Paulding’s Board of Commissioners green-lighted an opportunity to establish a felony drug court program last week during their June session at the Watson Government complex in Dallas. A state grant will provide for the start-up of the program by January of next year, if not before, said Paulding Court Administrator Frank Baker at the Board’s morning session.
Chattahoochee Technical College student Michael Wells, a Criminal Justice Technology student and Sergeant with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, received a first-place gold medal for competing in this year’s SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.
As a result of reaching out to the community on Social Media over the weekend, Detectives believe that they have the possible identity of the deceased male that was located on Friday July 3, 2015 in the area of Ridge Road in Paulding County. Detectives have collected DNA from a possible family member.
Georgia Highlands College is one of three recipients in Georgia to receive a $3,000 programming grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. More than 200 libraries, museums, state humanities councils, historical societies and other nonprofits across the country were selected to receive grants.
Hiram City Council met on June 2 for their regular session, which followed a series of public hearings. The first was to consider a zoning application by Cobb Subs Inc. to rezone approximately .814 acres from R-2 (Suburban Residential District) to B-2 (Highway Business District). Matthew Momtahan, counsel for the applicant, spoke in support of the application.
After months of talks, the largest metro Atlanta health systems, WellStar and Emory University, opted not to merge WellStar announced last week. WellStar has five hospitals in northwest metro Atlanta, including WellStar Paulding and Kennestone Regional Medical Center in Marietta.
WellStar Paulding President Mark Haney announced at last week’s Chamber Luncheon that the expansion of Paulding’s 265,000 square foot hospital complex will move forward with two additional floors. The addition comes sooner than had been originally anticipated. And, last week, the WellStar Board approved the plan.
The Paulding Chamber of Commerce hosted Atlanta Regional Commission’s Katherine Zitsch. Ms. Zitsch is a manager of the Natural Resources Division and in that capacity knows a lot about Georgia water, ongoing water litigation with bordering states, and how best to manage that most important of natural resources.
McKinley Queen was recognized by Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin and members of Dallas City Council for the completion of his Eagle Scout Service Project. McKinley was presented with a certificate of appreciation and commended for his achievement during May’s council meeting.
Chattahoochee Technical College will be expanding its program offerings with a new diploma and certificate program in barbering this fall. The college already offers cosmetology classes at three of its campuses, the new barbering courses will be added to the schedule for the Marietta Campus.
Georgia State Patrol Post Breaks Ground with a ceremonial event, the Paulding County Board of Commissioners along with the Georgia State Patrol announced their joint venture.
GreyStone Power Corporation’s Public Relations and Communications team recently received national recognition in the 2015 Spotlight on Excellence awards program, sponsored by the Council of Rural Electric Communicators and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
Paulding Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 last week in support of an agenda item from Post 3 Commissioner Vernon Collett that amends section 2-61 of the Paulding County code of ordinances regarding videotaping and broadcast of Board of Commissioners meetings to include gavel to gavel coverage including entire public participation segments.
Paulding Court Administrator Frank Baker and Paulding Superior Court Judge Dean Bucci addressed the Board of Commissioners during their May 12 morning session regarding off-site trips to drug court programs. Bucci told the Board that the next visit was planned to Whitfield County, which has a very successful program and could serve as model for Paulding County.