Paulding County Fire & Rescue announces the promotion of two long-time Department employees to senior leadership positions. Jeff Groom will take over as Division Chief on A-shift where he will lead all field personnel and Fire/EMS operations every 3rd day for their 24-hour shift.
Friday, December 11, 2020, Mary Autry 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 and civilian staff at the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office were able to send her away with well wishes.
Construction of Paulding Fire Station #12 has been completed and is slated to become operational this week, according to Fire Chief Joey Pelfrey. Pelfrey spoke to a small gathering of staff and county officials at Station 12 last week.
We have worked out a plan with Walmart to use the money that we normally spend on the children, to purchase gift cards for each child. Every child that is registered for the 2020 Paulding Cops for Kids, Inc. Christmas shopping event will receive a gift card that can be used at Walmart. Parents of the registered children will come to the Sheriff’s Office on the specified dates and times to pick up their gift cards. Beginning Tuesday, December 8, 2020.
Saturday, November 14, 2020, Detective Chris Dickson was awarded the “Officer of the Year” award by the Paulding County Rotary Club. The award presentation occurred at the Hearts for Heroes Festival at the Paulding County Airport. This event was well attended by members of the community as it was created to show support and appreciation for public safety, veterans, and all of our first responders.
Police Department. Sheriff Gulledge and Chief Deputy Sheriff Hunton received the Certificate of Appreciation that is dedicated to the entire department with great honor they both also showed the utmost hospitality. Dallas Police Chief Duvall, Assistant Chief Gorman, Captain Sumner, and Ms. Lisa all uphold the most gratitude when receiving the Certificate of Appreciation presented to the entire Dallas Police Department. Each department is composed of amazing leaders that define heroism and dedication daily to the community each defends proudly.
Twas the Night Before Bah-Humbug was inspired by Charles Dicken’s classic “The Christmas Carol” but has a modern twist. Preston is a teenage boy who hates the Christmas season, and no one knows the reason why. He’s rude; he’s mean, and he’s everything in between! Later, he discovers that he is the modern-day Scrooge and meets a few festive characters who take him on a whimsical journey of self-discovery.
Paulding County, GA. Sheriff Gary Gulledge announces the 2020 Paulding Cops for Kids, Inc. Christmas shopping event requirements and important dates. Paulding Cops for Kids, Inc. is in its 22nd year and takes underprivileged children who live in Paulding County and pairs them with a Deputy to go shopping at Christmas.
The Museum of Flight (MOF) made progress last week toward their move from Rome’s Richard B. Russell Regional Airport to the Paulding County airport. The museum moved into their space in the Hangar 1 building and also last week moved the final piece of static inventory that will display outdoors.
The Paulding Chamber of Commerce introduced a new fundraising and awareness campaign during October. Kick Cancer in the Can provides an opportunity for local businesses to help raise money for those here in Paulding who have been affected by breast cancer.
Paulding Boys and Girls Club at 335 Academy Drive in Dallas received an ultimatum back on July 6th from their corporate office in Atlanta that required the local chapter to do some fundraising to avoid closing its doors.
Update: Brandon Torrones has been located. He is safe and has been reunited with his family. Thank you for everyone’s assistance. Deputies responded to the area of Dallas Acworth Highway (GA 92), and Cedarcrest Road (Crossroads Community) references a missing person.
Sunday, October 4, 2020, the Grand Lodge of Georgia, Free & Accepted Masons conducted a cornerstone ceremony at the new Paulding County Sheriff’s Office. Grand Master Johnie M. Garmon along with the Grand Lodge Officers facilitated an impressive and awe-inspiring ceremony.
Bert Villiaume was presented the prestigious Dallas Masonic Lodge “MASON OF THE YEAR” award for 2020 recently at the Lodge on Main Street. In addition, Villiaume was further honored by being selected Mason of the Year for Sub-District 7-E of the Grand Lodge of Georgia.