On August 12, 2019 Detectives and Agents secured arrest warrants on Damon Sherod Hamilton, (B/M, 31 YOA) of Lithonia, GA who is also a confirmed member of a criminal street gang within the State of Georgia. Once the warrants were secured, Deputy Marshals with the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERFT) arrested Hamilton in Forest Park, GA.
A domestic dispute where an intoxicated male subject had a gun threatening family members. When Deputies arrived on scene at 2562 Highway 101 North (GA SR 101) Dallas, Georgia 30132 they made contact with several family members who had already exited the residence. The complainant stated that the male was inside the residence and he was possibly armed with a gun.
Paulding E-911 received a call from a male complainant reference a domestic dispute with shots fired at 32 Holland Court Dallas, Georgia 30132 (Twelve Oaks Subdivision). The complainant advised 911 operators that he was at the residence visiting with the female homeowner when another male came in and pointed a gun at him.
The local Quilt of Valor Foundation presented Ray Cochran with a beautiful quilt for his service to our nation. The Quilts of Valor Foundation was begun in 2003 to honor and comfort veterans.
Paulding County commissioners were set to hear from the public for the final time this week, prior to taking a vote on a proposed property tax increase for their 2020 budget after cutting millions from the chairman’s original spending plan. A public hearing on the increase and 2020 budget was set for Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 9 a.m. at the Watson Government Complex at 240 Constitution Blvd. in Dallas.
State Rep. Micah Gravley R-Douglasville, whose district includes parts of Douglas and Paulding counties, was the keynote speaker for the Chamber’s August luncheon event. Gravley spoke about his years-long quest to pass the Hope Act, which allows registered patients in Georgia to obtain medicinal THC oil.
The Dallas Police Department received a $5000 grant from Norfolk Southern Railroad. The money will be used to purchase outer bulletproof vest carriers for our officers. With the new carriers, officers will be able to lighten the load of their duty belts.
Deputies with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office have been teaching the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) curriculum in Paulding County since 1993. As most people remember, D.A.R.E. began in Los Angeles, California as a partnership between the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Unified School District to help find a way to keep kids off illicit drugs.
While most Georgia citizens take the opportunity to slow down during the Summer months, your state government is full swing! July 1 marked the beginning of our brand-new fiscal year. A brand-new fiscal year means we begin anew where government funding is concerned; an acknowledgment of how our budgeting needs and priorities frequently change.
The Paulding Judicial Circuit Drug Court Program celebrated another graduation on Friday, July 12, 2019. This marks the fifth graduation of the Program since its creation in January 2016. Seven participants graduated on Friday, making this the program’s largest graduation to date. The Program has inducted over eighty participants. Of those, a total of twenty-five have graduated.
WellStar Paulding Hospital’s Volunteer Auxiliary held their annual event on June 26th and recognized service hours from volunteers, awarded scholarships, and presented a donation of $115,000 to the WellStar Foundation at the Paulding Chamber offices in Dallas.
It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of one of our law enforcement canines, K-9 Verro. K-9 Verro was an eight-year-old Belgian Malinois who was handled by Corporal Brandon Kilgore. K-9 Verro and Corporal Kilgore had been partners for over seven years while working together in Paulding County. K-9 Verro was a dual purpose law enforcement canine and was an exceptional member of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit.
Hunter Aiken, AMA 5, from Dallas, Ga has qualified to Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National Motocross Championship in Hurricane Mills, TN. This is the largest amateur race in the nation. He will be competing in the 51CC 4-6 Limited class with 42 of the fastest riders in the nation. Hunter currently has another year left in the 4-6 class, so he is already ahead of the game.
Paulding’s Board of Commissioners approved a request from the Paulding County Superior Court Judges to authorize the Chairman on behalf of the BoC to accept a Grant Awarded to Paulding’s Mental Health Court and to execute all necessary documents.