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PauldingFirePromo 600x314Paulding County Fire & Rescue announces the promotion of two long-time Department employees to the office of Captain, and six more to Lieutenant within the Fire Operations Division. Newly named officers will assume their new leadership roles effective on May 15, 2021. They include: Captains Rob Boatman & Brandon Maple, and Lieutenants Josh Collier, Michael Cooper, Bruce Jones, Jerre Ledbetter, Will Riner, and Mark Waits. Combined, these officers have more than 150 years of Fire Suppression/EMS experience.

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autism 600x314Autism awareness is extremely important for all first responders, especially law enforcement officers. Several years ago, the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.) implemented the Governor’s Initiative Training program. The Governor’s Initiative Training program was implemented to include specific mandatory training for every law enforcement officer in Georgia. Some of the training includes de-escalation, autism awareness, the use of force, community policing, cultural awareness, and several other courses.

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CTC GRAD 600x314Chattahoochee Tech graduate Alderine Healey recently was named the 2020 Private Pre-K Teacher of the Year by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL). For the past five years, Healey has served as a lead Pre-K teacher at the YMCA Paulding Early Learning Center in Hiram.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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Flight 242Dedication 600x314April 4, 2021, was a beautiful 72-degree sunny day in New Hope for the dedication of the Flight 242 monument. Families came from Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia. Survivors and family members gathered this Easter Sunday on the 43rd Anniversary of the crash of Southern Airways Flight 242 to share in the monument dedication ceremony.

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PauldingMurder600x314Paulding Deputies responded to 25 Lanier Court in Hiram, which is the amenities area (tennis court/pool area) of the Regency Park Subdivision, reference a shooting. Once they arrived, the Deputies discovered the body of the male victim, later identified as Brian Perry Belin. Unfortunately, due to the seriousness of his injuries, Belin Jr. was already deceased as a result of multiple gunshot wounds.

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