American Legion Post 111 and members of the Paulding County Veterans Memorial Committee held the very first Veterans Day Service at Veterans Memorial Park on Monday, November 11th at 11:00 AM. This service was significant as it was the first Veteran’s Day service held since the Veterans Monument was moved to the park in May of this year. This 2019 service was the 26th annual service held in the County in honor of all Veterans, living and deceased.
On November 14, 2019, a complainant contacted authorities at the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office with allegations that Sorrells had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor. Authorities immediately contacted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and asked them to launch an investigation into the incident. At that point, Sorrells was placed on paid administrative leave and removed from all of his official duties as a Detective.
U.S. Representative Tom Graves (R-GA-14) joined presenters from Google and local school officials last week at McClure Middle School for an event aimed at raising awareness among students on how to stay safe on the internet.
Brian Travis Cowart (W/M, 34 YOA) of Cartersville, Georgia was arrested by Detectives from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Investigations Division as a result of an elaborate attempt to have sex with an eight-year-old girl.
Dallas, GA3⁄4 Kennesaw State University’s TRIO Programs are hosting an ACT Test Prep Boot Camp that aims to not only prepare high school students for the big test that will determine their college entrance, but they are also working to prepare students for life in the community. The Boot Camp is a 10-week commitment that takes place every Saturday, and students that give up their weekends gain confidence for their ACT Test and learn soft skills that will benefit them in their future workplaces, such as timeliness, work ethic, and accountability.
As a result of an ongoing narcotics investigation, the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office and the Haralson-Paulding Drug Task Force would like to announce the arrest of two Paulding County residents for Heroin and Marijuana trafficking. The Haralson-Paulding Drug Task Force is comprised of Deputies and Officers from multiple agencies in Haralson and Paulding County which is overseen by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Paulding Retired Educators met at the Hardy Lake House on November 12th. Thank you to the Hardy Family for letting us use your beautiful facilities. Our speaker was Dr. Rebecca Vaughn who highlighted her late father's book. Rufus W. Youngblood authored "20 Years in the Secret Service: My Life With 5 Presidents."
Captain Robert Davis, of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, was awarded the Paulding County Board of Commissioners Public Safety Award. Captain Davis received this award for his dedicated service, innovative investigative techniques, and his diligence in keeping the Criminal Investigations Division in touch with current technology.
Food insecurity is an issue on America’s college campuses and the students who attend Chattahoochee Technical College are impacted by this issue as well. This year, the Chattahoochee Tech Foundation and the Office of Student Resources are partnering together to create The Golden Eagle Cabinet, a food pantry for students.
The Dallas Police Department would like to announce the retirement of Assistant Chief Jim Boshell. Jim has served the citizens of Dallas for over twenty-two years and will be greatly missed.
The Office of Student Resources at Chattahoochee Technical College has worked diligently to provide various resources to students to assist in their success at CTC. College campuses are seeing an increase in student hunger, with 36% of students on U.S. college campuses being considered as “food insecure,” meaning they do not get enough to eat.
Girl Scout’s highest award has stood for excellence and leadership for girls everywhere. Seniors and Ambassadors who earn the Gold Award tackle issues that are dear to them and drive lasting change in their communities and beyond. A typical project takes 1 - 2 years for the girl to complete and respects the skills and talents that Girl Scouts bring to making a difference in world.
Sheriff Gary Gulledge announces the 2019 Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Cops for Kids Christmas shopping event requirements and important dates. Cops for Kids is in its 21st year and takes underprivileged children who live in Paulding County and pairs them with a Deputy to go shopping at Christmas.
This year, D’Kalyn Morris, along with winners from about 20 other Boys & Girls Club locations, will be honored at the annual Youth of the Year Fundraising Gala on Friday, November 8 at the Delta Flight Museum. Nearly 500 attendees – including local politicians, business leaders, and advocates – are expected to attend this year’s Youth of the Year celebration. The honorees will compete for the title of Metro Atlanta Youth of the Year.