarding these burning issues.
Caleb Lee Hutchinson was joined by the Will Sam Band for the 2019 Dallas CityFest. A huge line formed with anticipation of the 6 o'clock gate opening. Local country music fans filled the parking lot to welcome the hometown celebrity back to Dallas.