Saturday, April 27, 2019, was a huge day for the City of Dallas! Starting the day off over 200 runners began the 8 Annual Dallas 5K Race for a Cure, benefiting Relay for Life. The City of Dallas and the Paulding Rotary Club would like to thank all the runners and walkers for their support of this annual event to find a cure for cancer.
Dallas, GA. Paulding CASA is proud to announce 6 new CASA volunteers have been sworn in to advocate for children that have been abused and neglected in Paulding County. On April 25, 2019, the Honorable Carolyn Altman swore in 6 CASA volunteers. CASA’s are—Court Appointed Special Advocates for abused and neglected children.
Places like California’s Napa Valley, Washington state or even wine country in France may be fun to visit, but Georgia has been becoming wine country too. And closer to home Paulding County will soon be the site of two vineyards, and the most recent is Three Strands Vineyard and Winery. In 2016 The Gilbert family planted grapes on their picturesque northeast Paulding farm in anticipation of producing wine and offering tastings and tours of their Qualusi Vineyards by the following year.
ATLANTA – State Representative Micah Gravley (R-Douglasville) today announced that House Bill 324, Georgia’s Hope Act, was signed into law by Governor Brian Kemp on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Georgia’s Hope Act, which was sponsored by Rep. Gavley, will allow for the cultivation, manufacturing and dispensing of low THC oil in Georgia.
Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Juvenile Investigations Division (JID) assisted Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in the execution of a federal search warrant. JID Detectives and HSI Special Agents located multiple images of child pornography along with some original videos depicting child pornography on computers and other digital devices.
On May 18, 2018, Paulding Deputies responded to 83 Bensinger Court Hiram, Georgia 30141 reference to an unconscious 3-month-old female juvenile. When Deputies responded to the scene, they were told that the child had issues with her heart from the time she was born. The child was immediately transported to WellStar Paulding Hospital where she later passed away.
Corporal Brett Whritenour was awarded the “Officer of the Year” award by the Paulding County Rotary Club. Corporal Whritenour was accompanied by Sheriff Gary Gulledge along with his family and supervisors at a luncheon held in his honor.
Pickett’s Mill Baptist Church hosted an Easter egg drop in Dallas last Saturday that was attended by both youngsters and seniors. A helicopter dropped 5,000 eggs from 12 55-gallon bags. Three prizes awaited the finders of the winning eggs.
Join us for WellStar Community Medication Take Back Events Saturday, April 27 | 10am – 2pm. Prevent accidental poisoning, overdoses and improper use of medications. Simply take your medications to one of the drop-off locations and receive a free gift. Your efforts may ultimately save lives by removing expired and unused medications from your medicine cabinet. No questions asked, no forms or ID required. Sharps, liquids, and pills are accepted.
GreyStone Gives was established to allow employees eight hours per year to volunteer with an approved 501c3 nonprofit. Recently, a group of employees took advantage of this program to give of their time at Warehouse of Hope in Paulding County.
Paulding County is filled with some amazing artist. This year’s contest was no different. All five high schools are eligible to enter the Agricultural art contest. This year we had multiple entry’s and even though the decision was a tough one, we chose the best of the best.
Paulding County, GA. On Wednesday, April 10, 2018 Detectives were made aware that the 6-year-old female victim from the accidental shooting on Monday had succumbed to her injuries. At this point, Detectives have made the determination that no charges will be filed in this case. Sheriff Gary Gulledge stated, “Our hearts break for this family and we hope God puts his healing hands around them during this difficult time.” Sheriff Gulledge also noted, “We want to remind everyone to keep their firearms unloaded and secured in an area away from children to ensure that this never happens again.”
This April the 4th of 2019 marks the 42nd anniversary of the crash of Flight 242 and 12 years the board and its president have pursued the funds to complete the monument. During these years some board members have changed, save a few including who remained dedicated. In continuing to pursue the cause, while speaking at the Paulding Rotary Club, Mrs. Waddell persuaded local businessman and lifelong county resident Art Ragsdale to accept an active role in the story.
Ten weeks down and two to go, as we work towards completion of the 2019 legislative session. With only five remaining legislative days, it’s crunch time on Capitol Hill, as we all work hard to pass our respective bills. Last week was eventful as we passed measures dealing with rural broadband, foster care, student-athlete safety, and public safety. We also passed a resolution to honor the sacrifices of our armed forces on behalf of our nation, state and citizens.