The Paulding Judicial Circuit Drug Court Program celebrated another graduation on Friday, July 12, 2019. This marks the fifth graduation of the Program since its creation in January 2016. Seven participants graduated on Friday, making this the program’s largest graduation to date. The Program has inducted over eighty participants. Of those, a total of twenty-five have graduated.
WellStar Paulding Hospital’s Volunteer Auxiliary held their annual event on June 26th and recognized service hours from volunteers, awarded scholarships, and presented a donation of $115,000 to the WellStar Foundation at the Paulding Chamber offices in Dallas.
It is with a very heavy heart that we announce the passing of one of our law enforcement canines, K-9 Verro. K-9 Verro was an eight-year-old Belgian Malinois who was handled by Corporal Brandon Kilgore. K-9 Verro and Corporal Kilgore had been partners for over seven years while working together in Paulding County. K-9 Verro was a dual purpose law enforcement canine and was an exceptional member of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit.
Hunter Aiken, AMA 5, from Dallas, Ga has qualified to Loretta Lynn’s Amateur National Motocross Championship in Hurricane Mills, TN. This is the largest amateur race in the nation. He will be competing in the 51CC 4-6 Limited class with 42 of the fastest riders in the nation. Hunter currently has another year left in the 4-6 class, so he is already ahead of the game.
Paulding’s Board of Commissioners approved a request from the Paulding County Superior Court Judges to authorize the Chairman on behalf of the BoC to accept a Grant Awarded to Paulding’s Mental Health Court and to execute all necessary documents.
As we all get ready to celebrate our nation’s birthday, many of you will have cookouts, pool parties, maybe catch a baseball game or even shoot some fireworks. But do you know what the law says about discharging fireworks? What you may not know is that the Georgia General Assembly changed the times on when you can legally ignite fireworks last year. The new law went into effect on July 1, 2018.
Detective Amanda Carter of the Criminal Investigations Division Technical Services Unit was awarded the Paulding County Board of Commissioner’s Public Safety Award. Detective Carter was awarded the Commissioner’s Public Safety Award for her exemplary service to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office.
Paulding County, GA. Agents with the Haralson-Paulding Drug Task Force (HPDTF), which is overseen by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), got a credible tip of drug activity occurring at 809 Williams Road Dallas, Georgia 30132 which is in unincorporated Paulding County. Agents immediately launched an investigation into the incident.
A museum dedicated to displaying and demonstrating the workings of U.S. military aircraft from decades past may move from its Rome home base a few miles south to Paulding County. But before that happens officials want to gauge the local community’s interest in supporting the nonprofit museum, which currently attracts about 30,000 annually to the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome.
Paulding County June 13, 2019, during this week's Board of Commissioner' s meeting Jason Flatt, of the Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue presented the Paulding County Commissioners and Aileen Culberson, Manager of the Paulding County Animal Shelter a check for $130,000.
Dallas Parks and Recreation once again for the 4th year in a role hosted a Georgia District Dizzy Dean Baseball Tournament at Sara Babb Park, the week was filled with some very talented Baseball Teams.
A retirement reception was held in honor of Sergeant Dwayne Cox in the Jail conference room where he was surrounded by his friends, family, and co-workers. Sergeant Cox began his career in law enforcement with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office on June 4, 2002, and officially retired on June 7, 2019.
The FAA hosted its first aviation career education academy for metro high school students during last week at Paulding County’s Northwest Atlanta Airport. The academy, which ran Monday through Friday, is intended to become an annual event, according to Ricky Flores, an FAA safety inspector, who is a STEM Asset Program representative.
Through diligent investigative action that ultimately led to a search warrant of Mitchell’s Dallas, Georgia home, Detectives of the Criminal Investigations Division were able to obtain criminal warrants and arrest Mitchell on October 12, 2017. The vehicle he fled in, the gun he used, and even the clothing he wore the night of the robbery were identified and located by Detectives. Once convicted, Paulding County Superior Court Judge Dean Bucci sentenced Mitchell to 25 years where he will serve 13 incarcerated in the Georgia Department of Corrections prison system with the remainder to be served on probation.