Major Wix began his career in law enforcement with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office on November 5, 1984. During his nearly 36-year law enforcement career he served under four different sheriffs and had more seniority than any other active employee. Throughout his career, he has served in the following capacities: Jailer, Patrol Deputy, Warrants/Civil Division Deputy, the Chief Jailer, and in the Courthouse Security Division.
Friday, May 1, 2020, Corporal Reece Brown retired from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an official retirement celebration was unable to occur, but the Deputies in the Courthouse Security Division and other Paulding County Courthouse employees were able to send him away with well wishes from afar. Corporal Brown began his career in law enforcement with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office on April 23, 1991.
Abbie DeLoach Foundation awards 20 scholarships. The Foundation honors Abbie DeLoach, a Georgia Southern University nursing student who died along with four of her classmates as the result of a tragic accident on April 22, 2015. The scholarships have local and global reach including Abigail Miller and Allison Miller of Dallas, GA.
Richland Creek Reservoir (RCR) dam green-lighted earlier this month, the Etowah River Pump station is operational and water began flowing last week. According to Brown and Caldwell’s Kelly Comstock, managing consultant on Paulding’s RCR project, which had been waiting for final approval after dam inspection had to be postponed more than once due to conflicting weather conditions, was given the go-ahead last week.
Home Hospice of Georgia is excited to announce our new community outreach initiative. The COVID-19 Care Bear Program! This program is specifically aimed to help our senior citizens that have been sheltered in place since the pandemic. We know that times can appear difficult right now. There is a lack of normal human connection, first.
On Friday, April 17, 2020, a very small retirement reception was held in honor of Major Tom Murphy in the back parking lot of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the gathering, Major Murphy was surrounded by a limited number of co-workers and his wife (keeping social distancing in mind) to celebrate his esteemed career.
Despite the recent Declaration of Emergency implemented in Paulding County impacting many businesses and public facilities in connection with concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, not everything going on in the county has had to grind to a halt.
Construction of the Paulding County Sheriff’s headquarters and detention Center at the Watson Complex in Dallas was into its final fine-tuning before moving from their current HQ into their new one when the COVID-19 pandemic slowed progress toward that goal.
The Paulding Chamber of Commerce announces a community partnership to provide face shields to medical personnel at Wellstar Paulding Hospital during the COVID- 19 pandemic.
Without a doubt, the Medical Technologist is more than receiving a blood sample. They are the health professionals who, through laboratory techniques, provide important scientific information to the doctor for use in the diagnosis, treatment, control or prevention of diseases.
Any Northwest Georgian with symptoms of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), such as fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath, may receive free testing provided by public health at one of four sites in Bartow, Floyd, Paulding, and Walker counties.
After 32 years of dedicated service, Firefighter Apparatus Operator (FAO) & EMT Don Copeland retired today, (April 3, 2020). Beginning in 1988, even before Paulding County organized its Fire Department, Copeland served as a volunteer. In 1997 he was hired as one of PCFD’s first full-time firefighters and has dedicated his entire career to Paulding County Fire & Rescue ever since.
I am a Girl Scout in Paulding County and I am conducting a school supply project to earn my Gold Award. My project will target low-income students in Paulding County and impoverished children in parts of Africa. The goal is to provide supplies to 100 students in our area so teachers don't have to.
Paulding County Fire & Rescue (PCFD) has been named the 2020 “EMS Service of the Year” by the State of Georgia Office of EMS & Trauma - Region I. PCFD is the first-ever agency licensed at the first responder level to win this prestigious award.