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geobee 600x314The 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.

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hit run 600x314Troopers 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.

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corona 600x314The 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.

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bottle 600x314Hiram 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.

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Domestic 600x314Paulding 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.

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DrugCourt 600x314Paulding 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.

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SessionUpdate 600x314January 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.

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