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CriticalSecurity600x314Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) today voted for and the House passed the Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act (H.R. 6157). The bill provides annual funding for the Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Labor and Department of Education. The bill will now head to President Trump’s desk.

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Convicted 600x314Dec.of 2017 the Paulding Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Children Division was alerted to a possible child molestation situation that occurred in Paulding County. On Sept.8, 2018 Daniel Allen Martin pled guilty in Paulding County Superior Court two counts of Aggravated Child Molestation and one count of Possession of Child Pornography. Martin received a life sentence for his conviction.

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miss 600x314Congratulations to Dallas resident, Fallon Robinson, who was crowned Miss Stone Mountain 2019 on Saturday, September 8th, 2018. Fallon competed in Interview, On-Stage Question, Lifestyle, and Fitness, Evening Wear and Talent.

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star 2award 600x314Paulding County launched its drug court program in January 2016. Our Circuit was one of the “hold-outs.” Some in the county did not like the idea of an accountability court. Deputy sheriff, Clint Barker was on the front lines of that skepticism. He took the questions, and sometimes the ridicule, from others. Clint welcomed this as his opportunity to change minds, and change minds he has.

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k9 600x314Paulding County Sheriff’s Office held an official retirement ceremony for K-9 Major where he was surrounded by friends, family, and co-workers. K-9 Major began his career as a dual purpose law enforcement canine with Lieutenant Billy Hurst in September of 2009. He officially retired on September 1, 2018, with nine years of service.

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art show 600x314The Paulding Fine Arts Association held the reception and awards presentation for the 2018 Juried Art Show this past Sunday, September 16th. Our judge this year was Ms. Allison Frink, the Education Director at the Marietta/Cobb Art Museum. Ms. Frink had a difficult task in selecting the winners from the 78 submissions presented by 30 local artists.

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opioid 600x314Some recent federal legislation phasing in is aimed at helping law enforcement, emergency services, and medical practitioners stem the tide of opioid addiction that has impacted communities in Georgia and nationwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more Americans die from opioid overdoses than from car accidents.

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top gun 600x314 2bMichelle Miller and Monica Rydza, Work-Based Learning Coordinators from Paulding County School District have been awarded the title of “Top Gun WBL Educator” through a partnership between the Georgia Department of Education’s Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education division; the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Resource Network; and the Work-Based Learning/Youth Apprenticeship Affiliate of the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education.

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Dhp Paulding 600x314Various Paulding city-and-county officials and representatives from Paulding County public health, emergency management, law enforcement, education, healthcare, and public safety recently met for a presentation from a representative of the Georgia Department of Public Health’s (DPH) Office of Emergency Preparedness to discuss and begin planning for a statewide emergency preparedness drill.

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graves 600x314Rep. Tom Graves today voted for and the House passed the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act (H.R. 5895). The bill provides annual funding for the Department of Energy, the Legislative Branch of the federal government, the Department of Veterans Affairs and military construction projects.

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silver 600x314Winning silver in 25m Junior Women’s Sport Pistol was Katelyn Abeln (Douglasville, Georgia). Abeln entered the Final with a score of 576, the fifth-highest score in Qualification. Qualifying for the Final as well in the top position was Sarah Choe(Los Angeles, California), who finished the match with a score of 582 – a score that would have put her just two points out of a potential Finals berth in the Open (Adult) 25m Women’s Sport Pistol competition at this year’s World Championship.

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Productive 600x314Speaker David Ralston recently appointed State Representative Micah Gravley to serve as the co-chair of the Joint Study Commission on Low THC Medical Oil Access. The committee’s first meeting was held in Atlanta at the Capitol. Several more meetings will follow around the state in the coming weeks on a variety of related topics.

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