Paulding County’s police, emergency services, and coroner’s office are now aided by the addition of something they haven’t had until now – a county morgue. Situated in a secure location on the Watson Government campus behind the courthouse, the facility has officially opened.
The National Geographic Society has held an annual Geography Bee for students in grades 4-8 for the past 31 yrs. (since 1989). Alex Trebek hosted the partially televised national level "Nat GeoBee" for 25 yrs., then Soledad O'Brien, and since 2016 the host has been Mo Rocca. Students compete first at the school/regional level, then each school's 1st place winner takes a 70 question state qualifying test.
Chairman David Carmichael signed the attached Ordinance 20-03 “A Declaration of a State of Emergency in Paulding County” arising because of COVID-19. This Ordinance outlines the immediate emergency measures for Paulding County through the Chairman’s Emergency Authority.
Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT) responded to the scene and immediately launched their investigation. Troopers believe that the victim, who was later identified as Aaron Quarterman, (B/M, 24 YOA), was struck as he walked down the side of Dallas Acworth Highway.
The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office is taking steps to ensure the wellness and safety of our employees, citizens, and inmates. With that being said, Sheriff Gary Gulledge announced today that several changes to our internal policy and procedures will occur to help maintain a safe and healthy environment at the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office. The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office and Jail will be closed to the public until further notice. The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office will continue to respond to all emergency calls for service and will still operate our Jail. If you need to file a non-emergency report, please contact the Paulding E-911 non-emergency line at (770) 445-2117 and a Deputy will contact you back to take your report over the telephone.
Hiram Police Department officers were dispatched to the Sam’s Club (4798 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway) within the city limits of Hiram in reference to an assault in progress. Several officers arrived on the scene within minutes to discover two males with injuries, and a small crowd gathered around the incident location. Paulding County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded as well to the initial call in order to assist Hiram Police Department officers.
The Kennesaw State Paulding Site will partner with the University’s College of Professional Education’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to bring new courses to the Paulding County community.
Sergeant Fred Berke, who works in the Juvenile Division at the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, was awarded the Paulding County Board of Commissioner’s Public Safety Award. Sergeant Berke was awarded the Commissioner’s Public Safety Award for his exemplary service to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office.
Paulding’s Board of Commissioners approved a Bid Award during their February 11th session to Bayne Development Group in the amount of $1,539,707.00 for the construction contract to build Fire Station #12 in Post IV. The Fire Station will be funded through SPLOST.
Paulding E-911 reference a domestic dispute with shots fired. The incident location was 25 Wesleyan Way Dallas, Georgia 30132 which is in the Ivey Meadows subdivision. When Deputies arrived on the scene they found three victims who had sustained gunshot wounds and were in various conditions.
Paulding Courthouse at the Watson government complex received the first court graduation of the year. Judge Dean Bucci has been responsible for pursuing the program here in Paulding County. Judge Bucci was impressed with the original drug court model of Judge Jack Partain III and chose it as the model that was implemented here in Paulding County. Judge Partain was in attendance as a guest speaker for the graduation ceremony and was presented with a certificate of appreciation by Judge Bucci.
Construction of the Paulding County Sheriff’s headquarters and detention Center at the Watson Complex in Dallas is said to be close to completion, with Paulding commissioners staff move-in date is targeted for mid to late April. The date of completion is March 18, according to Amy Tisenchek, senior program manager.
Congratulations to our 10 firefighters who successfully competed and passed PCFD’s first-ever Advanced EMT class taught & hosted internally. This extensive program consists of more than 400 classroom, lab and clinical hours. This is definitely a major milestone in the Department’s history.
January 16th marked the end of the first week of the session - that's four legislative days already under our belt! There's no doubt that the Capitol is a whirlwind of activity. Governor Brian Kemp gave his State of the State Address. This address is important to legislators for two key reasons. First, Governor Kemp presents a picture of the current state of Georgia, not just our wins but also areas that can still be improved upon. Second, Governor Kemp shares his administration's priorities for the year. This information is given consideration as we craft the annual budget.