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joe parker 600x314 2bThe Georgia Press Association held its annual meeting on Jekyll Island, Georgia, culminating in its Awards Banquet and presentation of the Georgia Newspaper Hall of Fame inductees. This year, two newspapermen were inducted to join the previous ninety inductees. The 2021 honorees are Joseph Stewart “Joe” Parker, Sr., of The Dallas New Era, (Dallas), and Samuel “Sam” Marvin Griffin, Jr., of The Post-Searchlight (Bainbridge). Both were inducted posthumously, and both represented at least three generations of their families in the newspaper business.

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Gerald 600x314 2bFormer Georgia Farm Bureau President Gerald Long was announced as the 2021 Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Commodity Award during the GFB Commodity Conference held Aug. 12 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus. The GFB Commodity Award, one of the organization’s highest honors, is given to individuals who have supported and promoted Georgia agriculture.

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PigskinPreview 600x314The Rotary Club of Paulding County hosted its annual Pigskin Preview on August 10 at the Dallas Civic Center. The Rotary Club started the Pigskin Preview to help showcase the high school coaches and players' hard work each day.

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carroll emc 600x314Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative’s Communications and Corporate Events Coordinator, Kelly Hester, was named this year’s recipient of the Michael Graznak Award from the Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA). The prestigious award is given annually to a young professional who demonstrates both expertise and promise in cooperative communications.

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Mental Courts 600x314On June 10th, 2021, with many elected officials, members of the criminal justice system, and citizens in attendance, Superior Court Judge T. David Lyles graduated two participants from his 18 months Paulding County Mental Health Court Program. These individuals completed dozens of evidence-based classes and individual treatment sessions.

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standoff 600x314On Thursday, June 3, 2021, at approximately 6:26 PM a 911 call was placed to Paulding E-911 regarding a domestic dispute at 10116 Buchanan Highway Temple, GA 30179. The complainant advised that she and her husband had gotten into a verbal/physical argument that had gotten extremely heated. The argument continued as she and her three children retreated from the home. As the female was leaving the home, the male fired multiple shots at her and the children as they ran up the driveway toward Buchanan Highway.

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