Paulding 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.
Thursday, May 5th, Paulding County received a 911 call for a possible motor vehicle accident off a bridge into Sweetwater Creek, near 1823 Friendship Church Road. The caller told 911 Operators they had been searching for a family member, who was reported missing around 3:30 am.
Detective Stephen Quimby officially retired from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an official retirement celebration was unable to be held, but the Deputies and civilian staff at the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office were able to send him away with good wishes from afar.
We are proud to announce that seventeen (17) Team Members at our Hiram and Dallas (GA) locations have received a scholarship through Chick-fil-A’s Remarkable Futures initiative.
Back in 2014 one of the Methodist Youth Ministry’s River of Life program projects was to build wheelchair ramps. As of this week, Freedom Ramp Ministries’ 100th wheelchair ramp was built and installed at no cost to the homeowner.
Autism 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.
Every year Paulding County Farm Bureau awards scholarships to deserving Paulding County Seniors in Memory of Dr Jim Goodman past president of Paulding County Farm Bureau and county dentist. Dr Goodman believed education was one of the most important tools a person could obtain.
A select group of Chattahoochee Tech students is better prepared to serve as effective workforce leaders upon graduating from the college’s 2021 Student Leadership Academy. The college honored these students in a ceremony held Friday, April 16, at the North Metro Campus.
Chattahoochee 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.
April 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.
East Paulding’s Tony Boyd joined the 500 Club with the Raiders 1-0 victory over Paulding County. Coach Boyd is ranked 14th in the State of Georgia among active coaches in victories. Coach Boys has been previously inducted to the GA Dugout Club Hall of Fame.
Paulding 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.
CareLink community health and resource center, providing low-cost, high-quality medical care and support resources, enters its third year of being open and ready to serve Paulding County residents that have no insurance or Medicare Part A only, and continues to be a best-kept secret – while hiding in plain sight.
Paulding County’s Richland Creek Reservoir (RCR), the road to the county’s water source for future decades, as part of the final touches to construction of the facility will pave the entrance road into the 300-plus acre site.