The 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.
Former 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.
The 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.
Online Auction Ends on September 9th at 11 am central time. Waterfront home situated on 3+ acres. The property consists of four individual lots and will be offered as an entirety. One lot includes the house. The other three lots are buildable.
Go Energy Financial celebrated one year of service at their East Paulding Branch located at 176 Hillside Overlook in front of the Walmart on Dallas Highway. The full-service credit union welcomed The Paulding Chamber of Commerce and its ambassadors to take part in the occasion.
Chattahoochee Technical College has distributed over $5 million to help students through emergency relief funding authorized by the federal government during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Detective Starry Kilgore retired from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office. Detective Kilgore began her career at the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office on February 20, 1995. During her, over a 26-year career, she served under two different sheriffs.
The nursing program at Chattahoochee Technical College has been ranked as Georgia’s top associate degree program for nursing. NursingProcess.org established the 2021 top state ranking for Chattahoochee Tech after thoroughly evaluating 32 programs across Georgia.
Master Gardener Extension Volunteers welcomed 11 new members into their ranks. This training class took part in 50 hours of online course work including basic Horticulture, Edible Gardening, Ornamentals, and Volunteerism.
During the month of May and June 2021, Paulding County EMA recognized Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers Sid Kelly, Ruth Leber, Matthew Gray, and Anita Morgan for their dedication and commitment exemplified through perfect attendance for 2020.
Carroll 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.
Detention Officer Etta Arnold retired from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office. Detention Officer Arnold began her career at the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office on October 19, 1996, in the Jail. During her nearly 25 year career, she served under two different sheriffs.
On 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.
On 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.