Carroll EMC received national recognition at the 2019 Spotlight on Excellence National Awards program during May, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators (CREC) and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). The cooperative received a Silver Award for its extensive communication of storm preparedness summer of 2018.
Paulding County residents, Tish, and Steve Bennett are attempting to purchase a specially trained dog for their 13-year-old child, Rylee, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (formerly known as Juvenile Diabetes) when she was 10 years old.
The Paulding County Veterans Monument was rededicated at its new location in Veterans Park on Memorial Day. The monument was recently moved from a small park behind the Winn Building where it has been located for the past twenty-five years. The local American Legion, Post 111 in Dallas, requested that the monument be moved from their property to a more visible location in Veterans Park.
Recently the Paulding County Emergency Management Agency held its third Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training Course with 21 new members successfully completing the training requirements and application process to hold a position on the team.
Paulding County plays a significant part in Diane McAdams Gladow’s third nonfiction book, A Journey of Voices: The Builders. As in her first two books in the A Journey of Voices series, this book tells the story of a family over many generations, how the members of the family change and how they stay the same and, most importantly, how they interact with the great historical events of their time.
Richland Creek reservoir site engineers conducted the second round of tours of the water treatment plant (WTP), intake, and Dam last week. A tentative third round of tours is planned for this fall as the reservoir begins the process of drawing water, a prescribed process that will take about a year to bring to full pool, Comstock said, but water will begin coming into the treatment plant sooner than that.
Paulding County Farm Bureau had the honor of hosting the 4th Annual 1st Responder Appreciation Day. In attendance, were members of agencies within our county including Dallas City Police, Hiram City Police, Paulding Co Sheriff's Department, Paulding Co Fire and Rescue, Paulding 911, Metro EMT's, Department of Natural Resources, Paulding Marshall's Service and officers from Georgia State Patrol Post 29.
Congratulations to Brady Rhodes who was awarded the 9th annual Zachary Williamson Memorial Scholarship. Brady is a senior graduating this year from North Paulding High Schools Class of 2019 in Paulding County, GA.
Carrollton, GA - Electric co-op line crews were in top form at the 2019 Georgia Lineman’s Rodeo held on Saturday, May 4, at the FFA Camp John Hope in Perry. Professional journeyman teams and apprentices with EMCs across the state, including Carroll EMC, competed with teams and apprentices from municipal electric systems across Georgia.
The Chattahoochee Tech Paulding Engagement Team supported the Paulding County Relay for Life event on Saturday, May 18, by giving out water to event participants. This year's event was held at the Watson Government Complex in Dallas and featured a Survivor/Caregiver Walk along with a luminaria ceremony.
Paulding County’s Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 last week to table until next month a request submitted from Airport Director Terry Tibbitts for $500,000 for the conversion of the large airport hangar, known as “Hangar One” to bring that facility up to full compliance with all current building and fire codes, which would also allow for more profitable use of the building, Tibbetts told Paulding commissioners during last week’s morning session.
There will be a Civil War Heritage Trail Marker dedication service in New Hope at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 25th at the Pocket Park located beside New Hope First Baptist Church, at the corner of Bobo Road and Dallas Acworth Highway 381.
The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office, working in conjunction with the Atlanta Police Department Homicide Unit Cold Case Squad, the Paulding Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Gang Task Force would like to announce the arrest of Andrew John Shadrix in reference to a 2002 double murder that was later determined to have occurred in Paulding County.
A former Paulding County district attorney and Dallas City Council member will lead the state Insurance Department until Governor Brian Kemp appoints a successor to the recently suspended Commissioner Jim Beck. F.A. "Drew" Lane will perform the duties of the commissioner "as provided for by Georgia law" until Gov. Kemp appoints a successor, the state Insurance Department announced last week.